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Call for participation: the GI 2017 Workshop on Renewing the HCI Curriculum

Theme: Bridging the Gap between Research, Industry Trends, and 
Curriculum Renewal within Human-Computer Interaction

Description: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is one of the most dynamic 
fields of research, where scientific explorations are strongly connected 
to real-world advances. In contrast to many other disciplines, HCI 
research is closely intertwined with industry R&D -- this is very 
visible in the large number of graduates (MSc and PhD) joining such 
industries. It is thus timely to leverage this strong connection and 
evaluate if the knowledge dissemination activities in which HCI 
researchers typically engage are effective. Namely, this workshop 
proposes to take an introspective look at how we incorporate research 
advances in our own academic undergraduate and graduate curricula and 
how this connects with industry needs and with the research carried out 
within industry. In particular, we aim to investigate how adequate 
traditional pedagogical methods are given the rapidly-changing pace of 
innovation within HCI research, how do we more effectively incorporate 
research advances into our curricula, how do we better engage our 
academic research and teaching with related industries, and how to 
better define the curricula for UX-related degrees and certificates. Our 
long-term goal is to develop HCI teaching tools and repositories that 
will be of benefit to a wide range of educators, practitioners, and 
researchers.

Organizers: Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto Mississauga) and 
Olivier St-Cyr (University of Toronto)

Guest speaker and facilitator: Ilona Posner, UX consultant and educator 
(Toronto)

Registration: We welcome researchers, practitioners, or academics who 
have been engaged in teaching HCI and related courses (UX, UxD) both in 
academic and industry settings. Please follow the instructions at 
http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/hci-workshop/ to sign up for the workshop

Registration cost: free (with GI conference registration)

Date: 16-May-2017

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