Mark Larew, Ph.D.

Mark Larew
  • Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction


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  • Ph.D. Psychology, Yale University (1986)
  • M.Phil. Psychology, Yale University (1982)
  • M.S. Psychology, Yale University (1981)
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Iowa (1978)


Mark Larew has over 30 years of industry experience related to user interface design and usability testing for electronic products and systems.  In the field of human-computer interaction, he’s especially interested in applying principles of psychology to the design and testing of interactive products.

As a human factors engineer at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories in Indianapolis, he was involved in designing and testing communication products, including answering systems, public terminals, and speech-recognition interfaces.

In 1997, he became a partner in a new contract engineering company in Indianapolis, Indesign, LLC.  In addition to providing user interface design services to clients in the consumer, medical, computer, military, industrial, communications, and transportation industry segments, his roles at Indesign included project and quality management.

Larew played a leadership role in founding the Indiana chapter of User Experience Professionals Association in 2003 and serves on the planning committee for the chapter’s annual World Usability Day conferences.  He began teaching graduate HCI courses as an adjunct at IUPUI in 2004 and became a visiting lecturer in 2016.

Research Interests

  • Psychology of design
  • User experience evaluations of interactive products
  • Theories of memory, attention, and decision-making


INFO I275 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Theory

INFO I300 Human-Computer Interaction

INFO H561 Meaning and Form in HCI

INFO H680 Human-Computer Interaction Professional Practice 1

INFO H681 Human-Computer Interaction Professional Practice 2

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