Project Sidewalk Featured as 'Tweet of the Week' in UW Today
Published Sep 06, 2019
Some Makeability Lab members celebrated the Chinese New Year at Din Tai Fung. Yum!
The Makeability Lab had four papers accepted to CHI this year. The acceptance rate was 24% (760 accepts of 3126 submissions). Congrats to the lead PhD students: Steven Goodman (HCDE), Dhruv Jain (CSE), Seokbin Kang (CS), Wendy Roldan (HCDE), and all our wonderful collaborators. Goodman, S., Kirchner, S., Guttman, R., Jain, D., Froehlich, J., Findlater, L. Evaluating Smartwatch-based Sound Feedback for Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Users Across Contexts, CHI2020 Jain D., Mack., K., Amrous, A., Wright, M., Goodman, S., Findlater, L., Froehlich, J. HomeSound: An Iterative Field Deployment of an In-Home Sound Awareness System for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Users, CHI2020 Kang, S., Shokeen, E., Byrne, V., Norooz, L., Bonsignore, E., Williams-Pierce, C., Froehlich, J. ARMath: Augmenting Everyday Life with Math Learning, CHI2020 Roldan, W., Gao, X., Marie, A., Hishikawa, T, Li, Z., Zhang, E., Froehlich, J., Yip, J. Opportunities and Challenges in Involving Users in Project-Based HCI Education, CHI2020 We plan to post the camera-ready versions of the papers and some videos in January!
The Makeability Lab and the Inclusive Design Lab hosted a joint Thanksgiving Potluck. We ate chili, played games (and with cars), and had fun. Special thanks to Dhruv Jain for bringing his Hot Wheels track, to Aileen for bringing Codenames, and to Kelly Mack for bringing 'chalkboard' cookies (you could write on the top of the cookies with white chocolate "chalk").
HomeSound won the People's Choice Award and the Madrona Prize Runner-Up at the Allen School Annual Research Showcase. GeekWire has a nice write-up about the event and awards. Congrats team!
Our ASSETS'19 paper "Deep Learning for Automatically Detecting Sidewalk Accessibility Problems Using Streetscape Imagery" was just recognized with the 'Best Student Paper Award'--given to only one of the 158 submissions
Both of our ASSETS'19 papers were nominated for 'Best Paper' at ASSETS'19:
Aileen Zeng, our extraordinary undergrad researcher, presented Project Sidewalk to the National MS Society during their 'On the Move' luncheon in Seattle. Thanks to the MS Society for the invitation and great event.
Makeability Lab member Manaswi Saha was an invited keynote speaker to the Washingtion State Ridesharing Organization (WSRO) conference. She gave a talk on Project Sidewalk entitled Project Sidewalk: Mapping the accessibility of the physical world at scale using interactive computational tools.
Congrats Manaswi and thanks for representing the Project Sidewalk team.