Emerging Frontier of Human-Computer Interaction Research
University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: Augmented Human
Augmented Human introduces a fundamental paradigm shift in HCI: from human-computer-interaction to human-computer-integration, and out abilities will be mutually connected through the networks (what we call IoA, or Internet of Abilities, as the next step of IoT: Internet of Things). In this talk, I will discuss rich possibilities and distinct challenges in enhancing human abilities. I will introduce our recent projects including design of flying cameras as our remote and external eyes, a home appliance that can increase your happiness, an organic physical wall/window that dynamically mediates the environment, and an immersive human-human connection concept called "JackIn."
University of Birmingham, UK
Title: Computational Interaction
This talk reviews an emerging frontier of human-computer interaction research: the use of algorithms to design interactions with computers and artefacts. The idea has been studied a long time, and with different approaches, but has seen significant scientific advances only recently. Interaction design is a complex problem-solving activity that entails large numbers of decisions, constraints, and objectives. Empirical studies confirm that designers struggle to deal with multiple and complex objectives, lack of knowledge, conflicing constraints, and large design spaces. In this talk I will argue for the role of algorithms in the interaction design process.
(This talk describes work with Antti Oulasvirta, Per Ola Kristensson, and Xiaojun Bi.)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Title: The rise of cognitive computing
A new wave of research in HCI has led to increasingly sophisticated cognitive computing systems. Cognitive computing aims to simulate human thought processes using data mining, pattern recognition, and machine learning techniques. In contrast to a traditional AI system, the goal of a cognitive computing system is not to build machines that can think for themselves. Rather, the goal is to allow humans to work side-by-side with machines, such that human cognitive abilities can be enhanced to handle more complex tasks. Implications to future intelligent use interfaces will be discussed.
The talk is sponsored by Fulbright Scholar program with support from American Institute in Taiwan.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Title: Interaction at scale
The field of human-computer interaction is witnessing an increasing number of “interaction at scale” systems, in which a massive group of users interact via technology to collaborate, learn, discuss, share information, and make decisions. I’ll discuss three driving forces of interaction at scale: crowds, data, and AI. Crowdsourcing tackles complex problems by involving a large group of people via microtasks and coordination, data-driven interaction techniques leverage large-scale data to create new user experiences, and AI-powered interaction enables more intelligent and adaptive UIs.