Christopher Lueg

Christopher Lueg


PhD, Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Research focus

Human-computer interaction, usability, interaction design, human-centered design, human information behavior, embodiment, embodied cognition, non-human cognition, and de-centering human-centered design.


Christopher Lueg is a professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Internationally recognized for his research in human computer interaction and information behavior, Lueg has a special interest in embodiment—the view that perception, action, and cognition are intrinsically linked—and what it means when designing for others.

Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois, Lueg served as professor of medical informatics at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. He spent almost twenty years in Australia teaching at the University of Technology, Sydney; Charles Darwin University; and the University of Tasmania, where he co-directed two of the university's research themes, Data, Knowledge and Decisions (DKD) and Creativity, Culture, Society (CCS). 

Lueg currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. He holds a PhD in informatics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a master's degree in computer science from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany.

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