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Thread: ACM SIGCHI?

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    Anyone ever been to an ACM SIG CHI meeting?

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    Never heard of it myself until I heard the BayCHI podcast of their April 11, 2006 meeting: Beyond Search: Social and Personal Ways of Finding Information. VERY interesing podcast.

    Quote Originally Posted by BayCHI summary for April 11, 2006
    This panel reflects a recent entrepreneurial trend toward helping users discover content that they might like as well as finding other people who share the same interests. Panelists make this possible with the strategic use of ratings, tags, "genetic" attributes and metadata. The panelists, oldest to youngest - NetFlix, Live365, Pandora, Del.icio.us and Digg
    Anyway, I thought about it today, and googled it, and realized it was a chapter of ACM's SIGCHI.

    ACM SIGCHI, the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, brings together people working on the design, evaluation, implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human use. ACM SIGCHI provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).
    Sadly they don't have a chapter here in FL The SIGCHI looks like the best one to include web design / usability / functionality.

    There's a ton of ACM SIGs it turns out: http://www.acm.org/sigs/guide98.html

    ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in 34 distinct areas of information technology address your varied interests - programming languages, graphics, computer-human interaction, and mobile communications, just to name a few. Each SIG organizes itself around those specific activities that best serve both its practitioner- and research-based constituencies. Many SIGs sponsor conferences and workshops and offer members reduced rates for registration and proceedings. SIGs also produce newsletters and other publications, or support lively e-mail forums for information exchange. Choosing to join a SIG may be one of the most important decisions of your career.
    Anyway, I thought some of our geekier members may want to look into some of this stuff for their own interests. For those that are wondering what the afforementioned podcast and/or SIGCHI in general has to do with a web design forum, keep in mind that there's more to a website than how pretty it is. CONTENT and USABILITY also matter.
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    No interest in user interfaces?
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