University of Waterloo CHI 2020 Conference

Organizing Chairs: Robert Peirce Gauthier and Nikhita Joshi

Because of the COVID-19 situation, the official CHI 2020 conference has been cancelled. The University of Waterloo HCI community is instead hosting a virtual event on May 19, 2020, during which researchers at the University of Waterloo will present their contributions to CHI 2020. The event is publicly accessible and aims to connect our authors with the broader HCI research community.


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Date: May 19, 2020
Eastern Daylight Time Zone (UTC -4)

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Welcome and Introduction
Nikhita Joshi and Robert Peirce Gauthier

Session 1: AI Agents
Chair: Quentin Roy

Genie in the Bottle: Anthropomorphized Perceptions of Conversational Agents

Presented by: Anastasia Kuzminykh

Keep Calm and Ride Along: Passenger Comfort and Anxiety as Physiological Responses to Autonomous Driving Styles

Presented by: Nicole Dillen and Marko Ilievski
10:00 AM - 10:55 AM Session 2: Mentoring and Work
Chair: Cheryl Lao

Classification of Functional Attention in Video Meetings

Presented by: Anastasia Kuzminykh

MicroMentor: Peer-to-Peer Software Help Sessions in Three Minutes or Less

Presented by: Nikhita Joshi

Post-Hackathon Learning Circles: Supporting Lean Startup Development

Presented by: Tina Chan
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM Session 3: Games and Gamification
Chair: Joseph Tu

Food Literacy while Shopping: Motivating Informed Food Purchasing Behaviour with a Situated Gameful App

Presented by: Marcela Bomfim

Personal Space in Play: Physical and Digital Boundaries in Large-Display Cooperative and Competitive Games

Presented by: Rina R. Wehbe
12:30 AM - 1:25 PM Session 4: AR and VR
Chair: Diana Khater

Improving Virtual Reality Ergonomics Through Reach-Bounded Non-Linear Input Amplification

Presented by: Johann Wentzel

"Transport Me Away": Fostering Flow in Open Offices through Virtual Reality

Presented by: Anastasia Ruvimova

Understanding Viewport- and World-based Pointing with Everyday Smart Devices in Immersive Augmented Reality

Presented by: Yuan (Constant) Chen
1:30 PM - 2:25 PM Session 5: Input and Output
Chair: Johann Wentzel

Comparing Smartphone Speech Recognition and Touchscreen Typing for Composition and Transcription

Presented by: Margaret Foley

Defining Haptic Experience: Foundations for Understanding, Communicating, and Evaluating HX

Presented by: Erin Kim

Manipulation, Learning, and Recall with Tangible Pen-Like Input

Presented by: Lisa Elkin
2:30 PM - 3:25 PM Session 6: Menus and Shortcuts
Chair: Rachel Woo

KeyMap: Improving Keyboard Shortcut Vocabulary Using Norman's Mapping

Presented by: Blaine Lewis

Investigating the Necessity of Delay in Marking Menu Invocation

Presented by: Jay Henderson

Closing Remarks and Thank You's
Nikhita Joshi and Robert Peirce Gauthier