The HC-Hive Podcast

The HC-Hive is a podcast produced by students of the MSHCI program aimed at expanding exposure to the diversity of HCI work. Students interview people of interest in the field of HCI on topics ranging from the various career paths in HCI to groundbreaking research and initiatives in the field.

If you would like to reach out to the producers of the show to suggest topics of interest or to ask questions about the show, please email Jordan Chen at We want to hear from you on how we can improve the listening experience of the show for our listeners.




Episode 1 - Design Internships at Facebook

September 21, 2019

On this episode, I talk with Shelly Xi Chen, Isabel Newsome, and Hiroo Aoyama about their experience working as Product Design Interns at Facebook. We discuss the process of landing a design internship and how design work is done at Facebook over the course of a summer internship.

Episode 2 - User Research Internships

October 4, 2019

This week on the HC-Hive, I talk to second-year MSHCI students Su Fang and Courtney Allen about their experiences as User Research Interns this summer at Verizon Media and Grubhub respectively. We discuss how they landed their internships, how the process of finding user research internships compares to UX design internships, what user research work looks like at companies of different sizes, and the lessons they learned over the summer.

Episode 3 - Design Education & Cross-Disciplinary HCI Work

October 26, 2019

This week, I talk with Jason Paul (MSHCI, Class of 2019) about how he decided to pursue HCI as a career, the importance of effective communication skills as an HCI professional, and being an advocate for the importance of HCI work in cross-disciplinary teams.

Episode 4 - Dr. Rosa Arriaga

February 20, 2020

On this episode, Su talks with Dr. Rosa Arriaga, Associate Chair of Graduate Affairs in the School of Interactive Computing, about her work as a research scientist in the field of design for mobile healthcare. They discuss how individuals from different backgrounds can apply their skill-sets to interdisciplinary design work, how her background in cognitive science helped lead to her current work in developing means for maintaining a continuum of care, and how she approaches advising MSHCI students in project work.

Episode 5 - Ryan Rumsey on Working with Business Partners as a Designer

February 27, 2020

This week on the HC-Hive, Jordan chats with Ryan Rumsey, CEO and Founder of Second Wave Dive, about how designers can work better with their business-minded partners. They talk about Ryan's extensive background as a designer across many different companies and firms, how designers can utilize their existing skill-set to better understand their business partners, and how to develop a common language of design and business in cross-team work.

Episode 6 - Nandita Gupta & Avinandan Basu on the Aware Home

March 27, 2020

MSHCI students Nandita Gupta and Avinandan Basu talk about their experience working on the Georgia Tech smart home project, "Aware Home".

Episode 7 - Dr. Amy Bruckman on Online Communities

April 7, 2020

MSHCI professor, Dr. Amy Bruckman offers some insight into the evolution and current state of online communities.

Episode 8 - Dr. Carrie Bruce & Rishma Mendhekar

April 25, 2020

MSHCI professor, Dr. Carrie Bruce and MS-HCI student Rishma Mendhekar offer their perspectives and thoughts on questions they are asked by our podcast interviewer.

Last modified: May. 28, 2020