CHI 2019 will take place in Glasgow, UK, in early May.
The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering will be well-represented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s CHI Conference 2019, the premier international conference in the field of Human Computer Interaction. CHI 2019 presents a highly selective showcase of the very best advances across the disciplines of computer science, cognitive psychology, design, social science, human factors, artificial intelligence, graphics, visualization, multi-media design and other disciplines.
The event, which will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 4-9, has accepted 10 research papers from SICE researchers, an honor in and of itself considering the selective nature of the conference. Three papers that featured SICE researchers—two from Professors of Informatics Shaowen Bardzell and Jeffrey Bardzell, along with colleagues, and one from Assistant Professor Sameer Patil and his colleagues—earned Honorable Mention awards representing the top five percent of all papers submitted.
For the first time in SICE history, four full papers from a single research lab, the Cultural Research in Technology (CRIT) Lab, were accepted to CHI. Besides the two Honorable Mention awardees—“Symbiotic Encounters: HCI and Sustainable Agriculture,” from Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, and their Ph.D. student Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, and “Smart and Fermented Cities: An Approach to Placemaking in Urban Informatics,” from Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, HCI Master’s student Xi Lu, HCI Master’s graduate Diandian Cao, and Clemson University Assistant Professor of Human Center Computing Guo Freeman, who earned her Ph.D. from SICE—the CRIT Lab produced “(Re-)Framing Menopause Experiences for HCI and Design” and “Parting the Red Sea: Sociotechnical Systems and Lived Experiences of Menopause,” both by the Bardzells, Assistant Professor of Informatics Norman Su, and University of Maryland Assistant Professor Amanda Lazar. The research on women’s health, especially menopause wellness, seeks to confront taboos and design for health equity.
“We’re very excited to earn recognition on a number of levels from CHI 2019,” said Raj Acharya, dean of SICE. “It’s tangible proof of our School’s leadership role in the field of human-computer interaction, and the range of research topics that were accepted showcases the breadth of the work being done at SICE.”
SICE will also be well-represented in the Student Design and Research Competitions. Ph.D. student Annu Sible Prabhakar will present her project “Designing Compassion Cultivating Interactions for New Mothers” at the Student Research Competition, while Suraj Chiplunkar, Anany Maini, Dinesh Ram, Zixuan Zheng, and Yaxin Zheng, all MS HCI/d students, will present “Drawxi: An Accessible Drawing Tool for Collaboration.” Aehong Min, a Ph.D. student at SICE, is also part of a team that includes students from Earlham College and the University of California that will present “Give Me a Break: Design for Communication Among Family Caregivers and Respite Caregivers.”
For a schedule of SICE researchers, visit the CHI 2019 site.
Complete List of Publications (SICE FACULTY IN ITALICS)
Honorable Mention Awards
Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, Shaowen Bardzell, and Jeffrey Bardzell. Symbiotic Encounters: HCI and Sustainable Agriculture. (2019). Proceedings of CHI2019: World Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. ( ACM: New York. (Honorable Mention Award, top 5%)
Guo Freeman, Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, Xi Lu, and Diandian Cao. Smart and Fermented Cities: An Approach to Placemaking in Urban Informatics. (2019). Proceedings of CHI’19: World Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM. (Honorable Mention Award, top 5%)
SICE Ph.D. students Jacob Abbott and Novia Nurain, and SICE graduates Haley MacLeod and Gustave Ekobe, Assistant Professor Sameer Patil; “Local Standards for Anonymization Practices in Health, Wellness, Accessibility, and Aging Research at CHI”
Other Accepted Full Papers
Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Amanda Lazar, and Norman Su (2019). (Re-) Framing Menopause Experiences for HCI and Design. Proceedings of CHI’19: World Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM.
Amanda Lazar, Norman Su, Jeffrey Bardzell, and Shaowen Bardzell (2019). Parting the Red Sea: Sociotechnical Systems and Lived Experiences of Menopause. Proceedings of CHI’19: World Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM.
SICE PhD student Juan Fernando Maestre, Mark Warner, Jo Gibbs, and Ann Blandford, all from University College London, and Assistant ProfessorChristina Chung; “Signal Appropriation of Explicit HIV Status Disclosure Fields in Sex-Social Apps used by Gay and Bisexual Men”
SICE Ph.D. students Lucas Kempe-Cook and Stephen Sher, and Assistant Professor Norman Su; “Behind the Voices: The Practice and Challenges of Esports Casters”
SICE Ph.D. students Rakibul Hasan and Eman Hassan, Yifang Li and Kelly Caine from Clemson University, Roberto Hoyle from Oberlin College, and Associate Professor of Computer Science Apu Kapadia and Associate Professor of Informatics and Computing David Crandall,; “Can Privacy Be Satisfying? On Improving Viewer Satisfaction for Privacy-Enhanced Photos Using Aesthetic Transforms”
SICE Ph.D. students Abu Saleh Md Noman and Sanchari Das, and Assistant ProfessorSameer Patil; “Techies Against Facebook: Understanding Negative Sentiment Toward Facebook via User Generated Content”
Norman Makoto Su, Victor Kaptelinin, Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Jed R. Brubaker, Ann Light, and Dag Svanes (2019). Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Exploring the Intersection of Philosophy and HCI. ACM CHI2019 Extended Abstract. ACM: New York.
Student Research Competition
Annu Sible Prabhakar; “Designing Compassion Cultivating Interactions for New Mothers”
Student Design Competition
MS HCI/d students Suraj Chiplunkar, Anany Maini, Dinesh Ram, Zixuan Zheng, Yaxin Zheng; “Drawxi: An Accessible Drawing Tool for Collaboration”
Flannery Currin, Earlham College; Gustavo Razo, University of California, Merced; Aehong Min, Indiana University; “Give Me a Break: Design for Communication Among Family Caregivers and Respite Caregivers”
Associate Professor Katie Siek, Indiana University; Cassie Kresnye, Indiana University; Juan Maestre, Indiana University; Ben Jelen, Indiana University; Mona Alqassim, Institute of Language, Cognition and Computation; Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh; “Lessons Learned from Research via Private Social Media Groups”
Ashley Walker, Northwestern University; Michael DeVito, Northwestern University; Juan Maestre, Indiana University; Assistant Professor Katie Siek, Indiana University; Cassie Kresnye, Indiana University; Ben Jelen, Indiana University; Assistant Professor Patrick Shih, Indiana University; Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh; Mona Alqassim, Institute of Language, Cognition and Computation “ARC: Moving the Method Forward”
Annu Sible Prabhakar, Indiana University; Nikki Newhouse, University College London; Emma Simpson, New Castle University; Christine Wanjiru Mburu, University of Cape Town; Nova Ahmed, North South University; Yunan Chen, University of California Irvine; “MatHealthXB: Designing Across Borders for Global Maternal Health”
Associate Professor Katie Siek, Mona Alqassim, University of Edinburgh; Cassie Kresnye, Indiana University, Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh & Alan Turing Institute; “Facebook for Support versus Facebook for Research: The Case of Miscarriage”
Associate Professor Katie Siek, Ben Jelen, Indiana University; Susan Monsey, Indiana University; “Older Adults as Makers of Custom Electronics: Iterating on Craftec”
Associate Professor of Information Science Xiaohang Liu, Professor Erik Stolterman, Xi Lu, Indiana University; “ “It sounds like she is sad”: Introducing a Biosensing Prototype that Transforms Emotions into Real-time Music and Facilitates Social Interaction”