Pixi Lab

Pixi Lab researchers are exploring the boundaries between interaction and infrastructure with the goal of creating technology that is not simply usable, but also useful. Taking a human-centered approach, researchers begin by understanding the needs and practices of people through empirical methods, then designing compelling user experiences that fit that context and, finally, building the underlying systems and networking infrastructure necessary to realize that user experience. The lab's interdisciplinary, collaborative projects include new methods to simplify home network management and troubleshooting, as well as security technologies that are more useful and usable by ordinary people.