News Archive・ニュース一覧

Saturday June 15th, 2024

Dr. Katie Seaborn appointed Associate Editor at ACM THRI

Dr. Katie Seaborn has been appointed Associate Editor at the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) journal.
Wednesday June 5th, 2024

Lecture at the University of Tokyo

Professor Katie Seaborn's guest lecture for "Non-Research Tips for Information Science Researchers" was on "Research Management 101"
Saturday May 25th, 2024

Awarded JSPS Kiban B grant

Katie Seaborn, Jun Kato (AIST), and Mayu Koike (Tokyo Tech) were awarded the JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research B (KAKENHI Kiban B) for the project Kawaii Vocalics: Modelling Reactions to "Cute" Voice Phenomena in Interactive Agents. #jsps #grant #award
Friday May 24th, 2024

Publications at arXiv

Cross-Cultural Validation of Partner Models for Voice User Interfaces is now published. abstract -> full paper->
Friday May 24th, 2024

Deceptive, Disruptive, No Big Deal: Japanese People React to Simulated Dark Commercial Patterns

Our publication ( is now available in the ACM Digital Library. Deceptive, Disruptive, No Big Deal: Japanese People React to Simulated Dark Commercial Patterns Authors: Katie Seaborn, Tatsuya Itagaki, Mizuki Watanabe, Yijia Wang, Ping Geng, Takao Fujii, Yuto Mandai, Miu Kojima, Suzuka Yoshida
Wednesday May 15th, 2024 rocked!

With 10 presentations and participation online and off from around the world, was a truly global and hybrid event! Thank you all! Special shout-out to co-hosts Giulia Barbareschi and Alarith Uhde! #chi2024 #chi24 #parachi #parachitokyo #japan #chi
Saturday May 11th, 2024

Award-winner! CHI '24 paper

Takao Fujii and Katie Seaborn (Aspire Lab) alongside co-author Madeleine Steeds (UCD) received the #CHI2024 Honorable Mention award (top 5%) for "Silver-Tongued and Sundry"! #chi #chi24 #award #intersectionality #japan #pronouns #chatgpt #hci #design #research #llm
Friday May 10th, 2024

Futuring Site Selection (SIGCHI Medium article)

Selecting sites for academic conferences is a key issue in the SIGCHI community and beyond. Dr. Katie Seaborn and Adrian Petterson (The University of Toronto) have co-authored possibilities for going forward. #acm #sigchi #hci #chi #chi24 #whychi #siteselection
Friday May 10th, 2024

Guest speaker (CUI@CHI 2024)

Associate Professor Katie Seaborn will be a guest speaker leading the breakout session on "Evaluation Techniques & Methods" at the CHI 2024 Workshop on CUIs. #chi #chi24 #cui
Friday May 10th, 2024 is on

10 presentations, over 75 participants, and full-on hybrid: is happening this Monday, May 13th, 2024 @ Tokyo Tech. #parachi #parachitokyo #chi24 #tokyo #japan
Tuesday April 30th, 2024

Now on YouTube! NHK Dark Patterns Study

Monday April 22nd, 2024

Final call for audience members of parachitokyo to Sunday April 28th

Final call (Sunday April 28th) for audience members of May 13th!! 最終参加申込は28日です。
Saturday April 20th, 2024

Last call for!

Today's the last day to sign up as a presenter or audience member! We have almost 60 signups and 10 papers for, our hybrid parallel CHI '24 event in the Tokyo/Japan/Asia region! #chi24 #parachi #parachitokyo #chi #hybrid #hci
Friday April 19th, 2024

What does the global power of kawaii say about us?

What does the global power of kawaii say about us?
Friday April 12th, 2024

Hosting a dark patterns and deceptive design researcher

[Monday April 15th @ 14:00 ] Hosting a dark patterns and deceptive design researcher from the US in April! This is a public lecture, in-person only. All are welcome! #darkpatterns #deceptivedesigns Dr. Woodrow Hartzog (Professor of Law, Boston University) Venue : Rm. 508, West 9 Building
Friday April 12th, 2024

New Website Released

Check out our new website!! 研究室のウェブサイトを更新いたしました!!
Monday April 8th, 2024

NHK web article about dark patterns on Nov. 14th, 2023 

2023年11月14日のダークパターンに関するNHKのウェブ記事 NHK web article about dark patterns on Nov. 14th, 2023 #ダークパターン
Friday April 5th, 2024 Hybrid Experience

Check out the awesome Collaboration Room we've booked for para.chi.toyko!

Monday April 1st, 2024


シーボーン・ケイティ准教授は現在、ダークパターンに関するコンサルティング・トレーニング・リサーチ等のサービスを提供しています。 #ダークパターン
Monday April 1st, 2024

4月3日(水) NHKクローズアップ現代放送予定

4月3日(水) 午後7:30 〜 午後7:57 NHKクローズアップ現代の番組内で、ダークパターンの調査について当研究室が紹介されます。 #ダークパターン
Monday April 1st, 2024

Deadline Extended to April 20th!

Would you like to join
Friday March 29th, 2024

New Journal Paper Published

A journal paper is now published on "Coimagining the Future of Voice Assistants with Cultural Sensitivity"
Thursday March 28th, 2024

Press Release: Yomiuri・読売新聞

Dr. Seaborn was interviewed by Yomiuri on dark patterns and deceptive design. シーボーン博士は読売新聞の取材を受け、ダークパターンと欺瞞的なデザインについて語りました。

Thursday March 14th, 2024

CfP: para.chi

HCI researchers around the world are hosting regional, hybrid, and local events in parallel to CHI ‘24. Are you hosting an event or would like to? Check out para.chi ???? #para.chi #chi24

Monday March 11th, 2024


Join on Monday, May 13th, 2024! Sign up by March 31st, 2024 here: Details here:

Sunday January 7th, 2024

CfP: CHI '24 Workshop

Friday September 29th, 2023

Press Release: Tokyo Tech

Our research on dark patterns and deceptive designs in Japan has been published on Tokyo Tech News (English-only).

Friday September 8th, 2023

Press Release: NHK

Our research on dark patterns and deceptive designs in Japan was featured on the Ohayo Nippon TV programme this morning and published as an article on the Web Feature List (Japanese-only). 日本におけるダーク・パターンと欺瞞的デザインに関する我々の研究は、今朝のおはよう日本TVで紹介され、ウェブ特集リストに記事として掲載されました。

Sunday July 30th, 2023

Press Release: Yomiuri Shinbun・読売新聞

Our research on dark patterns and deceptive designs in Japan is front page news on Yomiuri Shinbun (the most circulated newspaper in Japan; Japanese-only). 日本におけるダーク・パターンと欺瞞的デザインに関する我々の研究は、読売新聞(日本で最も発行部数の多い新聞)の一面を飾った。 日本語の記事

Wednesday July 26th, 2023

News: Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant

The Department of Industrial Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology has released a news article on the 16th Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant. Read more | 日本語の記事

Friday June 30th, 2023

Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant

Dr. Katie Seaborn is one of ten recipients of the 16th Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant. Co-PI: Dr. Gentiane Venture (The University of Tokyo・東京大学). Read more | 日本語の記事

Thursday May 11th, 2023

Press release: ITmedia News

ITmedia News via Seamless @shiropen has released an article on our research about dark patterns and deceptive designs in Japan, based on our CHI '23 paper. ITmedia News (作家:Seamless @shiropen) が、CHI'23論文に基づく、日本におけるダークパターンや欺瞞的なデザインに関する研究についての記事を公開しました。

Thursday May 11th, 2023

Publications at CHI '23

We published two full papers, five short papers, and an alt.CHI paper at CHI '23にて、フルペーパー2本、ショートペーパー5本、alt.CHI論文を発表しました: Transcending the "Male Code", Linguistic Dead-Ends and Alphabet Soup, Can Voice Assistants Sound Cute?, Dis/Immersion in Mindfulness Meditation, "I'm" Lost in Translation, Interacting with Masculinities, Trust and Reliance in ELEMI, & The Systematic Review-lution.

Tuesday April 18th, 2023

Publication at CSCW '23

Our collaboration on the Wizundry project with City University of Hong Kong is now published at the 2023 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '23). Read it for free! 香港城市大学とのWizundryプロジェクトでの共同研究が、CSCW '23に掲載されました。無料でお読みいただけます!

Monday April 10th, 2023

Publications at IJSR

We have two journal papers published at the International Journal of Social Robotics: Voice Over Body? and Not Only WEIRD But "Uncanny"? All free and open access! International Journal of Social Roboticsに「身体より音声?」「変だけではなく、不気味なの?」の2本のジャーナル論文が掲載されました。いずれも無料オープンアクセスです!

Monday April 10th, 2023

Publication at AHs '23

The DLab ELEMI team has published a full paper to the ACM Augmented Humans '23 conference. Read it here for free! DLab エレミのチームは、ACM Augmented Humans '23 学会にフルペーパーを発表しました。ここから無料で読めます!

Monday April 10th, 2023

Tokyo Tech Young Investigator Award

Professor Seaborn has received a Tokyo Tech Young Investigator Award for the research theme of "Social Identity Theory for Human-Agent Interaction." 令和4年度には、Seaborn先生は、東工大工学院若手奨励賞を受賞しました。

Friday September 30th, 2022

Publication in Nature journal

Check out our Open Access article entitled "A meta-review of psychological resilience during COVID-19."

Tuesday July 26th, 2022

Research updated

Research page updated. 研究のページを更新しました。Check it out!

Tuesday April 26th, 2022

Publications at CHI '22

One full paper and 3 short papers (late-breaking work) will be published in the ACM CHI '22 proceedings. Find them here.

Sunday April 3rd, 2022

Website refresh

Design and content updated. デザイン、コンテンツを更新しました。

Saturday March 26th, 2022

Publications at HRI '22

Two short papers were published in the ACM/IEEE HRI '22 proceedings. Find them here.

Tuesday December 14th, 2021

Interviewed for NEXT generation Series

Thursday July 1st, 2021

New Publication in BMJ Open

Protocol for conducting a meta-review of the COVID-19 literature on psychological resilience. Read it free here. サイコロジカルレジリエンスに関するCOVID-19文献のメタレビューを行うためのプロトコルです。こちらから無料でお読みいただけます。

Tuesday June 29th, 2021

Deadline extended! IEEE RO-MAN BoAB 2021

The deadline for the first-ever workshop on Bots Against Bias has been extended to July 16th. 1-4 pages, free attendance, all virtual.

Thursday June 10th, 2021

Press release: RIKEN AIP and Tokyo Tech

RIKEN AIP and Tokyo Tech (department: IEE) have released articles on the CSUR paper.

Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

Press release: AAAS EurekAlert!

Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

Research published to ACM CSUR (IF=7.990)

Collaborative research with RIKEN AIP has been published to ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR): "Voice in Human-Agent Interaction: A Survey" is Open Access and free to read.

Friday May 21st, 2021

Call for participation: BoAB 2021

We are accepting submissions for the inaugural half-day IEEE RO-MAN 2021 Conference Workshop on Bots Against Bias (BoAB 2021). Virtual, August 9th, 2021 @ 9:00 JST. Deadline: July 2nd, 2021. Details here. 半日のIEEE RO-MAN 2021 Conference Workshop on Bots Against Bias (BoAB 2021)の初回開催に向けて、投稿を受け付けています。仮想、2021年8月9日(月)@9:00JSTです。締め切り:2021年7月2日(金)です。詳細はこちらにご覧ください。

Tuesday April 20th, 2021

Received 3-Year JSPS KAKENHI Wakate Grant・3年間の科研費若手

Project "Voice Against Bias" commencing this month.

Tuesday April 6th, 2021

Welcome to the first Aspire Lab cohort FY21


Monday March 29th, 2021

Project ELEMI covered by DIME Magazine

Thursday March 18th, 2021

Published three LBW papers at CHI '21

Monday February 1st, 2021

Created and taught a new graduate course: Computers in Society

Friday October 2nd, 2020

Received competitive "DLab Challenge" grant with Professors Urakami and Oura

Tuesday August 18th, 2020

Collaborative research with the University of Tokyo and RIKEN published to PLOS ONE

Wednesday May 20th, 2020

Interviewed for Industrial Engineering and Economics News

Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Released this website

Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Joined Tokyo Tech as an Associate Professor