NORTH Lab and Northumbria University researchers are involved in 26 papers being presented at the 2017 ACM SICGHI Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) conference in Denver, Colorado. We also have involvement in additional 7 workshops, SIG meetings and courses. CHI is the largest conference in the field of human-computer interaction, and generally regarded as the most prestigious publication venue in this field. Many of these papers are the fruit of a number of long-term and ongoing collaborations, especially with our colleagues at Open Lab, Newcastle University, but also with researchers at the University of Bath, University of York, Sussex University, University of Nottingham, Durham University, University of Exeter, Royal College of Art, Lancaster University and the University of Dundee.

An official press release can be found here. Below is an overview of all the contributions at the conference, with links to the relevant papers.

Papers and Notes

“Could You Define That in Bot Terms”?: Requesting, Creating and Using Bots on RedditKiel Long, John Vines, Selina Sutton, Phillip Brooker, Tom Feltwell, Ben Kirman, Julie Barnett, and Shaun Lawson

“I’ve been manipulated!”: Designing Second Screen Experiences for Critical Viewing of Reality TVTom Feltwell, Gavin Wood, Kiel Long, Phillip Brooker, Tom Schofield, Ioannis Petridis, Julie Barnett, John Vines, and Shaun Lawson

“They’re Just Tixel Pits, Man”: Disputing the ‘Reality’ of Virtual Reality Pornography through the Story Completion MethodMatthew Wood, Gavin Wood, and Madeline Balaam

Care and Connect: Exploring Dementia-Friendliness Through an Online Community Commissioning Platform – Kellie Morrissey, Andrew Garbett, Peter Wright, Patrick Olivier, Edward Ian Jenkins, and Katie Brittain

Cinehacking Cape Town – Embracing Informality in Pursuit of High Quality MediaDavid Green, Guy Schofield, Gary Pritchard, Patrick Olivier, and Peter Wright

Community Conversational: Supporting and Capturing Political Deliberation in Local Consultation Processes – Ian G. Johnson, Alistair MacDonald, Jo Briggs, Jennifer Manuel, Karen Salt, Emma Flynn, and John Vines

Connecting Those That Care: Designing for Transitioning, Talking, Belonging and Escaping – Kiel Long, Lyndsey L. Bakewell, Roisin C. McNaney, Konstantina Vasileiou, Mark Atkinson, Manuela Barreto, Julie Barnett, Michael Wilson, Shaun Lawson, and John Vines

Crowdfunding Platforms and the Design of Paying Publics – Ann Light and Jo Briggs

DemYouth: Co-Designing and Enacting Tools to Support Young People’s Engagement with People with Dementia – Roisin McNaney, John Vines, Jamie Mercer, Leon Mexter, Daniel Welsh, and Tony Young

Enabling Polyvocality in Interactive Documentaries through “Structural Participation”David Green, Simon Bowen, Jonathan Hook, and Peter Wright

Enhancing Personal Informatics Through Social Sensemaking – Aare Puussaar, Adrian Clear, and Peter Wright

Has Instagram Fundamentally Altered the ‘Family Snapshot’?Effie Le Moignan, Shaun Lawson, Duncan A. Rowland, Jamie Mahoney, and Pam Briggs

HCI, Solidarity Movements and the Solidarity Economy – Vasillis Vlachokyriakos, Clara Crivellaro, Pete Wright, Evika Karamagioli, Eleni-Revekka Staiou, Dimitris Gouscos, Rowan Thorpe, Antonio Krüger, Johannes Schöning, Matt Jones, Shaun Lawson, and Patrick Olivier

Making Ritual Machines: The Mobile Phone as a Networked Material for Research Products – David Chatting, David Kirk, Abigail Durrant, Chris Elsden, Paulina Yurman, and Jo-Anne Bichard

On Speculative EnactmentsChris Elsden, David Chatting, Abigail Durrant, Andrew Garbett, Bettina Nissen, John Vines, and David Kirk

Privacy Considerations when Designing Social Network Systems to Support Successful AgeingAndrew McNeill, Lynne Coventry, Jake Pywell, and Pam Briggs

Research Fiction: Storytelling, Plot and Design – Mark Blythe

Self Harmony: Rethinking Hackathons to Design and Critique Digital Technologies for Those Affected by Self-Harm – Nataly Birbeck, Shaun Lawson, Kellie Morrissey, Tim Rapley, and Patrick Olivier

Situated Dissemination through an HCI Workplace – Ko-Le Chen, Rachel Clarke, Teresa Almeida, Matthew Wood, and David Kirk

Supporting Self-Care of Adolescents with Nut Allergy Through Video and Mobile Educational Tools – Neil Davidson, John Vines, Tom Bartindale, Selina Sutton, David Green, Rob Comber, Madeline Balaam, Patrick Olivier, and Gillian Vance

Technologies and Social Justice Outcomes in Sex Work Charities: Fighting Stigma, Saving Lives Angelika Strohmayer, Mary Laing, and Rob Comber

Transitions in Digital Personhood: Online Activity in Early RetirementAbigail Durrant, David Kirk, Diego Trujillo Pisanty, Wendy Moncur, Kathryn Orzech, Tom Schofield, Chris Elsden, David Chatting, and Andrew Monk

What Happens to Digital Feedback?: Studying the Use of a Feedback Capture Platform by Care Organisations – Andy Dow, John Vines, Toby Lowe, Rob Comber, and Rob Wilson

Journal article talks

A Quantified Past: Toward Design for Remembering With Personal Informatics – Chris Elsden, Abigail Durrant and David Kirk

Bearing an Open “Pandora’s Box”: HCI for Reconciling Everyday Food and SustainabilityAdrian Clear, Kirstie O’neill, Adrian Friday, and Mike Hazas

Alt Chi

New Process, New Vocabulary: Axiofact = A_tefact + MemorandaGilbert Cockton

Workshop Organisation

Ethical Encounters in HCI: Implications for Research in Sensitive Settings – Jenny Waycott, Cosmin Munteanu, Hilary Davis, Anja Thieme, Stacy Branham, Wendy Moncur, Roisin McNaney, and John Vines

Making Home: Asserting Agency in the Age of IoT – David Chatting, Gerard Wilkinson, Kevin Marshall, Audrey Desjardins, David Green, David Kirk, and Andy Boucher

Open Design at the Intersection of Making and ManufacturingDavid Green, Verena Fuchsberger, David Kirk, Nick Taylor, David Chatting, Janis Lena Meissner, Martin Murer, Manfred Tscheligi, Silvia Lindtner, Pernille Bjorn, and Andreas Reiter

Problems in Practice: Understanding Design Research by Critiquing CasesAbigail Durrant, David Kirk, Jayne Wallace, Simon Bowen, Stuart Reeves, and Sara Ljungblad

Quantified Data & Social Relationships – Chris Elsden, Aisling O’Kane, Paul Marshall, Abigail Durrant, Rowanne Fleck, John Rooksby, and Deborah Lupton

SIG Meetings

HCI and Health: Learning from Interdisciplinary Interactions – Aneesha Singh, Nikki Newhouse, Jo Gibbs, Ann E. Blandford, Yunan Chen, Pam Briggs, Helena Mentis, Kate M. Sellen, and Jakob E. Bardram


Creative Worthwhile Interaction Design – Gilbert Cockton