Research in creative works is fundamental to innovations in human expression. Our institutes and labs are led by thought leaders who imagine, create and grow knowledge where design, performance and technology intersect.
Institute for Applied Creativity
The Institute for Applied Creativity is a forum for collaboration among domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. We champion combinations of experimental, rational, intuitive and analytical methods to realize tangible accomplishments. We address critical problems shared by communities throughout the world, beginning locally and translating solutions for global contexts.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab
HCI@Viz consists of five research groups that conduct research in human-computer interaction, human-centered computing and interactive systems. Research topics include embodied interaction, virtual and augmented reality, data visualization, child-computer interaction, soft materials interaction, interactive storytelling and more.
Faculty lead: Francis Quek
Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab (LIVE Lab)
Faculty lead: Andre Thomas
The Learning Interactive Visualization Experience Lab explores the incorporation of game technology and methodologies into the classroom experience and within educational research. The LIVE Lab collaborates with other departments, colleges, and universities to foster the research and development of educational experiences. Their research impacts education in K-12, higher education, corporations, governments, and NGO’s.
Soft Interaction Lab
Faculty lead: Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo
Soft Interaction Lab
VIVID LAB: Visceral Intersensory Visualization and Information Design
Director: Ann McNamara
The thematic lab for Visceral Intersensory Visualization and Information Design (VIVID) develops new knowledge, resources, and community around the data visualization and information design areas of data science, encompassing research, education, and outreach. The lab’s goal is to exploit the potential of data visualization and information design. These fields, which aim to render complex data accessible, understandable, and consumable by the intended audience, are ripe for innovation and disruption. VIVID Lab is supported by the Texas A&M Institute for Data Science (TAMIDS).