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.
https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-24K02972/ #jsps #grant #award

para.chi.tokyo rocked!

With 10 presentations and participation online and off from around the world, para.chi.tokyo 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

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”! https://programs.sigchi.org/chi/2024/awards/honorable-mentions #chi #chi24 #award #intersectionality #japan #pronouns #chatgpt #hci #design #research #llm

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. https://medium.com/p/071173b3c34e #acm #sigchi #hci #chi #chi24 #whychi #siteselection

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. https://cui.acm.org/workshops/CHI2024 #chi #chi24 #cui

para.chi.tokyo is on

10 presentations, over 75 participants, and full-on hybrid: para.chi.tokyo is happening this Monday, May 13th, 2024 @ Tokyo Tech. https://aspirelab.io/parachitokyo #parachi #parachitokyo #chi24 #tokyo #japan

Now on YouTube! NHK Dark Patterns Study

ケイティー・シーボーン准教授とアスピレーショナル・コンピューティング研究室の研究者がクローズアップ現代で紹介されました。番組のショートバージョンがYoutubeでご覧いただけます。今すぐご覧ください! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4JYgj4A6-A

Last call for para.chi.tokyo!

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

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。https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/national/20240326-OYT1T50200/