Chat Wacharamanotham, Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Interaction Design
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.08
Tel +41 44 63 54313
Email chat@ifi.uzh.ch Email tips
Masterbasis modul

Hi! Chat's here! Before joining UZH in November 2015, I worked in the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. I contributed to research in input technologies and interaction designs, especially for touch and near-surface input. My current research explores how interactive technologies can help scientists making better decisions in their scientific discovery. In particular, my group is interested in the decisions that are or should be informed by statistics. Current research projects focus in two areas of scientific decisions: reading statistical research reports and planning experiments. We use methods such as Human-Centered Design, Contextual Inquiry, and lab experiments with eye- and motion-tracking systems for scientific inquiries.

CV (revision: Aug 2020) (PDF, 117 KB)

Teaching

Courses

Self-study courses for UZH students

For the self-study courses (e.g., Master Basismodul or Independent studies), I offer the topics below:

Drop me an email if you are interested.

Theses and projects

We have a list of opening thesis and project topics. See the linked page for instructions. 

Publications

For an up-to-date list, see Google Scholar page.

  • Wang, X, Eiselmayer, A., Mackay, W. E., Hornbæk, K. Wacharamanotham, C. (2021). Argus: Interactive a priori Power Analysis. To appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Feb. 2021. [Pre-print PDF] (PDF, 4561 KB)
  • Yang, C. K. & Wacharamanotham, C. (2020). Asymmetric effect of text-chart proximity on reading behavior. In Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI ’20). ACM. [Pre-print PDF]
  • Yang, C. K., Blascheck, T., & Wacharamanotham, C. (2020, June). A Comparison of a Transition-based and a Sequence-based Analysis of AOI Transition Sequences. In Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications. In ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA ’20 Short Papers). ACM. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Wacharamanotham, C., Eisenring, L., Haroz, S., Echtler, F. (2020, April). Transparency of CHI Research Artifacts: Results of a Self-Reported Survey. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). ACM. [DOI] [Open-access PDF].
  • Alexander Eiselmayer, Chat Wacharamanotham, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, and Wendy E. Mackay. 2019. Touchstone2: An Interactive Environment for Exploring Trade-offs in HCI Experiment Design. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 217, 11 pages.[DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chia-Kai Yang and Chat Wacharamanotham. 2018. Alpscarf: Augmenting Scarf Plots for Exploring Temporal Gaze Patterns. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW503, 6 pages. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Krishna Subramanian, Johannes Maas, Michael Ellers, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. 2018. StatWire: Visual Flow-based Statistical Programming. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW104, 6 pages. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Matthew Kay, Steve Haroz, Shion Guha, and Pierre Dragicevic. 2018. Special Interest Group on Transparent Statistics Guidelines. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper SIG08, 4 pages. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Helen Ai He, Naomi Yamashita, Chat Wacharamanotham, Andrea B. Horn, Jenny Schmid, and Elaine M. Huang. 2017. Two Sides to Every Story: Mitigating Intercultural Conflict through Automated Feedback and Shared Self-Reflections in Global Virtual Teams. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 1, CSCW, Article 51 (December 2017), 21 pages. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Matthew Kay, Steve Haroz, Shion Guha, Pierre Dragicevic, and Chat Wacharamanotham. 2017. Moving Transparent Statistics Forward at CHI. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 534-541. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Philipp Wacker, Chat Wacharamanotham, Daniel Spelmezan, Jan Thar, David A. Sánchez, René Bohne, and Jan Borchers. 2016. VibroVision: An On-Body Tactile Image Guide for the Blind. InProceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3788-3791. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Nur Al-huda Hamdan, Florian Heller, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Thar, and Jan Borchers. 2016. Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2497-2503. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Knobology Revisited: A Comparison of User Performance between Tangible and Virtual Rotary Knobs. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces (ITS '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 35-38. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Florian Heller, Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Transporters: Vision & Touch Transitive Widgets for Capacitive Screens. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1603-1608. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Krishna Subramanian, Sarah Theres Völkel, and Jan Borchers. 2015. Statsplorer: Guiding Novices in Statistical Analysis. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2693-2702. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Florian Heller, Stefan Ivanov, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2014. FabriTouch: exploring flexible touch input on textiles. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 59-62. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Kashyap Todi, Marty Pye, and Jan Borchers. 2014. Understanding finger input above desktop devices. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1083-1092. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham. 2014. Making bare hand input more accurate. In CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 307-310. [DOI] [PDF]
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Chat Wacharamanotham, Gina Joue, Jan O. Borchers, and Irene Mittelberg. 2013. How we gesture towards machines: an exploratory study of user perceptions of gestural interaction. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1209-1214. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2013. An evaluation of state switching methods for indirect touch systems. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 745-754. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Christian Corsten, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2013. Fillables: everyday vessels as tangible controllers with adjustable haptics. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2129-2138. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Simon Voelker, Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, and Jan Borchers. 2011. Dynamic portals: a lightweight metaphor for fast object transfer on interactive surfaces. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 158-161. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Malte Weiss, Chat Wacharamanotham, Simon Voelker, and Jan Borchers. 2011. FingerFlux: near-surface haptic feedback on tabletops. In Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 615-620. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]
  • Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Hurtmanns, Alexander Mertens, Martin Kronenbuerger, Christopher Schlick, and Jan Borchers. 2011. Evaluating swabbing: a touchscreen input method for elderly users with tremor. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 623-626. [DOI] [Open-access PDF]