Lennart Nacke, Ph.D., Director of the HCI Games Group at the University of Waterloo, hosts this writing podcast and provides fresh insights and collects experts' perspectives into the process of writing research papers in the field of human-computer interaction, specifically targeted at the CHI conference. Every episode, he tackles different areas of the CHI paper writing process and collects helpful tips that you can apply in your own research writing. With the advice collected here, Dr. Nacke hopes to make your research writing life a little easier.
Episode 10 - Interview with Jacob Wobbrock
In our tenth episode, I finally get to meet up with Jacob Wobbrock, a Professor of human-computer interaction (HCI) in The Information School and, by courtesy, in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He was one of the people that inspired me to teach the first version of this course. The interview is full of fantastic tips for writing CHI papers, Jake's personal writing process, what it takes to get cited, lots of great anecdotes, mentoring advice for junior students and faculty, and thoughts on why reviewers should be chasing value in every CHI paper.
Episode 9 - Interview with Munmun De Choudhury
In this episode, my guest is Munmun De Choudhury, an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Munmun has a fantastic track record and high impact in citations, worked countless service hours for the CHI community, and because of her work in the health field, she has many good tips that put the human first in any CHI paper project right from the first brainstorm.
Episode 8 - Interview with Elisa Mekler
Elisa Mekler, Assistant Professor at Aalto University shares some profound paper writing strategies and tips about reviewing CHI papers. She dips into her wealth of experience of writing award-winning papers and chairing papers tracks. In addition, she talks about her mentoring approach to her own students for writing CHI papers.
Episode 7 - Interview with Kathrin Gerling
Kathrin Gerling, Assistant Professor at KU Leuven, talks about her experiences as papers and subcommittee chair in the SIGCHI world. In our interview, we explore strategies for publishing papers at CHI and she gives some excellent tips for junior Ph.D. students looking to get published.
Episode 6 - Interview with Kasper Hornbæk
In this interview from 2017 with Kasper Hornbæk, who has won on IJHCS’s most cited paper award 2006-2008, talks about his writing process in good detail. He answers the important questions about finding a good research direction and taking it from idea to manuscript. I hope you enjoy this interview.
Episode 5 - Interview with Vero vanden Abeele
In this interview with Vero Vanden Abeele, papers chair of CHI PLAY 2017 and 2018, we discuss the writing practices that have contributed to her success in writing research papers for CHI and other conferences. I hope you enjoy this interview.