Open house

HCI 2009 Programme

Online proceedings
The proceedings of HCI 2009 are available from the ACM Digital Library and the BCS publication archive.

HCI 2009 ran from Tuesday 1 September to Saturday 5 September. Overview of activities on the 5 days is as follows:

Full Conference Programme

Tuesday 1 September, 09:30-18:00

Tutorials on a range of professional and research topics were presented by expert specialist instructors. For details, please refer to the tutorials listing.

Full day workshops, as listed in the workshops directory.

All conference delegates were invited to an informal buffet dinner on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday 2 September, 09:00-10:30

Keynote address by Professor Anthony Dunne, Head of Design Interaction at the Royal College of Art and author of Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects.

Wednesday 2 September, 11:00-12:30

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

From Interaction to Trajectories: Designing Coherent Journeys Through User Experiences
Steve Benford, Gabriella Giannachi, Boriana Koleva, Tom Rodden
University of Nottingham & University of Exeter

Exploring the effects of experience on wiki anxiety and wiki usability: An online study
Benjamin R. Cowan, Lorenzo Vigentini, Mervyn A. Jack
University of Edinburgh

Evaluating Musical Software Using Conceptual Metaphors
Katie Wilkie, Simon Holland, Paul Mulholland
Open University

Reduced Empathizing Skills Increase Challenges for User-Centered Design
William Hudson
Syntagm Ltd

Systematic analysis of control panel interfaces using formal tools
J. Creissac Campos, M. D. Harrison
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal & Newcastle University

Task-Specificity and Resource Allocation in Information Perception in Three-Dimensional Space
Antje Lichtenstein
University of Technology Berlin

Controlling the Usability Evaluation Process under Varying Defect Visibility
Martin Schmettow
Passau University

Forecasting software visualizations: An explorative study
Stavros Asimakopoulos, Robert Fildes, Alan Dix
Lancaster University

Wednesday 2 September, 14:00-15:30 - Encounter Session

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Experience Design

TüISt (transformable über interface for stardom)
Rui Pedro Goncalves Pereira

Visible Imagination: projected play
David J. Chatting, Jon S. Sutton
BT Innovate

A Conversational Model to Display User Activity
Tina Deiml-Seibt, Larissa Pschetz, Boris MĀller
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Paper-based Mixed Reality Sketch Augmentation as a Conceptual Design Support Tool
G.J.D. dos Santos, E.M.A.G. van Dijk, D.M. Vyas
University of Twente

Hospital User Research using New Media Arts
Cecily Morrison, Alan F. Blackwell
University of Cambridge

When `one fits all' does not fit - study of visualization types for mobile help systems
Kathrin Jepsen, Gregor Glass, Roman Englert
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

From the Gaming Experience to the Wider User Experience
Eduardo H. Calvillo Gámez, Paul Cairns, Anna L. Cox
Universidad Politécnica de San Luis Potosi, UCL Interaction Centre & University of York

What makes a good game? Using reviews to inform design
Matthew Bond, Russell Beale
University of Birmingham

Online and Social

Interactive Technology for Enhancing Distributed Learning: A Study on Weblogs
Andreas Holzinger, Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust, Martin Ebner
Med University of Graz & Graz University of Technology

The Effect of Aesthetics on Web Credibility
Farah Alsudani, Matthew Casey
University of Surrey

Using Technologies to Support Reminiscence
Dan Cosley, Kathy Akey, Brian Alson, Jonathan Baxter, Mark Broomfield, Soyoung Lee, Chethan Sarabu
Cornell University & New York University

Helping older people to manage their social activities at the retirement home
Benoît Otjacques, Marc Krier, Fernand Feltz, Dieter Ferring, Martine Hoffmann
Public Research Centre Gabriel Lippmann & University of Luxembourg

An Exploratory Study of Tag-based Visual Interfaces for Searching Folksonomies
Javier Diaz, Keyun Hu, Melanie Tory
University of Victoria

The TicTag Application: Towards Tag-based Meta-search for Browsing the Web
Christina Papakonstantinou, Ioannis Panagiotou, Fons Verbeek
Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science

Measuring the influence of social abilities on acceptance of an interface robot and a screen agent by elderly users
Marcel Heerink, Ben Kröse, Vanessa Evers, Bob Wielinga
Hogeschool van Amsterdam & University of Amsterdam

Wizard of Oz Experiments for Companions
Jay Bradley, Oli Mival, David Benyon
Edinburgh Napier University

Wednesday 2 September, 16:00-18:00

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Evaluating Haptics for Information Discovery While Walking
Simon Robinson, Parisa Eslambolchilar, Matt Jones
Swansea University

Vibrotactile Information for Intuitive Speed Regulation
Jani Lylykangas, Veikko Surakka, Jussi Rantala, Jukka Raisamo, Roope Raisamo, Esa Tuulari
University of Tampere & Polar Electro Ltd

A Vision-based System for Display Interaction
Björn Stenger, Thomas Woodley, Tae-Kyun Kim, Roberto Cipolla
Toshiba Research Europe & University of Cambridge

An Evaluation of a Meal Planning System: Ease of Use and Perceived Usefulness
Johan Aberg
Linköping University, Sweden

DIY Design Process for Interactive Surfaces
Jennifer G. Sheridan, James Tompkin, Abel Maciel, George Roussos
London Knowledge Lab, University College, London & Bartlett School of Architecture

Bringing Tabletop Technologies to Kindergarten Children
Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra Baldassarri, Emanuela Mazzone, Janet C Read
University of Zaragoza, Spain & University of Central Lancashire

Directed Manipulation With Respect To Focal Rings
Darren Edge, Xianghua Ding
Microsoft Research Asia & University of California, Irvine

LEGO Mindstorms for informed metrics in virtual worlds
Michael Vallance, Stewart Martin, Charles Wiz, Paul van Schaik
Future University Hakodate, Japan, Teesside University & Yokohama National University, Japan.

Low-Fi Skin Vision: A Case Study in Rapid Prototyping a Sensory Substitution System
Jon Bird, Paul Marshall, Yvonne Rogers
Open University

Wednesday 2 September, 18:30-21:00 - Open House Festival

An opportunity to get hands-on experience of the latest interactive technology developments from laboratories and companies in the Cambridge area. For details, please refer to the festival page.

Thursday 3 September, 09:00-10:30

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Pedestrian Localisation for Indoor Environments
OliverWoodman, Robert Harle
University of Cambridge

Triggering Trust: To What Extent Does the Question Influence the Answer When Evaluating the Perceived Importance of Trust Triggers?
Joanna Lumsden
Aston University

How do people find information on a familiar website?
Roy A. Ruddle
University of Leeds

Sketching Sketching: Outlines of a Collaborative Design Method
Brock Craft, Paul Cairns
Institute of Education, London Knowledge Lab & University of York

Using Augmentations as Bridges from Concrete to Abstract Representations
Guillaume Zufferey, Patrick Jermann, Son Do Lenh, Pierre Dillenbourg
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Analogies in Design Decision-Making
Stephen T. Hassard, Ann Blandford, Anna L Cox
University College London

Thursday 3 September, 11:00-12:30

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Paper-based Concept Map: the Effects of Tabletop on an Expressive Collaborative Learning Task
Son Do-Lenh, Frédéric Kaplan, Pierre Dillenbourg
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Constructing Relational Diagrams in Audio: The Multiple Perspective Hierarchical Approach
Oussama Metatla, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman
Queen Mary, University of London

Putting the Physical into the Digital: Issues in Designing Hybrid Interactive Surfaces
David Kirk, Abigail Sellen, Stuart Taylor, Nic Villar, Shahram Izadi
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Narrative, Memory and Practice: Tensions and Choices in the Use of a Digital Artefact
Siân E. Lindley, Dave Randall, Wes Sharrock, Maxine Glancy, Nicola Smyth, Richard Harper
Microsoft Research Cambridge, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester & BBC Research and Innovation

Dramaturgical Capitalization of Positive Emotions: The Answer for Facebook Success?
Corina Sas, Alan Dix, Jennefer Hart, Ronghui Su
Lancaster University

"A Little Silly and Empty-Headed" - Older Adults' Understandings of Social Networking Sites
Vilma Lehtinen, Jaana Näsänen, Risto Sarvas
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology & Helsinki University of Technology

Thursday 3 September, 14:00-15:30 - Encounter Session

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Tools and Technologies

Under my Pillow - Designing Security for Children's Special Things
Janet C Read, Russell Beale
University of Central Lancashire & University of Birmingham

Armchair Authentication
Karen Renaud, Joe Maguire
University of Glasgow

A Gestural Interaction Design Model for Multi-touch Displays
Songyang Lao, Xiangan Heng, Guohua Zhang, Yunxiang Ling, Peng Wang
National University of Defence Technology, Changsha, P.R.China & Dublin City University

Initial Explorations into the User Experience of 3D File Browsing
Anamary Leal, Chadwick A. Wingrave, Joseph J. LaViola Jr.
University of Central Florida

Distal Tactile Feedback For Text Entry on Tabletop Computers
Christopher McAdam, Stephen Brewster
University of Glasgow

Text Input Error Categorisation: Solving Character Level Insertion Ambiguities Using Zero Time Analysis
Akiyo Kano, Janet C Read
University of Central Lancashire

Runtime User Interface design and Adaptation
David England, Martin Randles, A. Taleb-Bendiab
Liverpool John Moores University

User interfaces for robots swarm assistance in emergency settings
Amir M Naghsh, Chris R Roast
Sheffield Hallam University

New Places for HCI

Virtual World Users Evaluated According to Environment Design, Task Based and Affective Attention Measures
Breen Sweeney, Anne Adams
Open University

Intentional Affect: And alternative notion of affective interaction with a machine
Shazia Afzal, Cecily Morrison, Peter Robinson
University of Cambridge

User research in a scientific software development project
David Sloan, Catriona Macaulay, Paula Forbes, Scott Loynton
University of Dundee

Human Centred University Commercialisation
Tom McEwan
Edinburgh Napier University

Modelling perception using image processing algorithms
Pradipta Biswas, Peter Robinson
University of Cambridge

Interacting with In-Vehicle Systems: Understanding, Measuring, and Evaluating Attention
Kenneth Majlund Bach, Mads Gregers Jæger, Mikael B. Skov, Nils Gram Thomassen
Aalborg University

A Grounded Theory Approach towards Conceptualizing CIS for Heterogeneous Work Communities
Nallini Selvaraj, Bob Fields
Middlesex University

Evolving and Augmenting Worth Mapping for Family Archives
Gilbert Cockton, Dave Kirk, Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research, Richard Banks
Northumbria University, University of Nottingham & Microsoft Research

Thursday 3 September, 16:00-17:30

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Photo Displays and Intergenerational Relationships in the Family Home
Abigail Durrant, Alex S. Taylor, David Frohlich, Abigail Sellen, David Uzzell
University of Surrey & Microsoft Research Cambridge

Children and `Smart' Technologies: Can Children's Experiences be Interpreted and Coded?
Diana Yifan Xu, Janet C Read, Gavin Sim, Barbara McManus, Pam Qualter
University of Central Lancashire

See the Apple of My Eye: Baby Storytelling in Social Space
Nazean Jomhari , Victor M. Gonzalez, Sri Hastuti Kurniawan
University of Malaya, University of Manchester & University of California Santa Cruz

Digital Parenting: Designing Children's Safety
Jennifer A. Rode
University College London

Debate Session

From Tele Presence to Human Absence: the pragmatic construction of the human in communication systems research
R. Harper
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Friday 4 September, 09:00-10:30

Wolfson Theatre

Møller Study Centre

Design alter egos: constructing and employing fictional characters in collaborative design sessions
George Triantafyllakos, George Palaigeorgiou, Ioannis A. Tsoukalas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Personality Traits, Usage Patterns and Information Disclosure in Online Communities
Johann Schrammel, Christina Köffel, Manfred Tscheligi
University of Salzburg

Exploring Blog Spaces: A Study of Blog Reading Experiences using Dynamic Contextual Displays
Sven Laqua, M. Angela Sasse
University College London

Exploring the link between player involvement and learning within digital games
Ioanna Iacovides
The Open University

User Requirements for a Collective Intelligence Emergency Response System
Vita Lanfranchi, Neil Ireson
University of Sheffield

Card Sorting Activities with Preschool Children
Ana Vitoria Joly, Lyn Pemberton, Richard Griffiths
University of Brighton

Friday 4 September, 11:00-12:30

Closing keynote by Bill Buxton, author of Sketching User Experiences.