This year, the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems accepted 762 papers to be part of its main program. As a local post-conference event, we will be presenting short overviews of the papers to get a quick view of the latest works in HCI. This event was inspired by the annual CHI Study Group organized by the SIGCHI Japan Chapter.
HCI is a very diverse field and it is steadily growing in terms of the number of exceptional contributions and the emergence of new lines of research. For example in 2021, a growing number of contributions in critical computing and computational interaction led to the creation of new subcommittees in the conference. The study group aims to quickly get an overview of the new HCI research contributions published at the premier HCI conference. After this event, we hope that the participants can identify topics and problems that they are interested in and start new research projects.
We also invited Filipino researchers who have accepted papers at CHI 2020. We will have Gierad Laput from Apple as our Keynote speaker and Benedict Olgado from UC Irvine for an invited talk about his recent work.
In 2021, the CHI conference will be held in Japan for the first time. We hope that this event can inspire the Filipino HCI community to work on exceptional submissions.
As computing proliferates into everyday life, systems that understand people’s context of use are of paramount importance. Regardless of whether the platform is a mobile device, a wearable, or embedded in the environment, context offers an implicit dimension that will become highly important if we are to power more human-centric experiences. Context-driven sensing will become a foundational element for many high-impact applications, from specific domains such as elder care, health monitoring, and empowering people with disabilities, to much broader areas such as health and novel interactive experiences. In this talk, I discuss the construction and evaluation of sensing technologies that can be practically deployed and yet still greatly enhance contextual awareness, primarily drawing upon machine learning to unlock a wide range of applications. I discuss algorithms and pipelines that extract meaningful signals and patterns from sensor data to enable high-level abstraction and interaction. I also discuss system and human-centric challenges, and I conclude with a vision of how rich contextual awareness can enable more powerful experiences across broader domains.
This paper introduces document theory as a mechanism to analyze intimate platforms as sociotechnical systems. The theory, developed in documentation studies and applied to HCI, focuses on the casting mold or how agents, through particular means and modes, produce documents that govern social relations. We studied the process of creating a profile by identifying and mapping out the fields asked among the ten most popular online dating apps in the US. By looking at dating profiles as documents and their creation as a process of documentation, we argue that the current casting mold of these intimate platforms is designed to extract profit via invisibilization of labor in digital networks leading to the emergence of a constrained rational market agent. Our study illustrates how document theory makes visible the assumptions of technological systems, calling on us to imagine alternatives beyond incremental design changes given broader structural realities of market and power.
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People who would like to present CHI papers must do the following steps:
Please go to the list of CHI2020 sessions and select the sessions you want to read and present papers for. After you have decided, enter your full name (same as the one you used for registration) in the “Presenter” column of your chosen sessions. You can select more than one session if your current schedule and workload allows. This is a first come first serve basis. Please do not overwrite or delete the names of other people.
Each session has around 5-6 papers and only one person can present for all papers. However, it is up to you if you want to share the reading load with other people.
For this study group, we advise you to be strategic in reading multiple papers. We know that you have other things on your plate so we do not expect you to read the papers thoroughly as you would typically do in an extensive literature review. The goal of the study group and presentations is to extract the important aspects and significant contributions of the paper, in order to inspire future projects.
On the day of the study group, presenters will be given a maximum of 1 minute per paper. For example, if you volunteered to present a session with 5 papers, you have a maximum of 5 minutes to present them all.
Presenters are required to make one slide per paper and consolidate them in one PDF. Please read through the guidelines for preparing the presentation materials.
All presenters are advised to follow the instructions in this guide to ensure successful presentations.
Search for your selected session(s) in the CHI2020 Web Program. Each paper has a link to their page in the ACM Digital Library.
You can download all papers from the ACM Digital Library for free. If you are not an ACM or SIGCHI member, this free access is only available until June 30 (because of COVID-19 support). If you cannot download it before that date, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will download them for you.
Please make 1 slide per paper. Since you only have a maximum of 1 minute to present each paper, we advise you to focus on providing an effective summary of the main contributions and interesting aspects of the paper. In each slide, we expect to see the following:
The consolidated PDF per session must contain the following:
Please name your PDF files as <session number>_<presenter name>.pdf. For example, 23_samson.pdf