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A weekly reading seminar
Instructors: Jon Froehlich, Ben Bederson, Leah Findlater

Brain-computer interfaces, smart cities, computing for all, human computation, augmented reality, personalized health care, environmental sustainability. What do all of these topics have in common? They are just a small taste of emerging hot topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).

This 1-credit weekly reading seminar will cover recent papers that represent new directions and opportunities in HCI. By nature HCI has been interdisciplinary, incorporating fields such as Computer Science, Psychology, and Design. The Future of HCI will be even more so. We will reflect this trend by targeting papers that not only integrate multiple sub-discipines of CS (e.g., computer vision, machine learning) but also target problem spaces traditionally found in other fields (e.g., medicine, urban planning, environmental sustainability).

We plan on reading approximately one paper per week. Attendance is required for credit. Each paper will be assigned one leader who will be partly responsible for leading the discussion of the paper. In addition, all participants will be expected to post a short comment about the paper before class. The papers selected for the course will be partially selected by the instructors, and partially selected by the students.

When: Spring Semester 2012, Tuesdays 12pm-1pm
Where: Hornbake 2116
Why: For research inspiration, to meet new people, and to have friendly discussion

Course Info

How to read a paper
Short reading responses - DUE 10am before class
Short discussion summaries are posted on Google+


Reading Schedule


Week
Topic
Selected Paper
1/31
Crowdsourcing
von Ahn, L., & Dabbish, L. (2008). Designing games with a purpose. Communications of the ACM, 51(8), 57.
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1378704.1378719 [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Jon Froehlich Summarizer: Jon
2/07
Crowdsourcing
Bigham, J.P., Jayant, C., Ji, H., Little, G., Miller, A., Miller, R.C., Miller, R., Tatarowicz, A., White, B., White, S., and Yeh, T. 2010. VizWiz: nearly real-time answers to visual questions. In Proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 333-342. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866029.1866080 [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Kotaro Summarizer: Mike G.
2/14
Crowdsourcing
Bederson, B.B., & Quinn, A.J. (2011) Web Workers Unite! Addressing Challenges of Online Laborers. Alt.CHI paper at CHI 2011, ACM Press, 97-106.
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1979742.1979606 [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Sarah W. Summarizer: Matthew M.

Hu, C., Resnik, P., Kronrod, Y., & Bederson, B.B. (2012) Deploying MonoTrans Widgets in the Wild, to appear in CHI 2012 (short paper)
Tech Report Version [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Adil Y. Summarizer: Sana M.
2/21
Input
Chris Harrison, Hrvoje Benko, and Andrew D. Wilson. 2011. OmniTouch: wearable multitouch interaction everywhere. In Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 441-450. DOI=10.1145/2047196.2047255
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2047196.2047255 [G+ Post]

Please watch the UIST 2011 video as well:
OmniTouch - Demo Video - ACM UIST 2011

And, if you have time, please watch Pranav Mistry's TED Talk on SixthSense from 2009: Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Discussion Leader: Lyndsey Summarizer: Nick
2/28
Input
Vincent Levesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean, Andy Cockburn, Nicholas D. Marchuk, Dan Johnson, J. Edward Colgate, and Michael A. Peshkin. 2011. Enhancing physicality in touch interaction with programmable friction. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2481-2490. DOI=10.1145/1978942.1979306 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979306 [G+ Post]

Discussion Leader: Rongjian Summarizer: Tak
3/06
Input
Goel, M., Findlater, L., Wobbrock, J.O. (2012). WalkType: Using accelerometer data to accommodate situational impairments in mobile touch screen text entry. Proc. SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012), 10 pages. Download paper [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Kazi R. Summarizer: Adil Y.
3/13
Input
Shaun K. Kane, Jacob O. Wobbrock, and Richard E. Ladner. 2011. Usable gestures for blind people: understanding preference and performance.
Proc. SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2011). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 413-422. DOI=10.1145/1978942.1979001
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979001 [G+ Post]

Discussion Leader: John G. Summarizer: Matthew M.
3/20
No seminar. Spring break.
NA
3/27
Personal informatics
Quantified Self
The Design and Evaluation of Prototype Eco-Feedback Displays for Fixture-Level Water Usage Data. Froehlich, J., Findlater, L., Ostergren, M., Ramanathan, S., Peterson, J., Wragg, I., Larson, E., Fu, F., Bai, M., Patel, S., Landay, J. Proceedings of CHI 2012, To Appear. [Paper] [Movie] [G+ Post]
4/3
Personal informatics
Quantified Self
Healthcare in the pocket: Mapping the space of mobile-phone health interventions. Predrag Klasnja and Wanda Pratt.
Journal of Biomedical Informatics 45 (2012) 184–198 [Paper] [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Nick G. Summarizer: Lyndsey F.
4/10
Personal informatics
Quantified Self
Understanding My Data, Myself: Supporting Self-Reflection with Ubicomp Technologies. Ian Li, Anind Dey, and Jodi Forlizzi. Ubicomp 2011, pp. 405-414. [Paper] [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Sana Summarizer: Tak
4/17
Cyborg
Solovey, E.T., Schermerhorn, P., Scheutz, M., Sassaroli, A., Fantini, S., Jacob, R.J.K. (2012). Brainput: Enhancing Interactive Systems with Streaming fNIRS Brain Input. Proc. ACM CHI 2012. To appear. [Paper] [G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Matthew M. Summarizer: Jessy
4/24
Cyborg
+T. Scott Saponas, +Desney Tan, +Dan Morris, +Ravin Balakrishnan, +Jim Turner, and +James Landay. 2009. Enabling always-available input with muscle-computer interfaces. In Proceedings of the 22nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 167-176; [Paper][G+ Post]
Discussion Leader: Michael G. Summarizer: Sarah
5/1
Cyborg
Since it's the last seminar, we decided to change things up and not assign a reading. Instead, this week each student should look for a recent or emerging technology, interaction or vision that they find inspirational for thinking about the future of human-computer interaction. If there's a video showcasing this technology/interaction/vision, post the link to the video here. If not, is there a light article that talks about the technology? This is meant to be a fun, creative activity and you do not need to read and comment on a full-blown research paper. Along with the link to the resource (e.g., video or article), write a paragraph highlighting why you find the technology inspirational, what it could enable, and what challenges may need to be overcome before adoption.
Here are examples of what we mean by links to inspirational videos:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwuMg0FsKzs
[G+ Post]
It would be great to have these posts up by Monday night if possible so that there will be time for everyone to read them over before the seminar.
Discussion Leader: Minhaz Summarizer: John G.
5/8
No seminar. Week of ACM CHI 2012 conference.
NA

Possible Topics and Papers


This is your reading seminar! Add topics you'd like to see covered, vote for topics, or suggest a paper for a given topic. We will use this information to put together the reading schedule.

Topic
Suggested Papers - Add papers or vote for one by appending [YourName] to the paper entry
computer vision and HCI

machine learning and HCI

natural language processing and HCI
  • Koji Yatani, Michael Novati, Andrew Trusty, and Khai N. Truong. 2011. Review spotlight: a user interface for summarizing user-generated reviews using adjective-noun word pairs. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1541-1550. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979167
  • Hu, C., Bederson, B.B., & Resnik, P. (2010) Translation by Interactive Collaboration between Monolingual Users, Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI 2010), 39-46.
  • Hu, C., Resnik, P., Kronrod, Y., & Bederson, B.B. (2012) Deploying MonoTrans Widgets in the Wild, to appear in CHI 2012
gesture-based computing
brain-computer interaction

human computation
activity recognition

tangible / surface computing
  • Patrick Baudisch, Torsten Becker, and Frederik Rudeck. 2010. Lumino: tangible blocks for tabletop computers based on glass fiber bundles. In Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1165-1174. DOI=10.1145/1753326.1753500 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753500
  • Esben Warming Pedersen and Kasper Hornbæk. 2011. Tangible bots: interaction with active tangibles in tabletop interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2975-2984. DOI=10.1145/1978942.1979384 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979384
alternative input methods
  • Harrison, C., Benko, H., and Wilson, A. D. 2011. OmniTouch: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User interface Software and Technology (Santa Barbara, California, October 16 - 19, 2011). UIST '11. ACM, New York, NY. http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/OmniTouch
  • T. Scott Saponas, Desney S. Tan, Dan Morris, Ravin Balakrishnan, Jim Turner, and James A. Landay. 2009. Enabling always-available input with muscle-computer interfaces. In Proceedings of the 22nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology(UIST '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 167-176. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1622176.1622208
  • Harrison, C., Tan, D. Morris, D. 2010. Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Atlanta, Georgia, April 10 - 15, 2010). CHI '10. ACM, New York, NY. http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/Skinput
  • Vincent Levesque, Louise Oram, Karon MacLean, Andy Cockburn, Nicholas D. Marchuk, Dan Johnson, J. Edward Colgate, and Michael A. Peshkin. 2011. Enhancing physicality in touch interaction with programmable friction. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2481-2490. DOI=10.1145/1978942.1979306 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979306 [best paper award]
health informatics

environmental sustainability

computing for all / accessibility
  • Bigham, J.P., Jayant, C., Ji, H., Little, G., Miller, A., Miller, R.C., Miller, R., Tatarowicz, A., White, B., White, S., and Yeh, T. 2010. VizWiz: nearly real-time answers to visual questions. In Proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 333-342. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1866029.1866080
personalization
  • Matthijs, N. and Radlinski, F.. 2011. Personalizing web search using long term browsing history. In Proceedings of the fourth ACM international conference on Web search and data mining (WSDM '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 25-34. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1935826.1935840
real-time smart cities

augmented reality

social media analysis
  • Pal, A. and Counts, S. 2011. Identifying topical authorities in microblogs. In Proceedings of the fourth ACM international conference on Web search and data mining (WSDM '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 45-54. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1935826.1935843
speech interfaces

urban informatics

accessibility

eye-tracking

human-robot interaction