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"Richard I. Anderson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Richard I. Anderson
Sat, 30 Sep 2000 05:15:04 -0700
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SIGCHI has adopted a new policy expanding its Local SIGs program to include
"affiliate organizations" -- existing HCI organizations or chapters of
organizations that choose to affiliate with SIGCHI without becoming part of
ACM or SIGCHI.  The benefits of becoming a SIGCHI affiliate include
increased information exchange with SIGCHI, advertisement of the affiliate
by SIGCHI via webpages, email, and SIGCHI Bulletin, etc.  More about the
affiliates program will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Here is a sampling of what is happening in the world of CHI Local SIGs:

 Americas (outside the U.S.)

  CapCHI's October 14 program will feature a presentation by Allan
  Wille on "Smart Devices: HCI and Branding Opportunities."

 Asia / Pacific

  The prospective chapter of IndiaCHI is splitting in two: a
  chapter for the north of the country and a chapter for the south.


  The first meeting of SIGCHI Finland will take place Thursday
  12 October.  More than 30 people have "registered" to be there
  thus far.

  SIGCHI Italy will meet in conjunction with the 6th ERCIM Workshop
  ("User Interfaces For All") to be held 25-26 October in Florence.

  NordiCHI 2000, the first Nordic conference on HCI, will be held
  October 23-25 in Stockholm.  Supporting societies include SIGCHI
  Denmark, West Sweden CHI, and SIGCHI Finland.

  SwissCHI met the evening of 28 September to visit the UBS
  Usability Lab at Freilagerstrasse 39 in Zurich.

United States

  BayCHI's main program October 10 features two presentations:
  "Online Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability,"
  Jenny Preece, and "Leonardo's Laptop: Human Needs and the New
  Computing," Ben Shneiderman.  Ben Shneiderman will also talk at
  a meeting of the BayCHI Students BOF at Stanford the evening of
  October 16; an additional meeting of the Students BOF might also
  be held during October.  The BayCHI Kids BOF will meet for
  dinner the evening of October 12.

  DC_CHI's first meeting of the new year will be held on October 17
  at NSF. Jennifer DeCamp will be speaking about internationalization.

  CHI*Atlanta will provide a tour of the Georgia Tech Aware Home
  Research Initiative on October 19.  Presenters: Gregory Abowd,
  Blair McIntyre, & Beth Mynatt.

  GB/SIGCHI's next program: "Usability Testing: Epiphanies,
  Controversies, and Questions,"  presented by a panel of GB/SIGCHI
  members (Betsy Comstock, Beth Loring, Ron Perkins, Hal Shubin,
  and Chauncey Wilson.  Date: October 10.  Attendees also receive
  free food.

  The October 11 MOCHI meeting will feature a mini-tutorial on
  automated text summarization from Vladimir Radev, Professor at the
  School of Information, University of Michigan.   This will be a 90
  minute version of a 3 hour tutorial Professor Radev gave at the SIGIR
  conference this summer.

  GatewayCHI is meeting on October 17th.  Joe Grant will discuss how
  to design award-winning websites.

  CHIFOO will feature Nancy Frishberg speaking on "High-Tech Cool,"
  October 18.  Their meeting September 27 featured an HCI lab tour by
  Erik Nilsen of and at Lewis & Clark College.

  PhiCHI's first meeting will be held in October at which time they
   will hold elections for new officers and start a new administration for

  A new student chapter of SIGCHI at George Mason University was
  chartered by ACM on September 19.  Their first meeting was held
  September 26.

  Puget Sound SIGCHI is sponsoring a full-day tutorial on October 10
  entitled, "Design and Rapid Evaluation of Usable Websites."  The
  instructors: Gene Lynch and Susan Palmiter.

  MilwauCHI's program October 3: "Solving Perplexing Design Problems,"
  will be presented by Erling Amundson and Eric Olsen of Metavante, and
  by Barb Stupek and Mark Bender of Northwestern Mutual Life Client

You don't know where PhiCHI, CHIFOO, CapCHI, MilwauCHI,
or ... are?  Take a look at the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage
( to find out.

Richard Anderson
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair

Richard I. Anderson
Usability/Design/Discovery Adventures
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