Welcome to the Communication between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab
We are located in the Department of Communication at Stanford University.
What we believe
“To rapidly advance theory, assessment, and design of how individuals behave toward, and think and feel about interactive technologies, research must be general, psychologically informed, quantitatively grounded, complementary to our industrial and academic partners, near-term informed, and broadly disseminated.”
Bridging the gap between the Mind and the Machine
Our research objectives focus on uncovering fundamental relationships between humans and interactive technologies. While exploring the practical implications of our discoveries, from a broader perspective, we aspire to advance the overall understanding of human psychology.
Most of our core research is driven by the notion that people interact with technologies with the same rules and heuristics that they use while interacting with other people, an approach called the “Media Equation“
What we do
Currently, our core areas of research comprise
- Cognitive and social effects of multitasking
- Social and psychological aspects of human-robot interactions
- Psychology of driving automotive interfaces
- Emotions and emotional development in the context of interactive technologies
Our findings have informed software design applications in personal computing, mobile technologies, socially assistive technologies, collaborative work environments, driving, e-commerce and education.