Representatives of 26 CHI Local SIGs from 19 countries participated
in the 4th annual CHI Local SIGs workshop at CHI 2000 last week in
The Hague, The Netherlands. My thanks to all participants.
A sampling of things that are happening "locally" in the world of CHI
BelCHI became a chartered CHI Local SIG on March 30.
SIGCHI.DK held a mini conference on March 28 offering two lectures,
one on pervasive computing and one on narratives in multimedia and
internet productions, followed by a selection of six workshops.
Toulouse SIGCHI's meeting April 13 : "Approche ergonomique de la
fonction d'aide des consignes", Helene Veyrac, GRIC/IRIT. (Toulouse
SIGCHI's homepage gets 400+ hits/month.)
SIGCHI.NL played key roles in the success of CHI 2000 in The
Netherlands. Many congratulations and thanks.
Plans for a CHI Local SIG in Spain are progressing rapidly.
SwissCHI's program March 30: "Knowledge Markets: New approaches
to Knowledge Management (including a report from the AAAI workshop on
"Bringing Knowledge Business Processes").
CHI-SA 2000 conference program details have come together and are
available at http://www.chi-sa.org.za/CHISA2000.htm
Americas (outside USA)
CapCHI's next meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 12 at Nortel
Woodline 2, featuring Dick Penn, who will be presenting "Corporate
User Interface Standards."
BayCHI's program April 11: "Language, Culture, & Interaction
Design," Heiko Sacher & Michael Margolis. BayCHI-North met
March 21 and featured presentations by Dan Ziagos and Elisa
LA-SIGCHI will meet on the last Wednesday of April. Richard Gaskin
will give a presentation on MetaCard, a free UI prototyping tool.
DC-CHI will not meet in April (due to CHI 2000) but is preparing
a design competition for May akin to the interactionary event held
at CHI 2000.
CHI*Atlanta's March Program (03.23.2000) occurred at IBM
Interactive Design Studio and was a discussion about "Reconsiderations
on Usability for Existing Web Sites." The lead discussant was Peter
Blakeney, Managing Director, Worldwide Design Services, IBM.
GB/SIGCHI's April 11 program: "The Evolution of Usability Engineering
in the e-Business Development Center of Computer Sciences Corporation."
Speakers: Deborah Mayhew, Jeff Volzer, Seth Weismer, Pete McNally, Cris
Necochea, Irene Rubin, and Victoria Moseley Dials.
LowellCHI will meet April 27. Speaker: Rob Jacob. Program: TBA.
MOCHI's April 12 meeting will feature Jeff Bates, co-founder of
Slashdot.org. This interactive event will be held at the University of
Michigan, but will also be broadcast on the internet.
BuckCHI will host a presentation/mini-workshop entitled "Accessing
User Experience: A hands-on demonstration of techniques for accessing
user experience and inspiring design" on April 11. Speakers: Liz
Sanders, Bryan Goodpaster, Colin William, and Shea Tillman of SonicRim.
BuckCHI also met March 29; Don Stredney spoke on "Interactive
Simulation Technologies: Implications for Education, Training, and
CHIFOO will meet April 25. Leo Frishberg will make a presentation
entitled, "Plan AHEAD: Developing a UI developer's tool."
NUCHI met March 28. Andy Schechterman & Jason Whitney presented
their key learnings from the Studio 2000 Conference.
Puget Sound SIGCHI met March 15 featuring a Holly M. Jamesen
presentation entitled, "Got Usability?"
MilwauCHI's April 4 program title: "How has the Web changed the UI
Design process?" Erling Amundson interviews Sue Braun from Gomoll
Research & Design and Eric Bond from M&I Data Services. Snacks and
beverages provided by Northwestern Mutual.
You don't know where BelCHI or SIGCHI.DK or CHI-SA or ... are?
Take a look at the SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage
(http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/) to find out.
SIGCHI Local SIGs Chair
Richard I. Anderson
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