The SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the study of human-computer interaction. This award recognizes the very best, most fundamental and influential research contributions. It is awarded for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and carries an honorarium of $5000. The criteria for the award are:
- Cumulative contributions to the field.
- Influence on the work of others.
- Development of new research directions.
- Reasonably active participant in the ACM SIGCHI community, although people outside of this community with outstanding and relevant achievements are considered in exceptional circumstances