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

All Publications

IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) - January 1, 2022

Data-driven sparse skin stimulation can convey social touch information to humans

Mike Salvato, Sophia R. Williams, Cara M. Nunez, Xin Zhu, Ali Israr, Frances Lau, Keith Klumb, Freddy Abnousi, Allison M. Okamura, Heather Culbertson

AMC - November 1, 2021

Predicting interfacial layer adhesion strength in 3D printable silicone

Stephanie Walker, Emma Lingle, Natasha Troxler, Thomas Wallin, Katherine Healy, Yigit Mengüç, Joseph Davidson

ACM UIST - October 10, 2021

False Positives vs. False Negatives

Ben Lafreniere, Tanya R. Jonker, Stephanie Santosa, Mark Parent, Michael Glueck, Tovi Grossman, Hrvoje Benko, Daniel Wigdor

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (ACM TAP) - September 16, 2021

Evaluating Grasping Visualizations and Control Modes in a VR Game

Alex Adkins, Lorraine Lin, Aline Normoyle, Ryan Canales, Yuting Ye, Sophie Jörg

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