Andrew Kun – Work and Well-being in Cars

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Online (link to be sent day of event)

Please register.

This is a weird time, but we’ve heard from many of you that it’s important to keep the vibrancy of the BostonCHI community alive by continuing to host our monthly events. So BostonCHI is happy to announce that our May event is on!

Please join us for a remote gathering and presentation in Zoom, live from our homes to yours.

How’s this going to work?

We are aiming to keep it fairly simple, tech-wise

We will be using:

  • A Zoom meeting for the event
  • A Mural virtual whiteboard during the pre-talk networking

Links for both the Zoom meeting and the Mural whiteboard will be sent to registered attendees


  • 6-6:30pm: Networking via virtual whiteboard and zoom
  • 6:30pm: Presentation
  • 7:30pm: Q&A


Today’s vehicles have a myriad of user interfaces, from those related to the moment-to-moment control of the vehicle, to those that allow the consumption of information and entertainment. With recent advances in automated vehicles, there is increased attention to user interactions as they relate to creating a place for work and play during a trip. Given that it is unlikely that most vehicles will be fully automated in the near future, there are also significant efforts to understand how to help the driver switch between different modes of automation. This talk will provide a brief review of these areas of research, and report on our collaborative work on the topic of creating a mobile office in automated vehicles. 


Andrew L. Kun is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and director of the UNH Human-Computer Interaction Lab. His primary research interest is in-vehicle human-computer interaction. He serves as the ACM SIGCHI Interim Vice President for Conferences, as Steering Committee co-chair of the ACM AutomotiveUI conference series, program co-chair of the 2020 ACM Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions (TEI) conference, and program co-chair of the 2020 ACM MobileHCI conference.


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