CHI2003 - New Horizons

Usability Secrets... April 5-10 in Ft. Lauderdale

Register Early!
- Register by March 20 and you can really save on your fee.

CHI 2003

Usability IS A primary consideration for the design of products and services. At CHI 2003 you have the opportunity to explore and exchange ideas with many of the premier practitioners and consultants in the field of human-computer interaction. This year's conference offers 36 full and half-day tutorials. A small sample of this year's usability-related presentations include:

  • Jared Spool and Christine Perfetti of User Interface Engineering present the 2003 follow-on to their very popular CHI 2002 tutorial with ground-breaking results and findings on Web-Site design and usability in Web-Site Usability: The Big Picture 2003.

  • Stanford University research psychologist Diane J. Schiano and Agiliant anthropologist Bonnie A. Nardi present a variety of practical and effective methods for assessing product usefulness, usability and use and provide feedback in an User Research Design Clinic in their tutorial on Usability and Beyond! Understanding Usefulness and Use

  • Deborah Mayhew, a veteran usability engineering consultant and CHI tutorial instructor, will present how a Usability Champion can successfully be Promoting, Establishing and Institutionalizing Usability Engineering in an organization.

  • Nigel Bevan of SERCO, UK and active participant of several international standards groups will present simple techniques that can be used to specify usability performance requirments and reduce business risk in Setting Usability Performance Requirements

  • Bonnie John and Len Bass of Carnegie Mellon University will present tools that explicitly link software mechanisms to usability benefits and how to make informed software architectual decisions that do not preclude delivery of a usable system in Avoiding "We can't change that!": Software Architecture & Usability.

Consult the Tutorials Schedule for a complete list of offerings.

CHI 2003 is the premier worldwide forum for the exchange of information on all aspects of how people interact with computers. On April 5-10 over 2000 researchers, practitioners, educators, and students will meet from over 45 countries in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA to explore the new horizons of human-computer interaction. This year's conference features six days of world-class presentations including 36 tutorials, plenary speakers, dynamic panels, paper sessions and more. To see the complete conference offering, go directly to the CHI 2003 Advance Program

Participation in CHI 2003 is open to all with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction. Register before March 20th, 2003 and you can really save on your fee.

The anchor's up, and it's time to come aboard CHI 2003 and help us steer a course... bring distant shores into view... chart new routes to new destinations. Explore new design horizons at CHI 2003, the premier international forum for the exchange of the latest information on all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction. Plan to attend CHI 2003.

CHI 2003 is sponsored by ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction ACM SIGCHI, In addition to ACM, various organizations support CHI 2003. Champion sponsors include: Diamond Bullet Design, Google, Microsoft, Unisys and Yahoo! Contributing sponsors include: eLearn magazine, IBM, Intel Research Menlo Technology Group, Nokia, OSDN Slashdot, Sun Microsystems and User Interface Engineering.

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:


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Electronic Engineering Times (EETimes):


San Jose Mercury News:

  • Designers Adapting Computers to Human Behavior

Scientific American:

  • Taking Computers to Task

USA Today:

  • Conference tackles ease-of-use issues
  • Anthropologists adapt technology to world's cultures

Explore the New Horizons - Plan to Attend CHI 2003.