Advanced Program

Attention >>> new date (April 4) and new Location
During the symposium HCIL faculty and students present their latest work in well polished talks, posters or demos. Tutorials are also offered.
Every year we attract about 200 attendees from academia, industry and government agencies.
Come and join us!
8:15 Registration & Light Breakfast


Plenary Talks

Welcome Address
Niklas Elmqvist, Director of Human-Computer Interaction Lab

Usable Security Beyond End Users
Michelle Mazurek

Translating Accessibility Research into Accessibility Practice
Jonathan Lazar



Plenary Talks (continued)

Developing Performance Benchmarks for Interactive Analysis Systems
Leilani Battle

Assessing the Value of Group Ideation in Intelligence Analysis using Structured and Unstructured Approaches
Yla Tausczik, Mihai Boicu, Gheorghe Tecuci

Block-based Comprehension: The Impact of Program Representation on Student Performance
David Weintrop, Heather Killen

FULL-DAY Tutorial

Introduction to Usability Testing
Bill Killam
10:30 am – 4:30 pm

then we split in parallel sessions


Security and Privacy

Chair: Michelle Mazurek

CTFs IRL: A Field Study on the Impact of Hacking Competitions on Secure Development
Daniel Votipka, Michelle Mazurek, Hongyi Hu

Understanding the Process of Reverse Engineering
Seth Rabin, Daniel Votipka, Kris Micinski, Jeff Foster, and Michelle Mazurek

Improving Non-Experts’ Understanding of End-to-End Encryption: An Exploratory Study
Wei Bai, Michael Pearson, and Michelle Mazurek

How Entertainment Media Shapes Perceptions of Cybersecurity
Kelsey Fulton, Rebecca Gelles, Alexandra McKay, Richard Roberts, and Michelle Mazurek

Understanding the Role of Privacy and Trust in Intelligent Personal Assistant Adoption
Yuting Liao, Jessica Vitak, Priya Kumar, Michael Zimmer

Privacy and Security Considerations for Digital Technology Use in Elementary Schools
Priya Kumar, Marshini Chetty, Tamara Clegg, Jessica Vitak

STEM Learning & Computational Thinking

Chair: David Weintrop

The Impact of Live Coding in Physical Computing Environments
Lautaro Cabrera, David Weintrop

Designing to Illuminate Children’s Scientific Funds of Knowledge Through Social Media Sharing
Kelly Mills, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Tammy Clegg, June Ahn, Jason Yip, Daniel Pauw, Lautaro Cabrera, Kenna Hernley, Caroline Pitt

Digital Stickers for Interest-Driven and Place-Based Learning
Daniel Pauw, Hannoori Jeong, Janet Bih FoFang, Cachanda Orellan, Samara Orellana, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Tammy Clegg

Designing Binary Learning Games for Middle Schoolers
Merijke Coenraad, Noel Kuriakos, Diane Jass Ketelhutt, Jan Plane, Michel Cukier, David Weintrop

Teaching Fourth Grade Mathematics and Computational Thinking with Sphero
David Weintrop, Janet Bih Fofang, Margret Walton, Janet Walkoe


Chair: Eun Kyoung Choe

Designing for Sociality in the Garden
Hanuma Teja Maddali, Amanda Lazar

Co-Designing Food Trackers with Dietitians: Identifying Design Opportunities for Food Tracker Customization
Yuhan Luo, Peiyi Liu, Eun Kyoung Choe

Group Tracking: Exploring tracking behaviors of amateur athletes in club sports teams
Pramod Chundury, Eun Kyoung Choe

Rainbow: Prototyping and Simulating Complex Systems with Paper Craft and Augmented Reality
Seokbin Kang, Leyla Norooz, Tammy Clegg, Jon Froehlich

Designing Internet of Things Technologies with and for Older adults
Alisha Pradhan, Amanda Lazar, Leah Findlater

HALF-DAY Tutorials

Color Fundamentals for Digital Content Creation, Visualization and Exploration
Theresa-Marie Rhyne
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cognitive Science in HCI 
Tim Clausner
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

FULL-DAY Tutorial continues till 4:30



Accessibility and Aging

Chair: Hernisa Kacorri

Understanding Adaptive Activities for People With Dementia – From a Practitioner’s Perspective
Emma Dixon, Amanda Lazar

Hands Holding Clues for Object Recognition in Teachable Machines
Kyungjun Lee, Hernisa Kacorri

#HandsOffMyADA: A Twitter Response to the ADA Education and Reform Act
Brooke Auxier, Cody Buntain, Paul T. Jaeger, Jen Golbeck and Hernisa Kacorri

Reviewing Speech Input with Audio: Differences Between Blind and Sighted Users
Jonggi Hong, Christine Vaing, Hernisa Kacorri, Leah Findlater

Improving PDF Accessibility Evaluation and Remediation Tools
Aravind Rajkumar, Jonathan Lazar

Collaboration and Innovation

Chair: Joel Chan

Transactive memory systems in data science teams
Joohee Choi, Yla Tausczik

Does self-selection influence problem solving performance in crowds working on hidden profile tasks?
Xiaoyun Huang, Yla Tausczik

Finding analogies from the Web to inspire innovation
Xin Qian, Joel Chan

Why it’s hard to take notes on technical topics that are actually helpful
Kunal Eapen, Joel Chan

Efficient lossless compression of scientific claims
Matt Erhart, Joel Chan

Understanding Data

Chair: Niklas Elmqvist

Beyond the #Justice hashtags: Understanding digital participation after police-involved deaths
Kimberly Glasgow, Yla Tausczik

Science by Sight: Data Visualization as an Alternative to Equation-based Analytic Methods in Science Instruction
Eric Newburger, Niklas Elmqvist

High-Performance Data Visualization
Zhe Cui, Niklas Elmqvist

ORC Layout: Adaptive GUI layout with OR-constraints
Yue Jiang, Ruofei Du, Christof Lutteroth, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Vistrates: A Versatile Platform for Data Analytics
Karthik Badam, Andreas Mathisen, Roman Rädle, Clemens Klokmose, Niklas Elmqvist

All tutorials continue until 4:30 pm

4:30 to 5:30

Posters and Demos

The impact of collaborative filtering on technical information exchange discussions on Reddit
Jake Cupani, Xiaoyun Huang, Yla Tausczik

An In-Depth Exploration of the Online Security Advice Ecosystem
Noel Warford, Amritha Jayanti, Elissa Redmiles, Michelle Mazurek

Designing Technology to Increase Adoption of Healthy Behaviors in Men in the Context of Light Food Consumption
Diva Smriti, Eun Kyoung Choe

Paovis for Hypergraph Visualization
Catherine Plaisant

Understanding and Changing Attitudes towards Dementia
Shruti Hegde, Himanshi Manglunia, Hernisa Kacorri, Robin Brewer, Amanda Lazar

Mining the Web to Understand Visualization Tool Usage
Arjun Nair, Leilani Battle

Modeling User Behavior When Exploring Massive Medical Images
Ameya Patil, Leilani Battle

Simulating Brushing and Linking Interactions over Connected Histograms
BJ Sallah, Leilani Battle

Babysteps: A Teachable Step Counter
Mayanka Jha, Hernisa Kacorri

TOR: A Teachable Object Recognizer
Jonggi Hong, Jaina Gandhi, Hernisa Kacorri

Morphic: Unlocking the flexibility, power and simplicity hidden in your computer.



Industry sponsors enable the HCIL to run our Symposium each year. To learn more about sponsoring this event, please visit our Symposium Sponsorship page.

Collocated event

The timing of the symposium was changed from the usual end of May to early APRIL, in order to be COLLOCATED on campus with the iConference 2019