Computer Human Interaction Conference Offers Valuable Courses On Future User Interface Designs
CHI 2003: Predicting the Future By Creating IT
Fort Lauderdale, FL / New York, NY (11 February 2003) - Thirty six short
courses (tutorials) on designing user interfaces to computers and to the
World Wide Web will be offered at the Conference on Human Factors in
Computing Systems. Among the highlights of the tutorials are courses on
user interface design for the Web, ubiquitous computing and designing
for everyday life.
Tutorials concentrating on the Web abound at CHI 2003, reflecting the
tremendous interest in the Web, and the idea that most people interact
with computers by using the Web. Usability guru Jared Spool will
present "Web Sites that Work: Designing with your Eyes Open" and
"Web-Site Usability: The Big Picture 2003." These tutorials will explore
significant design factors that affect a user's success in interacting
with Web sites. Web expert Steven Pemberton of CWI, The Netherlands,
will present "Styling the New Web: Web Usability With Style Sheets."
Pemberton has been involved with the Web since the beginning, including
chairing the first Style Sheets Workshop.
Vision-based interfaces allow pervasive and ubiquitous human-computer
interaction systems to respond directly to the visual image of a human
user. Trevor Darrell will present "Vision-Based User Interfaces for
Pervasive Computing." This tutorial will survey the algorithms and
techniques involved in vision-based perception of people, describe what
performance is attainable in state-of-the art systems, and also discuss
the privacy, freedom and safety implications of this new technology.
Darrell leads the Vision Interface Group at the MIT Artificial
William Gaver, Senior Research Fellow in Interaction Design at the Royal
College of Art, UK, will present techniques for developing designs that
reflect the idiosyncrasies of everyday life in "Subjective Approaches to
Design for Everyday Life." Gaver will show how to conceptualize new
products and services that capture a broader range of human values
including aesthetic, emotional and everyday cultural values.
The annual CHI Conference is the premier worldwide forum for the
exchange of information on all aspects of how people interact with
computers. The conference features a six day program full of
presentations, tutorials, vendor exhibits and networking opportunities.
Researchers, practitioners, educators, and students from around the
world join in exploring and creating the future of computer-human
interaction. Approximately 2400 professionals from over 45 countries
will examine the future of human-computer interaction from April 5-10
in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Broward County Convention Center.
CHI conferences are sponsored by the Association for Computing
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM
SIGCHI). In addition to ACM, various organizations in the technology industry
support the CHI conference. The CHI 2003 sponsors include: Diamond
Bullet, Microsoft, OSDN Slashdot, Unisys, Yahoo! Inc., National Science Foundation,
IBM, Nokia, Sun Microsystems, User Interface Engineering, Menlo Technology Group and eLearn Magazine.
For more information, contact the CHI 2003 Conference Office at +1 312
321-4096, send e-mail to CHI2003email@example.com or consult the CHI 2003
Web site at: http://www.chi2003.org
Editors contact: Rosemary W. Stevens, Ace Public Relations,
+1 (650) 494-2800, chi2003-PR@acm.org