E-mail: bunt at cs.umanitoba.ca
I'm a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba where I co-direct the hci lab . My research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction and intelligent interactive systems. My work focuses on software learnability, improving computing experiences in rural and remote communities, and designing technologies for children and families.
- Co-designing Tech-based Mediation Strategies to Limit Tech Overuse with Early Adolescents
- Children as Creators of Digital Art Tutorials
- Data-Centric Explanations
- Gender Differences in Knowledge Sharing
- Subliminal Priming in Human-Agent Interaction
- Software learning
- Supporting Graphical Designers’ Inspiration Seeking Practices via Software Tools
- Mental Health in Online Communities
- Rapport Strategies With a Collaborative Robot
- Personalized Command Recommendations based on Web Documentation
- “Kid-in-the-Loop” Content Control (2014)
- Recommending Reference Materials in Context to Facilitate Editing Wikipedia (2014)
- Personalizing Feature-Rich Software (2014)
- Understanding and Improving Web-Based Tutorials (2017)
- A Touchscreen Interface for Controlling a Robotic Arm (2013)
- Exploring the Role of Affect Recognition in Web-Capable Applications (2013)
- Work Practices and Tool Use of Expert Mathematicians (2013)
- Technology Use and Barriers in Rural and Remote Environments (2018)
- Explanation Interfaces in Intelligent Interactive Systems (2012)
Ananta Chowdhury and Andrea Bunt. 2023. Reflections on Online Child-Centric Participatory Design Approaches: Two Case Studies with Children and Early Adolescents. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2023 Workshop on Bridging Distances for Global Participation: Conducting and Theorizing Participatory Design and Research in Hybrid Contexts, April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany.
Ariful Islam Anik and Andrea Bunt. 2023. Understanding and Mitigating the Negative Consequences of Training Dataset Explanations. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2023 Workshop on Human-centered Explainable AI (HCXAI), April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany.
Ananta Chowdhury and Andrea Bunt. 2023. Co-Designing with Early Adolescents: Understanding Perceptions of and Design Considerations for Tech-Based Mediation Strategies that Promote Technology Disengagement. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 198, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1145/3544548.3581134
Patrick Marcel Joseph Dubois, Mahya Maftouni, and Andrea Bunt. 2022. Towards More Gender-Inclusive Q&As: Investigating Perceptions of Additional Community Presence Information. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact, 6, CSCW2, Article 466 (November 2022), 23 pages, https://doi.org/10.1145/3555567
Ananta Chowdhury and Andrea Bunt. 2022. Tutorials for Children by Children: Design and Evaluation of a Children’s Tutorial Authoring Tool for Digital Art. In Proceedings of the 48th Graphics Interface Conference. Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society. https://openreview.net/forum?id=HzgpxFETf5 (Best Paper Award)
Mahya Maftouni, Patrick Marcel Joseph Dubois, and Andrea Bunt. 2022. “Thank you for being nice”: Investigating Perspectives Towards Social Feedback on Stack Overflow. In Proceedings of the 48th Graphics Interface Conference. Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society. https://openreview.net/forum?id=rrHU3gtETG9
Ariful Islam Anik and Andrea Bunt. 2021. Data-Centric Explanations: Explaining Training Data of Machine Learning Systems to Promote Transparency. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’21), May 08–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445736
Ariful Islam Anik and Andrea Bunt. 2021. Investigating Explanations that Target Training Data. In Proceedings of the ACM IUI workshop on Transparency and Explanations in Smart Systems (TExSS). Texas, USA, 7 pages.
Patrick Marcel Joseph Dubois, Mahya Maftouni, Parmit K. Chilana, Joanna McGrenere and Andrea Bunt. 2020. Gender Differences in Graphic Design Q&As: How Community and Site Characteristics Contribute to Gender Gaps in Answering Questions. In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 4, CSCW2, Article 113 (October 2020), 27 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3415184
S. A. Sabab, A. Khan, P. K. Chilana, J. McGrenere and A. Bunt, "An Automated Approach to Assessing an Application Tutorial’s Difficulty," 2020 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), Dunedin, New Zealand, 2020, pp. 1-10, doi: 10.1109/VL/HCC50065.2020.9127271.
Alvina, J., Bunt, A., Chilana, P., Malacria, S. and McGrenere, J. (2020) Where is that Feature? Designing for Cross-Device Software Learnability, Proceedings of DIS 2020, 13 pages, to appear.
Learning Through Exploration: How Children, Adults, and Older Adults Interact with a New Feature-Ric
Shareen Mahmud, Jessalyn Alvina, Parmit K. Chilana, Andrea Bunt, and Joanna McGrenere. 2020. Learning Through Exploration: How Children, Adults, and Older Adults Interact with a New Feature-Rich Application. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20), 1–14.
Creating Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications: Current Practices, Challenges, and Opportunitie
Narges Ashtari, Andrea Bunt, Joanna McGrenere, Michael Nebeling, and Parmit K. Chilana. 2020. Creating Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications: Current Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20), 1–13. "Best Paper" Award (top %1)
Kiani, K., Cui, G., Bunt, A., McGrenere, J., and Chilana, P.(2019) Beyond “One-Size-Fits-All”: Understanding the diversity and challenges in how software newcomers discover and make use of external help resources, Proceedings of CHI 2019, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 340, 13 pages.
Fouad Alallah, Ali Neshati, Yumiko Sakamoto, Khalad Hasan, Edward Lank, Andrea Bunt, and Pourang Irani. 2018. Performer vs. observer: whose comfort level should we consider when examining the social acceptability of input modalities for head-worn display?. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '18), Stephen N. Spencer (Ed.). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 10, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281541
Patrick Dubois, Andrea Bunt. Software Learning Strategies and Perceptions of Rural Individuals. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW'18). 2018. Extended abstract.
Elaheh Sanoubari, Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, Diljot S. Garcha, Shahed A. Sabab, Kenny Hong, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt, Pourang Irani, "Subliminal Priming in Human-Agent Interaction: Can Agents Use Single-Frame Visuals in Video Feeds to Shape User Perceptions?" , In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI '18). 2018.
Dziubak, V., Lafreniere, B., Grossman, T., Bunt, A., & Fitzmaurice, G. (2018, October). Maestro: Designing a System for Real-Time Orchestration of 3D Modeling Workshops. In The 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 287-298). ACM.
Dziubak, V., & Bunt, A. (2018, June). Prism: Enhancing Graphic Designers' Visual Research with Interactive Search Trails. In Proceedings of the 2018 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 (pp. 1283-1294). ACM.
Fouad Alallah, Ali Neshati, Nima Sheibani, Yumiko Sakamoto, Andrea Bunt, Pourang Irani, and Khalad Hasan. 2018. Crowdsourcing vs Laboratory-Style Social Acceptability Studies?: Examining the Social Acceptability of Spatial User Interactions for Head-Worn Displays. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 310, 7 pages. DOI: https://doi-org.uml.idm.oclc.org/10.1145/3173574.3173884
Patrick Dubois, Daniel J. Rea, Kevin Hoang, Meghan Chua, Danielle King, Corey King, James E. Young and Andrea Bunt. Conveyor: A Dual-Task Paradigm for Studying VR Dialogue Interfaces. Graphics Interface (GI'18). 2018. Poster. (Best Poster Award)
Mental Health in Online Communities: How University Students Use Online Communities to Discuss Menta
Geiskkovitch, D. Y., Bunt, A., & Young, J. E. (2018) Mental Health in Online Communities: How University Students Use Online Communities to Discuss Mental Illness. Graphics Interface. Poster.
Stela H. Seo, Keelin Griffin, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt, Susan Prentice, Veronica Loureiro-Rodríguez. "Investigating people’s rapport building and hindering behaviors when working with a collaborative robot," International Journal of Social Robotics, 2018. Springer.
Dziubak, V. and Bunt, A. (2017) Designing for curiosity-driven software learning. In Workshop on Designing for Curiosity, CHI 2017, 2 pages.
Dubois, P., Dziubak, V., & Bunt, A. (2017, May). Tell Me More! Soliciting Reader Contributions to Software Tutorials. In Proceedings of the 43rd Graphics Interface Conference (pp. 16-23). Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society. (Best Paper Award)
Fereshteh Amini, Khalad Hasan, Andrea Bunt, and Pourang Irani. Data Representations for In-Situ Exploration of Health and Fitness Data. In Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017), Barcelona, Spain. ACM. (To appear)
Dziubak, V. and Bunt, A. Living on the edge: supporting continuous knowledge seeking among professional digital artists. In Workshop on Digital Craftsmanship: HCI Takes on Technology as an Expressive Medium, DIS 2016.
Wiebe, M., Geiskovitvch, D.Y., Bunt, A., Young, J.E., and Glenwright, M. Icons for kids: Can young kids understand graphical representations of App store categories? Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2016, 4 pages, to appear.
Dziubak, V., Dubois, P., Bunt, A., & Terry, M. (2016, June). Switter: Supporting Exploration of Software Learning Materials on Social Media. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 1209-1220). ACM.
Michelle Wiebe, Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, and Andrea Bunt. "Exploring User Attitudes Towards Different Approaches to Command Recommendation in Feature-Rich Software." Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - IUI'16
Stela H. Seo, Jihyang Gu, Seongmi Jeong, Keelin Griffin, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt, and Susan Prentice. 2015. Women and men collaborating with robots on assembly lines: designing a novel evaluation scenario for collocated human-robot teamwork. In Proceedings of the third international conference on Human-agent interaction (HAI '15). ACM, Daegu, Kyungpook, Republic of Korea. DOI=10.1145/2814940.2814948 http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2814940.2814948
Sarah Morrison-Smith, Christina Boucher, Andrea Bunt, and Jaime Ruiz. 2015. Elucidating the role and use of bioinformatics software in life science research. In Proceedings of the 2015 British HCI Conference (British HCI '15). ACM, 230-238
Scarr, J., Gutwin, C., Cockburn, A. and Bunt, A. (2015) StencilMaps and EphemeralMaps: Spatially Stable Interfaces that Highlight Command Subsets. Behaviour and Information Technology, 34(11), 1092-1106.
Khan, M. A. A., Dziubak, V., & Bunt, A. (2015, March). Exploring personalized command recommendations based on information found in Web documentation. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (pp. 225-235). ACM.
Roberta M. Melvin, Andrea Bunt, Erick Odour and Carman Neustaedter (2015). The Effect of Signal Expense and Dependability on Family Communication in Rural and Northern Canada. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), 717-726
Ben Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, and Michael Terry (2014). Task-Centric Interfaces for Feature-Rich Software. In Proceedings of OzCHI, pp. 49 - 58.
Matthew Lount and Andrea Bunt (2014) Characterizing web-based tutorials: Exploring quality, community, and showcasing strategies. Proceedings of SIGDOC 2014, ACM Conference on the Design of Communication, Colorado Spring, CO, article 6, 10 pages
Hayley Guillou and Andrea Bunt. Tutorial Activity Levels: Exploring Representations and Impacts on the Tutorial Experience. GRAND 2014, GRAND NCE Annual Conference, poster.
Mohammad Noor Nawaz and Andrea Bunt (2014) IntelWiki: Recommending Resources to Help Users Contribute to Wikipedia. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2014), pp. 303-404.
Yasmeen Hashish, Andrea Bunt, and James E. Young (2014) Involving Children in Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-Oriented Content Filtering Approach. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), pp. 1797-1806.
Andrea Bunt, Patrick Dubois, Ben Lafreniere, Michael Terry, and David Cormack (2014) TaggedComments: Promoting and Integrating User Comments in Online Application Tutorials. In Proceedings of the ACM Confererence on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), pp. 4037-4046.
Joey Scarr, Andy Cockburn, Carl Gutwin, Andrea Bunt and Jared Cechanowicz (2014) The Usability of Command Maps in Realistic Tasks. In Proceedings of the ACM COonference in Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2241-2250.
Patrick Dubois, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, Ben Lafreniere and Michael Terry. Improving Tutorial Selection and Use Through Enhanced User Commenting Facilities. GRAND 2013, GRAND NCE Annual Conference, poster.
Ashish Singh, Stela H. Seo, Yasmeen Hashish, Masayuki Nakane, James E. Young, Andrea Bunt. An Interface for Remote Robotic Manipulator Control That Reduces Task Load and Fatigue. In proceedings of the IEEE international conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2013. RO-MAN'2013, to appear.
Ben Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, and Michael Terry. (2013) Understanding the Roles and Uses of Web Tutorials. Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2013), 303–310.
Stela H. Seo, James E. Young, and Andrea Bunt. 2013. Exploring the Role of Affect Recognition in Web-Capable Applications. GI '13 Poster Section Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2013. Regina, Saskatchewan.
Andrea Bunt, Michael Terry, Edward Lank. 2013. Challenges and Opportunities for Mathematics Software in Expert Problem Solving. Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 28(3), 222-264.
Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, and Catherine Lauzon. 2012. Are explanations always important?: a study of deployed, low-cost intelligent interactive systems. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM international conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '12), 169-178.
A-Coord Input: Coordinating Auxiliary Input Streams for Augmenting Contextual Pen-Based Interactions
Khalad Hasan, Xing-Dong Yang, Andrea Bunt and Pourang Irani. 2012. A-Coord Input: Coordinating Auxiliary Input Streams for Augmenting Contextual Pen-Based Interactions. In Proceedings of the 30th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2012). Austin, Texas. ACM, 805-814.
Melvin, R. and Bunt, A. (2012) Designed for Work, but not from Here: Rural and Remote Perspectives on Networked Technology, Proceedings of ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2012), pp. 176-185.
Joey Scarr, Andy Cockburn, Carl Gutwin, and Andrea Bunt. 2012. Improving command selection with CommandMaps. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). 257-266. Best Paper Award
Benjamin Lafreniere, Andrea Bunt, Matthew Lount, Filip Krynicki, and Michael A. Terry. 2011. AdaptableGIMP: designing a socially-adaptable interface. In Proceedings of the 24th annual ACM symposium adjunct on User interface software and technology (UIST '11 Adjunct) 89-90, poster.
Roberta Melvin and Andrea Bunt. 2011. Effects of Reduced Connectivity in Rural and Remote Communities. In Workshop on Everyday Practice and Sustainable HCI: Understanding and Learning from Cultures of (Un)Sustainability (CHI 2011), Vancouver, Canada.
Erum Tanvir, Andrea Bunt, Andy Cockburn and Pourang Irani. 2011. Improving cascading menu selections with adaptive activation areas. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69(11), 769-785.
Lafreniere, B., Bunt, A., Whissell, J., Clarke, C., and Terry, M. (2010) Characterizing Large-Scale Use of a Direct Manipulation Application in the Wild. Proceedings of Graphics Interface (GI 2010), pp. 11-17.
Andrea Bunt, Michael Terry and Edward Lank. (2010) The Use of Computational Tools within Mathematical Work Practices. Workshop on Bridging the Gap: Moving from Contextual Analysis to Design, CHI 2010.
Andrea Bunt and Michael Terry (2009) Opportunities for user involvement within interface personalization. Proceedings of the IJCAI 2009 Workshop on Intelligence and Interaction.
Andrea Bunt, Michael Terry, and Edward Lank. 2009. Friend or foe?: examining CAS use in mathematics research. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09), 229-238.
Andrea Bunt, Cristina Conati, and Joanna McGrenere (2009) Mixed-initiative interface personalization as a case study in usable AI. In Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on Usable AI, 30(4), 58-64
Jaime Ruiz, Andrea Bunt and Edward Lank. 2008. A model of non-preferred hand mode switching. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008, 49-56.
Jaime Ruiz, David Tausky, Andrea Bunt, Edward Lank and Richard Mann. 2008. Analyzing the kinematics of bivariate pointing. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008, 251-258.
Andrea Bunt, Joanna McGrenere and Cristina Conati. 2007. Understanding the Utility of Rationale in a Mixed-Initiative System for GUI Customization. In Proceedings of the International Conference on User Modeling (UM 2007), 147-156.
Jennifer Gluck, Andrea Bunt, and Joanna McGrenere. 2007. Matching attentional draw with utility in interruption. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '07), 41-50.
Andrea Bunt, Giuseppe Carenini and Cristina Conati. 2007. Adaptive Content Presentation for the Web. In Brusilovsky, A. Kobsa, & W. Nejdl (Eds.), The Adaptive Web: Methods and Strategies of Web Personalization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4321, 409-432, Springer-Verlag.
Andrea Bunt, Cristina Conati, and Joanna McGrenere. 2007. Supporting interface customization using a mixed-initiative approach. In Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI '07), 92-101. Best Paper Award.
Andrea Bunt, Cristina Conati, and Joanna McGrenere. 2004. What role can adaptive support play in an adaptable system?. In Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces (IUI '04), 117-124.