PRODUCED BY: Richard I. Anderson
Pradeep Henry describes the history of CHI South India (including the
conference it sponsored -- Easy2001, India's first conference on
software usability), and Richard Anderson provides a overview of CHI
Local SIG activities at CHI 2001, in the July-August 2001 issue of
Anne Kimberly Gay & Olivier St-Cyr (WatCHI), David Ribeiro Lamas
(Universidade Fernando Pessoa SIGCHI), Sheryl Miller (GMU SIGCHI),
Carolyn Gale (BayCHI's Student BOF), and Christian Hagel-Sorensen &
Jakob Bruhns (sigchi.dk's student chapter) all contributed to an
article on "CHI Student Chapters & Chapter Subgroups" to appear in the
September-October 2001 issue of SIGCHI Bulletin.
Here is a sampling of more of what is happening in the world of CHI
Chartered chapter in this geography: CHI-SA.
Americas (outside the U.S.)
Chartered chapters in this geography: Brazil CHI, CapCHI, ToRCHI,
VanCHI, WatCHI (student), and CHI-Mexico. Prospective chapter:
At CapCHI's June meeting, Ash Randev presented a talk on Digital
Architecture-Engineering-Construction. Additionally, Amit Tungare
presented a talk about his thesis at Carleton University about an
understanding the concept of 'Virtual City.'
VanCHI hosted a meeting on June 28 featuring a Ron Baecker talk on
"Frontiers of User Support - Bridging the Gap Between What Users
and What They Need to Know."
Asia / Pacific
Chartered chapters in this geography: CHI South India and SIGCHI_NZ.
Prospective chapters: SIGCHI Korea and CHI Bombay.
SIGCHI_NZ is presenting "Symposium on Computer Human Interaction"
6 July 2001 (with "Wairarapa Wine Trail" on 7 July 2001),
Palmerston North, New Zealand. Submissions are received not only
from New Zealand but also from Australia and Europe. The proceedings
(ISBN 0-473-07559-8) will be published and distributed during the
Chartered chapters in this geography: SIGCHI Austria, BelCHI,
BulSIGCHI, Czech SIGCHI, SIGCHI Finland, Toulouse SIGCHI, SIGCHI
SIGCHI.NL, Universidade Fernando Pessoa SIGCHI (student), SIGCHI
Romania, CHISPA, and SwissCHI. Prospective chapters: SIGCHI.DK,
German SIGCHI, SIGCHI Norway, Poland SIGCHI, Russia SIGCHI, STIMDI,
and West Sweden CHI.
sigchi.dk 3, juli, 2001: Formålet med denne faggruppe er at udbygge
personlige netværk blandt danske psykologer der arbejder med
MMI/Human Factors og som er medlemmer af sigchi.dk.
SIGCHI Romania (Ro CHI) was chartered June 7.
SwissC<fontfamily><param>Geneva</param>HI: die Firma soultank
usability & ergonomics feiert am
Donnerstag, den 28. Juni 2001, das einjährige Firmenjubiläum. Auf
dem Progamm steht der Besuch des Usability-Lab, Vorträge nach
Ankündigung und der Geburtstagkuchen!
Prospective chapter in this geography: IsraCHI.
Chartered chapters in this geography: BayCHI, LA-SIGCHI, SanD CHI,
DC-CHI, CHI-Atlanta, CHI-Squared, LowellCHI (student), GB/SIGCHI,
MOCHI, </fontfamily>TwinCHI, KC-CHI, GatewayCHI, NYC-CHI, TriCHI,
CHIFOO, PhiCHI, CHI-Austin, Lone Star CHI, NUCHI, GMU SIGCHI
(student), Puget Sound SIGCHI, and Milwau-CHI. Prospective
Rocky Mountain CHI, ConnCHI, and ISU SIGCHI. Point of contact:
BayCHI's program July 10 starts with Richard Anderson interviewing
Bill Moggridge about interaction design, then continues with a
by Jane Fulton Suri on "Understanding the Universal through
The evening program is preceded by the BayCHI dinner. BayCHI Mobile
Applications meets July 12: "Designing Mobile Applications:
Methodologies, and Lessons Learned," Roman Longoria. BayCHI
Engineering meets July 17: "Wants & Needs Analysis," Kathy Baxter,
Catherine Courage, & Christopher Marino. BayCHI North meets July 24:
"Interdisciplinary Interaction (Design)," Kate Welker, Elaine Ann,
Homier, & Stephanie Horwitz.
Rocky Mountain CHI met June 28 for a casual time of sharing what's
happening in the lives of the attendees.
DC_CHI met June 21. Bill Killam presented, "Beyond the Ordinary:
Tips and Jigs for Doing Usability Testing."
GB/SIGCHI's next meeting will be the evening of July 10. Program:
"Collaboration on e-business project teams: what works?" by Suzanne
Paquin, GamePlans. Also this month, GB/SIGCHI unveiled a new format
for its monthly newsletter.
BuckCHI will next meet the evening of July 10. Program: "User-
centered design of a Microsoft Office Plug-in: A case study";
Mike Nelson. Also, nominations are presently being accepted for
CHIFOO's June meeting featured a Ward Cunningham presentation on
"Design Principles for Wiki Style Online Communities."
CHI-Austin met in June for a presentation by Kevin McDonald on
"Privacy in the Midst of Pervasive Technology."
Puget Sound SIGCHI's June program: "Designing Office XP," Brad
Weed & Christopher Konrad.
You don't know where CHIFOO, GB/SIGCHI, ToRCHI, CapCHI, IsraCHI,
LowellCHI, BelCHI, or ... are? Take a look at the SIGCHI Local SIGs
webpage (http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/) to find out and to
access more information about CHI Local SIGs.
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair
Richard I. Anderson
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