Juan Pablo Hourcade is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa's Department of Computer Science, UI3 Associate Director for Informatics Education, and a member of the Delta Center. 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 in the Editorial Board of Interacting with Computers, Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, and the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. He is editor of the Universal Interactions forum for interactions magazine.
Dr. Hourcade has been appointed to the US Census Bureau's Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hourcade released a free book titled Child-Computer Interaction, the first comprehensive review of the field.
Dr. Hourcade is Papers co-chair for the CHI 2016 conference, to be held in San Jose, California on May 7-12, 2016. He is also Papers co-chair for CHI 2017, to be held in Denver, Colorado, on May 6-11, 2017.
Dr. Hourcade co-chaired the IDC 2016 Doctoral Consortium, in Manchester, UK.