Blaine Lewis

I am a PhD student at the University of Toronto working with Professor Tovi Grossman in the Dynamic Graphics Project (DGP). My main area of research is human computer interaction (HCI).

My research interests vary widely depending on the week, but in general my research aims to solve problems users encounter when learning software. I mostly achieve this goal through designing new interaction techniques, like KeyMap. But more and more I've realised we don't truly understand why users fail to learn software so I seek to understand the underlying breakdowns users experience while learning.

Publications

KeyMap: Improving Keyboard Shortcut Vocabulary Using Norman’s Mapping
Blaine Lewis, Greg d’Eon, Andy Cockburn, and Daniel Vogel
https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376483
Framing Effects Influence Interface Feature Decisions
Andy Cockburn, Blaine Lewis, Philip Quinn, and Carl Gutwin
https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376496
HotStrokes: Word-Gesture Shortcuts on a Trackpad
https://doi.org/10.1145/3290605.3300395
FingerArc and FingerChord: Supporting Novice to Expert Transitions with Guided Finger-Aware Shortcuts
https://doi.org/10.1145/3242587.3242589