HCII20: Program and Schedule

The HCII 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature a full weekend of activities that celebrate CMU’s contributions to the field.

The event begins with pre-conference workshops and tutorials on Friday, Nov. 14, followed by the conference kick-off cocktail party at 7 p.m. The main conference will begin on Saturday, featuring research and industry talks, a poster/demo session and panel discussions. We’ll celebrate the HCII in style Saturday night at our grand banquet, and reconvene Sunday morning for a few hours of additional activities. Confirmed keynote speakers throughout the weekend include Kerry Bodine, Stuart Card, Karen Holtzblatt and Don Norman. (A list of other confirmed speakers is available here.)

A schedule of events is included below.  Please note that some sessions are in parallel.

Friday, Nov. 14

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Kiesler-Kraut Commons Lobby (NSH 3rd Floor)
9 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
(Includes one 15-minute break.)
Workshops/Tutorials Various
12:15–1:45 p.m. Lunch Break TBA
1:45–5 p.m.
(Includes one 15-minute break.)
Workshops/Tutorials Various
4:30–6:30 p.m. MHCI Reception 300 South Craig Street, Room 230
7–10 p.m. Opening Reception 407 South Craig Street

Saturday, Nov. 15

The main conference on Saturday and Sunday will take place on the fourth floor of the Gates-Hillman Center (GHC, Gates). The main room will be the Rashid Auditorium (Gates 4401), and the second room will be Gates 4307. Registration and coffee will be in the foyer outside Gates 4401. If the main room or second room fill up, the session will be simulcast to the overflow room, the Raj Reddy Room (Gates 4405).

Time Event Location Participants Archived Video
8:30 a..m. Registration and Coffee Outside Gates Hillman Center Room 4405    
9– 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

GHC 4401 Brad Myers, Amy Ogan, HCII Director Anind Dey, SCS Dean Andrew Moore

Video

9:15–10:15 a.m. Keynote Address: “What Makes Things Cool? Unpacking the Cool User Experience" Gates 4401 Karen Holtzblatt

(No video available.)

10:15–10:30 a.m. Break      
10:30–11:30 a.m. Former and Current Program Heads on Education In HCII
 
Gates 4401 Bonnie John, Bob Kraut, Jenna Date, Carl Angiolillo, Jason Hong, Laura Ballay (Pittsburgh Masters of HCI); Simone Ashby (Portugal MHCI Program Director); Anind Dey, Scott Hudson (Ph.D.); Richard Scheines, Bob Kraut, Vincent Aleven (Second Major in HCI); Ken Koedinger (METALS)

Video

11:30–11:45 a.m. Break      
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Spreading HCI Gates 4401 Jon Kolko (Austin Center for Design), Elaine Kwong (Bloomberg), James Landay (Stanford)

Video

  Ph.D. Alumni in Industry Gates 4307 Turadg Aleahmad (Coursera), Daniel Avrahami (FXPAL), Jeff Nichols (Google)

Video

12:45–2:30 p.m. Lunch, Poster and Demo Session Atrium, Newell-Simon Hall See the Poster and Demo Session page.  
2:30–3:30 p.m. MHCI Alumni in Industry Gates 4401 Chris Conners (WebKite), Jason Cornwell (Google), Kevin Lee (Visa), Marshall Roch (Facebook)

Video

  Ph.D. Alumni in Academia Gates 4307 Tawanna Dillahunt, James Fogarty, Amy Hurst

Video

3:30–3:45 p.m. Break      
3:45–4:45 p.m. Future of Interaction Gates 4401 Chris Harrison (HCII), Ivan Poupyrev (Google), Desney Tan (Microsoft)

Video

  Startup Companies Gates 4307 Ayan Kishore, Andrew Ko, Julia Schwarz, Jake Wobbrock

Video

4:45–5 p.m. Break      
5–6 p.m. Keynote Address: "From User Experience to Customer Experience" Gates 4401 Kerry Bodine

Video

6–7 p.m. Break/Transportation to Banquet      
6:30–7:30 p.m. Banquet (Cocktails) Urban Ballroom, Omni William Penn    
7:30–10 p.m. Banquet (Dinner), featuring speaker Don Norman Grand Ballroom, Omni William Penn    

Sunday, Nov. 16

Time Event Location Participants Archived Video
8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Outside Gates Hillman Center Room 4405    
9–10 a.m. State of the Art in Research: Design and Software and Technology Gates 4401 Steven Dow and John Zimmerman (Design); Scott Hudson and Jen Mankoff (Software and Technology)

Video

  State of the Art in Research: Learning and Social Computing Gates 4307 Ken Koedinger and Amy Ogan (Learning); Niki Kittur and Bob Kraut (Social Computing)

Video

10–10:15 a.m. Break      
10:15–11:15 a.m. HCII: The History and Future of the Department Gates 4401 Former and Current HCII Directors: Anind Dey, Justine Cassell, Dan Siewiorek, Jim Morris

Video

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Break

     
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Keynote Address: "Theories with a Purpose: Help for Building Stuff" Gates 4401 Stuart Card

Video

12:30–12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks Gates 4401 Anind Dey, Brad Myers, Amy Ogan