Greg Wadley takes home CHI2020 Best Paper award

21 May 2020

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We are pleased to announce that a publication selected for presentation at CHI2020, co-authored by Senior Lecturer and researcher Greg Wadley, has achieved a ‘Best Paper’ award. The paper is titled ‘On Being Iterated: The Affective Demands of User Participation’. The concept for their submission emerged from discussions which took place during an ARC-funded project to co-design technologies with Indigenous communities in Australia.

The project is led by Chris Lawrence at UTS and, alongside Greg, is contributed to by researchers Tuck Leong and Sandra Eades – formerly from the University of Melbourne – and international researchers Nic Bidwell and Paul Dourish. The paper focuses on iteration, a core approach in technology design, asking how it is experienced by users, particularly those living “outside the mainstream”. Some of the challenges with applying traditional HCI methods to research with Indigenous communities include the variety and remoteness of these communities and the uniqueness of Indigenous cultures, each presenting the opportunity to re-examine familiar design approaches.

The prestigious, international CHI conference has been hosted annually by SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, since 1982. This year, the varying, wide-scale effects of COVID-19 on the academic community have resulted in a number of conferences moving to virtual formats. Though CHI2020 will not be held online, the committee have published conference proceedings, as well as the recipients of Best Paper awards and Honourable Mentions, on their website and in the ACM Digital Library.

We would like to congratulate Greg Wadley on this outstanding achievement.


The paper, On Being Iterated: The Affective Demands of User Participation, is available as part of the CHI2020 conference proceedings, in the ACM Digital Library. Follow Greg Wadley on Twitter for future research updates.