Human Data Interaction

Bridging the gap between complex data systems and end-users, using cutting-edge, user-centric data visualization.

What is human-data interaction?

Human-data interaction (HDI) is an advanced data-centric practice that prioritizes transparency, user-centric design and data visualization to maximize the value derived from data. HDI bridges the gap between complex data systems and end-users, making data more accessible, understandable, and actionable.

Helping partners succeed

We empower our partners to effectively utilize their data to solve problems that matter. Our HDI solutions combine advanced technology, intricate data science, and user-centric design to create data tools and systems that are user-friendly, efficient, and engaging. We assist your team in envisioning future tools for internal and external use, through rapid creation of interface prototypes and visual analytics tools, and evaluation of their usability for your specific context. These tools and systems are designed to support your team’s scientific data analysis, facilitate stakeholder communications, foster more effective decision-making processes, and ultimately streamline your operations.

We Have Expertise in: 

  • Data visualization & visual analytics
  • User experience & user research
  • Input and interaction design
  • Multisensory interaction
  • Mobile interfaces
  • Augmented & virtual reality
  • Human-AI interaction


We Can Deliver:

  • Data visualization & reporting
  • Data & analytics modernization
  • Prototype evaluations and refinements
  • User Insights
  • Custom analytics tools
  • Innovative user experience designs
  • Explainable AI interfaces
  • AI Integration user experience consulting

Tailoring HDI Solutions for Different Industries

Human-Data Interaction is versatile and can be tailored to a variety of industry-specific applications, including:

Life Sciences

  • Improve drug discovery
  • Enhance clinical trial management
  • Boost regulatory compliance

Health + Medicine

  • Personalized care
  • Enhance clinical decision-making
  • Improve training and education

Engineering + Manufacturing

  • Enhance design for manufacturing
  • Track data and metrics
  • Collaborate Seamlessly
Researcher Spotlights
Affiliate Researchers
  • Optimizing ICU Care with HDI

    MaineHealth partnered with the Roux Institute’s Melanie Tory, director of data visualization research, and Rai Winslow, director of life science and medical research. Together, they created the HEART project, turning a reactive model into a proactive one.

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  • A Digital Interface to Explore Genomics Data

    These scientists at Jackson Laboratory needed a better way to discover each other’s work. They partnered with Northeastern information designers to make this happen. 

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If you can dream it, we can help you build it.

To create the optimal learning program for your team, contact us. Together, we’ll identify your skills gaps. Then we’ll plan a workshop, webinar, or program to provide your workforce with the latest in technological knowledge and capabilities.