Mar 2, 2009

I School Researchers Prepare for CHI Conference

Ten faculty and students from the School of Information are preparing to present their research at this year's CHI conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

The I School contingent will be joining two thousand other conference attendees from 38 countries to focus on the design, user experience, and engineering of all types of computer-based systems. The CHI 2009 conference, entitled "Digital Life — New World," will be "the showcase for the technologies, designs and ideas that will form the new world of digital life," according to organizers.

I School faculty and students will be leading four conference workshops, presenting three papers, and presenting three "works in progress" posters.



  • The CHI session on "Designing for Other Cultures" includes the paper "A Comparative Study of Speech and Dialed Input Voice Interfaces in Rural India", by I School assistant professor Tapan Parikh, also from the I School's ICTD program.
  • The session on "Creative Thought and Self-Improvement" includes Daniela Rosner's paper, "Learning from IKEA Hacking: I'm Not One to Decoupage a Tabletop and Call It a Day"
  • I School doctoral student Elizabeth Goodman presents "Three environmental discourses in Human-Computer Interaction" as part of the "Build a Better World" session in the alt.chi track. Alt.chi presents controversial ideas, novel prototypes, and other unusual, challenging, or thought-provoking work that is outside of the norm.

"Works in progress" posters

CHI 2009, the 27th annual CHI conference, will be held April 4–9, 2009, and is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI (the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction).

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October 4, 2016