Lancaster excellence in Human-Computer Interaction recognised at prestigious international conference


Lancaster University’s excellence in Human-Computer Interaction research has been recognised by one of the world’s most prestigious computing conferences.

A significant number of Lancaster researchers will present their work at the annual ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems to take place in New Orleans, USA between 30 April and 5 May 2022.

CHI is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction and brings together researchers and practitioners from across the world to showcase and discuss the latest interactive technology. Accepted academic papers will also be published in the ACM Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

This year, Lancaster University has six papers accepted for CHI, with one of these papers receiving A Best Paper Award, given to the top one percent of submissions. Lancaster positions 40th of more than 750 institutions worldwide for the number of papers accepted at CHI - including one paper published in the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction journal (TOCHI). In addition, another TOCHI paper will be presented at CHI, which was co-authored by two researchers who were affiliated with Lancaster at the time of research.

Beside these papers, academics, researchers and PhD students from Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications, as well as from Lancaster University’s Psychology Department will present three late-breaking works, and organise four workshops, and one course. They will also contribute with a Doctoral Consortium presentation and two AltCHI papers.

This year’s achievements build on Lancaster University strong track-record at CHI, established over multiple years by researchers at Lancaster’s School of Computing and Communications.

Corina Sas, Professor in HCI and Digital Health and who has also had work accepted at CHI 2022, said: “I am delighted to see again how well researchers from the School of Computing and Communications have performed, and also the contributions from the Psychology Department. These outcomes highlight Lancaster University’s excellent interdisciplinary research culture.

“Our contributions this year highlight research on mobile, data physicalisation, AI and VR technologies as well as novel design tools, which target key societal challenges related to mental health and sustainability.”

Lancaster University’s successes at CHI 2022:


  • Camille Nadal, Shane McCully, Kevin Doherty, Corina Sas, Gavin Doherty. The TAC Toolkit: Supporting Design for User Acceptance of Health Technologies from a Macro-Temporal Perspective (Best Paper Award)
  • Dionne Bowie-DaBreo, Corina Sas, Heather Iles-Smith, Sandra Sunram-Lea. User Perspectives and Ethical Experiences of Apps for Depression: A Qualitative Analysis of User Reviews
  • Kim Sauve, Steven Houben, Miriam Sturdee. Physecology: A Conceptual Framework to describe Data Physicalizations in their Real-World Context
  • Kim Sauve, Argenis Ramirez Gomez, Steven Houben. Put a Label On It! Approaches for Constructing and Contextualizing Bar Chart Physicalizations
  • Christina Bremer, Bran Knowles, Adrian Friday. Have We Taken On Too Much?: A Critical Review of the Sustainable HCI Landscape

TOCHI papers

  • Tom Gayler, Corina Sas, Vaiva Kalnikaitė. Exploring the Design Space for Human-Food-Technology Interaction: An Approach from the Lens of Eating Experiences
  • Kristina Höök, Steve Benford, Paul Tennent, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Miquel Alfaras, Juan Martinez Avila, Christine Li, Joseph Marshall, Claudia Daudén Roquet, Pedro Sanches, Anna Ståhl, Muhammad Umair, Charles Windlin, and Feng Zhou. Unpacking Non-Dualistic Design: The Soma Design Case

Late-breaking works

  • Rumeysa Türkmen, Ken Pfeuffer, Mayra Donaji Barrera Machuca, Anil Ufuk Batmaz, Hans Gellersen. Exploring Discrete Drawing Guides to Assist Users in Accurate Mid-air Sketching in VR
  • Carolynne Lord, Oliver Bates, Adrian Friday. Critical Incident Technique and Gig-Economy Work (Deliveroo): Working with and Challenging Assumption around Algorithms
  • Min Zhang, Camilla Elphick, Richard Philpot, Zoe Walkington, Lara Frumkin, Blaine Price, Graham Pike, Mark Levine, Bashar Nuseibeh, Arosha Bandara. Attitudes towards Online Community Support Initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Survey in the UK


  • Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Mafalda Samuelsson-Gamboa, Thuong Hoang, John Miers, Ilja Smorgun, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Angelika Strohmayer, Pranjal Jain, Christina Wodtke. The State of the (CHI)Art
  • Anna R. L. Carter, Alan Dix, Martha Aldridge, Wendy Mackay, Miriam Sturdee, Dani Kalarikalayil Raju, Eunice Sari, Elizabeth Churchill. In Context: Futuring User-Experience Design Tools
  • Caroline Claisse, Muhammad Umair, Abigail Durrant, Charles Windlin, Pavel Karpashevich, Kristina Hook. Vasilikis Tsaknaki , Pedro Snaches, Corina Sas. Tangible Interaction for Supporting Well-being
  • Andy Alorwu, Saiph Savage, Niels van Berkel, Dmitry Ustalov, Alexey Drutsa, Jonas Oppenlaender, Oliver Bates, Danula Hettiachchi, Ujwal Gadiraju, Jorge Goncalves, Simo Hosio. Reimagining Global Crowdsourcing for Better Human-AI Collaboration


Makayla Lewis and Miriam Sturdee. Take a line for a walk! A Hands-on Introductory Course on Sketching in HCI

Doctoral Consortium

Mário Escarce Junior. Meta-interactivity and Playful Approaches for Musical Composition


Makayla Lewis, Miriam Sturdee, John Miers, Josh Urban Davis, and Thuong Hoang. Exploring AltNarrative in HCI Imagery and Comics.

Kathryn Blair, Lindsay MacDonald Vermeulen, Miriam Sturdee, Lora Oehlberg. Art is Not Research. Research is not Art.

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