• With its mission to develop the field of HCI, the SIGCHI Executive Committee has had a “Development Fund” to provide resources to alleviate some of the constraints that can stifle the exchange of ideas across our diverse community and around the world. In 2017 SIGCHI supported a development fund award to support CSCW research in […]

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  • Nominate someone you know or volunteer yourself to be an INCLUSION INNOVATOR. A new committee is being formed to create a more inclusive professional community, that can enable professional growth and opportunities for our diverse membership. Please fill out this form by 15 December 2018. Our committee work begins soon!

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  • When we are inclusive… We can be heard. We can be respected. We can make change. We can have impact. For over three decades, the SIGCHI community has sought to be inclusive in building new technologies. As we know, a central tenet of HCI is to understand the needs, challenges, and context from other people’s […]

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  • In July 2018 a new set of elected SIGCHI EC members began their term. As outlined in a prior blog post, a strong value for this EC is to be Open. This refers to both having public processes as well as reporting on decision-making to the SIGCHI community. This post explains how we are doing the […]

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  • As previously posted here, the new SIGCHI EC wanted to identify the strategic initiatives to be the focus of our work for the next three years. We began this process by distributing a call in early July 2018 to the SIGCHI community to provide Grand Challenges for the new SIGCHI EC to address. There were […]

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  • With the start of any new SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC), it is healthy to assess the state of the organization and lay out a plan moving forward for the new term. Thus, at the start of the July 2018 meeting of the new SIGCHI EC, the new President, Helena Mentis, led the EC in reflecting […]

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  • SIGCHI launched Early Career Mentorship Fund for Developing Communities   In order to better support emerging HCI communities in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI has established Early Career Mentorship Fund for Developing Communities. This fund is especially to support early-career scholars in HCI/UX from UNESCO’s list of developing countries to participate in a kickoff meeting […]

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  • Over the next few months, we will be looking for members to join the SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC) in various leadership and committee member positions The following is the first call for nominations for the following appointed VP positions: Publications, Conferences, Chapters, and Operations. Please see the bylaws for further explanation: https://sigchi.org/about/sigchi-policies/bylaws/#a4 These positions may differ in […]

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  • We are interested in what our membership considers important issues for attention over the next three years. The SIGCHI Grand Challenges call is an opportunity for you to voice your concerns right to the EC and for us to respond through investigation or form a new committee to address it. If you have a Grand […]

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  • The following SIGCHI officers have been elected for terms beginning July 2018 through June 2021. President Helena Mentis – University of Maryland – Baltimore County Executive Vice-President Cliff Lampe – University of Michigan Vice-President for Membership and Communications Regina Bernhaupt Vice-President for Finance Anirudha Joshi Vice-President at Large Susan R. Fussell Vice-President at Large Susan […]

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