OzCHI 2015

Being Human
December 7—10, Melbourne


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Monday 7 December Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December Thursday 10 December
7:30 Walking tour of the University of Melbourne
8:30 Registration Open Registration Open Registration Open Registration Open
9:00 Workshops, Symposium & Doctoral Consortium Keynote Speaker
Abigail Sellen
Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth Churchill
Keynote Speaker
Performance Artist
10:30 Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea Morning Tea
11:00 Workshops, Symposium & Doctoral Consortium Assistive Technologies Innovative Interfaces 1 Games & Play Who Should Control
the Internet of Things:
People or systems?

Panel Session
Mobility & Trust Reading & Literacy Liveness: Interaction, Interfacing and Performance
12:30 Lunch Lunch
Encounters - Interactive Digital Art Installation
Microsoft Presentation
What the new Reality means for HCI
Bent Leather Band
1:30 Workshops, Symposium & Doctoral Consortium Innovative Interfaces 3 Wellbeing & Children Public Spaces & Community
2:00 Health & Wellbeing 1 Gaze & Gesture Global & Sensitive Settings Design Practice 1 Innovative Interfaces 2 Technologies in the Home
3:00 Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Awards and Closing
3:30 Workshops, Symposium & Doctoral Consortium Afternoon Tea Design Practice 2 Smartphones and Tablets Student Design Challenge Afternoon Tea
4:00 Health & Wellbeing 2 Collaboration & Sharing Natural User Interaction: Partnership or Persuasion?
5:00 Arts Crawl CHISIG AGM Farewell in Fitzroy Dinner
6:00 UX Melbourne Event

Keynote Presentations
Paper Presentations
Conference Experience
Social Event
Workshop, Symposium and Doctoral Consortium

Microsoft Presentation

What the new Reality means for HCI

Wednesday 9th December 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Rocky Heckman

Rocky Heckman is the HoloLens Business Development Manager in the APAC region for Microsoft. Drawing on a diverse background ranging from aviation maintenance and crypto communications to cloud computing and HoloLens he brings the abstract ideas of computing into practical focus. He has been in the industry for 17 years, and has worked with all facets of computing across many industry verticals.


With Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality starting to gain momentum, what does this mean for HCI? How does voice and gesture based input with head mounted displays change the way we think about applications, and what we can do with computers. We’ll look at the new paradigm in computer interaction to see where it leads us, and how we might want to think about the future of HCI.


Natural User Interaction: Partnership or Persuasion?

Tuesday 8th December 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elise van den Hoven (University of Technology Sydney and Eindhoven University of Technology)
Mark Billinghurst (University South Australia)
Peta Wyeth (Queensland University of Technology)
Martin Tomitsch (University of Sydney)

How do we design systems such that people can shape their own behaviours? This is increasingly a problem as interfaces disappear, and systems themselves are becoming more complex (e.g., deep neural networks, complicated computer vision systems, speech based interfaces). At the same time, peoples' expectations for "natural" interactions with these systems are rising. How can designers support the translation between the ways people choose to communicate with systems, and the ways systems can interpret and respond to them? And how are people adapting their behaviours to interact with these new technologies?

Who should control the Internet of Things: People or systems?

Wednesday 9th December 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Toni Robertson (University of Technology Sydney)
Elizabeth Churchill (Google)
John Murphy (Design4Use)
Bruce Thomas (University of South Australia)
Thas Nirmalathas (University of Melbourne)

An over-arching goal of Internet of Things (IoT) is to strive for optimization, safety and efficiency through removing the user out of the loop. The user interface as we know it will cease to be. Example technologies, such as driverless cars, smart buildings, and domestic robots will literally take the control out of the hands of users. But is it desirable to be moving ever more towards a future where people are less in control? What will become of the relationship between people and computers? Will we soon all be out of a job?

Liveness: Interaction, Interfacing and Performance

Thursday 10th December 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Warren Burt (Composer, Performer, Video Artist)
Dale Chant (Musician, Red Centre Software)
Stuart Favilla (Swinburne University of Technology)
Marcelo Wanderley (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, McGill University)

In Sydney Australia circa 1950, Australia's first digital computer "CSIRAC" played what is widely accepted as the world’s first computer generated music the “Colonel Bogey March”. CSIRAC’s production of multiple frequencies and multiple rhythms, marked the beginning of a new epoch in the evolution of music making. Enter the computer musicians, experimenters, inventors and practitioners with over four decades experience with computer interaction. Gestural and spatial control, virtuosic and novice performance, collaborative interaction, augmentation and liveness have developed parallel to traditional Computer Science and engineering. This special OZCHI session will explore the world of music interaction through guest presentations and panel discussions. This session aims to unveil and explore the potential contribution of digital music practice to HCI and vice versa. A lively and fascinating session not to be missed! All welcome!

Paper Presentations

Tue 11:00 - Assistive Technologies

MyCalendar: Fostering communication for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through photos and videos
Muhammad Haziq Lim Abdullah, Margot Brereton, Muhammad Haziq Lim Abdullah
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka; Queensland University of Technology

Understanding Video based Parent Training for Children with Autism
Deepti Aggarwal, Robyn Garnett, Bernd Ploderer, Frank Vetere, Patricia Eadie, Bronwyn Joy Davidson
University of Melbourne

VibRein: An engaging and assistive mobile learning companion for intellectually challenged students
Shubham Toshniwal, Nitendra Rajput, Saurabh Srivastava, Prasenjit Dey
Toyota Technological Institute; IBM Research

A Collaborative Approach to Design Individualized Technologies with People with a Disability
Ravihansa Rajapakse, Margot Brereton, Laurianne Sitbon, Paul Roe
Queensland University of Technology

Designing Real Time Assistive Technologies for Children with Mental Disorders
Tobias Sonne, Kaj Grønbæk
Aarhus University

Robots in Rehab: Towards socially assistive robots for paediatric rehabilitation
Chris McCarthy, Jo Butchart, Michael George, Dee Kerr, Hugh Kingsley, Adam Scheinberg, Leon Sterling
Swinburne University of Technology; The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Tue 11:00 - Innovative Interfaces 1

Virtual Food Court: A VR environment to Assess People’s Food Choices
Rafael Calvo, Kjartan Nordbo, David Milne, Margaret Alman-Farinelli
University of Sydney

A Non-linear Mapping Technique for Bare-hand Interaction in Large Virtual Environments
Hyungon Kim, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
University of Canterbury

Evanescent Adaptation on Small Screens
Sara Bouzit, Denis Chêne, Gaelle Calvary
Orange Labs; Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble

Radial Cursor: an Efficient Technique to Explore Radial Hierarchy Visualizations on Touch Screens
Shizhe He, Mao Lin Huang
University of Technology Sydney; Tianjin University

A Non-Linear Regression Model to Predict Aesthetic Ratings of On-Screen Images
Ranjan Maity, Gourav Verma, Avinash Uttav, Samit Bhattacharya
IIT Guwahati

The Emerging Technology Consumer: Designing NUI Interaction for Learning and Retention
Jake Araullo, Leigh Ellen Potter
Griffith University

Tue 11:00 - Games and Play

Redefining Videogame Reward Types
Cody Phillips, Daniel Johnson, Peta Wyeth, Leanne Hides, Madison Klarkowski
Queensland University of Technology

Playful card-based tools for gamification design
Marigo Raftopoulos
RMIT University

Operationalising and Measuring Flow in Video Games
Madison Klarkowski, Daniel Johnson, Peta Wyeth, Simon Smith, Cody Phillips
Queensland University of Technology

Engaging in Videogame Play: An Activity-Centric Analysis of the Player Experience
Nicole McMahon, Peta Wyeth, Daniel Johnson
Queensland University of Technology

Differentiated Participation in Social Videogaming
John Downs, Frank Vetere, Wally Smith
University of Melbourne

Good Frustrations: The Paradoxical Pleasure of Fearing Death in DayZ
Fraser Allison, Marcus Carter, Martin Gibbs
University of Melbourne

Tue 14:00 - Health and Wellbeing 1

Designing a health screening tool to help young people communicate with their general practitioner
Marianne Webb, Lena Sanci, Sylvia Kauer, Greg Wadley
University of Melbourne

Can SAL support self reflection for health and nutrition?
Farahnaz Yekeh, Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Lie Ming Tang, Margaret Allman-Farinelli
University of Sydney

In Bed with Technology: Challenges and Opportunities for Sleep Tracking
Wanyu Liu, Bernd Ploderer, Thuong Hoang
University of Melbourne

Help Me Keep My Stuff Safe: Designing a Collaborative Online Repository for Young People in Care
Sarah Webber, Martin Gibbs, Gavan McCarthy
University of Melbourne

What We Learned from TransitionMate: A Mobile App Designed to Support Young People with Chronic Illness
Yu Zhao, Rafael Calvo, Harriet Gunn, Katharine Steinbeck, Abelardo Pardo
University of Sydney; The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Tue 14:00 - Gaze and Gesture

Remote Gaze and Gesture Tracking on the Microsoft Kinect: Investigating of the Role of Feedback
Marcus Carter, Joshua Newn, Eduardo Velloso, Frank Vetere
University of Melbourne

DIVE: Fluid Display for 3D CG Manipulation with Visual Continuity
Natsumi Kojima, Akifumi Inoue, Tohru Hoshi
Tokyo University of Technology

Free-hand Gesture Interfaces for an Augmented Exhibition Podium
Huidong Bai, Gun Lee, Mark Billinghurst
The Human Interface Technology Laboratory New Zealand; University of South Australia

To Dwell or Not to Dwell: An Evaluation of Mid-Air Gestures for Large Information Displays
Soojeong Yoo, Callum Parker, Judy Kay, Martin Tomitsch
University of Sydney

GazeTry: Swipe Text Typing Using Gaze
Yi Liu, Chi Zhang, Chonho Lee, Bu-Sung Lee, Alex Qiang Chen
NanYang Technological University, Singapore

FaceSwitch - Low-Cost Accessibility Software for Computer Control Combining Gaze Interaction and Face Gestures
David Rozado, Jason Niu, Andreas Duenser
Otago Polytechnic; CSIRO

Back-of-Device Interaction based on the Range of Motion of the Index Finger
Hiroyuki Hakoda, Yoshitomo Fukatsu, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka
University of Tsukuba

Touchless Gestural Interaction with Wizard-of-Oz: Analysing User Behaviour
Martin Henschke, Tom Gedeon, Richard Jones
Australian National University

Tue 14:00 - Global and Sensitive Settings

Framing Technology Design in Ubuntu: Two Locales in Pastoral Namibia
Gereon Koch Kapuire, Daniel G. Cabrero, Colin Stanley, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus
Polytechnic of Namibia; University of West London

Building Bridges: Issues and Opportunities from a Cross Cultural Design Experience
Alessandro Soro, Margot Brereton, Anita Lee Hong, Paul Roe
Queensland University of Technology

Understanding the Use of a Bug Tracking System in a Global Software Development Setup
Dhaval Vyas, Tara Capel, Deven Tank, David Shepherd
Queensland University of Technology; Schneider Electric

Domain Exploration of ICT Use in Consumer-to-Producer Feedback Loops within the Fair Trade System
Jennyfer Taylor, Duncan Stevenson, Tom Gedeon
Australian National University

Digitised Necrophilia: Technology and Psychosocial Orientations in the Age of ISIS and Drone Warfare
Remy Low
University of Sydney

The Challenge of Technology Research in Sensitive Settings: Case Studies in 'Sensitive HCI'
Jenny Waycott, Greg Wadley, Stefan Schutt, Arthur Stabolidis, Reeva Lederman
University of Melbourne; Victoria University

Interact: A Mixed Reality Virtual Survivor for Holocaust Testimonies
Minhua Ma, Sarah Coward, Chris Walker
University of Huddersfield, UK; National Holocaust Centre & Museum, UK

Tue 16:00 - Health and Wellbeing 2

HCI methods for empowering discussion on person-centered fall prevention with older adults
Michael Lo Bianco, Sonja Pedell, Gianni Renda, Ajay Kapoor
Swinburne University of Technology

Positive Ageing: Elements and factors for design
Soud Nassir, Tuck Wah Leong, Toni Robertson
University of Technology Sydney

Older Adults' Use of a Novel Communication System: Client Goals versus Participant Experiences
Hilary Davis, Sonja Pedell, Leon Sterling
Swinburne University of Technology

A Perspective of Games for People with Physical Disabilities
Alexandre Greluk Szykman, Joao Paulo Gois, Andre Luiz Brandao
Universidade Federal do ABC

Tue 16:00 - Collaboration and Sharing

Everybody Dance Now: Tensions between Participation and Performance in Interactive Public Installations
Sarah Webber, Mitchell Harrop, John Downs, Travis Cox, Niels Wouters, Andrew Vande Moere
University of Melbourne; KU Leuven

Some Notes on the Design of “World Machines”
Ann Light, Margot Brereton, Paul Roe
University of Sussex; Queensland University of Technology

Proxy Users, Use By Proxy: Mapping Forms of Intermediary Representation
Bjorn Nansen, Michael Arnold, Marcus Carter, Martin Gibbs, Rowan Wilken, Jenny Kennedy
University of Melbourne; Swinburne University of Technology

Designing for Collections: Building Histories, Sharing the Spectacle
Stephen Snow, Bronte McMahon, Sally McKenzie, Kenneth Radke, Ivy Verlaat, Laurie Buys
Queensland University of Technology

FYRO: A Symbolic-Based Phatic Technology
Hanif Baharin, Salman Khalidi, Arifah Rosmani
Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis

Sharing Experiences: A Case Study of a Combined Awareness System and Behaviour Change Technology
Florian Güldenpfennig, Roman Ganhör, Geraldine Fitzpatrick
Vienna University of Technology

Wed 14:00 - Design Practice 1

Values-led Participatory Design as a pursuit of meaningful alternatives
Tuck Wah Leong, Ole Sejer Iversen
University of Technology Sydney; Aarhus University

The Fuzzy Front End of Experience Design: Eliciting and Communicating Experience Goals
Jari Varsaluoma, Heli Väätäjä, Eija Kaasinen, Hannu Karvonen, Yichen Lu
Tampere University of Technology; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Playful Hacking within Research-through-Design
William Goddard, Robert Cercos
RMIT University

Exploring Trust in Bitcoin Technology: A Framework for HCI Research
Corina Sas, Irni Eliana Khairuddin
Lancaster University, UK; University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Wed 14:00 - Innovative Interfaces 2

INSERT: Efficient Sorting of Images on Mobile Devices
Roman Ganhör, Florian Güldenpfennig
Vienna University of Technology

Investigating User Confidence for Uncertainty Presentation in Predictive Decision Making
Syed Z. Arshad, Jianlong Zhou, Constant Bridon, Fang Chen, Yang Wang
University of New South Wales; National ICT Australia (NICTA)

keyValuate: A Framework for Rapid Evaluation of Adaptive Keyboards on Touchscreens
Philipp Mock, Jonas Jaszkowic, Jörg Edelmann, Yvonne Kammerer, Andreas Schilling, Wolfgang Rosenstiel
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen; Universität Tübingen

Wed 14:00 - Technologies in the Home

Pairing Technology and Meals: A Contextual Enquiry in the Family Household
Hasan Shahid Ferdous, Bernd Ploderer, Hilary Davis, Frank Vetere, Kenton O'Hara
University of Melbourne

Fostering Collaboration in the Management of Family Finances
Stephen Snow, Dhaval Vyas
Queensland University of Technology

Facilitating Flexible Electricity Use in the Home with Eco-Feedback and Eco-Forecasting
Jesper Kjeldskov, Mikael Skov, Jeni Paay, Dennis Lund, Tue Madsen, Michael Nielsen
Aalborg University

Wed 15:30 - Design Practice 2

Teaching Software Developers to Perform UX Tasks
Tina Øvad, Nis Bornoe, Lars Bo Larsen, Jan Stage
Aalborg University; Radiometer Medical

Three is a crowd? Our experience of testing large-scale social software in a usability lab
Dana McKay, Kagonya Awori, Hasan Ferdous
University of Melbourne

Building Personas of Students Accessing a Peer-Facilitated Support for Learning Program
Mangalam Sankupellay, Erica Mealy, Christoph Niesel, Richard Medland
Queensland University of Technology

An Exploratory Data-Driven Approach to Personas Development: An Anthropological Perspective
Hang Guo, Khasfariyati Razikin

The longevity of general purpose Wizard-of-Oz tools
John Sören Pettersson, Malin Wik
Karlstad University

Wed 15:30 - Smartphones and Tablets

Understanding and Comparing Smartphone and Tablet Use: Insights from a Large-Scale Diary Study
Hendrik Müller, Jennifer L. Gove, John S. Webb, Aaron Cheang
Google Australia; University of Sydney

Where is the “I” in iPad? : The Role of Interest in Older Adults’ Learning of Mobile Touch Screen Technologies
Jeanie Beh, Sonja Pedell, Wendy Doube
Swinburne University of Technology

Investigating Cross-Device Interaction Techniques: A Case of Card Playing on Handhelds and Tablets
Mikael B. Skov, Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay, Heidi Selmer Nielsen, Marius Pallisgaard Olsen
Aalborg University

Thu 11:00 - Mobility and Trust

TrainYarn: Probing Perceptions of Social Space in Urban Commuter Trains
Tiago Camacho, Marcus Foth, Markus Rittenbruch, Andry Rakotonirainy
Queensland University of Technology

Exploring Boredom Proneness as a Predictor of Mobile Phone Use in the Car
Ronald Schroeter, Jim Oxtoby, Daniel Johnson, Fabius Steinberger
Queensland University of Technology

Evaluating Low-cost Activity Trackers for Use in Large-scale Data Gathering of Forestry Workers
Judy Bowen, Annika Hinze, Sally Jo Cunningham, Richard Parker
University of Waikato

Trialling the use of Tablets in Australian Courts “The Jury is Still Out…”
Graham Farrell, Robert Tipping, Vivienne Farrell, Clinton Woodward
Swinburne University of Technology;

Lights, Camera, Action: Using animations to co-evaluate user experience scenarios
Alen Keirnan, Naseem Ahmadpour, Sonja Pedell, Angeline Mayasari
Swinburne University of Technology

Thu 11:00 - Reading and Literacy

Effects of paper on cross-reference reading for multiple documents: Comparison of reading performances and processes between paper and computer displays
Kentaro Takano, Hirohito Shibata, Kengo Omura
Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd.

Visual Distractions Effects on Reading in Digital Environments: A Comparison of First and Second English Language Readers
Leana Copeland, Tom Gedeon
Australian National University

Down the Superhighway in a Single Tome: Examining the Impact of Book Format on Borrowing Interactions
Dana McKay, Wally Smith, Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne

Page Navigation on Paper Books and Electronic Media in Reading to Answer Questions
Hirohito Shibata, Kentaro Takano, Kengo Omura, Shun'ichi Tano
Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.

“So You Think You Are a Multitasker?” – A Qualitative Study to Understand Multitasking
Minal Jain, Sarita Seshagiri, Aditya Ponnada
Samsung Research Institute India Bangalore

Thu 13:30 - Innovative Interfaces 3

Back to the Future: Identifying Interface Trends from the Past, Present and Future in Immersive Applications
Rohann Dorabjee, Oliver Bown, Somwrita Sarkar, Martin Tomitsch
University of Sydney; University of New South Wales

An Implementation of Tangible Interactive Mapping to Improve Adult Learning for Preparing for Bushfire
Mark Brown, Winyu Chinthammit, Paddy Nixon
University of Tasmania; University of Ulster

Adapting a Soft 2.5D Actuated Shape Display for Rebound Tenderness Simulation and Training
Jessica Tsimeris, Duncan Stevenson, Michael Broughton, Tom Gedeon
Australian National University; Defence Science and Technology Organisation

Comparing Graph Layouts for Vertex Selection Tasks
Roman Klapaukh, David Pearce, Stuart Marshall
Victoria University of Wellington

TUI-Geometry: A Tangible User Interface for Geometric Drawing on an Interactive Tabletop
Rachel Blagojevic, Brent Whiteley, Shunjie (jacky) Zhen, Beryl Plimmer
Massey University; University of Auckland

KineticCanvas: Synergetic Effort Between Art and Technology
Roshan Peiris, Suranga Nanayakkara, Vikum Sri Wijesinghe, Kouta Minamizawa
Keio University; Singapore University of Technology and Design

Thu 13:30 - Wellbeing and Children

Beyond YouTube: Sharing Personal Digital Stories on a Community Display
Hilary Davis, Jenny Waycott, Shuo Zhou
University of Melbourne

'It feels different from real life': Users' Opinions of Mobile Applications for Mental Health
Fernando Estrada, Greg Wadley, Reeva Lederman
University of Melbourne

Better Health Explorer: Designing for Health Information Seekers
Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang, Karin Verspoor, Jon Pearce, Shanton Chang
University of Melbourne

Visual Analytics for Large-Scale Bioinformatic Data Sets
Samuel Smith, Jim Hogan, Markus Rittenbruch
Queensland University of Technology

Children's Expectations and Strategies in Interacting with a Wizard of Oz Robot
Peter Worthy, Janet Wiles, Kristyn Hensby, Ben Matthews, Marie Boden, Arafeh Karami, Jason Weigel, Scott Heath, Jonathon Taufatofua, Paul Pounds
University of Queensland

Indicators of wellbeing in recreational video game players
Kellie Vella, Daniel Johnson, Leanne Hides
Queensland University of Technology

Wearable audio-video recorders as a tool for investigating child play experiences in nature
Bronwyn Cumbo, Tuck Wah Leong
University of Technology Sydney

Thu 13:30 - Public Spaces and Community

From Users to Citizens: Some Thoughts on Designing for Polity and Civics
Marcus Foth, Martin Tomitsch, Christine Satchell, M. Hank Haeusler
Queensland University of Technology; University of Sydney

Digital Pop-Up: Investigating Bespoke Community Engagement in Public Spaces
Joel Fredericks, Martin Tomitsch, Luke Hespanhol, Ian McArthur
University of Sydney; University of New South Wales

More than just food: Field Visits to an Emergency Relief Centre
Dhaval Vyas, Stephen Snow, Miranda Mallet
Queensland University of Technology

Ad hoc Communities on the Road: Serendipitous Social Encounters to Enhance Tourist Experiences
Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Marcus Foth, Ronald Schroeter
Queensland University of Technology

Do we Ruin the Moment? Exploring the Influence of Media Capturing on Our Experience
Ine Mols, Mendel Broekhuijsen, Elise van den Hoven, Panos Markopoulos, Berry Eggen
Eindhoven University of Technology; University of Technology Sydney