SpaceCHI'22 ACM SIGCHI (2022): New Orleans, US

SpaceCHI2.0 Advancing Human-Computer Interaction for Space Exploration

ACM SIGCHI Premier International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'22

Pat Pataranutaporn, Valentina Sumini, Melodie Yashar, Susanna Testa, Marianna Obrist, Scott Davidof, Amber M. Paul, Dorit Donoviel, Jimmy Wu, Sands Fish, Ariel Ekblaw, Albrecht Schmidt, Joseph Paradiso, & Pattie Maes.

CCS Concepts: Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI); Interactive systems and tools; HCI design and evaluation methods.
Keywords: Space Exploration, Interplanetary Research, Aerospace, Astronaut.
Extended Abstract

[Abridged] We are now entering the new space age! In 2021, for the first time in history that there is civilian crew in space, demonstrating the next frontier of human space exploration that will not be restricted to highly trained astronauts but will be open to a more general public. However, keeping a human healthy, happy and productive in space is one of the most challenging aspects of current space programs. Thus, there is an emerging opportunity for researchers in HCI to design and research new types of interactive systems and computer interfaces that can support humans living and working in space and elsewhere in the solar system. SpaceCHI 2.0, again brings together crossdisciplinary researchers from HCI, aerospace engineering, robotics, biological science, design, art, architecture to envision the future of human space exploration leading the workshop participants and organizers to form a new global community focused on HCI research for space applications. With success from the previous SpaceCHI, we are exploring the exciting opportunity for researchers in HCI to contribute to the great endeavor of space exploration by participating in our workshop.

Pat Pataranutaporn, Valentina Sumini, Melodie Yashar, Susanna Testa, Marianna Obrist, Scott Davidof, Amber M. Paul, Dorit Donoviel, Jimmy Wu, Sands Fish, Ariel Ekblaw, Albrecht Schmidt, Joseph Paradiso, and Pattie Maes. 2022. SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts), April 29-May 5, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 7 pages.doi.org/10.1145/3491101.3503708

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The SpaceCHI 2.0 one-day workshop consisted of a keynote lecture by Dr. Alonso H. Vera Chief, Human Systems Integration Division, NASA Ames Research Center; research presentations, lively discussion, and group brainstorming. Following presentations, small focus groups branched out to breakout sessions to design user scenarios related to an HCI technology intervention or countermeasure. Groups storyboarded interactions visually, or acted scenarios in a “skit” format. Successes, failures, and future potential of the narrative scenarios fuelled deliberations. Participants worked collaboratively to create a visual research map of CHI for space exploration in an online collaborative platform, “Miro”. We concluded with a reflective discussion on the future of space CHI and identifying directions for further collaboration.

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Keynote Dr. Alonso H. Vera Chief, Break out Team: Spacecraft Symbiosis, Participants: Sands Fish, Daria Soroko, Guile Twardowski, Matvey Boguslavskiy, Sarah Jane Pell. SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration. A Workshop at ACM CHI 2022 / Hybrid Workshop on May 1, 2022 | 9 am CDT time New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and via Zoom.

Virtual Reality in SpaceCHI: incentive or impetus?

LunAres SPECTRA Lunar Power VR

Sarah Jane Pell

Extended Abstract | Poster

Threshold domains elicit a multiplicity of design challenges in human performance. With accelerating global uncertainty and highly unpredictable climates, creative technologists and explorers must re/new understanding of the needs and motivations of humans, spanning a range of dynamic events from natural interactions to the most audacious space endeavours. This paper aims to demonstrate whether and how virtual reality would enhance the safety, and foreseeability of SpaceCHI. It reviews the use of VR in an high-fidelity simulated Loss of Power [LoP] emergency scenario that required the manual operation of the Trident oil Ring Main Unit (RMU) hardware in a dark simulation crater at the LunAres Habitat, PL, and under time-tagged and evaluation pressures. The study assessed the LunAres SPECTRA crew on readiness for problem-solving under pressure, mechanical operation, teamwork, recall and understanding of new technical knowledge to derive insights for future training. Crew provided vital user-experience feedback on performance with and without the use of VR compared to manual presentation based training, and technology partners examined opportunities for a formal study under controlled conditions, and comparative space analogue mission simulation sites. A post-mission review conducted by the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform team investigated further tools for immersive visualisation of performance data including real-time multi-person key point detection to support future work in augmented assistive technologies for complex high-risk operational planning of lunar power distribution.

CCS Concepts: Human-centered computing → Human computer interaction (HCI); Interactive systems and tools; HCI design and evaluation methods.
Keywords: Space Exploration, Interplanetary Research, Aerospace, Astronaut.

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Sarah Jane Pell 2022. Lunar Power Virtual Reality: incentive or impetus? LunAres Spectra Mission Analysis for #SpaceCHI In, SpaceCHI 2.0: Advancing Human-Computer Interaction Systems for Space Exploration Workshop. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI ’22 Extended Abstracts), April 29-May 5, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages/poster.

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