ITI Talks: CHI2023 special

The latest edition of the ITI Talks held this April was dedicated to sharing work to be presented during CHI2023. This is the most relevant conference in the HCI field, which we are attending with a significant number of participants!

Three authors presented their research papers to the institute. The PhD students Francisco Calisto and Filipa Rocha shared their CHI2023 work in Lisbon. On the other hand, Paulo Bala, a postdoctoral researcher, joined the ITI Talks CHI2023 special from Funchal.

Francisco Maria Calisto

Firstly, Francisco Maria Calisto focuses on the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical imaging. In fact, his recent research has demonstrated that personalization and customization of AI communication to clinicians based on their professional experience can improve medical decision-making and improve patient outcomes. His approach combines the power of humans and AI, and he has shown that assertiveness plays a vital role in how this communication is perceived.

Paulo Bala

Second, Paulo Bala investigates the union of Human-Computer Interaction with entertainment media. His PhD project focused on developing support tools for optimising, interacting, and evaluating Virtual Reality content. However, his current research is focused on critical heritage and analyzing discomfort through collaborative autoethnography. By focusing on the differences in how people experience heritage sites, he aims to shine a critical lens on current societal issues and transform people’s understanding of history.

Filipa Rocha

Lastly, Filipa Rocha focuses on improving technology accessibility for children with visual impairments. Her work mainly focuses on developing coding environments that promote collaborative work between children with mixed-visual abilities while training computational thinking skills. Moreover, her recent research investigated the tradeoffs between remote and co-located collaboration through a tangible coding kit, contributing insights on six dimensions related to communication, workspace awareness, and computational thinking training. In sum, she discusses design opportunities of tangibles, audio, roles, and tasks to create inclusive learning activities in remote and co-located settings.

Here is a list of our participation in CHI2023 between April 23 and 28 in Hamburg, including those presented during the latest ITI Talks.

Assertiveness-based Agent Communication for a Personalised Medicine on Medical Imaging Diagnosis: Assertiveness-based BreastScreening-AI

Authors: Francisco Maria Galamba Ferrari Calisto, João Fernandes, Margarida Morais, Carlos Santiago, João Maria Veigas Abrantes, Nuno Jardim Nunes and Jacinto Nascimento.

Coding Together: On Co-located and Remote Collaboration between Children with Mixed-Visual Abilities.

Authors: Filipa Rocha, Filipa Correia, Isabel Neto, Ana Cristina Pires, João Guerreiro, Tiago Guerreiro and Hugo Nicolau.

Comparing Dwell time, Pursuits and Gaze Gestures for Gaze Interaction on Handheld Mobile Devices.

Authors: Omar Namnakani, Yasmeen Abdrabou, Jonathan Grizou, Augusto Esteves and Mohamed Khamis

Towards Critical Heritage in the Wild: Analysing Discomfort through Collaborative Autoethnography. 

Authors: Paulo Bala, Pedro Sanches, Vanessa Cesário, Sarah Leão, Catarina Alexandra Rebelo Rodrigues, Nuno Jardim Nunes and Valentina Nisi.

Workshop: HCI for Climate Change: Imagining Sustainable Futures.

Authors: Eleonora Mencarini, Christina Bremer, Chiara Leonardi, Jen Liu, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Jardim Nunes and Robert Soden.

Workshop: Data as a Material for Design: Alternative Narratives, Divergent Pathways, and Future Directions. 

Authors: Matthew Lee-Smith, Audrey Desjardins, William Odom, James Pierce, Doenja Oogjes, Mathias Funk, Young-Woo Park, Pedro Sanches, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Jesse Josua Benjamin.

Journal Publication: Touching Our Breathing through Shape-Change: Monster, Organic Other, or Twisted Mirror. 

Authors: Pavel Karpashevich, Pedro Sanches, Rachael Garrett, Yoav Luft, Kelsey Cotton, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Kristina Höök.

AltCHI: The Problem With Gender-Blind Design and How We Might Begin to Address It: A Model for Intersectional Feminist Ethical Deliberation. 

Authors: Ana O. Henriques, Sónia Rafael, Victor M Almeida and José Gomes Pinto.