University of Maryland

HCIL’s 41st Annual Symposium | May 23, 2024

Join us May 23 in-person or on Zoom to learn about the cutting-edge research happening in the HCIL! In this full-day event, we’ll hear from faculty and students about ongoing research in AI, data visualization, accessibility, health informatics, usable privacy and security, and more.

Symposium Program

Time (ET)EventDetails
9:00amCheck InCheck in for attendees
9:30amWelcomeWelcoming attendees, celebrating accomplishments, overview of the day

Plenary Talks*Sheena Erete: Applying an Intersectional Analysis of Structural Oppression and Power in HCI and Design
*Jonathan Lazar: Born-accessible design
*Amanda Lazar: How age bias affect technology design and adoption
11:00amLightning TalksClusters: The Many Shades of Design and Unpacking Privacy & Security Perceptions
12:30pmLunchPlay HCI Trivia (Room 4105), or join a themed lunch table to learn more about an HCI topic [in person attendees only]
1:30pmPanelTopic: Imposter participants in HCI research
2:10pmLightning TalksClusters: Communication and Collaboration Across Boundaries and Sensemaking & Creativity
3:25pmCoffee Break
3:50pmPanelTopic: AI and Humans in Teams
4:35pmLightning TalksClusters: Making Platforms Better and Data & Computation for All
6pmReceptionPoster Session, Demos, and Food!

Demo Information:

One of our demos has some information to share with you!

One of our demos has some information to share with you!

Joel Chan and the Open and Sustainable Innovation Systems (OASIS) Lab are experimenting with an AI-assisted system that helps researchers creatively explore perspectives from outside of their fields/domains for their research problems.

We are sharing this system as an integrated demo (+ user study) at the symposium!

As an HCIL Symposium attendee, we invite you to give our system a test run and let us know how it went! You tell us a research problem you’re working on (where you think you might want some fresh perspectives outside your domain/specialty), and we’ll supply you with an exploration “itinerary”, consisting of 1) a set of “destination” domains to explore perspectives on your problem, 2) “guides” to explore those domains with (HCIL researchers who know something about that domain), and 3) a set of tailored conversation prompts to kickstart the exploration at each destination.

If this sounds interesting to you, let us know here: (you will have the option later of consenting to a user study, which will include a $25 gift card as compensation)

Visit Campus and Parking Information

Visiting: To get to the University of Maryland, see Campus and Visitor Services.
Parking: The symposium is held during the week between spring and summer semesters on campus. During this week, any vehicle (with or without a current DOTS permit) may park in Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 19. Faculty/staff lot, pay station areas, and meters are still enforced. UMD has a useful interactive campus map to help you get around campus. Lot 11b (top right on image) is the closest lot to Iribe; if you park there, you have a 6-8 minute walk down Paint Branch Drive (dotted line running from left side of 11b down to Iribe Center) or along the bike path that runs along the Paint Branch stream (dotted line running from right side of 11b down to Iribe Center).

map of UMD campus showing the connection between Parking lot 11b on the north side of campus and two trails on either side connecting to the Iribe Center on the south side (Campus Drive)

Virtual Attendants

All Zoom registrants will receive a webinar link prior to the event directly from Eventbrite. For assistance, please contact Paris Lane (

View previous HCIL Annual Symposiums