Strong presence for Lancaster research at prestigious computing conference


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Researchers from Lancaster University have featured strongly at one of the most prestigious conferences in Human-Computer Interaction.

Lancaster researchers, from the University’s School of Computing and Communications and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, had eight papers accepted at the ACM’s Designing Interactive Systems conference, or DIS 2020, with two papers receiving honourable mention awards.

With eight papers accepted this positions Lancaster as one of the most prominent universities at DIS 2020.

In addition Lancaster researchers also had 1 demonstration, three workshops and one performance accepted at DIS, which runs this week as a virtual conference due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Professor Corina Sas, Assistant Dean for Research Enhancement at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology, and lead of Lancaster University’s Pervasive Systems research group said:

“This year’s excellent performance at DIS conference positions us as one of the top departments in Human-Computer Interaction research worldwide. This follows a consistently strong presence at both CHI and DIS conferences over the last six years. Our DIS 2020 papers present novel interactions and design approaches applied to digital mental health, wellbeing, environmental challenges and smart homes.”

Lancaster papers at DIS 2020 include:

Paper: Econundrum: Visualizing the climate impact of dietary choice through a shared data sculpture

Honourable Mention Award 

Kim Sauvé, Saskia Bakker, Steven Houben

Paper: Body matters: Exploration of the human body as a resource for the design of meditation technologies

Honourable Mention Award 

Claudia Dauden Roquet, Corina Sas

Paper: ManneqKIT: A kinesthetic empathic tool to communicate lived experiences of depression through bodily postures

Corina Sas, Kobi Hartley, Muhammad Umair

Paper: ThermoPixels: An Electronic DIY kit for co-designing arousal-based interfaces through hybrid crafting

Muhammad Umair, Corina Sas, Miquel Alfaras

Paper: Material food probes: Personalized 3D printed flavors for intimate communication

Tom Gayler, Corina Sas, Vaiva Kalnikaitė

Paper: Drawing on experiences of self: Dialogical sketching

Nantia Koulidou, Jayne Wallace, Miriam Sturdee, Abigail C Durrant

Paper: Research journeys: Making the invisible visual

Miriam Sturdee, Sarah Robinson, Conor Linehan

Paper: Design for change with and for children: how to design Digital StoryTelling tool to raise stereotypes awareness

Elisa Rubegni, Monica Landoni, Letizia Jaccheri

Demo: Econundrum: Visualizing the climate impact of dietary choice through a shared data sculpture

Kim Sauvé, Saskia Bakker, Steven Houben

Workshop: Mental wellbeing: Future agenda drawing from design, HCI and big data

Corina Sas, Kristina Hook, Gavin Doherty, Pedro Sanches, Tim Leufkens, Joyce Westerink

Workshop: Designing for the end of life of IoT objects

Susan Lechelt, Katerina Gorkovenko, Chris Speed, Michael Stead, James K Thorp, Luis Lourenço Soares

Workshop: Reflections on Teaching Design Fiction as World-Building 

Paul Coulton

Performance and Design Exhibition: Ghosts in the Smart Home

Joseph Lindley, Adrian Gradinar, Paul Coulton

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