Editors-in-Chief: Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh
Joe Valacich, University of Arizona

THCI is a high-quality peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction. It is published by AIS (http://home.aisnet.org/) and sponsored by AIS SIGHCI (http://sighci.org/). As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

To submit a manuscript, read the "Information for Authors" and "THCI Policy" pages, then go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thci.


Call for Papers: Special Issue on HCI and Human Resource Information Systems


  • Abstract Deadline: April 1st, 2015
  • Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages single spaced and should discuss the research question, background, type of data collected or intended, and conclusions reached or intended. Abstracts should be submitted directly to the editors of the special issue.
  • Abstract Response: May 1st, 2015
  • Initial Paper Submission Deadline: December 15, 2016
  • Initial Review Decision: March 15, 2016
  • Revisions Due: July 1, 2016

    Although human resources (HR) was one of the earliest functional areas automated through technology, it has often lagged behind many other areas in the use of technology. However, within the last 10 years, the use of technology and research focusing on the use of technology to support human resources has exploded, and a new field of human resource information systems (HRIS) has emerged. An HRIS is used to “acquire, store, manipulate, analyze, retrieve, and distribute information regarding an organization’s human resources” (Kavanagh, Thite, & Johnson, 2015, p. 17). Systems which started out as simple, mainframe systems automating payroll have now transformed into web-enabled, cloud-based, systems deployed across mobile applications that touch all areas of HR including recruitment, selection, training, and compensation (Stone, Deadrick, Lukaszewski, & Johnson, in press). The use of these new applications is propelling HR in new directions, and are causing organizations to rethink the interface of technology and human resources.

    Advances in interface design and the move of HR functionality to mobile devices mean that the devices and platforms used to support human resources are quickly evolving. For this reason, research is needed that focuses on the intersection of technology and HR. Specifically of interest in this special issue are research questions that focus on the interface between the user and the technology (whether it be an employee, an HR manager, or a manager making decisions about his or her employees). Papers submitted to this special issue can be theoretical, or they can be empirical studies focusing on the human-computer interface. In addition, technical design papers on more effective interface designs or interaction methods in the context of HR are also welcome. It merits noting that theoretical papers must include propositions or hypotheses to guide future research.


    • Employee adoption and user acceptance of HR systems
    • Interface Design and the Support of HR processes
    • The use of virtual reality technology in training and development
    • Virtual worlds and e-learning
    • The use of HR Dashboards and HR Decision-Making
    • Web-based recruitment design and applicant reactions
    • Website design and motivation to apply for positions
    • Employee and applicant privacy in system design
    • B2C e-commerce and employee benefits (e.g. flex benefits, healthcare, etc.)
    • Behavioral, cognitive, motivational, and affective aspects of HCI in HRIS Design
    • Usability of mobile HR applications
    • Decision-making
    • Influence of interface design on HR decision-making
    • The impact of interfaces/information technology on applicant or employee attitudes, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
    • Design of e-learning and training including perceptual, cognitive, and motivational aspects of learning
    • Issues in teaching HRIS and Interface Design
    • Other human factors issues related to HCI and HRIS


    Papers should be submitted online through the AIS THCI online submission system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thci) Reviewing will be performed by individuals selected for expertise and interest in the topic area. Please note in the submission notes that the paper is for the special issue on HCI and HRIS. Papers should follow the THCI formatting guidelines (http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/authorinfo.html).


    Richard Johnson, Past Chair SIGHCI, University at Albany, SUNY (rjohnson@albany.edu)
    Kimberly Lukaszewski, Wright State University (kimade611@hotmail.com)
    Dianna Stone, University at Albany, SUNY (diannastone@satx.rr.com)

    2013 Senior Scholars Best Paper Award: We are extremely proud that the MIS Senior Scholars have chosen a THCI paper as one of the best MIS publications of the year across several journal. The MIS Senior Scholars worked during 2013 on papers published in 2012, narrowing the nominations to a few select papers. They announced the winners at ICIS in Milan in December 2013. The paper from our journal is “Trends in Website Design” by Gili Korman Golander, Noam Tractinsky, and Ilanit Kabessa-Cohen, and was published in THCI in Volume 4, No. 3, 2012. See the paper at this link: http://aisel.aisnet.org/thci/vol4/iss3/1/. The Senior Scholars annually select up to 5 papers across a range of journals. See the formal announcement at http://aisnet.org/general/custom.asp?page=BestPublicationsAward.

    Special Issues:

    Published: Special Issue on HCI in Health and Wellness (Senior Editors: Vance Wilson and Soussan Djamasbi. Vol. 7, Issue 3)
    Published: Special Issue on HCI in the Web 2.0 era (Senior Editors: Ozgur Turetken and Lorne Olfman. Vol. 5, Issue 1)
    Published: Special Issue on User Participation/Centeredness in New Challenging IS Contexts (Senior Editors: Netta Iivari, Horst Treiblmaier, and Dennis Galletta. Vol. 4, Issue 2.)
    Published: Special Issue in Design Research in HCI (Senior Editors: Alan Hevner and Ping Zhang. Vol. 3, Issue 2.)
    Published: Special Section on Future Directions for HCI in MIS (Senior Editors: Dennis Galletta and Ping Zhang. Vol. 2, Issue4.)

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4 (2015)



The Impact of Sentiment-driven Feedback on Knowledge Reuse in Online Communities
Mihai Grigore, Christoph Rosenkranz, and Juliana Sutanto


Instructor versus Peer Attention Guidance in Online Learning Conversations
Evren Eryilmaz, Brian Thoms, Justin Mary, Rosemary Kim, and Jakko van der Pol