Seamless/Seamful HTI Workshop Schedule

May 17th and 20th, 2021

All times are listed in Eastern Time. All sessions will take place via zoom. The passcodes were sent via email. Reach out to an organizer or student assistant if you need help.

Day 1, Monday May 17th
Zoom Link for Day 1
11:00 - 11:15 amIntroduction to the Workshop
11:15 - 1:00 pmParticipant Introductions
Each participant will have four minutes to introduce themselves and their research. Please add three slides to the shared google slide deck for your introduction.
12:45 - 1:00 pmBREAK
1:00 - 1:45 pmKeynote: Ben Shneiderman
Human-Centered AI: Aspiring to Seamless Design
The methods and goals of user interface (UI) and experience (UX) design can be productively combined with AI algorithms to make Human-Centered AI. This rapidly emerging theme is well-aligned with the idea of seamless design. The goal is to ensure high levels of human control while pursuing high levels of computer automation. Control panels that are comprehensible enable users to predict and control increasingly complex systems, while gaining continuous feedback about current states and future actions.
1:45 - 2:30 pmLUNCH BREAK
2:30 - 3:15 pmBreakout Session 1: Research Areas and Challenges
Please join your assigned room on zoom.
  • Room 1, Multimodality: Alicia, Dan, LP, Marchelo, Carlos, Jiachang
  • Room 2, Technology and Society: Kayla, Casey, Juan Pablo, Eric, Leah, Amy
  • Room 3, Visualization and Data Science: Laura, Matthew, Hanspeter, Fernanda, Adrian, Cynthia, Franklin
  • Room 4, Self Correcting Systems: Sile, Mari, Ben, Norbert, Hong, Lesia
3:15 - 4:00 pmBreakout Session 2: Cross Cutting Considerations
Please join your assigned room on zoom.
  • Room 1, Ethics and Equity: Kayla, Casey, Mari, Marcelo, Leah, Reuben
  • Room 2, Accessibility: Dan, Laura, Juan Pablo, Sile, Hong, Chudi
  • Room 3, Evaluation of Seamlessness/Seamfulness: LP, Eric, Ben, Hanspeter, Carlos, Franklin
  • Room 4, Privacy: Alicia, Norbert, Matthew, Cythia, Jiachang
4:00 - 4:15 pmBREAK
4:15 - 4:45 pmKeynote: Sile O'Modhrain
New Technical Devices Bring Forth New Worlds
4:45 - 5:15 pmKeynote: Casey Fiesler
Ethical Speculation at the Seams
Ethical controversies often appear at the seams of people and technology - both the invisible (bias in AI decision-making) and the visible (large-scale privacy violations), as well as the seams that most often rip for the most vulnerable (online harassment and hate speech). And when tech companies and researchers come under fire, people wonder: why are they not thinking about potential harms? Unintended consequences of technology are a significant social issue, but even when technologists want to do the right thing, doing so requires speculation about future harms. How might we scaffold ethical speculation among technologists? Also how might we understand real impacts of technological harms on everyone, and give everyone the knowledge and tools to be more critical of technology?
5:15 - 6:00 pmDiscussion and Brainstorming Session: Organizing the report
6:00 - 6:15 pmWrap up. Preparation for Day 2

Day 2, Thursday May 20th
Zoom Link for Day 2
12:00 - 12:10 pmWelcome and Overview of the Day
12:10 - 12:45 pmKeynote: Norbert Streitz
From the Disappearing Computer to Redefining the Smart-Everything Paradigm
I will first provide an overview over the goals and activities of the 'Disappearing Computer' (DC) Initiative funded by the EU in the early 2000s. This includes the Ambient Intelligence (AmI) approach, ambient interfaces and corresponding affordances. The second part starts with an analysis of the well-intentioned proposal of the DC approach and its implications for sensor-enriched or rather polluted environments in terms of privacy and transparency. It is followed by introducing and redefining the 'Smart-Everything Paradigm' and implications for design trade-offs in terms of a) human control and empowerment vs. automation and b) usable privacy by design vs. importunate smartness. The goal for the selected domain is to move beyond 'smart-only' cities towards hybrid, self-aware cities that are humane, sociable, and cooperative.
12:45 - 1:45 pmBreakout Session 3: Research Areas and Challenges part 2
Please join your assigned room on zoom.
  • Room 1, Creativity Support Tools: Juan Pablo, Ben, Matthew, Hanspeter, Fernanda, Leah, Cynthia, Elektra
  • Room 2, Personalization: Alicia, Mari, Norbert, David, Adrian, Carlos, Lesia
  • Room 3, Ubiquitous/Pervasinve Computing: Dan, Kayla, LP, Sile, Eric, Marcelo, Hong, Amy
1:45 - 2:30 pmLUNCH
2:30 - 3:30 pmBreakout Session 4: Opportunities and Applications
Please join your assigned room on zoom.
  • Room 1, Future of Work: LP, Norbert, Matthew, Hanspeter, Hong, Leah, Franklin
  • Room 2, Lifelong Learning: Alicia, Kayla, Juan-Pablo, Marcelo, Mari, Carlos, Jiachang
  • Room 3, Quality of Life and Reducing Barriers: Dan, Sile, Eric, Ben, David, Cynthia, Chudi
3:30 - 4:15 pmGroup Discussion: Organizing the report, writing assignments
4:15 - 4:30 pmBREAK
4:30 - 5:45 pmBegin writing
Breakout rooms are available for discussions.
5:45 - 6:00 pmWrap up. Discussion: Completing the report