Final Program

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.

Thank you to our 2019 Symposium sponsors
8:15 Registration & Light Breakfast


Plenary Talks

Welcome Address
Niklas Elmqvist, Director of Human-Computer Interaction Lab
Ming Lin, Professor and Chair the Department of Computer Science

Usable Security Beyond End Users (slides)
Michelle Mazurek

Translating Accessibility Research into Accessibility Practice(slides)
Jonathan Lazar



Plenary Talks (continued)

Developing Performance Benchmarks for Interactive Analysis Systems(slides)
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(slides)
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(slides)
Daniel Votipka, Michelle Mazurek, Hongyi Hu

An Observational Investigation of Reverse Engineers’ Processes and Mental Models(slides)
Seth Rabin, Daniel Votipka, Kris Micinski, Jeff Foster, and Michelle Mazurek

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

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

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

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

STEM Learning & Computational Thinking

Chair: David Weintrop

How Live Programming Shapes Childrens’ Interactions with Physical Computing Devices(slides)
Lautaro Cabrera, David Weintrop

Social Media in the Science Classroom: Bridging Funds of Knowledge to Scientific Concepts(slides)
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(slides)
Daniel Pauw, Hannoori Jeong, Janet Bih FoFang, Cachanda Orellan, Samara Orellana, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Tammy Clegg

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

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


Chair: Eun Kyoung Choe

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

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

Analyzing the Evolution of Relationships with Dynamic Hypergraphs (slides)
Catherine Plaisant

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

“A Phantom Friend” vs. “A Little Box with Information”: An Ontological Categorization of Embodied Voice Assistants(slides)
Alisha Pradhan, Amanda Lazar, Leah Findlater

HALF-DAY Tutorials

Color Fundamentals for Digital Content Creation, Visualization and Exploration
Theresa-Marie Rhyne
12:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Cognitive Science in HCI 
Tim Clausner
12:45 pm – 4:30 pm

FULL-DAY Tutorial continues till 4:30



Accessibility and Aging

Chair: Amanda Lazar

Effective Sensory Prompting for People With Dementia(slides)
Emma Dixon, Amanda Lazar

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

#HandsOffMyADA: A Twitter Response to the ADA Education and Reform Act<(slides)
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 for STEM Researchers and Practitioners(slides)
Aravind Rajkumar, Jonathan Lazar

Collaboration and Innovation

Chair: Joel Chan

Collaborative Sensemaking in Data Science Teams: The Role of Transactive Memory Systems(slides)
Joohee Choi, Yla Tausczik

The Effects of Discussion Self-Selection on Knowledge Sharing in Online Dicussions(slides)
Xiaoyun Huang, Yla Tausczik

Finding Analogies from the Web to Inspire Innovation(slides)
Xin Qian, Joel Chan

Efficient Lossless Compression of Scientific Claims
Matt Erhart, Joel Chan


Panel Discussion

Understanding Data

Chair: Niklas Elmqvist

Beyond the #Justice hashtags: Understanding Digital Participation After Police-involved Deaths(slides)
Kimberly Glasgow, Yla Tausczik

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

Proactive Visual Data Exploration using Automatic Computations(slides)
Zhe Cui, Niklas Elmqvist

ORC Layout: Adaptive GUI Layout with OR-Constraints(slides)
Yue Jiang, Ruofei Du, Christof Lutteroth, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

Vistrates: A Versatile Platform for Data Analytics(slides)
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

Terps Makeathon (12 posters): the first User Experience Design hackathon at the University of Maryland
12 teams of students competing for prizes

Do Hidden Comment Scores Affect Discussions? Text Analysis of Programming Data Science Forums
Jake Cupani, Xiaoyun Huang, Yla Tausczik

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

Understanding security mistakes developers make: Qualitative analysis from Build It, Break It, Fix It
Matthew Hou, Daniel Votipka, Kelsey Fulton, James Parker, Michelle Mazurek, and Michael Hicks

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

Personal Tracking in Groups: Exploring Tracking Behaviors in Sports Teams
Pramod Chundury, Eun Kyoung Choe

First Steps: Helping Beginners Visualize Their Data
Arjun Nair, Leilani Battle

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

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

Mobile Teachable Object Recognizer for Blind Users
Jonggi Hong, Jaina Gandhi, Hernisa Kacorri

Morphic: Unlocking the flexibility, power and simplicity hidden in your computer.
Aashrey Sharma (and the TRACE Center)

Why Wait for Grown-Ups? The World’s Future Leaders Can Design Right Now!
Kidsteam: an intergenerational design team of children (7-12 y.o.) and adults who work together to design technologies and technology-mediated experiences for children.




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