Human-Centered Computing

Department of Computer Science

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Research seminar

Longitudinal Studies in HCI

Presenter: Maria Kjærup

17 November 2017,09:30-10:30

Longitudinal studies have been discussed and applied in HCI research for many years, and research has stressed the importance of such studies. But it has also traditionally been seen as somewhat cumbersome and labour-intensive. As a result, the actual role and significance of longitudinal studies in HCI research is still vaguely understood. In this presentation, I will present some interesting findings following a meta-analysis of 97 CHI papers retrieved from the period 1982-2017 in which longitudinal studies. Also reported in a submission for CHI’18, with fellow colleagues and authors; Mikael, Peter and Jesper. The focus will be on themes; duration, metrics and change. Let’s open up a discussion on implications and possibilities for longitudinal studies in HCI.

Upcoming events

Research seminar

What’s all the fuss about design theory?

Presenter: Peter Axel Nielsen

10 November 2017,09:30-10:30

Or, how can we formulate design principles of digital artefacts? Or, why bother? Abstract: Yes, it’ll be abstract. I’ll promise to give one example though.

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Research seminar

Exploring preciousness for interaction design, by engaging in crafting, as a particular approach and attitude towards materiality and making.

Presenter: Vasiliki Tsaknaki

17 November 2017,09:30-10:30

Practice-based design research in the interaction design domain can contribute with studying the many facets involved in a making process, including materials, tools or methods applied, while at the same time it can inform how users engage, interact with, but also value interactive technology in the long term. In this presentation I will talk about some of my research studies, in which I have been engaged in crafting, as a particular approach and attitude towards making interactive artefacts.

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Past Events

Research seminar

HCI challenges for human-building interaction.

Presenter: Stine Schmieg Lundgaard

10 November 2017,09:30-10:30

The fields of HCI and architecture are, to an increasing degree, intertwined. Using terms such as smart buildings or human-building interaction, interaction designers and architects are integrating digital technologies with our built environment. In this presentation, I talk about my current findings and reflections from an ongoing literature review within this field.

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Research seminar

Human Activity Supported by Novel Interfaces

Presenter: Timothy Merritt

10 November 2017,09:30-10:30

In many activities, communication among people can be limited. Current interfaces can be mismatched or inadequate considering environmental factors, e.g. the fine control offered by a mouse may be unhelpful while walking around a room, flat touch screens compete for attention from the driver, etc. In this talk I discuss findings from my recent research that investigates new technologies to support human activities and social collaboration in challenging contexts. This involves the development and evaluation of new interfaces that explore the capacities of the human senses, reduction of negative experiences, and support for social interaction in physical space. The talk will focus mainly on two projects 1) designing for communication in extreme contexts and 2) development of a novel breath-based biofeedback game for reducing pain and anxiety for children in a hospital.

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