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CHI 2024 roundup: UMD’s HCIL has another strong showing at CHI with 15 papers and two honorable mentions

April 30th, 2024

The ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is the premiere conference for HCI research, and each year includes numerous papers and presentations from HCIL members. This year is no different, with 18 entries from HCIL faculty and students. Across 15 papers, two workshops, and a  SIG (special interest groups), and one interactive demo, we congratulate the 31 Terps who had something accepted at the conference. We also extend a special congratulations to the authors of the two papers that received honorable mentions (top 5% of all submissions) this year – that is no easy feat!

Below is the full list of accepted contributions (UMD authors are bolded). If you’re attending CHI this May, check out some of these sessions and say hi to our amazing HCIL members.


  • Formulating or Fixating: Effects of Examples on Problem Solving Vary as a Function of Example Presentation Interface Design — Joel Chan, Zijian Ding, Eesh Kamrah, Mark Fuge [session link]
  • COMPA: Using Conversation Context to Achieve Common Ground in AAC — Stephanie Valencia, Jessica Huynh, Emma Y Jiang, Yufei Wu, Teresa Wan, Zixuan Zheng, Henny Admoni, Jeffrey P Bigham, Amy Pavel [session link]
  • Fragmented Moments, Balanced Choices: How Do People Make Use of Their Waiting Time? — Jian Zheng, Ge Gao [session link]
  • Redefining Activity Tracking Through Older Adults’ Reflections on Meaningful Activities– Yiwen Wang, Mengying Li, Young-Ho Kim, Bongshin Lee, Margaret Danilovich, Amanda Lazar, David E Conroy, Hernisa Kacorri, Eun Kyoung Choe [session link]
  • TutoAI: a cross-domain framework for AI-assisted mixed-media tutorial creation on physical tasks — Yuexi Chen, Vlad Morariu, Anh Truong, Zhicheng Liu [session link]
  • [Honorable Mention]Exploring AI Problem Formulation with Children via Teachable Machines — Utkarsh Dwivedi, Salma Elsayed-Ali, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Hernisa Kacorri [session link]
  • Visual Cues for Data Analysis Features Amplify Challenges for Blind Spreadsheet Users — Minoli Perera, Bongshin Lee, Eun Kyoung Choe, Kim Marriott [session link]
  • Towards Designing a Question-Answering Chatbot for Online News: Understanding Questions and Perspectives — Md Naimul Hoque, Ayman Mahfuz, Mayukha Kindi, Naeemul Hassan [session link]
  • [Honorable Mention] Designing a Data-Driven Survey System: Leveraging Participants’ Online Data to Personalize Surveys — Lev Velykoivanenko, Kavous Salehzadeh, Stefan Teofanovic, Bertil Chapuis, Michelle Mazurek, Kevin Huguenin [session link]
  • The HaLLMark Effect: Supporting Provenance and Transparent Use of Large Language Models in Writing with Interactive Visualization — Md Naimul Hoque, Tasfia Mashiat, Bhavya Ghai, Cecilia D. Shelton, Fanny Chevalier, Karrie Kraus, Niklas Elmqvist [session link]
  • SolderlessPCB: Reusing Electronic Components in PCB Prototyping through Detachable 3D Printed Housings — Zeyu Yan, Jiasheng Li, Zining Zhang, Huaishu Peng [session link]
  • On Stress: Combining Human Factors and Biosignals to Inform the Placement and Design of a Skin-like Stress Sensor – Khan et al. (including Pablo Paredes) [session link]
  • VisTorch: Interacting with Situated Visualizations using Handheld Projectors — Biswaksen Patnaik, Huaishu Peng, Niklas Elmqvist [session link]
  • A Design Space for Intelligent and Interactive Writing Assistants — Lee et al. (including Md Naimul Hoque) [session link]


  • Transformative Technologies for Children: Going beyond “Good” — organizing team includes Elizabeth Bonsignore [session link]
  • HCI and Aging: New Directions, New Principles — organizing team includes Amanda Lazar [session link]

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Implications of AI Regulations and Generative AI for Human-Centered Responsible Artificial Intelligence – organizing team includes Jessica Vitak [session link]

Interactivity / Demos

  • FractalBrain: A Neuro-interactive Virtual Reality Experience using Electroencephalogram (EEG) for Mindfulness — Jamie Ngoc Dinh, You-Jin Kim, Myungin Lee [session link]


  • Will AI allow us to dispense with all or most accessibility regulations? — Gregg Vanderheiden, Crystal Yvette Marte [session link]