Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Seminar

Fridays 10:30am-11:30am PT · Gates B3 · Seminar on People, Computers, and Design · Open to the public · Subscribe to email announcements

Spring 2024

5 AprShaowen Bardzell and Heidi Biggs
Georgia Tech
Posthumanist Approaches to Environmental Entanglements for Sustainable HCI
12 AprNo Seminar
No Seminar
19 AprShriram Krishnamurthi
Brown University
The Human Factors of Formal Methods
26 AprSheena Erete
University of Maryland
Breaking chains: Co-designing with Communities to Address Power and Structural Oppression
3 MayNorman Makoto Su
UC Santa Cruz
Pushing the Boundaries of "Doing" Research Papers in Computing
10 MaySeth Frey
UC Davis
Online communities as model systems for commons governance
17 MayAaron Shaw
Northwestern University
Replication strategies for more robust human simulation
24 MayBlase Ur
University of Chicago
How Can Privacy Exist in a Data-Driven World?
31 MayHancheng Cao
Stanford University
Evaluating and Designing Computing Systems for the Future of Work
Earlier talks are available by year or by speaker.

Faculty organizer:
Michael S. Bernstein


Record attendance
Record your attendance on Canvas using the assignment for that week's speaker

Thanks to the Stanford Computer Forum and SCPD, whose support helps make this seminar possible.

Non-Stanford Audience Members
The seminar is open to the public, and you are welcome to join us in person. We cannot livestream lectures outside of Stanford, but talk recordings are generally made available within a couple weeks on our YouTube playlist.

Disability Accomodations
If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Diversity & Access office at and 650-725-0326. The office requests that you contact them by one week in advance of the event.

CS547 Students
If enrolled Stanford students wish to attend the seminar regularly, they can receive one unit of credit by enrolling in CS 547. We expect students to attend seminar in person at 10:30am - 11:30am PT on Fridays, and to watch all seminars. Up to 2 can be watched remotely via the recordings, which can be found on Canvas via Panopto. In this case, you will also be required to write a brief two-paragraph report on the talk that describes your favorite moment from the talk and one question you would have liked to ask the speaker. For speakers who are remote, synchronous attendance during the webinar counts as in-person attendance. SCPD students do not need to watch seminars live, but should complete the reports weekly. If you are unable to attend in person because of health concerns, complete this form and we will reach out to arrange remote attendance. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are concerned about a recent potential exposure before a given lecture, email to arrange for remote attendance. If circumstances result in you missing more than two in-person seminars, you can still earn credit by watching two seminars for each additional one that you missed: (1) the original seminar that you missed, recorded; and (2) one live HCI Group seminar - either an HCI Seminar lecture or HCI Lunch in a future quarter. Email to report on your makeup seminar, instead of using the attendance form.

All enrolled students must submit the weekly attendance form on Canvas (Attendance forms can be found under the assignments tab). Students have one week to complete each attendance form. Because we have had issues with accurate attendance reports in the past, we will be distributing unique attendance codes on pieces of paper to all students who attend live and in-person. Students must collect an attendance code from the CA and submit it with their attendance report to get credit for in-person attendance.

We require live attendance because this helps establish a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our invited speakers. If you enroll late, any lectures you missed will count against the two that you get to watch non-live. Course conflicts do not excuse absence—enrolling in the class is a commitment to attend it. Likewise, job interviews and other schedule conflicts under the student's control are not excused absences: we provide the two non-live seminars for these purposes. Travel for athletic competitions is an excused absence, since it is not under the student's control. For serious illness, death in the family, or other issues out of the student's control, contact the course staff.

We videotape the seminar and post the videos to YouTube, to record the history of HCI as it unfolds and to support wide dissemination of cutting edge HCI work. Video cameras located in the back of the room will capture the presentations. When you attend the seminar in person, please note: while the cameras are positioned with the intention of recording only the instructor, occasionally a part of your image might be incidentally captured. Before the video is made public, editors will review the recordings and blur student images. Occasionally, your voice might also be incidentally captured. If you have questions, please contact a member of the teaching team.