Abiodun Ogunyemi Chaired A Session on Case Studies of HCI in Practice (Community and Enterprise) at CHI23, Hamburg, Germany
Research Fellow Abiodun Ogunyemi attended and participated at the just concluded Conference of Human Factors in Computing Systems – the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), CHI23, held from 23-28 at the Congress Centre Hamburg, Germany. The conference was well-attended by over 4700 people from over 70 countries. There were over 1700 presentations, with the opening keynote by Eva Wolfangel, a journalist and writer and the closing keynote by Peter Kariuki, a software engineer and entrepreneur. Peter is the first African to deliver a keynote at CHI conferences. Abiodun chaired a session on Case Studies of HCI in Practice themed “Community and Enterprise”, where six exciting case studies research papers’ results were presented.
One of the things that stood out for Abiodun was his participation in a Special Interest Group (SIG) discussion on Conversational User Interface. The SIG considered what theories and concepts, methods and theory adaptation would be necessary for consideration in building language use in conversational user interface design for different conversational agents such as speech-based agents, social robots, avatars, and ChatGPT. Abiodun’s current research explores how podcasts and voice technologies can facilitate workplace learning based on voice interactions with the learning system.
Abiodun also participated in a hands-on workshop on the UCD sprint, attended some paper presentations on conversational agents, and networked with researchers from Africa, including the closing keynote speaker, Peter and researchers from other parts of the world. It was also an opportunity to promote his current research topic and the Digital Transformations and Lifelong Research Team at Tallinn University and Africhi23 (https://africhi2023.org), which he co-organises.
Abiodun would like to thank the Gary Marsden Travel Award Foundation for sponsoring his attendance and full participation at the conference with a grant of 2500 USD.
Abiodun shares some visual memories from the event.