Video Presentations

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 this page.

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 here. CHI 2016 is here. Youtube also has an ACM SIGCHI channel with these and more here. 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.


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