Human Computer Interaction & UX

Understanding and improving social experiences

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX) researchers at Facebook seek to deeply understand and improve the experiences of the over 2 billion people around the world who use Facebook every month.

Our research spans everything from new gesture interfaces, to learning how developing countries use mobile phones for maternal health, what it’s like to play soccer against someone 3000 miles away, and even debating the future of online education. Using evaluative methods, from ethnography to usability, survey measurement to experimental design and log data analysis, as well as building new immersive experiences in virtual space, gives us a better understanding of how people interact and engage via and with technology. We apply our learnings to help product teams at Facebook manage design for life’s interactions and social media engagements as well as push boundaries in new immersive technologies.

Latest Publications

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CHI - May 8, 2021

Understanding, Detecting and Mitigating the Effects of Coactivations in Ten-Finger Mid-Air Typing in Virtual Reality

Conor R. Foy, John J. Dudley, Aakar Gupta, Hrvoje Benko, Per Ola Kristensson

CHI - May 8, 2021

StickyPie: A Gaze-Based, Scale-Invariant Marking Menu Optimized for AR/VR

Sunggeun Ahn, Stephanie Santosa, Mark Parent, Daniel Wigdor, Tovi Grossman, Marcello Giordano

ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) - May 8, 2021

Armstrong: An Empirical Examination of Pointing at Non-Dominant Arm-Anchored UIs in Virtual Reality

Zhen Li, Joannes Chan, Joshua Walton, Hrvoje Benko, Daniel Wigdor, Michael Glueck

ACM CHI Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) - May 8, 2021

PatchProv: Supporting Improvisational Design Practices for Modern Quilting

Mackenzie Leake, Frances Lai, Tovi Grossman, Daniel Wigdor, Ben Lafreniere

Open Research Awards

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May 12, 2021

2021 Instagram request for proposals on safety and community health

In 2021, Instagram requests research proposals to help us better understand experiences on Instagram that may or may not contribute to the safety and health of our community.

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