Connect at CHI2004

Connect at CHI2004

CONNECTing and interacting with technology has become an integral part of our world -- yet not all technologies are usable. CHI2004 presents an opportunity for you to explore and exchange ideas with many of the premier designers and researchers of interactive technologies. This year's conference offers 31 full and half-day tutorials focused on ways to improve interaction. This year's tutorials include:
  • Gain understanding of user research design principles and learn a toolkit of practical and effective methods useful throughout product design and deployment. Learn to do this even with limited resources in Usability and Beyond! Understanding Usefulness, Usability & Use, by Diane J. Schiano, of Stanford University and the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI).
  • Explore the key design patterns that contribute to user success on web sites, as well as how to develop your own patterns to meet your organization's needs in Design Patterns for Customer-Centered Web Design. This tutorial, presented by James Landau of the University of Washington and Douglas van Duyne of NetRaker, comes out of the research for the bestselling book: _The Design of Sites_.
  • Learn theoretical and practical aspects of how people remember information and solve problems. Use this information to gain insights about designing for the human mind in Dr. Tom Hewett's Cognitive Factors in Design: Basic Phenomena in Human Memory and Problem Solving.
  • Designing Handheld Tools for Learning will explore how the growing family of handheld computing devices (e.g., Palms, Pocket PC' s, etc.) can offer new opportunities to support learning activities "anytime, anywhere." This tutorial is presented by leading university professionals from Stanford, Michigan and North Texas.

Consult the Tutorial Schedule for the complete list of offerings.

The CHI2004 technical program focuses on Ambient Intelligence, Games, Mobile Communications, Robotics & Transport and European HCI Research. Keynote presentations are given by Jun Rekimoto of Sony and Tim Brown of IDEO, individuals whose impact can be seen, felt and heard in the products around you. Connect, engage, and debate with the authors and presenters at dynamic panels, demonstrations, paper sessions and more.

See presentation and schedule details at the CHI2004 Technical Program. You can also explore the influence of human-computer interaction on industrial design by participating in the CHI2004/ICSID Forum.

Participation in CHI2004 is open to all with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction. Join more than 2000 professionals from over 35 countries at CHI2004 for the premier worldwide forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of how people interact with computers.

CHI2004 is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). In addition to ACM, various organizations sponsor CHI2004 . Champion Sponsors include: Google, Microsoft, OSDN Slashdot, SAP, Unisys, and Yahoo! Inc. Contributing Sponsors include: Intel, Nokia, Sun Microsystems and eLearn Magazine.

The annual CHI conference attracts a lot of attention from the media. A number of articles about the conference and the work presented there are written each year. Some interesting articles include:

On 24-29 April 2004 researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from around the world will meet in Austria at the CHI2004 Conference.

CONNECT and Create the Future - Attend CHI2004