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CHI Best Paper Awards


The ACM CHI Best Paper Awards honor exceptional papers published at the CHI conference. During the review process, up to 5% of submissions will be chosen by the associate chairs and subcommittee chairs to receive an award. These decisions are made within subcommittees, to ensure even distribution among research areas. Among these chosen submissions, a separate Best Papers Selection Committee will select the very best of the submissions to receive a Best Paper Award (up top 1% of total submissions), with the remaining submissions receiving an Honorable Mention Award. Papers that receive an award will be marked in the program, and authors will receive a certificate at the conference.


Selection Criteria


Given the diverse ways in which submissions can contribute to the field of HCI, there is no formal selection criteria for Best Papers at CHI. It is up to the members of the Program Committee, and then the Best Paper Selection Committee, to decide if a submission is at a particularly high quality and stands above other submissions in terms of overall quality, novelty, and/or potential for impact.


As per the Guide to Reviewing Papers, the primary criterion for the evaluation of all papers is the submission’s contribution to HCI: In all cases, a CHI paper must break new ground and make an original research contribution. Submissions that go above and beyond these primary criteria should certainly be considered for a Best Paper Award. However, submissions that are exemplary in other ways could also be considered: Is the work specifically timely? Will it offer broad benefits to the readers? Does it have the potential for impact within or beyond the field? Are the methodologies especially noteworthy? Is the paper beautifully presented? Does the work go above and beyond in terms of transparency and reproducibility? A paper that exceeds expectations in any of these areas could potentially be considered for a Best Paper Award.


We ask ACs to make these judgements regarding papers they are coordinating after the PC meeting, at which point they can calibrate against other submissions being accepted to the conference. Given the diverse criteria which may be used for such judgements, ACs are also asked to compose a short paragraph to justify their decision which is considered by the Best Paper Selection Committee.


Tawanna Dillahunt, University of Michigan, United States

Ranjitha Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States




Best Papers


What Do Hackathons Do? Understanding Participation in Hackathons Through Program Theory Analysis

Jeanette Falk, Gopinaath Kannabiran, Nicolai Brodersen Hansen


Falx: Synthesis-Powered Visualization Authoring

Chenglong Wang, Yu Feng, Rastislav Bodik, Isil Dillig, Alvin Cheung, Amy J Ko


"Can I Not Be Suicidal on a Sunday?": Understanding Technology-Mediated Pathways to Mental Health Support

Sachin R Pendse, Amit Sharma, Aditya Vashistha, Munmun De Choudhury, Neha Kumar


CapContact: Super-resolution Contact Areas from Capacitive Touchscreens

Paul Streli, Christian Holz


RadarNet: Efficient Gesture Recognition Technique Utilizing a Miniaturized Radar Sensor

Eiji Hayashi, Jaime Lien, Nicholas Gillian, Leonardo Giusti, Dave Weber, Jin Yamanaka, Lauren Bedal, Ivan Poupyrev


Screen Recognition: Creating Accessibility Metadata for Mobile Applications from Pixels

Xiaoyi Zhang, Lilian de Greef, Amanda Swearngin, Samuel White, Kyle Murray, Lisa Yu, Qi Shan, Jeffrey Nichols, Jason Wu, Chris Fleizach, Aaron Everitt, Jeffrey P Bigham


LGBTQ Persons' Pregnancy Loss Disclosures to Known Ties on Social Media: Disclosure Decisions and Ideal Disclosure Environments

Cassidy Pyle, Lee Roosevelt, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Nazanin Andalibi


Increasing Electrical Muscle Stimulation’s Dexterity by means of Back of the Hand Actuation

Akifumi Takahashi, Jas Brooks, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Pedro Lopes


Designing Menstrual Technologies with Adolescents

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Madeline Balaam


The Show Must Go On: A conceptual model of conducting synchronous participatory design with children online

Kung Jin Lee, Wendy Roldan, Tian Qi Zhu, Harkiran Kaur Saluja, Sungmin Na, Britnie Chin, Yilin Zeng, Jin Ha Lee, Jason Yip


Building for ‘We’: Safety Settings for Couples with Memory Concerns

Nora McDonald, Helena M. Mentis


Oh, Snap! A Fabrication Pipeline to Magnetically Connect Conventional and 3D-Printed Electronics

Martin Schmitz, Jan Riemann, Florian Müller, Steffen Kreis, Max Mühlhäuser


Getting Ourselves Together: Epistemic Burden and Data-centered Participatory Design Research

Jennifer Pierre, Roderic Crooks, Morgan Currie, Britt Paris, Irene Pasquetto


"Everyone wants to do the model work, not the data work": Data Cascades in High-Stakes AI

Nithya Sambasivan, Shivani Kapania, Hannah Highfill, Diana Akrong, Praveen Paritosh, Lora M Aroyo


Resisting the Medicalisation of Menopause: Reclaiming the Body through Design

Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Madeline Balaam


U!Scientist: Designing for People-Powered Research in Museums

Mmachi God'sglory Obiorah, James K.L. Hammerman, Becky Rother, Will Granger, Haley Margaret West, Michael Horn, Laura Trouille


“Why lose control?” A Study of Freelancers' Perspectives with Gig Economy Platforms

Juan Carlos Alvarez de la Vega, Marta E. Cecchinato, John Rooksby


"That courage to encourage": Participation and Aspirations in Chat-based Peer Support for Youth Living with HIV

Naveena Karusala, David Odhiambo Seeh, Cyrus Mugo, Brandon Guthrie, Megan A Moreno, Grace John-Stewart, Irene Inwani, Richard Anderson, Keshet Ronen


The Ethics of Multiplayer Game Design and Community Management: Industry Perspectives and Challenges

Lucy A. Sparrow, Martin Gibbs, Michael Arnold


Coupling Simulation and Hardware for Interactive Circuit Debugging

Evan Strasnick, Maneesh Agrawala, Sean Follmer


Impact of Task on Attentional Tunneling in Handheld Augmented Reality

Brandon Victor Syiem, Ryan M. Kelly, Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso, Tilman Dingler


XRgonomics: Facilitating the Creation of Ergonomic 3D Interfaces

João Marcelo Evangelista Belo, Anna Maria Feit, Tiare Feuchtner, Kaj Grønbæk


Heuristic Evaluation of Conversational Agents

Raina Langevin, Ross J Lordon, Thi Avrahami, Benjamin R. Cowan, Tad Hirsch, Gary Hsieh


Clandestino or Rifugiato? Anti-immigration Facebook Ad Targeting in Italy

Arthur Capozzi, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Yelena Mejova, Corrado Monti, André Panisson, Daniela Paolotti


The Landscape and Gaps in Open Source Fairness Toolkits

Michelle Seng Ah Lee, Jatinder Singh


Understanding Data Accessibility for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Keke Wu, Emma Petersen, Tahmina Ahmad, David Burlinson, Shea Tanis, Danielle Albers Szafir


How to Evaluate Object Selection and Manipulation in VR? Guidelines from 20 Years of Studies

Joanna Bergström, Tor-Salve Dalsgaard, Jason Alexander, Kasper Hornbæk


Designing Interactive Transfer Learning Tools for ML Non-Experts

Swati Mishra, Jeffrey M Rzeszotarski


Honorable Mentions


Unaccompanied Migrant Youth and Mental Health Technologies: A Social-Ecological Approach to Understanding and Designing

Franziska Tachtler, Reem Talhouk, Toni Michel, Petr Slovak, Geraldine Fitzpatrick


Engineering Multifunctional Spacer Fabrics Through Machine Knitting

Lea Albaugh, James McCann, Scott E Hudson, Lining Yao


Gospels of Modernity: Digital Cattle Markets, Urban Religiosity, and Secular Computing in the Global South

Nusrat Jahan Mim


Exploring the Opportunities for Online Learning Platforms to Support the Emergency Home School Context

Bronwyn J. Cumbo, Dan Richardson, Tom Bartindale


Tabletop Games in the Age of Remote Collaboration: Design Opportunities for a Socially Connected Game Experience

Ye Yuan, Jan Cao, Ruotong Wang, Svetlana Yarosh


Bad Breakdowns, Useful Seams, and Face Slapping: Analysis of VR Fails on YouTube

Emily Dao, Andreea Muresan, Kasper Hornbæk, Jarrod Knibbe


The U in Crypto Stands for Usable: An Empirical Study of User Experience with Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallets

Artemij Voskobojnikov, Oliver Wiese, Masoud Mehrabi Koushki, Volker Roth, Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov


Making Sense of 3D Modelling and 3D Printing Activities of Young People: A nexus analytic inquiry

Behnaz Norouzi, Marianne Kinnula, Netta Iivari


A Feminist Utopian Perspective on the Practice and Promise of Making

Johanna Okerlund, David Wilson, Celine Latulipe


Understanding, Detecting and Mitigating the Effects of Coactivations in Ten-Finger Mid-Air Typing in Virtual Reality

Conor R Foy, John J Dudley, Aakar Gupta, Hrvoje Benko, Per Ola Kristensson


"Beyond 3D printers": Understanding Digital Fabrication Practices for the Education of Visually Impaired or Blind Youth

Emeline Brulé, Gilles Bailly


AI as Social Glue: Uncovering the Roles of Deep Generative AI during Social Music Composition

Minhyang (Mia) Suh, Emily Youngblom, Michael Terry, Carrie J Cai


A User-Oriented Approach to Space-Adaptive Augmentation: The Effects of Spatial Affordance on Narrative Experience in an Augmented Reality Detective Game

Jae-eun Shin, Boram Yoon, Dooyoung Kim, Woontack Woo


TexYZ: Embroidering Enameled Wires for Three Degree-of-Freedom Mutual Capacitive Sensing

Roland Aigner, Andreas Pointner, Thomas Preindl, Rainer Danner, Michael Haller


Itsy-Bits: Fabrication and Recognition of 3D-Printed Tangibles with Small Footprints on Capacitive Touchscreens

Martin Schmitz, Florian Müller, Max Mühlhäuser, Jan Riemann, Huy Viet Le


Off-Peak: An Examination of Ordinary Player Experience

April Tyack, Elisa D Mekler


Scraps: Enabling Contextual Mobile Capture, Contextualization, and Use of Document Resources}

Amanda Swearngin, Shamsi Iqbal, Victor Poznanski, Mark Encarnación, Paul N. Bennett, Jaime Teevan


Yes: Affirmative Consent as a Theoretical Framework for Understanding and Imagining Social Platforms

Jane Im, Jill Dimond, Melody Berton, Una Lee, Katherine Mustelier, Mark S. Ackerman, Eric Gilbert


Empowering Resignation: There's an App for That

John S. Seberger, Marissel Llavore, Nicholas Wyant, Irina Shklovski, Sameer Patil


ASL Sea Battle: Gamifying Sign Language Data Collection

Danielle Bragg, Naomi Caselli, John W Gallagher, Miriam Goldberg, Courtney J Oka, William Thies


Fits and Starts: Enterprise Use of AutoML and the Role of Humans in the Loop

Anamaria Crisan, Brittany Fiore-Gartland


Tracing Conceptions of the Body in HCI: From User to More-Than-Human

Sarah Homewood, Marika Hedemyr, Maja Fagerberg Ranten, Susan Kozel


Interaction Pace and User Preferences

Alix Goguey, Carl Gutwin, Zhe Chen, Pang Suwanaposee, Andy Cockburn


ArgueTutor: An Adaptive Dialog-based Learning System for Argumentation Skills

Thiemo Wambsganss, Tobias Kueng, Matthias Soellner, Jan Marco Leimeister


Secrets of Gosu: Understanding Physical Combat Skills of Professional Players in First-Person Shooters

Eunji Park, Sangyoon Lee, Auejin Ham, Minyeop Choi, Sunjun Kim, Byungjoo Lee


HapticSeer: A Multi-channel, Black-box, Platform-agnostic Approach to Detecting Video Game Events for Real-time Haptic Feedback

Yu-Hsin Lin, Yu-Wei Wang, Pin-Sung Ku, Yun-Ting Cheng, Yuan-Chih Hsu, Ching-Yi Tsai, Mike Y. Chen


Dance and Choreography in HCI: A Two-Decade Retrospective

Qiushi Zhou, Cheng Cheng Chua, Jarrod Knibbe, Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso


Expanding Explainability: Towards Social Transparency in AI systems

Upol Ehsan, Q. Vera Liao, Michael Muller, Mark O Riedl, Justin D. Weisz


Generating the Presence of Remote Mourners: a Case Study of Funeral Webcasting in Japan

Daisuke Uriu, Kenta Toshima, Minori Manabe, Takeru Yazaki, Takeshi Funatsu, Atsushi Izumihara, Zendai Kashino, Atsushi Hiyama, Masahiko Inami


Pedagogical Agents in Educational VR: An in the Wild Study

Gustav Bøg Petersen, Aske Mottelson, Guido Makransky


The Impact of Multiple Parallel Phrase Suggestions on Email Input and Composition Behaviour of Native and Non-Native English Writers

Daniel Buschek, Martin Zürn, Malin Eiband


Context-Based Interface Prototyping: Understanding the Effect of Prototype Representation on User Feedback

Marius Hoggenmüller, Martin Tomitsch, Luke Hespanhol, Tram Thi Minh Tran, Stewart Worrall


Understanding the Security and Privacy Advice Given to Black Lives Matter Protesters

Maia J Boyd, Jamar Sullivan, Marshini Chetty, Blase Ur


LociMotion: Towards Learning a Strong Authentication Secret in a Single Session

Jayesh Doolani, Matthew Wright, Rajesh Setty, S M Taiabul Haque


Producing Liveness: The Trials of Moving Folk Clubs Online During the Global Pandemic

Steve Benford, Paul J Mansfield, Jocelyn Spence


In Tension with Progression: Grasping the Frictional Tendencies of Speculative, Critical, and other Alternative Designs

James Pierce


“Grip-that-there”: An Investigation of Explicit and Implicit Task Allocation Techniques for Human-Robot Collaboration

Karthik Mahadevan, Mauricio Sousa, Anthony Tang, Tovi Grossman


From Detectables to Inspectables: Understanding Qualitative Analysis of Audiovisual Data

Krishna Subramanian, Johannes Maas, Jan Borchers, James Hollan


Health Data in Fertility Care: An Ecological Perspective

Mayara Costa Figueiredo, Yunan Chen


Interaction Illustration Taxonomy: Classification of Styles and Techniques for Visually Representing Interaction Scenarios

Axel Antoine, Sylvain Malacria, Nicolai Marquardt, Géry Casiez


"It's Complicated": Negotiating Accessibility and (Mis)Representation in Image Descriptions of Race, Gender, and Disability

Cynthia L Bennett, Cole Gleason, Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Jeffrey P Bigham, Anhong Guo, Alexandra To


Data@Hand: Fostering Visual Exploration of Personal Data on Smartphones Leveraging Speech and Touch Interaction

Young-Ho Kim, Bongshin Lee, Arjun Srinivasan, Eun Kyoung Choe


"Constant Pressure of Having to Perform": Exploring Player Health Concerns in Esports

Daniel Madden, Casper Harteveld


The Effects of System Interpretation Errors on Learning New Input Mechanisms

Kevin C. Lam, Carl Gutwin, Madison Klarkowski, Andy Cockburn


Detecting and Defending Against Seizure-Inducing GIFs in Social Media

Laura South, David Saffo, Michelle A. Borkin


Touch&Fold: A Foldable Haptic Actuator for Rendering Touch in Mixed Reality

Shan-Yuan Teng, Pengyu Li, Romain Nith, Joshua Fonseca, Pedro Lopes


Sketchnote Components, Design Space Dimensions, and Strategies for Effective Visual Note Taking

Rebecca Zheng, Marina Fernández Camporro, Hugo Romat, Nathalie Henry Riche, Benjamin Bach, Fanny Chevalier, Ken Hinckley, Nicolai Marquardt


Exploring Approaches to Data Literacy Through a Critical Race Theory Perspective

Britney Johnson, Ben Rydal Shapiro, Betsy DiSalvo, Annabel Rothschild, Carl DiSalvo


Screen2Vec: Semantic Embedding of GUI Screens and GUI Components

Toby Jia-Jun Li, Lindsay Popowski, Tom Mitchell, Brad A Myers


The Image of the Interface: How People Use Landmarks to Develop Spatial Memory of Commands in Graphical Interfaces

Md. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin


Typing Efficiency and Suggestion Accuracy Influence the Benefits and Adoption of Word Suggestions

Quentin Roy, Sébastien Berlioux, Géry Casiez, Daniel Vogel


PrivacyMic: Utilizing Inaudible Frequencies for Privacy Preserving Daily Activity Recognition

Yasha Iravantchi, Alanson Sample


GamesBond: Bimanual Haptic Illusion of Physically Connected Objects for Immersive VR Using Grip Deformation

Neung Ryu, Hye-Young Jo, Michel Pahud, Mike Sinclair, Andrea Bianchi


Extended Reality (XR) Remote Research: a Survey of Drawbacks and Opportunities

Jack Ratcliffe, Francesco Soave, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Laurissa Tokarchuk, Ildar Farkhatdinov


Making Sense of Risk Information amidst Uncertainty: Individuals’ Perceived Risks Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kathleen H Pine, Myeong Lee, Samantha A. Whitman, Yunan Chen, Kathryn Henne


The Labor of Fun: Understanding the Social Relationships between Gamers and Paid Gaming Teammates in China

Chenxinran Shen, Zhicong Lu, Travis Faas, Daniel Wigdor


Remote Learners, Home Makers: How Digital Fabrication Was Taught Online During a Pandemic

Gabrielle Benabdallah, Sam Bourgault, Nadya Peek, Jennifer Jacobs


Do Cross-Cultural Differences in Visual Attention Patterns Affect Search Efficiency on Websites?

Amanda Baughan, Nigini Oliveira, Tal August, Naomi Yamashita, Katharina Reinecke


Exploring Design and Governance Challenges in the Development of Privacy-Preserving Computation

Nitin Agrawal, Reuben Binns, Max Van Kleek, Kim Laine, Nigel Shadbolt


Rethinking the Runway: Using Avant-Garde Fashion To Design a System for Wearables

Teddy Seyed, James Devine, Joe Finney, Michał Moskal, Peli de Halleux, Steve Hodges, Thomas Ball, Asta Roseway


StoryMap: Using Social Modeling and Self-Modeling for Supporting Physical Activity Among Low-SES Families

Herman Saksono, Carmen Castaneda-sceppa, Jessica Hoffman, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Andrea G Parker


CASSIE: Curve and Surface Sketching in Immersive Environments

Emilie Yu, Rahul Arora, Tibor Stanko, J. Andreas Bærentzen, Karan Singh, Adrien Bousseau


When the Tab Comes Due: Challenges in the Cost Structure of Tab Usage

Joseph Chee Chang, Nathan Hahn, Yongsung Kim, Julina Coupland, Bradley Breneisen, Hannah S Kim, John Hwong, Aniket Kittur


When the Social Becomes Non-Human: A Study of Young People’s Perception of Social Support in Chatbots

Petter Bae Brandtzæg, Marita Skjuve, Kim Kristoffer Dysthe, Asbjørn Følstad


What Do We See in Them? Identifying Dimensions of Partner Models for Speech Interfaces Using a Psycholexical Approach

Philip R Doyle, Leigh Clark, Benjamin R. Cowan


Significant Otter: Understanding the Role of Biosignals in Communication

Fannie Liu, Chunjong Park, Yu Jiang Tham, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Laura Dabbish, Geoff Kaufman, Andrés Monroy-Hernández


Medical Maker Response to COVID-19: Distributed Manufacturing Infrastructure for Stop Gap Protective Equipment

Udaya Lakshmi, Megan Hofmann, Kelly Mack, Scott E Hudson, Jennifer Mankoff, Rosa I. Arriaga


Understanding Trigger-Action Programs Through Novel Visualizations of Program Differences

Valerie Zhao, Lefan Zhang, Bo Wang, Michael L. Littman, Shan Lu, Blase Ur


"It's About Missing Much More Than the People": How Students use Digital Technologies to Alleviate Homesickness

Ryan M. Kelly, Yueyang Cheng, Dana McKay, Greg Wadley, George Buchanan


ThroughHand: 2D Tactile Interaction to Simultaneously Recognize and Touch Multiple Objects

Jingun Jung, Sunmin Son, Sangyoon Lee, Yeonsu Kim, Geehyuk Lee


Dark Patterns and the Legal Requirements of Consent Banners: An Interaction Criticism Perspective

Colin M. Gray, Cristiana Santos, Nataliia Bielova, Michael Toth, Damian Clifford


Mindless Attractor: A False-Positive Resistant Intervention for Drawing Attention Using Auditory Perturbation

Riku Arakawa, Hiromu Yakura


StoryCoder: Teaching Computational Thinking Concepts Through Storytelling in a Voice-Guided App for Children

Griffin Dietz, Jimmy K Le, Nadin Tamer, Jenny Han, Hyowon Gweon, Elizabeth L Murnane, James A. Landay


Articulating Soma Experiences using Trajectories

Paul Tennent, Kristina Höök, Steve Benford, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Anna Ståhl, Claudia Dauden Roquet, Charles Windlin, Pedro Sanches, Joe Marshall, Christine Li, Juan Pablo Martinez Avila, Miquel Alfaras, Muhammad Umair, Feng Zhou


Trade-offs for Substituting a Human with an Agent in a Pair Programming Context: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sandeep Kaur Kuttal, Bali Ong, Kate Kwasny, Peter Robe


Designing Metamaterial Cells to Enrich Thermoforming 3D Printed Objects for Post-Print Modification

Donghyeon Ko, Jee Bin Yim, Yujin Lee, Jaehoon Pyun, Woohun Lee


What Players Want: Information Needs of Players on Post-GameVisualizations

Günter Wallner, Marnix van Wijland, Regina Bernhaupt, Simone Kriglstein


``You Gotta Watch What You Say'': Surveillance of Communication with Incarcerated People

Kentrell Owens, Camille Cobb, Lorrie Cranor


Can a Humorous Conversational Agent Enhance Learning Experience and Outcomes?

Jessy Ceha, Ken Jen Lee, Elizabeth Nilsen, Joslin Goh, Edith Law


Auditing E-Commerce Platforms for Algorithmically Curated Vaccine Misinformation

Prerna Juneja, Tanushree Mitra


Understanding the Usage of Online Media for Parenting from Infancy to Preschool At Scale

Yujia Gao, Jinu Jang, Diyi Yang


CAST: Authoring Data-Driven Chart Animations

Tong Ge, Bongshin Lee, Yunhai Wang


Large Scale Analysis of Multitasking Behavior During Remote Meetings

Hancheng Cao, Chia-Jung Lee, Shamsi Iqbal, Mary Czerwinski, Priscilla N Y Wong, Sean Rintel, Brent Hecht, Jaime Teevan, Longqi Yang


The Right to Help and the Right Help: Fostering and Regulating Collective Action in a Medical Making Reaction to COVID-19

Megan Hofmann, Udaya Lakshmi, Kelly Mack, Scott E Hudson, Rosa I. Arriaga, Jennifer Mankoff


Diagramming Working Field Theories for Design in the HCI Classroom

Bernd Ploderer, Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Diego Muñoz Sáez, Filip Bircanin, Margot Brereton


What Happens After Death? Using a Design Workbook to Understand User Expectations for Preparing their Data

Janet X. Chen, Francesco Vitale, Joanna McGrenere


IdeaBot: Investigating Social Facilitation in Human-Machine Team Creativity

Angel Hsing-Chi Hwang, Andrea Stevenson Won


Towards an Understanding of Situated AR Visualization for Basketball Free-Throw Training

Tica Lin, Rishi Singh, Yalong Yang, Carolina Nobre, Johanna Beyer, Maurice Smith, Hanspeter Pfister


Proceed with Care: Reimagining Home IoT Through a Care Perspective

Cayla Key, Fiona Browne, Nick Taylor, Jon Rogers


Exploring A Reporting Tool to Empower Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Self-Report Abuse

Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Jeanine L M Skorinko, Mariam Kobeissi, Brittany Lewis, Nicole Jutras, Pauline Bosma, John Mullaly, Brian Kelly, Deborah Lloyd, Mariah Freark, Nancy A. Alterio


danceON: Culturally Responsive Creative Computing

William Christopher Payne, Yoav Bergner, Mary Etta West, Carlie Charp, R. Benjamin Shapiro, Danielle Albers Szafir, Edd V. Taylor, Kayla DesPortes


The Burden of Survival: How Doctoral Students in Computing Bridge the Chasm of Inaccessibility

Kristen Shinohara, Michael McQuaid, Nayeri Jacobo


Evaluating the Interpretability of Generative Models by Interactive Reconstruction

Andrew Ross, Nina Chen, Elisa Zhao Hang, Elena L. Glassman, Finale Doshi-Velez


What Do We Mean by "Accessibility Research"? A Systematic Review of Accessibility Papers in CHI and ASSETS from 1994 to 2019

Kelly Mack, Emma J McDonnell, Dhruv Jain, Lucy Lu Wang, Jon E. Froehlich, Leah Findlater


Physical Warm-up Games. Exploring the Potential of Play and Technology Design

Elena Márquez Segura, Laia Turmo Vidal, Annika Waern, Jared Duval, Luis Parrilla Bel, Ferran Altarriba Bertran


A Simulation Model of Intermittently Controlled Point-and-Click Behaviour

Seungwon Do, Minsuk Chang, Byungjoo Lee


The Development and Validation of the Technology-Supported Reflection Inventory

Marit Bentvelzen, Jasmin Niess, Mikołaj P. Woźniak, Paweł W. Woźniak


Visualizing Examples of Deep Neural Networks at Scale

Litao Yan, Elena L. Glassman, Tianyi Zhang


Bringing the Jury to the Scene of the Crime: Memory and Decision-Making in a Simulated Crime Scene

Carolin Reichherzer, Andrew Cunningham, Tracey Coleman, Ruochen Cao, Kurt McManus, Dion Sheppard, Mark Kohler, Mark Billinghurst, Bruce H Thomas


Bedtime Window: A Field Study Connecting Bedrooms of Long-Distance Couples Using a Slow Photo-Stream and Shared Real-Time Inking

Jan Kučera, James Scott, Siân Lindley, Patrick Olivier


KnitUI: Fabricating Textile Sensor and User Interface with Machine Knitting

Yiyue Luo, Kui Wu, Tomás Palacios, Wojciech Matusik


Augmented Reality and Older Adults: A Comparison of Prompting Types

Thomas J. Williams, Simon L. Jones, Christof Lutteroth, Elies Dekoninck, Hazel C Boyd


It's So Difficult to Sever that Connection: The Role of FoMO in Users' Reluctant Privacy Behaviours

Fiona Westin, Sonia Chiasson


Automating Clinical Documentation with Digital Scribes: Understanding the Impact on Physicians

Brenna Li, Noah Crampton, Thomas Yeates, Yu Xia, Xirong Tian, Khai Truong


`Unmochon': A Tool to Combat Online Sexual Harassment over Facebook Messenger

Sharifa Sultana, Mitrasree Deb, Ananya Bhattacharjee, Shaid Hasan, S.M.Raihanul Alam, Trishna Chakraborty, Prianka Roy, Samira Fairuz Ahmed, Aparna Moitra, M Ashraful Amin, A.K.M. Najmul Islam, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed


Understanding Gender Differences in Pricing Strategies in Online Labor Marketplaces

Eureka Foong, Elizabeth Gerber


Making Un-Use: When Humans Disengage with Technology

Alina Krischkowsky, Verena Fuchsberger, Manfred Tscheligi


It Takes More Than One Hand to Clap: On Sustaining Research Results and Co-Designed Artefacts After the Project Ends

Max Krüger, Anne Weibert, Debora de Castro Leal, Dave Randall, Volker Wulf


Calibrating Pedestrians' Trust in Automated Vehicles: Does an Intent Display in an External HMI Support Trust Calibration and Safe Crossing Behavior?

Stefanie Martina Faas, Johannes Kraus, Alexander Schoenhals, Martin Baumann


AtaTouch: Robust Finger Pinch Detection for a VR Controller Using RF Return Loss

Daehwa Kim, Keunwoo Park, Geehyuk Lee


A Critique of Electrodermal Activity Practices at CHI

Ebrahim Babaei, Benjamin Tag, Tilman Dingler, Eduardo Velloso


Viral Visualizations: How Coronavirus Skeptics Use Orthodox Data Practices to Promote Unorthodox Science Online

Crystal Lee, Tanya Yang, Gabrielle D Inchoco, Graham M. Jones, Arvind Satyanarayan


“We Just Use What They Give Us”: Understanding Passenger User Perspectives in Smart Homes

Vinay Koshy, Joon Sung Park, Ti-Chung Cheng, Karrie Karahalios


SonicHoop: Using Interactive Sonification to Support Aerial Hoop Practices

Wanyu Liu, Artem Dementyev, Diemo Schwarz, Emmanuel Flety, Wendy E. Mackay, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Frederic Bevilacqua


CHI 2021 Best Case Study Award


Onboarding Materials as Cross-functional Boundary Objects for Developing AI Assistants

Carrie J Cai, Samantha Winter, Dr. David Steiner, Lauren Wilcox, Michael Terry


Merging SaaS Products In A User-Centered Way --- A Case Study of Overleaf and ShareLaTeX

Paulo Reis, John D Lees-Miller. Sven Laqua


CHI 2021 Best Demo Awards (Interactivity)


CHI'21 People's Choice Best Demo Award


“Demonstrating How to Increase the Dexterity of Electrical Muscle Stimulation”

Akifumi Takahashi, Jas Brooks, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Pedro Lopes


CHI'21 People's Choice Best Demo Honorable Mention Award


“Demonstrating Flower Jelly Printer for Parametrically Designed Flower Jelly”

Mako Miyatake, Koya Narumi, Yuji Sekiya, Yoshihiro Kawahara


CHI'20 @ CHI'21 People's Choice Best Demo Award


“Bringing Interactivity to Static Digital Documents with Chameleon“

Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez


CHI'20 @ CHI'21 People's Choice Best Demo Honorable Mention Award


“PneuModule: Using Inflatable Pin Arrays for Reconfigurable Physical Controls on Pressure-Sensitive Touch Surfaces”

Changyo Han, Ryo Takahashi, Yuchi Yahagi, Takeshi Naemura


CHI 2021 Student Game Competition




Innovative Interfaces category:

Designing a First Person Shooter Game for Quadriplegics

Atieh Taheri,  Ziv Weissman, University of California, Santa Barbara USA 


Transformative & Transgressive Play

ChemCraft: A Ludic Approach to Educational Game Design

Jihae Han, KU Leuven, Belgium


Honorable mention:

Tread Together: Interactive Narrative Gameplay to Introspect and Scrutinise Privilege

Purav Bhardwaj, National Institute of Design, India


CHI 2021 Student Research Competition


Please refer to the original CfP and the following slides if you want to have more information.


Graduate level:


FlowIO Development Platform – the Pneumatic “Raspberry Pi” for Soft Robotics

Ali Shtarbanov, MIT Media Lab


2nd Place:

A Meta-Analysis of Effect Sizes of CHI Typing Experiments

Natalia Obukhova, University of Zurich


3rd Place:

How Statically-Typed Functional Programmers Author Code

Justin Lubin, University of California, Berkeley


Undergraduate level:



CopyCat: Using Sign Language Recognition to Help Deaf Children Acquire Language Skills
Dhruva Bansal, Prerna Ravi, Matthew So, Pranay Agrawal, Ishan Chadha, Ganesh Murugappan, Colby Duke, Georgia Institute of Technology


2nd Place:

Reality Tales: Facilitating User-Character Interaction with Immersive Storytelling
Bhavya Chopra, Khushali Verma, Sonali Singhal, Utsav Singla, IIIT-Delhi


3rd Place:

Seek: A Telehealth System for Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss Inspired by the Quantified Self
Melissa Li, McGill University



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