Best Paper Award and Strong Presence @CHI 2023

Date: 28/04/2023

LASIGE researchers presented two full papers, one of which received a Best Paper Award, at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023), a top-ranked venue (CORE A*). They also presented three late-breaking works, and two workshop papers. The conference, taking place in Hamburg, Germany, started on the 23rd (of April) and ends today.

It is co-authored by David Gonçalves and Pedro Pais (PhD students), Manuel Piçarra (MSc student), and João Guerreiro and André Rodrigues (both integrated researchers). In this paper, the authors describe the recorded experiences of multiple blind content creators playing mainstream games, with a focus on the strategies leveraged to overcome their lack of accessibility. By providing an in-depth understanding of these experiences, the authors call forth opportunities to shape the design of digital games toward welcoming both sighted and blind players to the medium and promoting inclusion.

The full paper “Coding Together: On Co-located and Remote Collaboration between Children with Mixed-Visual Abilities” is co-authored by Filipa Rocha (PhD student) and João Guerreiro and Tiago Guerreiro (both integrated researchers). The paper is also co-authored by Filipa Correia, Isabel Neto, Ana Pires, and Hugo Nicolau from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). In this paper, the authors investigated the tradeoffs between remote and co-located collaboration among children with mixed-visual abilities, using a tangible coding kit. The authors contribute insights on themes related to effectiveness, computational thinking skills, accessibility, communication, cooperation, and engagement.

LASIGE completed its strong presence at CHI with 3 Late-Breaking Works and two Workshop papers:
Late-Breaking Works:
– Manuel Piçarra, André Rodrigues, João Guerreiro “Evaluating Accessible Navigation for Blind People in Virtual Environments“. Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
–  Inês Gonçalves, André Rodrigues, Tiago Guerreiro, João Guerreiro  “Inclusive Social Virtual Environments: Exploring the Acceptability of Different Navigation and Awareness Techniques“. Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Sérgio Alves, Ricardo Costa, Kyle Montague, Tiago Guerreiro. “GitUI: A Community-Based Platform to Democratize User Interfaces“. Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Workshop papers:
Diogo Branco, Tiago Guerreiro, Kyle Montague, Luís Carvalho, Lorelle Dismore, Richard Walker, Dan Jackson, Raquel Bouça, Joaquim Ferreira. “Democratizing Data-Driven Healthcare“. CHI’23 workshop on Intelligent Data-Driven Health Interfaces.

Filipa Ferreira-Brito, Tiago Guerreiro. “Challenges of digital healthcare service adoption by [us] the next generation of Older Adults“. CHI’23 Workshop on Bridging HCI and Implementation Science for Innovation Adoption and Public Health Impact Workshop.