At the end of most of our class sessions, two students will lead a short (less than 5 minute) video presentation and discussion
about a recent research development in HCI,
in order to help us think about future types of interaction
beyond today's GUI screens.
Each team of two (you need not be from the same team as your regular homework team)
will show a video,
read its related paper or other background ahead of time,
and lead a brief discussion about the new development.
Summarize the research (if it's not clear enough
from the video),
discuss any good or bad points you see
and the gaps between the research presented and future practice.
You can have one person summarize and one lead the discussion.
Or one person lead discussion of pros and one of cons.
Or divide it up any way you like.
If it is possible, download the video you are presenting to your computer,
to avoid network glitches in the classroom.
The list below gives some suggestions and starting points,
but you are free to find other videos
you would like to show.
Some of the best sources for research videos are
the ACM UIST and CHI conferences.
The proceedings, including videos and papers, are all in the
ACM Digital Library.
You have free access as a Tufts student if you log in from
Look for "ACM CHI Conference" and "ACM UIST Conference" for the last few years.
When you find a paper you like, click on Supplementary Materials.
You will find that some papers have no videos;
some have only a 30-second "video preview" (which fine as long as you think
it conveys the idea or you can explain it to the class based on your reading over the paper);
some have a 2 or 3 minute video (which is probably the most useful);
and some only have a video of the author presenting at the conference (which
is not very useful).
Many of the 30-second video previews are also on Youtube, for example all of them
from UIST 2018 are
CHI 2016 is
Youtube also has an ACM SIGCHI channel with these and more
For some videos, like Skinput (shown in class), Paperphone, Illumiroom, and Brainput,
you can just Google the name of the project.
You can also Google the title or authors of the papers to find more videos or information
on their own web sites.
- AuraSense: Enabling Expressive Around-Smartwatch Interactions with Electric Field Sensing, Junhan Zhou, Yang Zhang, Gierad Laput, Chris Harrison (from UIST 2016)
- Peripheral Projected Illusions for Interactive Experiences video. Also here (second video on that page)
- Muscle activation, Pedro Lopes video. Another video
- Muscle-plotter: An Interactive System based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation that Produces Spatial Output, Lopes video. More info
- LeviPath: Modular Acoustic Levitation for 3D Path Visualisations, Themis Omirou, Asier Marzo, Sue Ann Seah, Sriram Subramanian (from CHI 2015)
- Bio-actuators: bioLogic, Yao et al. video (from CHI 2015)
- When David Meets Goliath: Combining Smartwatches with a Large Vertical Display for Visual Data Exploration, Horak, Badam, Elmqvist, Dachselt (from CHI 2018)
- Paperphone, Audrey Girouard video. Another video. Also advertisement (start at 4:02)
- MetaLimbs: Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism video
- SkinMarks: Enabling Interactions on Body Landmarks Using Conformal Skin Electronics, Weigel, Nittala, Olwal, Steimle (from CHI 2017)
- Rovables: Miniature On-Body Robots as Mobile Wearables, Dementyev et al. (from UIST 2016)
- Exploring Subtle Foot Plantar-based Gestures with Sock-placed Pressure Sensors, Koumei Fukahori, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takeo Igarashi (from CHI 2015)
- Tangible Drops: A Visio-Tactile Display Using Actuated Liquid-Metal Droplets, Sahoo, Neate, Tokuda, Pearson, Robinson, Subramanian, Jones (from CHI 2018)
- Designing a Non-contact Wearable Tactile Display Using Airflows (from UIST 2016)
- Porous Interfaces for Small Screen Multitasking using Finger Identification, Aakar Gupta, Muhammed Anwar, Ravin Balakrishnan video (from UIST 2016)
- aeroMorph - Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design, Ou et al. (from UIST 2016)
- Bendtroller:: An Exploration of In-Game Action Mappings with a Deformable Game Controller, Paden Shorey, Audrey Girouard (from CHI 2017)
- Inner Garden: Connecting Inner States to a Mixed Reality Sandbox for Mindfulness, Roo et al. (from CHI 2017)
- Pressure-Based Gain Factor Control for Mobile 3D Interaction using Locally-Coupled Devices, Besancon, Ammi, Isenberg (from CHI 2017)
- Extending Keyboard Shortcuts with Arm and Wrist Rotation Gestures, Buschek, Roppelt, Alt (from CHI 2018)
- ScreenGlint: Practical, In-situ Gaze Estimation on Smartphones, Huang et al. (from CHI 2017)
- Agency in Mid-air Interfaces, Martinez, De Pirro, Vi, Subramanian (from CHI 2017)
- BrushTouch: Exploring an Alternative Tactile Method for Wearable Haptics, Strasnick, Cauchard, Landay (from CHI 2017)
- Sparkle: Hover Feedback with Touchable Electric Arcs, Spelmezan, Sahoo, Subramanian (from CHI 2017)
- Sparse Haptic Proxy: Touch Feedback in Virtual Environments Using a General Passive Prop, Cheng, Ofek, Holz, Benko, Wilson (from CHI 2017)
- Providing Haptics to Walls and Heavy Objects in Virtual Reality by Means of Electrical Muscle Stimulation Pedro Lopes, Sijing You, Lung-Pan Cheng, Sebastian Marwecki, Patrick Baudisch (from CHI 2017)
- HapticHead: A Spherical Vibrotactile Grid around the Head for 3D Guidance in Virtual and Augmented Reality, Kaul, Rohs (from CHI 2017)
- CoReach: Cooperative Gestures for Data Manipulation on Wall-sized Displays, Liu, Chapuis, Beaudouin-Lafon, Lecolinet (from CHI 2017)
- Supporting Subtlety with Deceptive Devices and Illusory Interactions, Anderson, Grossman, Wigdor, Fitzmaurice (from CHI 2015)
- MultiFi: Multi Fidelity Interaction with Displays On and Around the Body, Grubert, Heinisch, Quigley, Schmalstieg (from CHI 2015)
- Control of Non-Solid Diffusers by Electrostatic Charging, Sahoo, Plasencia, Subramanian (from CHI 2015)
- Investigating the Information Transfer Efficiency of a 3x3 Watch-back Tactile Display, Lee, Han, Lee (from CHI 2015)
- FaceTouch: Enabling Touch Interaction in Display Fixed UIs for Mobile Virtual Reality, Gugenheimer, Dobbelstein, Winkler, Haas, Rukzio (from UIST 2016)
- Driftboard, Tomoki Shibata (Tufts) video
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