GroupLens research receives honorable mention at CHI 2021

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Irene Ye Yuan and associate professor Lana Yarosh for winning an honorable mention award at the 2021 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021). This is the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction.

Their paper, "Tabletop Games in the Age of Remote Collaboration: Design Opportunities for a Socially Connected Game Experience," investigated the social and collaborative aspects of tabletop gaming in the unique context of social distancing during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

The researchers used a multi-method qualitative approach (including digital ethnography and in-depth interviews) to empirically study how people appropriate existing technologies and adapt their offline practices to play tabletop games remotely. They identified three themes that describe people’s game and social experience during remote play: creating a shared tabletop environment (shared space), enabling a collective understanding (shared information and awareness), and facilitating a communal temporal experience (shared time). Finally, the researchers reflected on challenges and design opportunities for a better experience in the age of remote collaboration.

Additional GroupLens papers shared during conference

Three other papers from CS&E human computer interaction faculty and students were also accepted and presented at this year's CHI 2021 conference.

Comparing Generic and Community-Situated Crowdsourcing for Data Validation in the Context of Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Authors: Sabirat Rubya (Ph.D. student), Joseph Numainville (undergraduate research assistant), Svetlana Yarosh (associate professor)

"I Cannot Do All of This Alone": Exploring Instrumental and Prayer Support in Online Health Communities

Authors: C. Estelle Smith (Ph.D. student), Zachary Levonian (Ph.D. student), Haiwei Ma (Ph.D. student), Robert Giaquinto (Ph.D. student), Gemma Lein-Mcdonough, Zixuan Li, Susan O'Conner-Von, Svetlana Yarosh (associate professor)

Soliciting Stakeholders’ Fairness Notions in Child Maltreatment Predictive Systems

Authors: Hao-Fei Cheng (Ph.D. student), Logan Stapleton (Ph.D. student), Ruiqi Wang, Paige Bullock, Alexandra Chouldechova, Zhiwei Steven Wu (adjunct assistant professor), Haiyi Zhu (adjunct assistant professor)