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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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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
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 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 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 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

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

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 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

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

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
...... 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

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

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