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Christopher Ackad

PhD Student & Research Associate
Christopher is a Ph.D. student with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group at the University of Sydney, under the direction of Professor Judy Kay.
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School of Information Technologies
Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), collaborative and group-oriented software, tabletop interfaces, pervasive and ubiquitous computing.

Christopher James Ackad is a Ph.D. student with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group at the University of Sydney, under the direction of Professor Judy Kay. In 2010, Chris graduated with a degree in Information Technology (Computer Science) with Honours Class 1 from the University of Sydney.

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2017

Yoo, Soojeong; Heywood, Tristan; Ackad, Chris; Kay, Judy

Evaluating the Actual and Perceived Exertion Provided by Virtual Reality Games Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2017.

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2016

Ackad, Christopher; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Skeletons and Silhouettes: Comparing User Representations at a Gesture-based Large Display Inproceedings

CHI'16, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 2016.

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2015

Ackad, Christopher James; Clayphan, Andrew; Tomitsch, Martin; Kay, Judy

An in-the-wild study of learning mid-air gestures to browse hierarchical information at a large interactive public display Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2015, Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015, pp. 1227–1238, 2015.

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2014

Ackad, Christopher; Tomitsch, Martin; Kay, Judy

Towards Learnable Gestures for Exploring Hierarchical Information Spaces at a Large Public Display Inproceedings

Gesture based Interaction Design: Communication and Cognition, CHI 2014, 2014.

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Tomitsch, Martin; Ackad, Christopher; Dawson, Oliver; Hespanhol, Luke; Kay, Judy

Who cares about the Content? An Analysis of Playful Behaviour at a Public Display Inproceedings

Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, pp. 160:160–160:165, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2952-1, (keyword = Public displays, full-body interaction, natural user interfaces, performative interactions, playful behaviour).

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Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy; Stewart, Cat; Fitzgerald, Emma; Ackad, Chris

System, method and computer program for interacting with data (Tabletop Multi-Page) Patent

US 2014/0101567 A1, 2014, (AU2011902368, WO2012171069A1).

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2013

Grace, Kazjon; Wasinger, Rainer; Ackad, Christopher; Collins, Anthony; Dawson, Oliver; Gluga, Richard; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Conveying Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display Inproceedings

The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2013, 2013.

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Clayphan, Andrew; Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Ackad, Christopher; Kay, Judy

An approach for designing and evaluating a plug-in vision-based tabletop touch identification system Inproceedings

OzCHI, Australian HCI Conference, pp. 373-382, 2013.

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Ackad, Christopher; Wasinger, Rainer; Gluga, Richard; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Measuring Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, pp. 329–332, ACM, Adelaide, Australia, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2525-7.

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2012

Ackad, Christopher; Clayphan, Andrew; Martinez, Roberto; Kay, Judy

Seamless and continuous user identification for interactive tabletops using personal device handshaking and body tracking Inproceedings

CHI '12: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference extended abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Extended Abstracts), pp. 1775–1780, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1016-1.

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Martinez-Maldonado, Roberto; Clayphan, Andrew; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy; Ackad, Christopher James

Sensing, Tracking and Modelling with Ignition - a framework for supporting classroom collaboration. Inproceedings

Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology 2012: 3rd Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy, Austin, Texas, 2012.

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2011

Clayphan, Andrew; Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher James; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kay, Judy

Firestorm: a brainstorming application for collaborative group work at tabletops Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (678), 2011, ISBN: 9781742102078.

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Martinez, Roberto; Ackad, Christopher; Yacef, Kalina; Kay, Judy

Designing tabletop-based systems for user modelling of collaboration Inproceedings

In Adaptive Support for Team Collaboration (ASTC2011) Workshop - The 19th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization,(UMAP2011), pp. 47-51, 2011.

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Clayphan, Andrew; Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kay, Judy

Firestorm: A Brainstorming Application for Collaborative Group Work at Tabletops Inproceedings

ITS '11: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 162–171, ACM, Kobe, Japan, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0871-7.

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Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher James; Apted, Trent; Sztajer, Paul; Ward, Peter; Weng, Hanley; Kay, Judy

Core functionality and new applications for tabletops and interactive surfaces Inproceedings

UbiComp '11, 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, pp. 607–608, ACM Press, Beijing, China, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0630-0.

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2010

Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Switch: Exploring the Design of Application and Configuration Switching at Tabletops Inproceedings

Proceedings of ITS '10: the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 95–104, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2010.

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Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Switch: Exploring the Design of Application and Configuration Switching at Tabletops Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (654), 2010, ISBN: 978-1-74210-191-0.

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2009

Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Moving Beyond the Tabletop as an Appliance Inproceedings

Adjunct Proceedings of ITS '09, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2009.

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