May 13, 2024; Christina Warren

This week, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2024) takes place in Honolulu at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, USA, as well as online. For this year’s edition, the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) embraces the theme of Surfing the World by reflecting the focus on pushing forth the wave of cutting-edge technology and riding the tide of new developments in human-computer interaction.

Several SFB-TRR 161 members are among the researchers who get to share their latest work and ideas from the field of HCI at the prestigious conference.

PhysioCHI’24 Workshop

On the opening weekend of the conference, Francesco Chiossi and Sven Mayer (C06) hosted a workshop on Best Practices for Integrating Physiological Signals in HCI (PhysioCHI’24) together with several international colleagues. The workshop aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary discussions on usability, open science, and ethics tied to physiological data in HCI. A keynote on “Integrating interactive devices with the user’s body & brain” was held by Pedro Lopes, University of Chicago.

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Honorable Mention for Review on Ability-diverse Collaboration

Presented in the session Universal Disability A on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, the paper “A Systematic Review of Ability-diverse Collaboration through Ability-based Lens in HCI” offers an analysis of 117 HCI papers sourced from the ACM Digital Library spanning the last two decades. The paper contributes (1) a unified taxonomy and a framework for ability-diverse collaboration research, (2)a reflective discussion and mapping of the current design space, and (3) the identification of future research opportunities and challenges in ability-diverse collaboration.

For their work, the authors Lan Xiao, Maryam Bandukda, Katrin Angerbauer (A08), Weiyue Lin, Tigmanshu Bhatnagar, Michael Sedlmair (A08), and Catherine Holloway received an Honorable Mention Award. Congratulations!

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Further SFB-TRR 161 CHI 2024 Contributions

In the session Touch, Gesture and Posture, Christian Krauter (VISUS, University of Stuttgart) presents "Sitting Posture Recognition and Feedback: A Literature Review”. The article was co-authored by Katrin Angerbauer (A08), Aimée Sousa Calepso, Alexander Achberger, Sven Mayer (C06), and Michael Sedlmair (A08) and offers a guide for the developers of posture systems by reviewing 223 publications from the fields of engineering, computer science, medical sciences, electronics, and more.

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Yao Wang (A07) presents the paper “ SalChartQA: Question-driven Saliency on Information Visualisations” in the session Politics of Data on Wednesday, May 15. Co-authored by Weitian Wang, Abdullah Abdelhafez, Mayar Elfares, Zhiming Hu, Mihai Bâce, and Andreas Bulling (A07), the paper introduces a novel crowd-sourced dataset that uses the BubbleView interface to track user attention and a question-answering (QA) paradigm to induce different information needs in users.

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Last but not least, SFB-TRR 161 project leader Albrecht Schmidt (C06) gave a keynote with the title  "If You Don’t Know the Cause, You Can’t Control the Effect – Placebo Effects in HCI and Beyond" in the workshop “Evaluating Interactive AI: Understanding and Mitigating Placebo Effects in Human-AI Interaction” (EvalAI@CHI), which took place on Sunday, May 12. The workshop focused on the often-overlooked aspects of evaluating AI and controlling for user biases towards AI and placebo effects in human-AI interaction.

We wish all our attending members a successful time and fruitful discussions at CHI 2024!

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