Past Seminars

The HCII Seminar Series has been a weekly tradition at CMU since 1990. Details of our seminars from 2014 to present, as well as many of their recordings, are available below. A few years ago, we held a year of special programming in celebration of the seminar's 25th anniversary.

Datesort ascending Title Speaker Event Recording Abstract
April 30, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

"Challenging, Understanding, and Innovating to Support Aging and Online Engagement"

The United States Census predicts that

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April 23, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

“Ordering Emotion: Scenes from the History of Affective Computing”

In fields ranging from health and wellness and

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April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Special Seminar: Portable Laser Cutting with Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Ph.D. student at Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany

A portable format for laser cutting will enable millions of users to...... Full Details

April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor in the School of Information and Associate Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at the University of California, Berkeley

"The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child"

Drawing on her book, The Charisma...... Full Details

April 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Co-founder, Black in AI

"The hierarchy of knowledge in...... Full Details

March 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information

"Designing Trans Technology"

Transgender and nonbinary people face substantial challenges in the world, ranging from social...... Full Details

March 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Andrea G. Parker
Andrea Parker
Andrea G. Parker
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

"Community Wellness Informatics: Designing Technology for Health Equity"

In the United States, there are serious and persistent...... Full Details

March 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Ayanna M Howard
Ayanna Howard
Ayanna M Howard
Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

"Understanding and Mitigating Bias and Human Overtrust in Robotics and AI"

People tend to overtrust sophisticated computing...... Full Details

February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Denae Ford Robinson
Denae Ford
Denae Ford Robinson
Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington

"A Tale of Two Cities: Software Developers in Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

The mass shift to working from home during...... Full Details

February 19, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Associate Professor, University of Michigan

"Designing and Rethinking the Role of Digital Tools in Support of Employment among Job Seekers Experiencing Marginalization"

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February 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty & Professor of Media Culture, and Communication, New York University

"Dreams of (Black) Tech Futures Past"

Abstract: This is what could have been. If the computer geeks at MIT in 1960...... Full Details

February 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Assistant Professor, School of Communications & Information, Florida State University

"Rethinking Intersectionality in the Field of Computing: A Black Woman's Perspective"

Intersectionality, a critical framework that...... Full Details

December 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Jessica Hullman
Jessica Hullman
Jessica Hullman
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University

"Beyond Visualization: Theories of Inference to Improve Data Analysis & Communication"

Data analysis is a decidedly human task. As...... Full Details

November 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Anne Marie Piper
Anne Marie Piper
Anne Marie Piper
Associate Professor, University of California Irvine

"Rethinking Design for Accessibility"

Approximately 61 million Americans, or one in four U.S. adults, have a disability that affects daily...... Full Details

November 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Tamara Lynnette Clegg
Tamara Clegg
Tamara Lynnette Clegg
Associate Professor, College of Information Studies and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education, University of Maryland

"Designing Socio-technical Systems for Learning in the Third Place"

Oldenberg (1989) characterizes Third Places as the gathering places...... Full Details

November 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Martin Robillard
Martin Robillard
Martin Robillard
Professor, McGill University

"Supporting opportunistic learning in software development with Wikipedia"

Programmers are...... Full Details

October 30, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Amy J Ko
Amy J Ko
Amy J Ko
Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle

"Critical Computing Education"

Computing can be a wondrous, powerful tool, bringing us information, experiences, and connections that...... Full Details

October 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Karthik Ramani
Karthik Ramani
Karthik Ramani
Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

"Augmenting Humans in Design Fabrication, Robotics, and Workflows Through Spatially Aware Interfaces"

The convergence of many factors such...... Full Details

October 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Niloufar Salehi
Niloufar Salehi
Niloufar Salehi
Assistant Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

"From content moderation to school assignment: What do theories of justice teach us about design?"

Computational systems have a complex...... Full Details

October 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Parmit Chilana
Parmit Chilana
Parmit Chilana
Assistant Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Beyond "One-Size-Fits-All": Designing for User Diversity in Software Learning and Help-Seeking

Learning to use feature-...... Full Details

September 25, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Chris Martens
Chris Martens
Chris Martens
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, NC State

"The politics of programming: towards convivial and liberatory digital tools"

The software industry and corresponding educational pipeline...... Full Details

September 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Post Doctoral Fellows
4 guests: Alex Ahmed, Yongsung Kim, Sarah Preum, Angela Stewart

Alex Ahmed

Title: "Community-based design of open source software for transgender people"

Abstract: From the surveillance of...... Full Details

September 11, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Molly Lewis
Molly Lewis
Molly Lewis
Research Scientist, Department of Psychology and Social & Decision Sciences

What are we learning from language? Cognitive and social biases are encoded in the structure of natural language

Natural...... Full Details

September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: HCII Post Doctoral Fellows
4 Guest Speakers from the HCII
Post Doctoral Fellows

Cynthia Bennett

"The Care Work of Access"

ABSTRACT: Current approaches to AI and Assistive Technology (...... Full Details

March 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Conversation, Design, and Wicked Problems
Paul Pangaro
Professor of Practice, CMU HCII
The Colloquy of Mobiles was designed by Gordon Pask in 1968, a magnificent mechatronic expression of the sexual revolution at
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February 28, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Building a future for theatrical play: Designing for Expressive Participatory Mixed Reality Performance
Tess Tanenbaum
Assistant Professor, Transformative Play Lab, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California Irvine

In this talk I'm going to discuss my approach to the theory and practice of “Theatrical Play” through the lens of three prototype systems...... Full Details

February 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Augmenting Designers: Developing tools and methods to help designers do what they do better
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Nikolas Martelaro
HCII - CMU / Assistant Professor

Recent advances in technologies such as conversational agents, robotics, machine learning, mixed reality, and the internet-of-things are allowing...... Full Details

February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The MAGIC of Semantic IxD
Daniel Rosenberg
Adjunct Professor UX Design, at San Jose State University | Founder of RCDO UX LLC

Do you know how much cognitive load your design ideas will place on the user even before you sketch out the first screen? If the cognitive load of...... Full Details

February 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mobile, Social, and Fashion: Three Stories from Data-Driven Design
Ranjitha Kumar
Chief Research Scientist, UserTesting | Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Having access to the right types of data at scale is increasingly the key to designing innovation. In this talk, I'll discuss how my group has...... Full Details

January 31, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Understanding Human Behavior for Better Assistive Robots
Henny Admoni
Assistant Professor Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University | Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab

Human-robot interaction has the potential to transform the way people work and live, particularly when it comes to assistive robots that help...... Full Details

January 24, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Near-living Spaces: Paradigms and Methods
Philip Beesley
Principal, Philip Beesley Architect Inc. | Primary Investigator, Living Architecture Systems Group

Using detailed illustrations of recent projects of the Living Architecture Systems Group, this talk will offer renewed working methods that can...... Full Details

January 17, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Doing Inclusive Design: From GenderMag to InclusiveMag
Margaret Burnett
OSU Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University

How can software professionals assess whether their software supports diverse users? And if they find problems, how can they fix them? Although...... Full Details

December 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Who is in the Crowd? Characterizing the Capabilities of Prize Competition Competitors
Zoe Szajnfarber
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and of International Affairs, The George Washington University

This seminar presents findings from a recent field experiment designed to characterize who in the crowd is willing and able to solve complex...... Full Details

November 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Big Picture of Quantum Technologies
Jack Hidary
Research Scientist, Alphabet's X (formerly Google X)

Jack Hidary of Alphabet's X (formerly Google X) will update on current quantum computing approaches from industry & academia in the NISQ (near...... Full Details

November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm City Complex
Violet Whitney
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Cities have always been complex, but in recent years, technology has inadvertently changed the nature of that complexity. Websites like Yelp and...... Full Details

November 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Interventions for Behavior Change
Mashfiqui Rabbi
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

In the US, unhealthy behaviors—such as sedentary lifestyle, overeating, substance use, and tobacco use—account for approximately 40% of the risk...... Full Details

November 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Scaffolding Robust Intelligent Systems with Crowds
Walter S. Lasecki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering / Founding Director, Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Intelligent systems hold the potential to enable natural, fluid, and efficient ways to achieve users’ objectives — but being able to understand...... Full Details

October 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm “Knowledge Embodied in Artifacts”: A Problem in Design Epistemology
Jeffrey Bardzell
Professor of Informatics and Director of the HCI/Design program in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University--Bloomington

Among the most exciting developments in HCI research today is the rise of designerly approaches to research: research through design, practice-...... Full Details

October 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Cautionary Tales and Better Futures for Social Technologies
John Cain
Visiting Professor, Institute of Design in Chicago

This talk will explore the "human" in HCI, and offer ways to bring what people (just plain folk) care about (their passions and frustrations) into...... Full Details

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
About 19 million people in the US report difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. Many of these people
...... Full Details
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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