Much is happening in the world of local SIGCHI chapters. Is there a local
chapter near you? Find out by checking the Local SIGs webpage at
http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/. That webpage changes frequently; if
there isn't a local chapter near you now, maybe there will be soon. (Hey,
why not start one?)
A sampling (i.e., incomplete list) of what is happening in the world of
BulSIGCHI (the Bulgaria chapter) became an official chapter 24 October.
SIGCHI Italy met last week in Rome and recently announced that it
is co-sponsoring AVI '98 -- ADVANCED VISUAL INTERFACES International
Working Conference (May 25-27, 1998) in L'Aquila, Italy.
SwissCHI, soon to be officially chartered, has scheduled an informal
event for Thursday, 27 November: Visualizing Complex Information,
presented by Matthew Chalmers.
ToRCHI (the Toronto Region chapter) is co-sponsoring a one-day
professional development tutorial on November 10: Model-Driven User
Interface Design: A Usage-Centered Approach, presented by Larry
BayCHI (the San Francisco Bay Area chapter), which meets the second
Tuesday of each month, will feature a two-part program the evening of
November 11: Copyright, Creativity, and the Information Society,
presented by Pamela Samuelson; The Apple Design Project 1992-1997: A
Retrospective, presented by Harry Saddler.
Chi-Squared (the Chicago chapter) became an official chapter in
September and plans to hold its second meeting in December.
GB/SIGCHI (the Greater Boston chapter) will be meeting the evening of
Monday November 17. The program: The Workplace of the Future: An
Interactive Design Session with the Space Planning Organization
Research Group (SPORG) at MIT, presented by Chuck Kukla.
TwinCHI (the prospective chapter in Minneapolis / St. Paul) "announced
itself" in October.
KC-CHI (the prospective chapter in Kansas City) sponsored a special
seminar with KCACM and KC Webmasters on October 25: Developing Creative
Strategies for Web Design. KC-CHI's November 4 program: How to Design
Interactive WEB Sites and Multimedia Applications for Kids, presented
by Jason Bennett.
StLuis (the prospective St. Louis chapter) meets for the second time
the evening of November 5: Designing for Your Users On the Web,
presented by Joe Grant.
TriCHI (the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina chapter) met last
week, with a presentation of studies in creating visual systems.
BuckCHI (the Central Ohio chapter) meets Tuesday, November 18: Using
CRTS-Based (Customer Requirements and Task Specifications) Focus
Groups for Work Process Analysis, presented by Elizabeth Muncher.
CHIFOO (the Computer-Human Interaction Forum Of Oregon) will feature
Alan Cooper (The Inmates are Running the Asylum) the evening of
PSCHI (the Puget Sound chapter) will feature Michael Muller on
November 18: Ethnocritical Heuristics for HCI Work with Users and
Other Stakeholders: Results from Two Case Studies.
Further information on all of the above and on more is accessible via the
SIGCHI Local SIGs webpage (http://www.acm.org/sigchi/local-sigs/).
Local SIGs Chair
Richard I. Anderson
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