The HCIL's annual Symposium & Open House is an event where the public can learn in detail about the cutting edge research going on at the HCIL. The event consists of a day of tutorials and workshops (Thursday, May 29th) followed by the main Symposium & Open house (Friday, May 30th). This day consists of a series of talks with plenty of time for discussion followed by demos of all the lab projects which is a time to meet and talk with the researchers in a more informal setting.

Pre-Symposium Events - May 29, 2003
Tutorials and Workshops
A.V. Williams Building



Symposium and Open House - May 30, 2003
Hoff Theater - Adele Stamp Student Union

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8:15am Sign-in and Coffee
9:00am Welcome: Ben Bederson, Director of HCIL

Keynote Speaker: Ben Bederson, Interfaces for Staying in the Flow

Digital Libraries
Session Chair: Allison Druin

Searching Historical Video
Dagobert Soergel, Jinmook Kim, Douglas Oard

Teens as Technology Design Partners
Kendra Knudtzon, Kathryn Summers, Nancy Kaplan

How Children Use a Digital Library: Lessons Learned from our first year of the International Children Digital Library
Allison Druin, Ann Weeks




Devices Big and Small
Session Chair: Francois Guimbretiere

Datelens: a Fisheye Calendar for Mobile Devices
Aaron Clamage

Coordinating Family Activities with Digital Paper
Catherine Plaisant

How Children Tell Stories with Physical Programming
Jaime Montemayor

StoryRooms that Help Children Learn about Environmental Hazards
Mona Leigh Guha, Gene Chipman, Allison Farber

Children's use of mice: Fitts Laws for Kids
Juan Pablo Hourcade




Afternoon Information Understanding 
Session Chair: Ben Shneiderman


Electronic Voting System Usability Issues
Ben Bederson

Designing for Decision Making: Dynamic Query Maps
Kent Norman

Helping Users Get Started with Complex Direct Manipulation Interfaces
Catherine Plaisant

The Sonification of Dynamic Maps
Haixia Zhao

Visualizing Biological Taxonomies with SpaceTree
Cyndy Parr

Treejuxtaposer: Comparing Large Philogenic Trees
Francois Guimbretiere

Browsing Statistical Information with Linked Visualizations
Bill Kules

Favorite Folders: a Configurable, Scalable File Browser
Bongshin Lee

Piccolo: a Toolkit for Zoomable User Interfaces
Jesse Grosjean


Demonstrations in the labs (free event)
No registration required.
Building and room numbers will be published here just before the event.

All interfaces introduced during the morning symposium will be demonstrated.


  • Treemap 4.0: Flexible Exploration of Hierarchical Data
  • Dealing with Missing or Undisclosed Data in Information Visualization
  • TimeSearcher: Visual Exploration of Time Series Data
  • Multi-dimensional Clustering and Outlier Detection
  • Semantic Regions: Specifying Mental Maps to Support Spatial Cognition
  • User Interface Issues of Online Surveys
  • PhotoMesa Image Browser
  • BIRD: A realtime display and electronic notetaking system
  • Collaborative Annotation with Digital Paper
  • Usable Portals to Government Statistics
  • User-Assisted Query Translation in Cross-Language Retrieval
  • Sonification with Spacial Audio

  • and more to be announced later...






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