Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2018, Hong Kong

Written by LDoc student Olivia Vane, who was awarded LDoc Student Development Funds to enable her to attend the DIS Conference in Hong Kong in 2018

 

I attended Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2018 earlier this year at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. DIS conference, organised by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, is a meeting place for designers and computer scientists. It’s an occasion to debate and shape the future of interactive systems design.

 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

I had a short paper accepted at the conference describing a software tool I designed for historians exploring digitised texts (see the paper here). And with LDoc funding, I was able to attend and present my work.

 

Presenting my PhD work

Presenting my PhD work

 

It was both an engaging and enjoyable conference, with paper presentations and demos covering a wide range of topics: from personal health to performance; trust and responsibility to supporting designers; and novel technologies such as conversational agents and virtual reality. Few papers concerned the digital humanities or cultural heritage, so I was glad to be extending discussion there.

 

Thanks again to LDoc for enabling me to attend!

 

Demo and poster night

Demo and poster night

 

 

Conference dinner

Conference dinner