Our researchers contribute to successful OzCHI’19

28 January 2020

Presenters and attendees of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI’19) met on Perth’s sandy shores between 3–5 December 2019. The Hotel Esplanade in Fremantle opened its doors to researchers, industry members, and academics from a range of backgrounds, framing discussions around a central theme: Experience Design across Asia-Pacific. The conference focused on emerging research related to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX).

We were proudly represented by a number of researchers, who contributed in presentations across the three-day program. HCI group papers featured in sessions organised around: Ageing, Core Technologies, Emotions and Memory, Rights, Culture and Inclusion, and Games.


(in alphabetical order)

Brodrick Stigall, Kelly Caine, Steven Baker and Jenny Waycott. Older Adults’ Perception and Use of Voice User Interfaces: A Preliminary Review of the Computing Literature

Charlynn Miller and Asheley Jones. Addressing the education gap in aged care technology

Dana McKay and George Buchanan. Shaking the Tree: Understanding Historic and Future Representation of Women at OzCHI

Danula Hettiachchi and Jorge Goncalves. Towards Effective Crowd-Powered Online Content Moderation

Greg Wadley, Amanda Krause, Jiahui Liang, Zihe Wang and Tuck Wah Leong. Use of music streaming platforms for emotion regulation by international students

Lucy Sparrow, Martin Gibbs and Michael Arnold. Apathetic Villagers and the Trolls Who Love Them: Player Amorality in Online Multiplayer Games

Tuck Wah Leong, Christopher Lawrence and Greg Wadley. Designing for diversity in Aboriginal Australia: Insights from a national technology project

Committee Members

Beyond the papers that were presented, our researchers were instrumental in administrative efforts in the lead up to the conference. George Buchanan, a prominent HCI researcher in our lab, was appointed as the official liaison for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (CHISIG), while Ryan Kelly, Greg Wadley, Sarah Webber, Dana McKay and Wally Smith were each involved as committee members for Long Papers submitted to the conference.

We were proud to see a large number of HCI group researchers also assigned to the Program Committee for OzCHI’19, including:

Chaofang Wang, Danula Hettiachchi, Dana McKay, Fernando Estrada, Fraser Allison, George Buchanan, Greg Wadley, Kate Ferris, Jenny Waycott, Melissa Rogerson, Namrata Srivastava, Niels Wouters, Romina Carrasco, Ronny Andrade, Sarah Webber, Senuri Wijenayake, Tilman Dingler, Yaoxi Shi and Zhanna Sarsenbayeva.

Tom Perry of the World Bank
Photo: Tom Perry of the World Bank presents his keynote speech via video link at the Virtual and Augmented Reality for Positive Social Impact workshop by Greg Wadley
OzCHI venue, Perth Australia
Photo: The OzCHI presentation venue in Perth, WA by Greg Wadley