LEUI has begun its activities when Prof. Dra. Anamaria de Moraes joined the Graduate Program in Design, PPGDesign| PUC-Rio, in 1996. Since then, research in Human Factors/ Ergonomics and Design were initiated, gathering these areas.
LEUI activities with the NEU (Nucleus of Ergonomics and Usability) study group and the development of research in both undergraduate and Master levels consolidated the researchline named Ergonomics and Usability and Human-Computer Interaction, established by the same professor in 1991.
From this point, the research themes became wider, what allowed the expansion of the research about Human factors/ ergonomics and Design, as well as the continuous update of new topics, including the Doctorate level.