Institute of Visual Informatics

Institute of Visual Informatics (IVI)

Leading Digital Technology Across Industrial Revolution

Advanced Reality & Human-Computer Interaction


The AR-HCI Lab consist of Extended Reality, and HCI Lab facilitates applied research on Augmented and Virtual Reality, understanding people and their interactions and translating that understanding to inform the design and evaluation of innovative applications, games, and systems. Extended reality is merging real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real-time. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a discipline concerned with studying, designing, constructing and implementing human-centric interactive computer systems. Improvements in HCI technology can lead to enhanced Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences by providing more natural and efficient ways for a user to interact with a real or virtual environment. Facilities include an SMI RED eye tracker, Neuroharmony, EEG Brain Quotient Scan, Autographer Lifelogging Camera, RealWear Smart Glass, Hololens and an OBSERVER® XT. The Extended Reality and HCI Lab offers:

  • AR and VR apps development
  • Metaverse research
  • Usability and Usability Expert Analysis
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • Usability and User Experience Testing
  • User Engagement Measurement
  • Game User Research
  • Psychological Lab Evaluation
  • Pre and Post-Launch Analysis
  • Usability Engineering Measurement
  • Physiological Measurements (Biometrics) and Eye-Tracking

The AR-HCI lab researchers include:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazlena Mohamad Ali
  2. Dr. Ahmad Hanif Ahmad Baharin
  3. Dr. Mohamad Hidir Mhd Salim


Latest Project

Title Project Leader Funds Grant
1. Smart Tourist Experience in Augmented Reality Cultural Heritage Tourism
Prof. Dr. Haslina Arshad
RM 500,000
Konsortium Kecemerlangan Penyelidikan (KKP) by KPT
2. A Framework for Designing an Augmented Reality Application Focusing on Object Function for Children with Autism
Dr. Ummul Hanan Mohamad
RM 30,000
Geran Galakan Penyelidikan (GGP)
3. Development of AR Funiture Apps
Prof. Dr. Haslina Arshad
RM 50,000
Celex Media Sdn. Bhd.
4. Development of Field Service Management Workflow App for Realwear Smart Glass (FSMWear) for Oil and Gas Industries
Prof. Dr. Haslina Arshad
RM 200,000
PETRONAS-Academia Research Grants
5. Development of Field Service Management Workflow App for RealWear Smart Glass
Prof. Dr. Haslina Arshad
RM 100,000
Innovation Grant
6. Aplikasi Pembelajaran Pengalaman Persuasif bagi Modul Sokongan Pembuatan Keputusan Pelajar Siswazah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazlena Mohamad Ali
RM 10,000
Geran Pengajaran & Pembelajaran
7. Kerangka Sistem Sokongan Persuasif Interaktif e-pembelajaran (SSPe) bagi Meningkatkan Tahap Pengalaman Pembelajaran Pelajar
Dr. Mohamad Hidir Mhd Salim
Geran Galakan Penyelidik Muda (GGPM)

Head of Lab


Dr. Hanif Baharin (HCI)

03 – 8927 2419


2nd Floor

Institute of Visual Informatics

Akademia Siber Teknopolis