18 March 2016

A record breaking number of DIKU papers accepted at CHI 2016

CHI 2016

At this year’s ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI – pronounced KAI) - the most prestigious conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) - more DIKU research than ever will be presented. In total, eight papers with one or more DIKU authors have been accepted, of which two have earned a Best Paper award.

The research covers a wide range of areas such as shape-changing buttons and interfaces, collaborative work using a wall display, meaning and pleasure in user experiences, wireless transfer of power between devices, interaction beyond the boundaries of large displays and meta-scientific research on HCI research as problem-solving.

Best Papers - a prestigious, highly selective award

Professor Kasper Hornbæk is the contributor to the two papers earning a Best Paper award. In total, 23 out of the 2325 paper submissions at CHI have earned a Best Paper status this year - less than 1 % of the paper submissions. The papers have been chosen by the Best Papers Committee and represent the best of CHI.

One of the papers given the prestigious award, written in cooperation with Antti Oulasvirta from Aalto University in Finland, is concerned with HCI as problem-solving and seeks to answer 'What is HCI as a field?'. The paper offers a rich, generative, and ‘discipline-free’ view of HCI and resolves some existing debates about what HCI is or should be.

The other paper, written in cooperation with Elisa D. Mekler from Universität Basel in Switzerland, focuses on the role of pleasure (hedonia) and meaning (eudaimonia) for happiness through technology use - a debate that has emerged within HCI.

Overview of contributions

Besides the eight papers, a Late-Breaking Work submission and a Workshop with involvement of DIKU rseearchers have been accepted. In total, 10 researchers from the research section Human-Centred Computing (HCC) at DIKU have been involved in the research.

The accepted contributions are:

  • Understanding Affordance, System State, and Feedback in Shape-Changing Buttons - John Tiab (KU), Kasper Hornbæk (KU)

  • Negotiating for Space? Collaborative Work Using a Wall Display with Mouse and Touch Input - Mikkel Rønne Jakobsen (KU), Kasper Hornbæk (KU)

  • Sketching Shape-changing Interfaces: Exploring Vocabulary, Metaphor Use, and Affordances - Majken Kirkegård Rasmussen (AU), Giovani Maria Troiano (KU), Marianne Graves Petersen (AU), Jakob Grue Simonsen (KU), Kasper Hornbæk (KU)

  • Momentary Pleasure or Lasting Meaning? Distinguishing Eudaimonic and Hedonic User Experiences - Elisa D. Mekler (Uni. Basel), Kasper Hornbæk (KU) - Best Paper

  • HCI Research as Problem-Solving - Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University), Kasper Hornbæk (KU) - Best Paper

  • TableHop: An Actuated Fabric Display Using Transparent Electrodes - Deepak Sahoo (Uni. Sussex), Kasper Hornbæk (KU), Sriram Subramanian (Uni. Bristol)

  • PowerShake: Power Transfer Interactions for Mobile Devices - Paul Worgan (Uni. Bristol), Jarrod Knibbe (KU), Mike Fraser (Uni. Bristol), Diego Martinez Plasencia (Uni. Sussex)

  • Off-Limits: Interacting Beyond the Boundaries of Large Displays - Anders Markussen (KU), Sebastian Boring (KU), Mikkel Rønne Jakobsen (KU), Kasper Hornbæk (KU)

  • What can Doodles on the Arm teach us about On-Body Interaction? - Paul Strohmeier (KU), Juan Pablo Carrascal (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) & Kasper Hornbæk - Late-Breaking Work

  • Sharing Perspectives on the Design of Shape-Changing Interfaces - Paul Strohmeier (KU), Antonio Gomes (Queen's University) Giovanni Troiano (KU), Aske Mottelson (KU), Timothy Merritt (AU), Jason Alexander (Lancaster University) - Workshop

Over the next months we will take a closer look into some of the contributions - stay tuned.