DI PhD students at the 2024 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Along with other academics and students from Design Informatics, we are delighted to share the experiences of a selection of our PhD students Anna Rezk and Yuning Chen who participated in CHI 2024.


Read about their experiences in Hawaii, reflecting on the sheer scale of this annual event, the value of connecting with like-minded communities as well as some of the key topics being explored including; AI-assisted agents, AI-ethics, Bio-Human Computer Interaction, more than human design and more…

AI, Agency, and Aloha

Anna Rezk

“My study method – the provotype approach – was well received, and I had the pleasure of demonstrating NAIRS, my provocative algorithmic news recommender that also assesses your News Personality Type and lets you adjust it if you disagree, in the exhibition hall. To top it all off, I was awarded an honourable mention for my paper.”

Read Anna’s blog here

Under the palm trees: reflections of first CHI experience in Hawaii

Yuning Chen

“My first CHI conference was a whirlwind of excitement and discovery. Honolulu itself was a feast for the senses – wild roosters chilling on grass patches, diverse bird species everywhere, and palm trees that seemed to take over even the airport. The city’s juxtaposition of metropolitan structure and local island lifestyles added an intriguing backdrop to the intellectual stimulation that awaited me.”

Read Yuning’s blog here

Hawaiian Cosmos

Carlos Guerrero Millan

“This was my first time presenting a full paper at CHI, which is titled Cosmovision of Data: An Indigenous Approach to Technologies for Self-Determination. It was a very interesting experience that allowed me to share my research with a wider audience, connect with other researchers working on similar domains and explore new, different ideas. I found it to be inspiring, I received insightful comments and questions about my project and I got to listen to very meaningful presentations and conversations. On top of that, having the opportunity to travel to and visit such a remote and unique place as Hawai’i was amazing.”

Read Carlos’ blog here