University of Maryland

2020 Symposium Program


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the event was held virtually and reduced to a half-day program

9am to 10:30am
Plenary Talks

  • Welcome Address (YouTube Video)
    Niklas Elmqvist, Director of Human-Computer Interaction Lab
    Mihai Pop, Director of The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
  • Visualization for the Blind (YouTube Video)
    Niklas Elmqvist
  • Designing Feedback & Failure in Video games (AKA: Why You Should Sometimes Set Players On Fire) (Medium Article|YouTube Video) Caro Williams-Pierce
  • What Does the #MeToo Movement Tell Us About Sexual Violence?  (YouTube Video) Naeemul Hassan

10:30am to Noon   
(Medium Articles and Recorded Talks, when available, are listed below.)

Design Issues and Accessibility   – Chairs: Joel Chan and Amanda Lazar

  • Understanding Older Adults’ Participation in Design Workshops
    Alisha Pradhan, Amanda Lazar (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • Making Invisible Entities Visible — Negotiating Disclosure of Invisible Conditions in the Workplace
    Kausalya Ganesh, Amanda Lazar (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • Unpacking the Black Box of Scholarly Synthesis: What’s Inside?
    Xin Qian, Katrina Fenlon, Wayne Lutters, Joel Chan (Medium Article | YouTube Video )
  • Engaging the Commons in Participatory Sensing: Practice, Problems, and Promise in the Context of Dockless Bikesharing   
    Yongle Zhang, Yuling Sun, Ge Gao (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • Pedestrian Detection with Wearable Cameras for the Blind: A Two-way Perspective
    Kyungjun Lee, Daisuke Sato, Saki Asakawa, Hernisa Kacorri, Chieko Asakawa (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • Approach Matters: Linking Practitioner Approaches to Technology Design for People with Dementia.
    Emma Dixon, Amanda Lazar (Medium Article | YouTube Video)

Learning        Chair: Caro Williams-Pierce

  • Building For Robots: An Alternative Approach of Combining Construction and Robotics
    Janet Fofang, Daniel Pauw, Tammy Clegg, David Weintrop
  • Hello New World: Player Perceptions of a Cybersecurity Digital Game
    Anothny Pellicone, David Weintrop, Jan Plane, Diane Jass Ketelhutt, Michel Cukier
  • Sphero.Math: Integrating Robotics into a Fourth-Grade Mathematics Classroom
    Janet Fofang, Margaret Walton, Janet Walkoe, David Weintrop
  • Authentic Data Science For The Middle Grades – Unschooled, Creative and Engaging Framework for a New Normal
    Noel Kuriakos
  • “So, You are Actually, Like, Going to Make This?”: Using Participatory Design to Inform a Culturally Relevant Computer Science Curriculum
    Merijke Coenraad (Medium Article)
  • “You Might as Well Just All Agree with Each Other:” The Influence of Cyberbullying on Women’s Social Presence in Online Discussions
    Virginia Byrne

Security / Privacy     Chair: Michelle Mazurek

  • Building and Validating a Scale for Secure Software Development Self-Efficacy
    Daniel Votipka, Desiree Abrokwa, Michelle L. Mazurek (Medium Article| YouTube Video)
  • User Strategies for Sending Sensitive Information
    Noel Warford, Adam Aviv, Michelle Mazurek (Medium Article)
  • Secrecy, Flagging, and Paranoia Revisited: User Attitudes Toward Encrypted Messaging Apps (Medium Article)
    Omer Akgul, Ruba Abu-Salma, Elissa Redmiles, Wei Bai, Blase Ur, Michelle Mazurek
  • What Twitter Knows: Exploring Users’ Perceptions of Ad Targeting and Ad Explanations Through Their Twitter Data (Medium Article)
    Nathan Reitinger, Miranda Wei, Madison Stamos, Justin Goodman, Sophie Veys, Margot Herman, Dorota Filipczuk, Ben Weinshel, Michelle Mazurek, Blase Ur

Understanding Data + Interacting with Data Chairs: Niklas Elmqvist + Eun Kyoung Choe



  • Testing the Test: Visualization as an Alternative to Traditional Statistical Tests
    Eric Newburger, Niklas Elmqvist (Medium Article)
  • Scents and Sensibility: Evaluating Information Olfactation
    Andrea Batch, Biswaksen Patnaik, Moses Akazue, Niklas Elmqvist (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • DataWorld: Externalizing Hidden Data Flows for Situated Analytics
    Sungbok Shin, Andrea Batch, Niklas Elmqvist (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • The Perceptual Proxies of Visual Comparison
    Brian Ondov, Nicole Jardine, Fumeng Yang, Matthew Kay, Niklas Elmqvist, Steven Franconeri (Medium Article)
  • Are We There Yet? Building a Roadmap to a Holistic Model of Visualization Perception
    Zehua Zeng, Leilani Battle (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • OmniTrack for Research: a Research Platform for Streamlining In-Situ Data Collection
    Young-Ho Kim, Bongshin Lee, Jinwook Seo, Eun Kyoung Choe (Medium Article)
  • TandemTrack: Shaping Consistent Exercise Experience by Complementing a Mobile App with a Smart Speaker
    Yuhan Luo, Bongshin Lee, Eun Kyoung Choe (Medium Article | YouTube Video)
  • Crowdsourcing the Perception of Machine Teaching
    Jonggi Hong, Kyungjun Lee, June Xu, Hernisa Kacorri (Medium Article |YouTube Video)

10:30 am to 4 pm

HCAI Workshop

Human-Centered AI: Trusted, Reliable & Safe
Ben Shneiderman, Hernisa Kacorri and John Dickerson