Hokkaido HCI

Hokkaido University
Human-Computer Interaction lab

Human-Computer Interaction lab

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University.

The Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, conducts research on human-centered interactive systems. We investigate the interaction mechanism between humans and computer systems from a scientific point of view and implement robotics, agent systems, and interactive systems from an engineering point of view in terms of both software and hardware. Our research topics include understanding phenomena through the construction of dialogue systems such as human-agent interaction and human-robot interaction, and through cognitive scientific and social-psychological experiments, as well as the construction of user interfaces that provide new user experiences, and usability evaluation experiments. This is a general research area related to interaction design and evaluation.



Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Agent Interaction, Virtual Reality, User Interface, User eXperience, Interaction Design.

Admission: HU Students

If you are a student of Hokkaido University (HU) and want to do research at HCI lab, you need to join our lab.

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Admission: From other university

We welcome students who want to pursue a PhD degree. There are some options for you.

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Joint Research and Consulting

We appreciate your interest in our lab and are happy to have a joint research with you.

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Visiting Researchers

We are happy to host visiting researchers.

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Research topics

With a focus on human-computer interaction, we conduct cross-disciplinary research that ranges from broadly based new technology development to psychological approaches such as human understanding. The following are some of the more obvious themes, but we are also actively engaged in research in other areas.

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)

User Interface

Interaction Design


Virtual Reality (VR)

Augmented Reality (AR)

Mixed Reality (MR)

Embodied Interaction

Multimodal Interaction


Tetsuo Ono

Tetsuo Ono


Daisuke Sakamoto

Daisuke Sakamoto

Associate Professor

Human-Computer Interaction Lab

Division of Computer Science and Information Technology
Faculty of Information Science and Technology
Hokkaido University

Kita 14, Nishi 9, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0814, Japan