CHI 2015 Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI

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This is the website for the CHI 2015 Workshop on Principles, Techniques and Perspectives on Optimization and HCI, held in conjunction with CHI 2015: the 33rd ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2015 will be held in Seoul, South Korea 18-23 April, 2015. The workshop will be held on Sunday April 19, 2015 in room 324 in the COEX. Workshop rooms are located at the South side of the 3rd floor, see this map from the CHI 2015 Workshop Co-Chairs. Travel directions to the COEX are available at the main CHI 2015 website.


Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Per Ola Kristensson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Optimization in HCI Systems Development
Joerg Mueller (Aarhus University, Denmark), Dieter Eberle and Constantin Schmidt (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)

Using Optimization to Design Fast, Simple, and Versatile User Interfaces ()
Richard C. Davis (Singapore Management University, Singapore)

Discussion: Optimization and Design Practice
Chair: Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University, Finland)

Coffee break

What Do Users Really Like in Menus: Building Menu Optimization Criterion ()
Mikhail Goubko (V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia) and Alexander Varnavsky (Ryazan State Radio Engineering University, Russia)

Adapting Recommendation to User Engagement
Daniel Boland and Roderick Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Optimising the Unexpected: Computational Design Approach in Expressive Gestural Interaction
Baptiste Caramiaux (Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom)

Keyboard Layout Optimization
Xiaojun Bi, Brian A. Smith and Shumin Zhai (Google, USA)

Discussion: Optimization and User Models
Chair: Andrew Howes (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)


Towards Multi-Objective Optimization for UI Design ()
Anna Maria Feit (Aalto University, Finland), Srinath Sridhar and Myroslav Bachynskyi (Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)

Perspectives on Bayesian Optimization for HCI
Bjørn Sand Jensen, Jens Brehm Nielsen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark) and Jan Larsen (Widex, Denmark)

Empowerment as a metric for Optimization in HCI ()
Dari Trendafilov (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; University of Glasgow, United Kingdom), Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom) and Roderick Murray-Smith (University o Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Three Reasons Why Computers Cannot Design Great UIs: Complexity, Complexity, Complexity
Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto University, Finland)

Discussion: Defining and Eliciting Optimality Criteria ()
Chair: John Williamson (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Coffee break

Discussion: Challenges and Future Directions
Chair: Roderick Murray-Smith (University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Discussion: Reflection and Workshop Follow-Up Activities
Chair: Per Ola Kristensson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Call for Participation

The availability of big data, cheap sensors, more computational processing power, in combination of recent dramatic innovation in machine learning, has lead to reconsiderations of optimization and computational design approaches in HCI. It is only recently that HCI researchers have begun to systematically explore state-of-the-art optimization approaches in HCI and this emerging research direction opens up many new perspectives that needs to be explored by a cross-disciplinary community of HCI scholars. The purpose of this workshop is to unify an emerging cross-disciplinary community of HCI researchers interested in understanding how optimization can further the design of new user interfaces.

A principle underpinning this workshop is that optimization is a broad theme that overlaps with many areas of HCI. However, the researchers are scattered across different subareas. This workshop serves to unify these research efforts by exploring the following perspectives on optimization:

More background information is available in the workshop proposal paper ().

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