About ACM Interactions

ACM Interactions magazine is a mirror on the human-computer interaction and interaction design communities and beyond. It is a multiplicity of conversations, collaborations, relationships, and new discoveries focusing on how and why we interact with the designed world of technologies. Interactions has a special voice that lies between practice and research with an emphasis on making engaging human-computer interaction research accessible to practitioners and on making practitioners' voices heard by researchers.

The magazine is published bi-monthly by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the largest educational and scientific computing society in the world. Interactions is the flagship magazine for the ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), with a global circulation that includes all SIGCHI members.

ACM Interactions is a publication of great influence in the fields that envelop the study of people and computers. To have your work or research published here can make a difference.

ACM Interactions' Editorial Team


Gilbert Cockton
Gilbert Cockton is Professor of Design Theory in the School of Design at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., where he leads the university’s multidisciplinary research theme for design, IDEATE. Along with his co-Editor-in-Chief duties for ACM Interactions magazine, he is on editorial boards for book series and journals in HCI, UX, and design. Cockton’s current research focuses on the nature of design work, its use in practice-based research methodologies, and novel approaches and resources for improving design research and practice. He has had leadership roles for over 30 years in British HCI, CHI conferences, IFIP activities, and European research networks, and has presented keynotes and courses and examined Ph.D.’s in 17 countries.
Simone DJ Barbosa
Simone Barbosa is Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at PUC-Rio, Brazil. Her research interests involve: model-based interactive systems design, intelligent user interfaces, and, more recently, combining exploratory and visual analytics with interactive digital storytelling. She is very active in the Brazilian HCI community. In 2010, she published the main HCI textbook recommended by the Brazilian Computer Society for undergraduate programs, published by Elsevier. In addition to her work as co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Interactions magazine, she is on the editorial boards of national and international journals and has served on program committees of several national and international conferences.
  • Scott E. Delman
    Director of Publications
  • Diane Crawford
    Executive Editor
  • John Stanik
    Senior Editor

  • Andrij Borys
    Art Director
  • Bernadette Shade
    Production Manager
  • Ilia Rodriguez
    Advertising Sales Account Manager

  • Kate Crane
    Copy Editor
  • Anne Spaa
    Assistant to the Editors-in-Chief

Forum Editors


Founding Editors

  • John Rheinfrank
  • Bill Hefley