The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering had a strong showing at CHI 2022, which was held April 30 - May 5 in New Orleans.
The ACM CHI Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. The event annually brings together researchers from all over the world and from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and positionalities, who have an overarching goal to make the world a better place with interactive digital technologies.
Overall, the school had seven accepted papers including one that received a best paper recognition and another that received honorable mention. Authors from Luddy included eight Luddy professors, two post-doctoral researchers, nine Ph.D. students, and four undergraduates. Luddy also co-organized three workshops at the week-long event.
Informatics undergraduate student Emily Swiatek co-authored "Still Creepy After All These Years: The Normalization of the Affective Discomfort in App Use", which was recognized with a Best Paper award, held for the top one percent of all submitted papers. Her co-authors include John S. Serberger (Michigan State University), Irina Shklovski (University of Copenhagen), and Sameer Patil (University of Utah).
Another submission, "Identifying an Aurally Distinct Phrase Set for Text Entry Techniques", by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, Assistant Professor James Clawson, and Jofish Kaye from Mozilla earned Honorable Mention honors, a distinction reserved for the top five percent of all papers submitted.
Other papers accepted by CHI 2022 featuring researchers from the Luddy School include:
- "A State-Based Medication Routine Framework", by Clara Caldeira (Luddy postdoctoral researcher and CIFellow), Pallabi Bhowmick (Luddy Ph.D. student), Priya Komarlingam (Cuemed Inc), and Katie Siek (professor and chair of informatics)
- "I hope I never need one: Unpacking Stigma in Aging in Place Technology", by Clara Caldeira (Luddy postdoctoral researcher and CIFellow), Novia Nurian (Luddy Ph.D. student), and Kay Connelly (professor and associate dean for research)
- "Trust, Reciprocity, and the Role of Timebanks as Intermediaries: Design Implications for Addressing Healthcare Transportation Barriers", by Tawanna R. Dillahunt (University of Michigan), Juan F. Maestre (Ph.D. Informatics '21 ), Vaishnav Kameswaran (University of Michigan), Erica Poon (University of Michigan), John Osorio Torres (Luddy Ph.D. student), Patrick C. Shih (Assistant Professor), Alice Bagley (Unity in Our Community TimeBank), Samuel L. A. Young (Covenant Community Care, Inc.), and Tiffany C. Veinot (University of Michigan)
- "Investigating and Validating On-body Temperature Sensors for Personal Heat Exposure Tracking", by Dana Habeeb (assistant professor), James Clawson (assistant professor), Arash Zakersefahani (Ph.D. student), and Zebulon Hotlz (B.S. Informatics '20)
- "Adopting Diffractive Reading to Advance HCI Research: A Case Study on Technology for Aging", by Amanda Lazar (University of Maryland), Ben Jelen (Ph.D. Informatics '22), Alisha Pradhan (University of Maryland), and Katie Siek (professor and chair of informatics)
Luddy had a part in three leading workshops:
- Emerging Telepresence Technologies in Hybrid Learning Environments, by Houda Elmimouni (Luddy postdoctoral researcher and CI fellow), John Paulin Hansen (Technical University of Denmark), Susan Herring (professor), James Marcin (University of California, Davis), Marta Orduna (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Pablo Perez (Bell Labs), Irene Rae (Google), Janet Read (ChiCl Lab, University of Central Lancashire), Jennifer Rode (University College London), Selma Sabanovic (associate professor and associate dean for graduate education), and Veronica Ahumada (University of California, Davis)
- Challenges, Tensions, and Opportunities in Designing Ecosystems to Support the Management of Complex Health Needs, by Tom Ongwere (University of Dayton; Ph.D. Informatics '21), Andrew B.L. Berry (Northwestern University), Clara Caldeira (Luddy postdoctoral researcher), Rosa I. Arriaga (Georgia Institute of Technology), Amid Ayobi (University of Bristol), Eleanor R. Burgess (Anthem Health Platforms), Kay Connelly (professor and associate dean for research), Patricia Franklin (Northwestern University), Andrew D. Miller (IUPUI), Aehong Min (Luddy Ph.D. student), and Nervo Verdezoto (Cardiff University)
- Outsourcing Artificial Intelligence, by Mathew Iantorno (University of Toronto), Olivia Doggett (University of Toronto), Priyank Chandra (University of Toronto), Julie Yujie Chen (University of Toronto Mississauga), Rosemary Steup (Luddy Ph.D. student), Noopur Raval (New York University), Vera Khovanskaya (University of California, San Diego), Laura Lam (University of Toronto), Anubha Sign (University of Michigan), Sarah Rotz (York University), and Matt Ratto (University of Toronto)
Luddy visiting professor Sai Shruthi Chivukula also conducted a master class, Exploring Feminisms Through Design in HCI Education. The class was a part EduCHI, a symposium on HCI Education, which was held as a part of the CHI 2022 conference.
Additionally, two Master's in Human Computer Interaction Design students, Bhavik Donga and Yash Nianjan Hemmady presented their GRATIFOOD project in a student design competition.
"Luddy continues its tradition of excellence as a top 20 ranked school in HCI addressing important societal issues – from accurately measuring a person's heat exposure to helping chronically ill and older adults manage their health to understanding why and how we efficiently use mobile apps," said Katie Siek, chair of informatics. "We are incredibly proud of the commitment Luddy has made to develop a pipeline of diverse HCI researchers – from undergraduates to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to alumni who contribute not only to the research, but also to serving the broader HCI research community."
Indeed, six Ph.D. students served as student volunteers for the week, Chivukula served as a session chair, and five faculty served on the program committee.