HCI was well represented at the 3rd Annual Graduate and Professional Students’ Research Conference held in the ISU Memorial Union on April 12. Open to students from every college at Iowa State, the conference provides an opportunity for the sharing of research and ideas. The schedule includes oral presentations, panel discussions, a poster session, career development workshops, and a 3-minute thesis competition.
Anna Prisacari won the 3-minute thesis competition with her talk, “Rethinking testing: Should I take my next chemistry test on paper or online?” She also won a teaching award. Chase Meusel won an oral presentation award with “Real time emotion detection via psychophysiological measures” and Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez won a leadership award. Five HCI students presented posters: Mostafa Amin-Naseri, “Cognitive Work Analysis and Simulation (CWAS): Bridging the gap between analysis and simulation”; Norene Kelly, “The WEAR Scale: Developing a Measure of the Social Acceptability of a Wearable Device”; Jingyu Liu, “Designing Intelligent Language Tutoring System for Learning Chinese Characters”; Elizabeth Longnecker, “Adding to the Advising Toolbox: The impact of technologically-mediated communication on perceived advising experience”; and Jeff Rokkum, “Mental Contrasting and Self-Regulation.”