Past Seminars

The HCII Seminar Series has been a weekly tradition at CMU since 1990. Details of our seminars from 2014 to present, as well as many of their recordings, are available below. A few years ago, we held a year of special programming in celebration of the seminar's 25th anniversary.

Datesort ascending Title Speaker Event Recording Abstract
June 3, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCII Special Seminar - Josiah Hester
Josiah Hester
Josiah Hester
Breed Chair of Design and Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering at Northwestern University

"Batteries Not Included: Reimagining Computing for the Next Trillion Devices"

In this talk, I'd like to upend the notion that a...... Full Details

April 29, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Janet Vertesi
Janet Vertesi
Janet A. Vertesi
Associate Professor, Sociology Department, Princeton University

"Building Anti-Racist Technologies: A Critical HCI Approach"

From soap dispensers and pulse oximeters that don’t see dark skin,...... Full Details

April 22, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Andrés Monroy-Hernández
Principal Research Scientist at Snap Inc., Asst. Professor at Princeton Computer Science

"Playful Co-Located Interactions with Mobile Augmented Reality"

It is common to spend hours on our digital devices connecting with people...... Full Details

April 15, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Postdocs
square collage of 4 headshots of the postdocs speaking - Chhabra, Fernandes Minori, Kim and Shultz
4 HCII Postdocs

Pallavi Chhabra

CMU Postdoc, faculty advisor Ken Koedinger

Title:  ...... Full Details

April 1, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Rabindra Ratan
Robby Ratan
Rabindra (Robby) Ratan
Associate Professor and AT&T Scholar at Michigan State University’s Department of Media and Information as well as Director of the Social and Psychological Approaches to Research on Technology-Interaction Effects (SPARTIE) Lab

"The Metaverse has Arrived, Hello Classes in VR, Goodbye Zoom Fatigue …April Fools!"

Can you guess one truth against the...... Full Details

March 25, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Andy Wilson
Andy Wilson
Andy Wilson
Partner researcher, Microsoft Research

"Blending Virtual and Physical Realities with RealityShader"

The metaverse is about more than VR headsets and always has been. At...... Full Details

March 18, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Michael Nebeling
Michael Nebeling wears a virtual reality headset
Michael Nebeling
Assistant Professor of Information, University of Michigan

"Extended Reality for Everybody"

Technical advances in virtual, augmented reality, and mixed reality (XR) have paved the way for...... Full Details

February 25, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Nithya Sambasivan
Nithya Sambasivan
Nithya Sambasivan

"All Equation, No Human: The Myopia of Model Centrism"

AI models seek to intervene in increasingly higher stakes

...... Full Details
February 18, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Jay Aronson
Jay Aronson
Jay Aronson
Founder and director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University and Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the History Department

“Technology for Social Good? AI, Human Rights, and Harm Reduction”

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February 11, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - 4 HCII Postdocs
collage of 4 postdocs
Alex Ahmed, Hope Chidziwisano, Qiuyu (Luca) Lu and Deniz Sayar
HCII Postdocs

The HCII regularly gives our postdocs an opportunity to present during the HCII Speaker Series. This Friday’s seminar will feature four...... Full Details

January 28, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - featuring HCII Postdocs
Adetunji Adeniran, Danielle Chine and Tricia Ngoon
Postdoctoral Researchers

The HCII regularly gives our postdocs an opportunity to present during the HCII Speaker Series.  This week we will hear from three postdocs...... Full Details

January 21, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Information and Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Director of the Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure

"The Good Web:  Competing Visions for the Future of Social Media"

Between the US Capitol Insurrection -...... Full Details

December 3, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Amy Pavel
Amy Pavel
Amy Pavel
Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin

Human-AI Systems for Making Videos Useful

Video is becoming a core medium for communicating a wide range of content, including...... Full Details

November 19, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Leah Buechley
Leah Buechley
Leah Buechley
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

"Hand and Machine"

I believe that by making technology more accessible and building artifacts that look and...... Full Details

November 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Shunichi Kasahara
Shunichi Kasahara
Shunichi Kasahara
Researcher, Group leader at Sony Computer Science Laboratories

"Superception : Exploring new “Self” in the integration of humans and computers"

When computers and humans integrate, to what...... Full Details

November 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Kat Schrier Shaenfield
Kat Schrier Shaenfield
Associate Professor/Director of Games, Marist College, School of Communication and the Arts; Consultant, Game Designer, World Health Organization (WHO)

"What if We Could Design Games to Reduce Biases and Enhance Compassion?"

Virtual reality (VR) and other types of games have been...... Full Details

October 29, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Tom Hope
Tom Hope
Tom Hope
Postdoctoral researcher at The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and The University of Washington

"Harnessing Scientific Literature for Boosting Discovery and Innovation"

In the year 1665, the first academic journal was published. Fast...... Full Details

October 22, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Speaker Series - Daragh Byrne
Daragh Byrne
Associate Teaching Track faculty, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University

"Storytelling with data and devices: making sense of the quantified self"

Stories about our everyday experiences are one of the

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October 8, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Nazanin Andalibi
Naz Andalibi
Nazanin (Naz) Andalibi
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

"Where is the Human in Emotion Recognition/AI Technologies?"

Emotions are powerful, mediate humans’ experiences with their...... Full Details

October 1, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Joel Chan
Joel Chan
Joel Chan
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies (iSchool)

"Accelerating Scientific Discovery by Lowering Barriers to User-Generated Synthesis of Scientific Literature"

In today's scholarly...... Full Details

September 24, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Marshini Chetty
Marshini Chetty
Marshini Chetty
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Chicago

"Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet"


Imagine a world where the Internet caters to all types of users and...... Full Details

September 17, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Susan Wyche
Susan Wyche
Susan Wyche
Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Media and Information

"Reconsidering Human-Centered Approaches to Design in Human-Computer Interaction and Development (HCI4D): Using Design Methods to Reimagine...... Full Details

September 10, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Michael Wessely
Michael Wessely
Michael Wessely
Postdoctoral Associate at MIT CSAIL

"Fabricating Physical User Interfaces with Smart Materials"

Physical user interfaces like mobile phones, or wearable health...... Full Details

September 3, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm HCII Seminar Series - Gabriela Marcu
Gabriela Marcu
Gabriela Marcu
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information

"Designing for Coordination and Intervention in Behavioral Health"


Behavioral and mental health is an underserved...... Full Details

April 30, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Robin Brewer
Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

"Challenging, Understanding, and Innovating to Support Aging and Online Engagement"

The United States Census predicts that

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April 23, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Luke Stark
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

“Ordering Emotion: Scenes from the History of Affective Computing”

In fields ranging from health and wellness and

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April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Special Seminar: Portable Laser Cutting with Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Thijs Roumen
Ph.D. student at Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany

A portable format for laser cutting will enable millions of users to...... Full Details

April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Morgan Ames
Assistant Adjunct Professor in the School of Information and Associate Director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society at the University of California, Berkeley

"The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child"

Drawing on her book, The Charisma...... Full Details

April 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Timnit Gebru
Co-founder, Black in AI

"The hierarchy of knowledge in...... Full Details

March 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Oliver Haimson
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, School of Information

"Designing Trans Technology"

Transgender and nonbinary people face substantial challenges in the world, ranging from social...... Full Details

March 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Andrea G. Parker
Andrea Parker
Andrea G. Parker
Associate Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

"Community Wellness Informatics: Designing Technology for Health Equity"

In the United States, there are serious and persistent...... Full Details

March 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Ayanna M Howard
Ayanna Howard
Ayanna M Howard
Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University

"Understanding and Mitigating Bias and Human Overtrust in Robotics and AI"

People tend to overtrust sophisticated computing...... Full Details

February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Denae Ford Robinson
Denae Ford
Denae Ford Robinson
Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington

"A Tale of Two Cities: Software Developers in Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic"

The mass shift to working from home during...... Full Details

February 19, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Tawanna Dillahunt
Associate Professor, University of Michigan

"Designing and Rethinking the Role of Digital Tools in Support of Employment among Job Seekers Experiencing Marginalization"

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February 12, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty & Professor of Media Culture, and Communication, New York University

"Dreams of (Black) Tech Futures Past"

Abstract: This is what could have been. If the computer geeks at MIT in 1960...... Full Details

February 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Yolanda Rankin
Assistant Professor, School of Communications & Information, Florida State University

"Rethinking Intersectionality in the Field of Computing: A Black Woman's Perspective"

Intersectionality, a critical framework that...... Full Details

December 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Jessica Hullman
Jessica Hullman
Jessica Hullman
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northwestern University

"Beyond Visualization: Theories of Inference to Improve Data Analysis & Communication"

Data analysis is a decidedly human task. As...... Full Details

November 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Anne Marie Piper
Anne Marie Piper
Anne Marie Piper
Associate Professor, University of California Irvine

"Rethinking Design for Accessibility"

Approximately 61 million Americans, or one in four U.S. adults, have a disability that affects daily...... Full Details

November 13, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Tamara Lynnette Clegg
Tamara Clegg
Tamara Lynnette Clegg
Associate Professor, College of Information Studies and the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, College of Education, University of Maryland

"Designing Socio-technical Systems for Learning in the Third Place"

Oldenberg (1989) characterizes Third Places as the gathering places...... Full Details

November 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Martin Robillard
Martin Robillard
Martin Robillard
Professor, McGill University

"Supporting opportunistic learning in software development with Wikipedia"

Programmers are...... Full Details

October 30, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Amy J Ko
Amy J Ko
Amy J Ko
Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, Seattle

"Critical Computing Education"

Computing can be a wondrous, powerful tool, bringing us information, experiences, and connections that...... Full Details

October 16, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Karthik Ramani
Karthik Ramani
Karthik Ramani
Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

"Augmenting Humans in Design Fabrication, Robotics, and Workflows Through Spatially Aware Interfaces"

The convergence of many factors such...... Full Details

October 9, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Niloufar Salehi
Niloufar Salehi
Niloufar Salehi
Assistant Professor, School of Information, UC Berkeley

"From content moderation to school assignment: What do theories of justice teach us about design?"

Computational systems have a complex...... Full Details

October 2, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Parmit Chilana
Parmit Chilana
Parmit Chilana
Assistant Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Beyond "One-Size-Fits-All": Designing for User Diversity in Software Learning and Help-Seeking

Learning to use feature-...... Full Details

September 25, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Chris Martens
Chris Martens
Chris Martens
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, NC State

"The politics of programming: towards convivial and liberatory digital tools"

The software industry and corresponding educational pipeline...... Full Details

September 18, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Post Doctoral Fellows
4 guests: Alex Ahmed, Yongsung Kim, Sarah Preum, Angela Stewart

Alex Ahmed

Title: "Community-based design of open source software for transgender people"

Abstract: From the surveillance of...... Full Details

September 11, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: Molly Lewis
Molly Lewis
Molly Lewis
Research Scientist, Department of Psychology and Social & Decision Sciences

What are we learning from language? Cognitive and social biases are encoded in the structure of natural language

Natural...... Full Details

September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm Seminar: HCII Post Doctoral Fellows
4 Guest Speakers from the HCII
Post Doctoral Fellows

Cynthia Bennett

"The Care Work of Access"

ABSTRACT: Current approaches to AI and Assistive Technology (...... Full Details

March 20, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Conversation, Design, and Wicked Problems
Paul Pangaro
Professor of Practice, CMU HCII
The Colloquy of Mobiles was designed by Gordon Pask in 1968, a magnificent mechatronic expression of the sexual revolution at
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February 28, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Building a future for theatrical play: Designing for Expressive Participatory Mixed Reality Performance
Tess Tanenbaum
Assistant Professor, Transformative Play Lab, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California Irvine

In this talk I'm going to discuss my approach to the theory and practice of “Theatrical Play” through the lens of three prototype systems...... Full Details

February 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Augmenting Designers: Developing tools and methods to help designers do what they do better
Nikolas Martelaro
HCII - CMU / Assistant Professor

Recent advances in technologies such as conversational agents, robotics, machine learning, mixed reality, and the internet-of-things are allowing...... Full Details

February 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The MAGIC of Semantic IxD
Daniel Rosenberg
Adjunct Professor UX Design, at San Jose State University | Founder of RCDO UX LLC

Do you know how much cognitive load your design ideas will place on the user even before you sketch out the first screen? If the cognitive load of...... Full Details

February 7, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Mobile, Social, and Fashion: Three Stories from Data-Driven Design
Ranjitha Kumar
Chief Research Scientist, UserTesting | Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Having access to the right types of data at scale is increasingly the key to designing innovation. In this talk, I'll discuss how my group has...... Full Details

January 31, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Understanding Human Behavior for Better Assistive Robots
Henny Admoni
Assistant Professor Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University | Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab

Human-robot interaction has the potential to transform the way people work and live, particularly when it comes to assistive robots that help...... Full Details

January 24, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Near-living Spaces: Paradigms and Methods
Philip Beesley
Principal, Philip Beesley Architect Inc. | Primary Investigator, Living Architecture Systems Group

Using detailed illustrations of recent projects of the Living Architecture Systems Group, this talk will offer renewed working methods that can...... Full Details

January 17, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Doing Inclusive Design: From GenderMag to InclusiveMag
Margaret Burnett
OSU Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University

How can software professionals assess whether their software supports diverse users? And if they find problems, how can they fix them? Although...... Full Details

December 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Who is in the Crowd? Characterizing the Capabilities of Prize Competition Competitors
Zoe Szajnfarber
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and of International Affairs, The George Washington University

This seminar presents findings from a recent field experiment designed to characterize who in the crowd is willing and able to solve complex...... Full Details

November 22, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Big Picture of Quantum Technologies
Jack Hidary
Research Scientist, Alphabet's X (formerly Google X)

Jack Hidary of Alphabet's X (formerly Google X) will update on current quantum computing approaches from industry & academia in the NISQ (near...... Full Details

November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm City Complex
Violet Whitney
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Cities have always been complex, but in recent years, technology has inadvertently changed the nature of that complexity. Websites like Yelp and...... Full Details

November 8, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Interventions for Behavior Change
Mashfiqui Rabbi
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

In the US, unhealthy behaviors—such as sedentary lifestyle, overeating, substance use, and tobacco use—account for approximately 40% of the risk...... Full Details

November 1, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Scaffolding Robust Intelligent Systems with Crowds
Walter S. Lasecki
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering / Founding Director, Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Intelligent systems hold the potential to enable natural, fluid, and efficient ways to achieve users’ objectives — but being able to understand...... Full Details

October 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm “Knowledge Embodied in Artifacts”: A Problem in Design Epistemology
Jeffrey Bardzell
Professor of Informatics and Director of the HCI/Design program in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University--Bloomington

Among the most exciting developments in HCI research today is the rise of designerly approaches to research: research through design, practice-...... Full Details

October 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Cautionary Tales and Better Futures for Social Technologies
John Cain
Visiting Professor, Institute of Design in Chicago

This talk will explore the "human" in HCI, and offer ways to bring what people (just plain folk) care about (their passions and frustrations) into...... Full Details

September 20, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Think About the Future
Stuart Candy, PhD
Associate Professor, CMU School of Design, and Director of Situation Lab

"Everyone thinks about the future. They just don't do it very well." – Jake Dunagan, Institute for the Future

All design activity is future...... Full Details

September 13, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The case for self-sovereign personal AI
Adrian Gropper, MD
CTO, Patient Privacy Rights Foundation

Whether it’s a smartphone that filters notifications or a brain implant that...... Full Details

September 6, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Teamwork with Robots
Malte Jung
Assistant Professor in Information Science, Cornell University

Research on Human-robot Interaction to date has largely focused on examining a single human interacting with a single robot. This work has led to...... Full Details

August 30, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Asocial Design Yields Antisocial Agents
Megan Strait
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Agentic technologies are increasingly emerging in intrinsically social settings; yet, the social capacities of such systems remain critically...... Full Details

July 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Smart Interfaces for Human-Centered AI: HCII Special Seminar
James Landay
Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

AI has the potential to automate people out of their jobs, and in some cases, it will. But while we should carefully consider the risk of...... Full Details

April 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Design of Ethical Interfaces
Paul Pangaro
Professor of Practice, Human-Computer Interaction Institute

This talk proposes to the design community that we define and follow implementable principles for ethical interfaces. Such pragmatic principles...... Full Details

January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Post Design Thinking: Designing for the Consequences of Innovation
Michael Yap and Kristen Leach

Design is practiced along a spectrum. Practicing at any point along the spectrum comes with different kinds of uncertainties and risks. On the...... Full Details

January 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Designing Everyday Things as Collaborative Partners in the Context of Childhood Oncology
Marco Rozendaal
Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, Delft University of Technology

In this talk I will report on the results of a four-year design research project that focused on how to support children and families dealing with...... Full Details

December 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Situated Interaction in the Open World: New Systems and Challenges
Sean Andrist
Researcher (Microsoft Research)

In this talk, I will introduce a research effort at MSR we call “Situated Interaction,” in which we strive to design and develop intelligent...... Full Details

November 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Human+AI Collaboration: Improving the FATE of High Stakes Decision Making
Kori Inkpen
Principal Researcher, Microsoft

What do telepresence and bias have in common?  Not much. After 20+ years of thinking about how to help people connect and engage with others over...... Full Details

November 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can I Use That?! Ethics, Law, and Norms for Other People’s Data
Casey Lynn Fiesler
Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Your tweets, blog posts, photos, reviews, and dating profiles are all potentially being used for science. Though much of this research stems from...... Full Details

November 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User, Agent, Subject, Spy: Information Systems for Human Flourishing
Michael Ekstrand
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Boise State University

Every day, information access systems mediate our experience of the world beyond our immediate senses. Google helps us find what we seek, Amazon...... Full Details

November 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How the Information Revolution is Changing Design Practice
Hugh Dubberly
Principal, Dubberly Design Office

The proliferation of sensors, smart-connected products (IoT), the measurements they generate (big data), on-demand computing (the cloud), and...... Full Details

October 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Learning Programming at Scale: Code, Data, and Environment
Philip Guo
Assistant professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego

Modern-day programming is incredibly complex, and people from all sorts of backgrounds are now learning it. It is no longer sufficient just to...... Full Details

October 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm From personal informatics to personal analytics: personalized decision-support in health
Lena Mamykina
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

The increasing abundance of personal data related to health and wellness presents new opportunities for discovery and insight and can help...... Full Details

October 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Reflect! platform: A cognitive system for dealing with wicked problems in teams
Michael Hoffmann
Associate Professor for Philosophy in the School of Public Policy & Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Tech

Wicked problems are complex problems whose complexity results from the fact that they can be framed in a number of different ways, depending on...... Full Details

September 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Synthetic Teammates
Christopher Myers
Senior Cognitive Scientist & Cognitive Models Core Research Area Lead, Airman Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory

The rise in autonomous system research and development combined with the maturation of computational cognitive architectures holds the promise of...... Full Details

September 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCI Behind the Hospital Doors: EHR Challenges and Human Machine-Learning Interaction
Susan Regli
Human Factors Scientist, University of Pennsylvania Health System

This talk will address two aspects of hospital systems that sorely need attention from the human-computer interaction community. The first aspect...... Full Details

September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Ethical Engagement and the Dark Side of User Experience Design
Colin Gray
Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University

The profession of user experience (UX) design has rapidly expanded in the past decade, impacting the design of user interfaces, the larger...... Full Details

August 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Interaction Design and Imaginaries: Beyond Behavior Change
Dan Lockton
Assistant Professor & Chair of Design Studies, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design

How we think about the world affects what we do. The imaginaries we have—the stories we tell ourselves and each other, the mental models, language...... 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

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

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

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

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

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

November 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Supporting People with Low Vision with Augmented Reality
Shiri Azenkot
Assistant Professor, Cornell Tech, Cornell University
About 19 million people in the US report difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. Many of these people
...... 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

Despite the continued development of individual technologies and processes for supporting human endeavors, major leaps in solving complex human...... 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

In this lecture I argue that (interaction) design is changing from a “one product – one user” perspective towards a more “multiple products –...... 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

Professor Carmel Majidi directs the Integrated Soft Materials Lab at CMU, Mechanical Engineering department. Currently, his...... 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Speaker 1: Paulo Carvalho

Talk Title: Beyond reading in educational contexts: Spending more time...... 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
Technology, one might claim, is designed to recapitulate biology: as we strive to design physical objects and architecture that are...... 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

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously...... 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

As computing devices continue to evolve from personal computers to mobile and wearable technologies, new learning opportunities are opening up....... 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

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

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

Designers know games can evoke empathy and intense connection. But everyday non-expert conversations about games still rarely touch on this truth...... Full Details