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September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Think About the Future Stuart Candy, PhD Associate Professor, CMU School of Design, and Director of Situation Lab Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

"Everyone thinks about the future. They just don't do it very well." – Jake Dunagan, Institute for the Future

All design activity is future...... Full Details

September 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The case for self-sovereign personal AI Adrian Gropper, MD CTO, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Whether it’s a smartphone that filters notifications or a brain implant that...... Full Details

September 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Teamwork with Robots Malte Jung Assistant Professor in Information Science, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Research on Human-robot Interaction to date has largely focused on examining a single human interacting with a single robot. This work has led to...... Full Details

August 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Asocial Design Yields Antisocial Agents Megan Strait Assistant Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Agentic technologies are increasingly emerging in intrinsically social settings; yet, the social capacities of such systems remain critically...... Full Details

July 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Smart Interfaces for Human-Centered AI: HCII Special Seminar James Landay Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Newell-Simon Hall 4305

AI has the potential to automate people out of their jobs, and in some cases, it will. But while we should carefully consider the risk of...... Full Details

April 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Design of Ethical Interfaces Paul Pangaro Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction Institute Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk proposes to the design community that we define and follow implementable principles for ethical interfaces. Such pragmatic principles...... Full Details

January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Post Design Thinking: Designing for the Consequences of Innovation Michael Yap and Kristen Leach Etsy Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Design is practiced along a spectrum. Practicing at any point along the spectrum comes with different kinds of uncertainties and risks. On the...... Full Details

January 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Designing Everyday Things as Collaborative Partners in the Context of Childhood Oncology Marco Rozendaal Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Delft University of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In this talk I will report on the results of a four-year design research project that focused on how to support children and families dealing with...... Full Details

December 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Situated Interaction in the Open World: New Systems and Challenges Sean Andrist Researcher (Microsoft Research) Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In this talk, I will introduce a research effort at MSR we call “Situated Interaction,” in which we strive to design and develop intelligent...... Full Details

November 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Human+AI Collaboration: Improving the FATE of High Stakes Decision Making Kori Inkpen Principal Researcher, Microsoft Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

What do telepresence and bias have in common?  Not much. After 20+ years of thinking about how to help people connect and engage with others over...... Full Details

November 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can I Use That?! Ethics, Law, and Norms for Other People’s Data Casey Lynn Fiesler Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Your tweets, blog posts, photos, reviews, and dating profiles are all potentially being used for science. Though much of this research stems from...... Full Details

November 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User, Agent, Subject, Spy: Information Systems for Human Flourishing Michael Ekstrand Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Boise State University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Every day, information access systems mediate our experience of the world beyond our immediate senses. Google helps us find what we seek, Amazon...... Full Details

November 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How the Information Revolution is Changing Design Practice Hugh Dubberly Principal, Dubberly Design Office University Center - Connan Room

The proliferation of sensors, smart-connected products (IoT), the measurements they generate (big data), on-demand computing (the cloud), and...... Full Details

October 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Learning Programming at Scale: Code, Data, and Environment Philip Guo Assistant professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Modern-day programming is incredibly complex, and people from all sorts of backgrounds are now learning it. It is no longer sufficient just to...... Full Details

October 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm From personal informatics to personal analytics: personalized decision-support in health Lena Mamykina Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The increasing abundance of personal data related to health and wellness presents new opportunities for discovery and insight and can help...... Full Details

October 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Reflect! platform: A cognitive system for dealing with wicked problems in teams Michael Hoffmann Associate Professor for Philosophy in the School of Public Policy & Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Tech Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Wicked problems are complex problems whose complexity results from the fact that they can be framed in a number of different ways, depending on...... Full Details

September 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Synthetic Teammates Christopher Myers Senior Cognitive Scientist & Cognitive Models Core Research Area Lead, Airman Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The rise in autonomous system research and development combined with the maturation of computational cognitive architectures holds the promise of...... Full Details

September 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCI Behind the Hospital Doors: EHR Challenges and Human Machine-Learning Interaction Susan Regli Human Factors Scientist, University of Pennsylvania Health System Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk will address two aspects of hospital systems that sorely need attention from the human-computer interaction community. The first aspect...... Full Details

September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Ethical Engagement and the Dark Side of User Experience Design Colin Gray Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The profession of user experience (UX) design has rapidly expanded in the past decade, impacting the design of user interfaces, the larger...... Full Details

August 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Interaction Design and Imaginaries: Beyond Behavior Change Dan Lockton Assistant Professor & Chair of Design Studies, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How we think about the world affects what we do. The imaginaries we have—the stories we tell ourselves and each other, the mental models, language...... Full Details

January 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can We Design Machines to Be More Humane? Paul Pangaro Chair and Associate Professor, MFA Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Billions of people use digital machines every day and we are all subject to their qualities. Who would question a quality that allows a digital...... Full Details

December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Deep Learning for Understanding Driver Behavior in 275,000 Miles of Semi-Autonomous Driving Data Lex Fridman Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Today, and possibly for a long time to come, the full driving task is too complex an activity to be fully formalized as a sensing-acting robotics...... Full Details

December 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm If the Shoe Fits: Towards A Conceptual Model for Applied Deep Learning in Social Computing Carolyn P Rose Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

For more than a decade, a growing interest in automated processing of behavior traces has been in evidence across areas in HCI, perhaps especially...... Full Details

November 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Supporting People with Low Vision with Augmented Reality Shiri Azenkot Assistant Professor, Cornell Tech, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
About 19 million people in the US report difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. Many of these people
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November 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale Haoqi Zhang Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Junior Chair of Design, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Northwestern University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Despite the continued development of individual technologies and processes for supporting human endeavors, major leaps in solving complex human...... Full Details

October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Design with Openness: Shaping a Design Approach for Open and Growing Systems Joep Frens Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In this lecture I argue that (interaction) design is changing from a “one product – one user” perspective towards a more “multiple products –...... Full Details

October 16, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm Special HCII Seminar: Soft Materials for Human Compatible Machines and Electronics Carmel Majidi Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 3305

Professor Carmel Majidi directs the Integrated Soft Materials Lab at CMU, Mechanical Engineering department. Currently, his...... Full Details

October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Design at the Interface Daniel Cardoso Llach Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

At the dawn of the information age Herbert Simon advanced a view of design as a ‘science of the artificial’ that could be expressed by statements...... Full Details

September 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Prototyping a More Positive Future Sophia Brueckner Assistant Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, and engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she believes she is a cyborg. At...... Full Details

September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User Research: The Designer’s Ticket to Informing Strategy Jeremy Koempel Co-Founder and Design Lead, Bessemer Alliance Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The rate of change in our world is breathtaking. Many organizations simply cannot evolve quick enough to capitalize on this change and prepare for...... Full Details