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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

September 15, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Practical Learning Research at Scale (and Relevance to HCI Education) Ken Koedinger Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Massive scale education has emerged through online tools such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, and MOOCs. The number of students being reached is...... Full Details

September 8, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
HCII Seminar Series: Post-Doc Talks Paulo Carvalho, Irene-Angelica Chounta, Patrick Carrington, Sang-Won Bae Post-Doctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Speaker 1: Paulo Carvalho

Talk Title: Beyond reading in educational contexts: Spending more time...... Full Details

September 1, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Morphing Matter: Designing Bioinspired Transformative Materials and Interfaces Lining Yao Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
Technology, one might claim, is designed to recapitulate biology: as we strive to design physical objects and architecture that are...... Full Details
June 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously...... Full Details

May 5, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
All the World's a Stage: Mobile Computing Across Multiple Contexts to Support Science On-The-Go Chris Quintana Associate Professor in Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

As computing devices continue to evolve from personal computers to mobile and wearable technologies, new learning opportunities are opening up....... Full Details

April 28, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World Jeff Hancock Professor, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a...... Full Details

April 14, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
TALK CANCELED: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design Katherine Isbister Professor, Computational Media Department, University of California Santa Cruz Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Designers know games can evoke empathy and intense connection. But everyday non-expert conversations about games still rarely touch on this truth...... Full Details

April 7, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
The Challenges and Opportunities for Real-time Ridesharing Services to Address Unemployment Barriers Among Low-Resourced Populations Tawanna Dillahunt Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Improved transportation is a key predictor for upward economic mobility, and the relationship between transportation and economic mobility is...... Full Details

March 31, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Innovators and their Others: Entrepreneurial Citizenship in Transnational India Lilly Irani Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies, University of California San Diego Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk focuses on how valorized forms of work become models of citizenship. Today, the halls of TED and Davos reverberate with optimism that ...... Full Details

March 24, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
CANCELED: Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Sciences, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

CANCELED: Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously collecting data on human...... Full Details

March 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Predictive Interaction Jeffrey Heer Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How might we architect interactive systems that have better models of the tasks we're trying to perform, learn over time, help refine ambiguous...... Full Details

February 24, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Asking Technology: A Step Too Far or Not Far Enough? Yvonne Rogers Director, UCL Interaction Centre, University College London Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Much of HCI research involves asking people questions, either through interviews, surveys, design sessions, evaluation studies, voting, polling...... Full Details

February 17, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Achieving Real Virtuality: Closing the Gap Between the Digital and the Physical Daniel Wigdor Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

As digital interaction spreads to an increasing number of devices, direct physical manipulation has become the dominant metaphor in HCI. The...... Full Details

February 10, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
In A Flash: Crowdsourcing Organizations, Collaborations, and Research Michael Bernstein Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Crowdsourcing envisions computational systems that enable complex collective achievements. However, today's crowdsourcing techniques are limited...... Full Details

February 3, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Participatory Design as a Practice in the Learning Sciences Betsy N. Disalvo Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The goal of the learning sciences is to not only understand the phenomena of learning, but also to impact educational practices and enable more...... Full Details

January 20, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Aesthetics of Intelligence: Designing User Experience for Systems of Smart Things Lin-Lin Chen Professor, Industrial and Commercial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The vision of a smart environment, where invisible technologies seamlessly support people’s daily activities, is closer to becoming reality. After...... Full Details

January 12, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences Tovi Grossman Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The history of computing is rich with examples of how computers, among their many purposes, serve as tools which enhance our ability to learn. As...... Full Details

December 2, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Unlocking Data, Unlocking Interaction James Fogarty Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The applications we create are framed by the tools we use to create them. On one hand, tools codify effective practice and empower design. On the...... Full Details

November 18, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
From Typing Without Looking to Communicating With the Eyes Khai N Truong Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Toronto Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Text entry is an important form of input regularly performed by computer users. However, there are many situations in which users might not...... Full Details

November 11, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Architecting Interactivity: How Experiments in Architecture, Cybernetics & AI Poured the Foundations of Interaction Design Molly Steenson Associate Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Inspired by cybernetics and artificial intelligence researchers who modeled intelligence in hardware and software, architects in the 1960s and 70s...... Full Details

November 4, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Making "Making" Accessible Amy Hurst Associate Professor, Information Systems Department, UMBC Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Assistive Technologies empower individuals to accomplish tasks they might not be able to do otherwise. Unfortunately, a large percentage of...... Full Details

October 28, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
How UX Techniques Promote Simulation Software for Everyone Imran Riaz with guest Jared Pryor Manager of User Experience, ANSYS Inc. Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

At ANSYS, we create simulation software that is a key component of the product development process, helping to validate the effectiveness of...... Full Details

October 21, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
HCII Postdoctoral Fellow Short Talks 3 Zhen Bai, Soniya Gadgil-Sharma, Hernisa Kacorri Post-Doctoral Fellows, HCII, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Speaker: Zhen Bai

Title: Fostering Curiosity Through Peer Support in Collaborative...... Full Details

October 7, 2016 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Design at Large: Real-World, Large Scale, and Sometimes Disruptive Scott Klemmer Associate Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering, UC San Diego Newell-Simon Hall 3305

Over the past five years, my group—and probably many of you—have experienced a dramatically-increased ability to do Design at Large: creating...... Full Details

September 30, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Embodied Empathic Agents - Just What Tutoring Systems Need? Ruth Aylett Professor of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Embodied empathic agents are characters that, by their actions and behaviours, are able to show empathy (or not) for other characters; and/or...... Full Details

September 23, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Social Capital as a Concept in Human-Computer Interaction - From Bowling Together to Friendsourcing Cliff Lampe Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Social capital is a construct describing the resources one can draw from social network connections. This talk will describe social capital as a...... Full Details

September 16, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Post-Doc Short Talks 2 Michael Eagle, Swarup Kumar Sahoo, Ran Liu Postdoctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Speaker: Michael Eagle

Title: Predicting Individual Differences for Learner Modeling in Intelligent...... Full Details

September 2, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Post-Doc Short Talks 1 Sangwon Bae, Joel Chan, Irene-Angelica Chounta Postdoctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Speaker: Joel Chan

Title: Accelerating innovation with computational analogy: Challenges and new...... Full Details

August 18, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences Tovi Grossman Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Newell-Simon Hall 1507

Today, we are moving faster than ever towards Weiser’s seminal vision of technology being woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Not only...... Full Details

April 29, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Collaborative News: From “Narcotweets” to Journalism-as-a-Service Andrés Monroy-Hernández Affiliate Professor, University of Washington Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How do people living in the midst of war use social media, and what can we learn from them to design the next generation of news technologies?  In...... Full Details

April 22, 2016 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
"Primordial", Ecological Design and the Nature of Things Mickey McManus Research Fellow, Office of the CTO, Autodesk Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In his current research project, “Primordial," Mickey McManus and his team are exploring the impact on design when three inevitable technology...... Full Details

April 12, 2016 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Special HCI Seminar: Finding Gender-Inclusiveness Software Issues in the Real World with GenderMag Margaret Burnett Distinguished Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University Gates-Hillman Center 4405

Gender inclusiveness in computing settings is receiving a lot of attention, but one potentially critical factor has mostly been overlooked:...... Full Details

April 8, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
CANCELLED - HCII Seminar Series: Kellee Santiago Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
February 1, 2016 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Confessions of a Design Therapist Norm Cox Owner/Principal, Cox & Hall, LLC Margaret Morrison 103 (Breed Hall)

In this lecture, Norm Cox will explore the early design roots of user interface, interaction and experience design, beginning with Xerox’s Star...... Full Details

January 29, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Interactive Visual Tools for Mining Large Graphs Polo Chau Assistant Professor, School of Computational Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

At the Polo Club of Data Science, we innovate at the intersection of HCI and Data Mining, combining the best from both worlds to synthesize...... Full Details

January 22, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Leading the Startup UX Uday Gajendar Principal UX Designer (independent) Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Let's imagine: You've happily graduated from CMU and just joined a startup as the lead (or maybe only!) designer. Nice! But you know you need to...... Full Details

January 15, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
The Role of Cognitive Strategy in Human-Computer Interaction Anthony Hornof Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

A fundamental challenge for the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) is to develop, identify and promote engineering approaches that can...... Full Details

December 11, 2015 - 1:15pm A Computer Scientist's View of HCI, Systems and Theory Jason Hong Associate Professor Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk is actually two talks, one about research our team did in applying social psychology to cybersecurity, and another about the nature and...... Full Details

December 4, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
HCII Seminar Series: Steven Dow Steven Dow Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University NSH 1305

 

A Research Journey from Telepresence to Design Theory to Social Computing

Research, like life, often takes us in...... Full Details

November 20, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
From EHRs to Body-Worn Sensors: Finding Causes of Health and Disease Samantha Kleinberg Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology NSH 1305

Massive amounts of medical data from electronic health records are now being mined by researchers, and can be used to improve care such as by...... Full Details

November 13, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Interacting with Personal Fabrication Machines Stefanie Mueller PhD Student, Human Computer Interaction Lab, Hasso Plattner Institute NSH 1305

Even though considered a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printers are very slow. Many objects require several hours of printing time or even...... Full Details

November 6, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Modeling Human Communication Dynamics Louis-Philippe Morency Assistant Professor, Language Technology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University NSH 1305

Human face-to-face communication is a little like a dance, in that participants continuously adjust their behaviors based on verbal and nonverbal...... Full Details

October 30, 2015 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Unlocking the Potential of Algorithms in Human Matters Min Kyung Lee Research Scientist, Center for Machine Learning and Health, Carnegie Mellon University NSH 1305

Even beyond industrial domains such as production and operation management, algorithms increasingly act as mediators between people and the world...... Full Details

October 23, 2015 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Playing with the Senses Heather Kelley Assistant Teaching Professor, Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University NSH 1305

Widely-available digital games are usually limited to technologies that reach our sense of sight and sound.  Yet so much more is possible in the...... Full Details

October 16, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Evidence-oriented Programming Andreas Stefik Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas NSH 1305

Computer science has a long and complex history with programming languages. Historically, we have conducted evaluations using proofs, to ensure...... Full Details

October 9, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
From Paid to Organic Crowdsourcing Krzysztof Gajos Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences NSH 1305

Human computation systems seamlessly combine human perception, creativity and knowledge with machine-driven algorithmic computation.  Such systems...... Full Details

October 2, 2015 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Barbarians Ambra Trotto Studio Director, Interactive Institute Swedish ICT NSH 1305

In an age of massive transnational migrations, it becomes relevant to explore the concept of Barbarians. Where do they come from? From afar or...... Full Details

September 25, 2015 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Debiasing Decisions: Improved Decision Making With a Single Training Intervention Carey Morewedge Associate Professor of Marketing, Questrom School of Business, Boston University NSH 1305

From failures of intelligence analysis to misguided beliefs about vaccinations, biased judgment and decision making contributes to problems in...... Full Details