Jonathan Arnowitz, Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson
This year's CHI conference was much like any other: the parade of papers, panels, exhibits; entertaining plenary speakers; an overcrowded invigorating reception; and a micro-Design Expo. There were a few new things (like the march to get to the reception) and many of the same traditional things (a second student design competition, a solid program with traction). But there was something else that most of you probably weren't aware of: an outright blow-up between practitioners and academics at no less a venue than the usually staid SIGCHI Membership Meeting. The meeting started in its traditional stolid and understated manner.…
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