CHI 2019: Strong participation by the University of Melbourne

25 June 2019

CHI 2019

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, also known as CHI 2019, is the flagship annual conference that brings together researchers working across the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). With an outstanding total of nine papers successfully contributed to this year’s CHI proceedings, many talented researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction were recognised at this year’s conference.

CHI 2019 was held, for the first time ever in the UK, at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Weaving the Threads of CHI’, a theme representative of the multi-disciplinary approaches and skill-sets possessed by researchers contributing to developments in interactive technologies.

From interactive design and user experience, to software engineering and artificial intelligence, the ‘Threads of CHI’ can be found looped through a range of research projects, across a number of collaborative disciplines - for the common purpose of creating better technology for the future.

Awards and recognition

The Interactive Design Lab congratulate our researchers for taking home an award for Best Paper, and receiving an Honourable Mention. 

Best Paper Award

A Tale of Two Perspectives: A Conceptual Framework of User Expectations and Experiences of Smartphone-Fitness Apps
Authored by Mr Ahed Aladwan, Dr Ryan Kelly, Dr Steven Baker and Dr Eduardo Velloso
Presented on Tuesday 7 May 2019, at Paper Session: Sport and Fitness

Honourable Mention

Can Augmented Reality Stimulate a Honeypot Effect? Observations from Santa’s Lil Helper
Authored by Dr Ryan Kelly, Mr Hasan Shahid Ferdous, Dr Niels Woulters, Prof Frank Vetere
Presented on Thursday 9 May 2019, at Paper Session: VR/AR in Collaborative Settings

Other successful CHI conference paper submissions

We were just as thrilled to see our researchers, and their colleagues, contribute an extensive list of successful submissions to CHI 2019. You can take a look at our full, weekly itinerary below. All researchers are from the Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Melbourne, unless otherwise noted.

Our Week at CHI 2019 (May 4–9)

Conference Day 2

Monday 6 May

Patient Perspectives on Self-Management Technologies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Authored by Ms. Tabby Davies (University of Bath), Dr Simon L. Jones (University of Bath) and Dr Ryan Kelly
Presented at Paper Session: Chronic Disease Management

Context-informed Scheduling and Analysis: Improving Accuracy of Mobile Self-Report
Authored by Mr Niels van Berkel, Dr Jorge Goncalves, Dr Peter Koval, Dr Simo Hosio (University of Oulu), Dr Tilman Dingler, Dr Denzil Ferreira (University of Oulu)and Prof Vassilis Kostakos
Presented at Paper Session: Human-Smartphone Interaction

Conference Day 3

Tuesday 7 May

Frame Analysis of Voice Interaction Gameplay
Authored by Mr Fraser Allison, Mr Joshua Newn, Assoc Prof Wally Smith, Assoc Prof Martin Gibbs, Dr Marcus Carter (University of Sydney)
Presented at Paper Session: Social Play

Conference Day 4

Wednesday 8 May

Continuous Evaluation of Video Lectures from Real-Time Difficulty Self-Report
Authored by Ms Namrata Srivastava, Dr Eduardo Velloso, Assoc Prof Jason M. Lodge (University of Queensland), Dr Sarah Erfani and Prof James Bailey
Presented at Paper Session: Online Learning Contexts

Playing Blind: Revealing the World of Gamers with Visual Impairment
Authored by Mr Ronny Andrade, Ms. Melissa Rogerson, Dr Jenny Waycott, Dr Steven Baker, Prof Frank Vetere
Presented at Paper Session: Accessibility and Games

“What’s Happening at that Hip?”: Design, Usability and Evaluation of an On-body Projection Based Augmented Reality System for Physiotherapy Classroom
Authored by Mr Hasan Ferdous, Dr Thuong Hoang (Deakin University), Mr Zaher Joukhadar, Mr Martin N Reinoso, Prof Frank Vetere, Dr David Kelly and Assoc Prof Louisa Remedios
Presented at Paper Session: Learning (Domains)

Conference Day 5

Thursday 9 May

Continuous Alertness Assessments: Using EOG Glasses to Unobtrusively Monitor Fatigue Levels In-The-Wild
Authored by Dr Benjamin Tag (Keio University), Assoc Prof Andrew W. Vargo (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics), Mr Aman Gupta (Keio University), Mr George Chernyshov (Kaio University), Assoc Prof Kai Kunze (Kaio University), Dr Tillman Dingler
Presented on Thursday 9 May 2019 at CHI Paper Session: Computational Approaches to Bodily Interaction