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Elizabeth Churchill <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:48:37 -0800
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*CHI 2014 Workshop **Call for Participation*
 *Developing a Living HCI Curriculum to Support a Global Community

*Submission Deadline: *January 17th, 2014

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: February 10th, 2014

Workshop Date, Location and Times: Sunday April 27th 2014, Toronto, CA, 9.00am
– 5.00pm

 *Interested in the future of HCI Education?* As technologies evolve, so do
the needs of students and teachers of HCI. In 2011 the ACM SIGCHI Executive
Committee decided to update Hewett et al.’s 1992 curriculum in the form of
a "living repository of HCI education ideas and resources." This CHI 2014
Workshop builds on three years of research and community building in
pursuit of this goal funded by the SIGCHI Executive Committee.

This workshop is focused on bringing together an interested and active
group of HCI students, academics, and industry practitioners from across
the world contribute to a flexible, living curriculum for HCI Education.
While the parameters of this living curriculum have yet to be set, we know
that a one-sized fits all, carved-in-stone paper document is insufficient
to support the needs of an evolving field of practice. Instead, we hope to
craft exciting and flexible resources to be shared by a global community of
contributors. The knowledge that we collectively produce will be used to
help SIGCHI understand how to support HCI education at conferences, through
chapters, and by the provision of online resources. These resources might
include: pedagogical tools such as lesson plans, assignments, and
bibliographies; YouTube videos; open source code; novel approaches for
teaching emerging topics; general best practices; important cultural
differences… After discussing the needs of university and practitioner
education, we will aim to define the parameters of a shared, living
curriculum for HCI Education.


If you are interested in and involved with HCI Education, we want you to
join this workshop. Researchers, educators, user experience practitioners,
students, hiring managers, designers and developers are invited.  Please
send a three-page position paper to [log in to unmask] in the extended
abstract format, describing:

-       your experience in HCI Education

-       how you would define a ”living curriculum”

-       what you would contribute to a living curriculum, and how this
would benefit the community

Applicants will be selected based on their experience, vision and what they
can contribute to discussions around HCI Education.

*Submission Deadline:* January 17th, 2014

*Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:* February 10th, 2014

*Workshop Date, Location & Times:* Sunday April 27th 2014, Toronto, CA,
9.00 am - 5.00pm

*Please note: Accepted participants must register for the workshop and at
least one day of the conference*

For more information, please see our website: where
you can also access the full Workshop

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

 Elizabeth F. Churchill, eBay Inc & EVP ACM SIGCHI

Jennifer Preece, University of Maryland iSchool & Adjunct Chair for
Education, SIGCHI Executive Committee

Anne Bowser, University of Maryland iSchool & Research Assistant to SIGCHI
Executive Committee

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