About The Lab

The Ruiz Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Florida focuses on tackling problems in the field of human-computer interaction, a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive systems, and the study of major phenomena surrounding them.

Our current research focuses on developing new Natural User Interfaces (NUI) that support non-verbal communication in novel ways, developing tools to support collaboration in large distributed e-science projects, developing new gestural interactions for virtual reality and augmented reality, and understand the challenges in developing NUIs for children.