The HOTLab is a unique university-based HCI (Human Computer Interaction) research and training facility that fosters interdisciplinary research, education and training to improve interactive technologies for human endeavors. We strive for an expanding and dynamic community in which academia, industry and government can continue to guide and challenge each other, in which people feel supported in their endeavors and a part of something that shapes the future.
As the name Human Oriented Technology Laboratory suggests, the research we do at the HOTLab incorporates these fundamental ideas, whilst demonstrating a broad, multidisciplinary approach that includes but also moves beyond traditional HCI and usability issues. The HOTLab grows from a long and dedicated commitment to issues in human computer interaction. This commitment has been carried through the last thirty-two years by members of the lab, formerly known as the CURE Lab (Computer User Research and Evaluation).
Recent HOTLab graduate Patrick Noonan published an article titled Music Psychology 101: Science for Songwriting in the recent issue of Canadian Musician magazine. The article can be accessed on the magazine’s website (page 39)... more
Judy Brown, PhD and Cathy Dudek, PhD successfully completed their doctoral thesis defenses while Livia Sumegi, MA, Elisa Cass, MA, and Patrick Noonan, MA successfully completed their master’s thesis defenses. Both Livia and Patrick are also nominated for the Senate Medal. Congratulations!... more
Dr. Gitte Lindgaard recently gave an invited talk to about 100 hospital CEOs and CTO in Abulferia, Portugal. Her talk was entitled “MedPost: A management support system for large adverse events.”... more
Avi Parush, founder and editor of the Journal of Usability Studies (JUS), and Associate Professor of Psychology, Human Oriented Technology (HOT) Laboratory at Carleton University, recently announced the appointment of Joe Dumas as co-editor-in-chief of JUS. Dumas is a leading pioneer in the usability field and has published the Practical Guide to Usability Testing and ... more
Professor Marilyn Tremaine will be giving a talk on Thursday from 11am – noon in the Hotlab, SSRB 210. Professor Tremaine is a very distinguished professor with a long history in HCI. Her talk is entitled “Where is “it”? Event Synchronization in Gaze-Speech Input Systems.” All interested individuals are welcome to attend this session.... more