Mike Wittenstein, CMC, spent an afternoon with some of Georgia Tech’s top human-computer interaction (HCI) students. Students from all over the world are working on advanced projects. These include “invisible interfaces”, human-animal communications, and how smart cities can benefit citizens in many different roles. Mike introduced some basic principles of storytelling, emotional intelligence, and body language. These tools help the students feel more comfortable at interviewing and at sharing their backstories. Mike has been a member of the HCI Advisory Board for five years. He sees many parallels between this field and his own design work at Storyminers.