The Centre for HCI Design (HCID) is a leading Human-Computer Interaction group in the UK. We take great pride in our outstanding research, teaching and consultancy services. Our concern is for how technologies entangle in the many and varied forms of life, and the possibilities for enlarging human capacity and creating the conditions for better ways of living together. Our prime focus is the relationship between people and innovative technologies with the aim of designing productive, engaging and equitable futures. HCID is a collective endeavour and our work and collaborations are guided by our charter.


Research in HCID covers a broad range of topics and design-orientated studies and interventions across three intersecting axes.

  1. The study of individual and social issues arising from and surrounding the proliferation of information and communication technologies.
  2. The design and prototyping of innovation interactive systems in response to real-world needs.
  3. The development of design methods that enable us to engage with people and communities and explore new technological possibilities.


We offer a full-time/part-time MSc in Human-Computer Interaction Design which prioritises professional skill development in user research and user experience and places a distinctive focus on just and fair technology design for all. This programme empowers students to think in new ways about design, providing new perspectives and encouraging an orientation towards human-centred and socially impactful outcomes. Our MSc programme strikes the perfect balance between fundamental HCI theory and practical skills, with strong feed-in from cutting-edge HCI research and UX industry.


Building on our strong research and teaching, we offer consultancy services targeting impactful user experience (UX), usability and interaction design. Consultancy services are delivered through our professionally equipped City Interaction Lab.