Juan Pablo Hourcade, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics

Juan Pablo Hourcade is a Professor at The University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science and Director of Graduate Studies for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics. His main area of research is Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration, well-being, healthy development, and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults.

Dr. Hourcade is the author of Child-Computer Interaction, the first comprehensive book on the topic, and has held various leadership roles in his research community (e.g., Papers Co-Chair for CHI 2016 and CHI 2017). He is in the Editorial Board of Interacting with Computers and the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. He writes about his perspectives on technology in blogs for interactions magazine. Dr. Hourcade was recently appointed as one of ACM’s Distinguished Speakers.

Research Interests (Keywords)

Human-Computer Interaction, Health Informatics, Public Policy

Research areas
  • Health- and Human-Centric Computing
  • Social Computing and Public Policy
Juan Pablo Hourcade
Contact Information

101L MacLean Hall (MLH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States