ACMÂ’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction

What is SIGCHI?
SIGCHI is the premier international society for professionals, academics, and students who are interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI). We provide a forum for the discussion of all aspects of HCI through our conferences, publications, web sites, email discussion groups, and other services. We advance education in HCI through tutorials, workshops and outreach, and we promote informal access to a wide range of individuals and organizations involved in HCI.

SIGCHI members are involved in the design, implementation, and use of interactive computer-based systems in the broadest sense, ranging from desktop computing, to interactive TV devices. Other members are researchers seeking to understand human-technology interface from many perspectives, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, industrial design, and ergonomics. Still others are educators, training tomorrow’s professionals and providing knowledge of HCI to those who might need it within their own profession. Students also take an active part in SIGCHI and enjoy a number of services designed specifically to meet their needs.

Members work in fields as diverse as user interface design, human factors, computer science, psychology, engineering, graphics and industrial design, entertainment, and telecommunications. From the design of new input devices, to the implementation of the most advanced virtual reality systems, we contribute to the leading edge of current practice and research that shapes the present and the future of HCI.

Our flagship publication is Interactions, which provides newsworthy information and feature articles on HCI topics in a magazine-style format. The Bulletin is a supplement to interactions that keeps members up to date on SIGCHI happenings. Both of these periodicals are included with your membership. Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI) is a journal focusing on research on HCI and is available to members at a discount.

Whatever your level of background in HCI, no matter what type of organization you work in, SIGCHI will connect you to colleagues who share your interests and relish the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for HCI with you.