Hot topics in CHI: trend maps for visualising research

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The aim of this paper is to introduce a novel method of identifying and visualising research trends in an automated, unbiased way. The output of this we call a 'Trend Map', and in this paper we use it to present an at-a-glance overview of the CHI research area, showing which areas are 'hot', 'cold', and 'stable'. This specimen Trend Map was created using the past five years of CHI publications as our only input. We hope that providing this at-a-glance overview of the recent CHI area will encourage introspection and discussion within the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings on Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450324748
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014


Conference2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated title CHI '14
CityToronto, ON


  • At-a-glance overview
  • Automated modelling
  • CHI
  • Discussion
  • Introspection
  • Research portfolio
  • Self-organising maps
  • Topic modelling
  • Trend map
  • Visualisation

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