HCII Demo Day 2017

Join us April 13, 2017

On April 13, 2017 the Human-Computer Interaction Institute will host it's first Demo Day. The HCII labs will be open and running demonstrations, talks and posters for our friends, fellow researchers and community members to enjoy hands-on experiences with our work. This is an open event and one that we warmly encourage all to attend.


Since our founding in 1994, the Human-Computer Interaction Institute has remained a leader in building innovative interactions between people and technology. The HCII Demo Day is an opportunity to share research from our faculty and students with our friends, fellow researchers and community members.

Demonstrations will begin at 2:00 PM and run throughout the day, culminating in a student poster session and evening reception. During this time, visitors will have a chance to view our lab spaces across campus.


Register for the 2017 HCII Demo Day. There is no registration fee for this event.



Carnegie Mellon University's visitor page offers our guests a useful guide to joining us in Pittsburgh. You can access this information on www.cmu.edu/visit.

Demos and Labs

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Each demonstration will be between 5-20 minutes with additional time for Q&A. Every 30 minutes, student volunteers will be available to direct attendees to one of the three HCII buildings to make navigation between our spaces as simple as possible.

Lab Location Demos
Big Lab 407 S. Craig Zensors
Chorus: Crowd-Powered Conversational Assistance
VizLens: Enabling Blind People to Use Inaccessible Appliances
LuzDeploy: Collective Action for Instrumenting Buildings
WearMail: Accessing Email On-the-Go with the Crowd's Help
FIGLAB 407 S. Craig ViBand
Programmable Friction
Ubicomp Lab NSH 2502 Technology that Coaches People how to Improve their Driving Routines
Tracking human behaviors using mobile sensors
Internet of Things
Keyboard surface interaction: Using the keyboard surface as a touchpad
Ai powered humans: Teaching people to achieve computer level performance in a video game
Simulated Driving with a VR headset
Your smartphone knows how you feel
Intelligent app for ridesharing and delivery
Social Computing Lab NSH 2504 HirePeer: Peer assessed hiring in crowd-expert labor markets
Datasquid: Physics-based data visualization and analysis on touch devices
Iota: Exploratory search on the go
Intentionally uncertain highlighting on mobile phones
Knowledge Accelerator: On-demand information synthesis using crowdsourcing
Knowledge Collider: Enabling cross-domain knowledge sharing with computational analogy
Distributed Analogical Innovation: Using crowdsourcing to accelerate innovation by analogy
Vincent Aleven Lab NSH 2602 A Teacher Dashboard for Middle School Math
McLaren Lab NSH 2602K Collaborative Grammar App
Physics Tutor with Reflective Dialog
eHeart Lab NSH 2602H FaceRig Modality Study
Monster Vending Machine
CHIMPS Lab NSH 2609 PrivacyProxy
Giotto Internet of Things Infrastructure
CrowdVerify: Extracting important statements from Terms & Conditions for consumers
SnapEmail: A new way to send email.

Pebbles Lab

*Demos will begin at 3PM

NSH 2613  Sugilite: Automating Tasks on a Smartphone
 Moonstone: Helping Programmers Write Error Handlers
 Variolite: Exploratory Programming for Data Scientists
Learning Media Design Center NSH 3502A Learning to See, Seeing to Learn: Supporting Insect ID in Citizen Science
Connected Experience Lab

NSH 3602A

NSH 3602C

Find my Career path
Expressive Biosignals
Physiological correlates of Collective intelligence
Dev Lab NSH 3612 Watch-Ya-Doin: An innovative experienced based sampling framework for longitudinal data collection and analysis
3D Printing with Embedded Textiles
PARTS: A Framework for Object Oriented 3D Printing
Intelligent Science Stations: Mixed-reality system to improve children's STEM learning
Dynamic Question Ordering
OH! Lab NSH 4602 Interfaces and Designs for Livestreamed Audience Participation Games
Outbreak - Transformational Games for Curiosity
Aleven: Cognitive Tutor AuthoringTools NSH ATRIUM Building Tutoring Software without Programming
Examples of Intelligent Tutors Built with CTAT
Smart Sensing Lab NSH ATRIUM Demo titles coming soon
METALS Capstone Teams NSH ATRIUM Team members of the METALS capstone teams will be presenting overviews of their current capstone projects.
BHCI Capstone Team - ATV Rider NSH ATRIUM We are redesigning the core interactions for an ATV rider, envisioning the future that these vehicles become autonomous
MHCI Capstone Teams 300 S. Craig Team members for the MHCI capstone teams will be presenting overviews of their current capstone projects.


Demo Day Schedule

Time Activity
1:30-2:00 PM Sign-In or Register
2:00-2:30 PM Demo Presentations/Q&A
2:30-2:45 PM Break/Walk Time
2:45-3:15 PM Demo Presentations/Q&A
3:15-3:30 PM Break/Walk Time
3:30-4:00 PM Demo Presentations/Q&A
4:00-4:15 PM Break/Walk Time
4:15-4:45 PM Demo Presentations/Q&A
4:45-5:00 PM Break/Walk Time
5:00-5:30 PM Demo Presentations/Q&A
5:30-6:00 PM Wrap Up/Walk Time
6:00-8:00 PM Evening Reception in NSH


Demo Day will take place in three buildings across the beautiful Carnegie Mellon University campus.

Upon arriving, please head to the 3rd floor of Newell-Simon Hall to sign-in or register. Please enter on the main (3rd) floor doors and proceed forward to the HCII department.

Demos & poster sessions will take place in three buildings around campus:

  • Newell-Simon Hall on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors: #18 on campus map
  • 300 South Craig Street on the 2nd floor: #40 on campus map
  • 407 South Craig Street: #42 on campus map

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