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"Richard I. Anderson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Richard I. Anderson
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 22:09:40 -0700
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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  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
local sigs:

  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
  November 13.

  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 (

Richard Anderson
Local SIGs Chair

                           Richard I. Anderson
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