Things quiet down in many CHI local sigs during the summer.
However, some chapters are active.
Here is a sampling of what is happening:
SIGCHI Austria recently announced its "prospective" beginnings.
SwissCHI's program on 29 June: "Benutzervtrauen in E-Shops -
Messmethoden und Designkriterien" Speaker: Matthias Kammerer.
Americas (outside USA)
ToRCHI co-sponsored a presentation during June by Ian Witten
on "Browsing Around a Digital Library." This was in addition to
their co-sponsorship of a full-day tutorial entitled, "Usable for
the Rest of the World: A Practical Guide to Carrying Out
Successful International User Studies" (Susan Dray).
BayCHI's main program July 11 features two presentations:
"Making Computers Accessible to Everyone," Neil Scott, Stanford,
and "Interfaces of the Gestalt: Dealing with Computing
Everywhere," Dan Russell, IBM. BayCHI North will meet on
July 18; presentation: "The Redesign of a Corporate Internal Web
Site Featuring Before and After Screenshots" (Wendy Sterndale).
BayCHI-Web will meet on July 25: presentation: "Dynamic
Usability Testing and eyeTracking" (Sandra Marshall). AND the
BayCHI Usability Engineering BOF will meet on July 18;
presentation: "Research-based Recommendations for Web Site
Design" (Bob Bailey).
Rocky Mountain CHI met during June and has activities planned
throughout the summer. Momentum is building in Colorado.
DC_CHI is on summer break.
CHI-Squared's meeting in June featured a presentation by
SIGCHI Chair Marilyn Tremaine on "Sound News: An Interface
Design for Newspaper Browsing."
GB/SIGCHI's July 11 program: "Web Page Interaction
Pragmatics," Jamison H. Abbott of Usable By Design.
Refreshments precede the meeting by one half hour.
LowellCHI will meet July 20. Speaker: Matt Belge, Vision &
Logic; presentation: "Designing for E-Commerce."
MOCHI's July 12 meeting will feature Professor Paul Resnick on
the topic of "Beyond Bowling Together: SocioTechnical Capital."
The meeting will be on the campus of the University of Michigan.
Book reviews from the MOCHI bookgarden are now available on
the MOCHI website.
NYC CHI will meet the evening of July 17 at Viant. Activity: the
design of the NYC CHI website. (This promises to be alot of fun.)
GatewayCHI will gather for its traditional informal meeting over
dinner July 12.
MilwauCHI is seeking volunteers to talk about their "Good & Bad
Experiences Completing Tasks on the Web" during their August 1
You don't know where NYC CHI or LowellCHI or TORCHI
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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