Saturday, May 31, 2008

Meets: ACM CHI -- the sequel


There's much more to CHI than I remember! There are close to 70 sessions. Even if all session had three papers (and that seems a bit low), that'd be over 200 papers. Yikes! We didn't come close to getting through all the papers at the last meeting.

We'll try again next Thursday, but be more selective. If you plan on coming, pick a few papers you'd like to skim, we'll focus on those. I'd be grateful if you added them as comments to this post in the dgl news blog (accessible off the site).

See you this Thursday @ 4 @ 2244.




Hi folks,

This Thursday @ 4, we'll survey the contents of the recent ACM CHI Conference in Florence. "abs & pics" is my geeky new term for looking over the abstracts and images; a good way of getting the gist of a paper.

CHI stands for Computer-Human Interface, and is the premier event focusing on HCI issues in computer science.

You can find the papers online at the ACM Digital Library. If you're at the university, you may have to go to the university library and look up the "acm digital library" to gain access. If you don't have a university login yet... I guess you'll have to make do with the abstracts, unless you can find copies of interesting papers at the authors' sites.




  1. Hey folks,

    These readings intrigue me, and this only gets me through the "post WIMP" session!



    AutoTypography: what can physical mementos tell us about digital memories?
    Daniela Petrelli, Steve Whittaker, Jens Brockmeier

    Mobile multimedia presentation editor: enabling creation of audio-visual stories on mobile devices
    Tero Jokela, Jaakko T. Lehikoinen, Hannu Korhonen

    Communication chains and multitasking
    Norman Makoto Su, Gloria Mark

    Effects of intelligent notification management on users and their tasks
    Shamsi T. Iqbal, Brian P. Bailey

    Usability evaluation considered harmful (some of the time)
    Saul Greenberg, Bill Buxton

    Exploring the use of tangible user interfaces for human-robot interaction: a comparative study
    Cheng Guo, Ehud Sharlin

    Access control by testing for shared knowledge
    Michael Toomim, Xianhang Zhang, James Fogarty, James A. Landay

    Using tags to assist near-synchronous communication
    Gary Hsieh, Jennifer Lai, Scott E. Hudson, Robert Kraut

  2. Here are my picks:

    * Integrating statistics and visualization: case studies of gaining clarity during exploratory data analysis
    Adam Perer, Ben Shneiderman

    Wedge: clutter-free visualization of off-screen locations
    Sean Gustafson, Patrick Baudisch, Carl Gutwin, Pourang Irani

    AutoCardSorter: designing the information architecture of a web site using latent semantic analysis
    Christos Katsanos, Nikolaos Tselios, Nikolaos Avouris

    * The adaptation of visual search strategy to expected information gain
    Yuan-Chi Tseng, Andrew Howes

    Searching for expertise
    Kate Ehrlich, N. Sadat Shami

    What drives content tagging: the case of photos on Flickr
    Oded Nov, Mor Naaman, Chen Ye

    Information distance and orientation in liquid layout
    Joseph H. Goldberg, Jonathan I. Helfman, Lynne Martin

    An exploratory study of visual information analysis
    Petra Isenberg, Anthony Tang, Sheelagh Carpendale

    * Supporting the analytical reasoning process in information visualization
    Yedendra Babu Shrinivasan, Jarke J. van Wijk

    * Predictability and accuracy in adaptive user interfaces
    Krzysztof Z. Gajos, Katherine Everitt, Desney S. Tan, Mary Czerwinski, Daniel S. Weld

    * Indirect mappings of multi-touch input using one and two hands
    Tomer Moscovich, John F. Hughes

    SESSION: Multidimensional Visualization

    Melange: space folding for multi-focus interaction
    Niklas Elmqvist, Nathalie Henry, Yann Ri he, Jean-Daniel Fekete

    Sigma lenses: focus-context transitions combining space, time and translucence
    Emmanuel Pietriga, Caroline Appert

    FacetZoom: a continuous multi-scale widget for navigating hierarchical metadata
    Raimund Dachselt, Mathias Frisch, Markus Weiland

    LivOlay: interactive ad-hoc registration and overlapping of applications for collaborative visual exploration
    Hao Jiang, Daniel Wigdor, Clifton Forlines, Michelle Borkin, Jens Kauffmann, Chia Shen

    PieCursor: merging pointing and command selection for rapid in-place tool switching
    George Fitzmaurice, Justin Matejka, Azam Khan, Mike Glueck, Gordon Kurtenbach

    AAMU: adaptive activation area menus for improving selection in cascading pull-down menus
    Erum Tanvir, Jonathan Cullen, Pourang Irani, Andy Cockburn

    * Metrics for measuring human interaction with interactive visualizations for information analysis
    Theresa A. O'Connell,, Yee-Yin Choong

    SESSION: Fitt's Law Lives

    * An error model for pointing based on Fitts' law
    Jacob O. Wobbrock, Edward Cutrell, Susumu Harada, I. Scott MacKenzie

    Optimal parameters for efficient crossing-based dialog boxes
    Morgan Dixon, François Guimbretière, Nicholas Chen

    Fitts' throughput and the speed-accuracy tradeoff
    I. Scott MacKenzie, Poika Isokoski

  3. Hi folks,

    So we got through several of those on the left. We'll spend one more week looking at CHI papers if you folks show interest.

    I'd like to focus on just a few papers, to get a more in depth treatment.

    So, if there's a paper in the CHI list that, after your skim of it, seems worth an in depth exam, post a comment on the news blog entry about our last meeting ("CHI -- the sequel") and let us know. If we have a couple I think look interesting, we'll do CHI again. If I have heard more from you by Monday, I'll just pick something!