Spotlight on affective health research at premier HCI gathering

 

AffecTech was pleased to have a presence at CHI 2019, the leading conference for human-computer interaction (HCI).

The conference, this year held in Glasgow, celebrates innovation and excellence in the design, building and study of technologies in order to advance society and boost creativity and collaboration.

AffecTech research featured prominently at the conference including an Honourable Mention Award for Pedro Sanches, Axel Janson, Pavel Karpashevich, Camille Nadal, Chengcheng Qu, Claudia Dauden Roquet, Muhammad Umair, Charles Windlin, Gavin Doherty, Kristina Höök and Corina Sas – HCI and Affective Health: Taking stock of a decade of studies and charting future research directions In: 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3290605.3300475

CHI 2019 Best Papers & Honourable Mentions

Other AffecTech research featured at CHI 2019:

Digital Wellbeing: Evaluating Mandala Coloring Apps. In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) Workshop: Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A research and practice agenda.

http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/-(a4c365f8-b0ba-41cf-b874-4a1deb480402).html

Millennials: Digitally Connected never Unplugged? In: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) Workshop: Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A research and practice agenda.

http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/-(3a7b8cad-41a6-48fc-b49d-a83cfa27f812).html

A content analysis and ethical review of mobile applications for depression: Exploring the app marketplace
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) Symposium: Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH). Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings – With ISBN/ISSN › Conference contribution.

http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/a-content-analysis-and-ethical-review-of-mobile-applications-for-depression(b7d0bea7-74d0-4fe1-98cf-113a43054d4e).html

Technology acceptability, acceptance and adoption – definitions and measurement
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) Symposium: Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH). ACM. Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings – With ISBN/ISSN › Conference contribution.

https://zenodo.org/record/2593687#.XPlL-_ZFw2w

Problems in Practice: Critiquing on Thermochromic based Displays for Representing Skin Conductance
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’19) Workshop: The Body as Starting Point: Applying Inside Body Knowledge for In-Bodied Design. ACM. Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings – With ISBN/ISSN › Conference contribution.

http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/problems-in-practice-critiquing-on-thermochromic-based-displays-for-representing-skin-conductance(b77ce9fc-cfad-48f4-9538-312d5ffc3941).html

Emotion Work in Experience-Centred Design In: CHI 2019 – ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019, 4-9 May 2019, Glasgow, UK.

http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/38279/

Exploring and Designing for Memory Impairments in Depression In 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings. ACM, New York.

https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3300740

The latter study explores how innovations in personal health technologies could release sufferers from the torment of depression, by logging positive memories and combating memory impairments. With this research, Affectech researchers provide a crucial insight towards understanding how computing technology could be used to help people with depression to remember happy memories, and help offset a bias towards negative thinking that is seen in persons with depression.

Co-author of this study Chengcheng Qu, was one of a number of AffecTech researchers to present at the conference, including also Pedro Sanches, pictured top right presenting the AffecTech review paper HCI and Affective Health: Taking stock of a decade of studies and charting future research directions.

This review paper, via a systematic analysis of the growing body of literature in the field of HCI and affective health, reveals findings such as how innovation is mostly prevalent in the areas of automated diagnosis and self-tracking. The report also highlights the potential for growth in the design space of affective health technologies, identifying the richness of insights gained from patient centred evaluations, as well as a need to promote greater ethical practices when involving people living with affective disorders.

Image courtesy of Muhammad Umair.

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AffecTech was established with support from the European Commission’s research and innovation agency, Horizon 2020 via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks.

For more information visit: www.affectech.org