Cartoon of a person at an auto shop with a robot

Summer 21 Conference Papers

Team members have papers at three conferences this summer:

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CHI & AfriCHI 2021 papers

Kirabo had two papers accepted recently. Look for them this spring!

  • CHI: Kirabo, L., Carter, E. J., Barry, D., & Steinfeld, A. Priorities, technology, & power: Co-designing an inclusive transit agenda in Kampala, Uganda.
  • AfriCHI: Kirabo, L., Namara, M., McNeese, N. The Power of the Blue Tick: Ugandans’ experiences and engagement onTwitter at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cartoon of humans and robots

HRI 2021 Papers

Two papers from the lab have been accepted for the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Look for them in March!

  • Reig, S., Carter, E. J., Fong, T., Forlizzi, J., & Steinfeld, A. Flailing, hailing, prevailing: Perceptions of multi-robot failure recovery strategies.
  • Tan, X. Z., Luria, M., Forlizzi, J., & Steinfeld, A. Charting sequential person transfers between devices, agents, and robots.

Tiramisu v3, with filtering

MobileHCI Honorable Mention

A paper led by Oscar presented at MobileHCI 2020 received an Honorable Mention award! This paper examined the impact of user interface adaptation within the production version of Tiramisu. We conducted an 18-month assessment where 2,616 participants (with and without vision impairments) experienced an A/B study where personalized adaptation was on or off.

Oscar J. Romero, Alexander Haig, Lynn Kirabo, Qian Yang, John Zimmerman, Anthony Tomasic, and Aaron Steinfeld. 2020. A Long-Term Evaluation of Adaptive Interface Design for Mobile Transit Information. In 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 39, 1–11. DOI: