Gerrit van der Veer
CHI 2012 in Austin, Texas (May 510), marks the 30th anniversary of our society. The first conference, on Human Factors in Computer Systems, took place in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on March 1517, 1982. The second and third conferences were a year and a half apart, and from then on CHI, as the conference has been called since 1983, has been an annual event. In the official name, "computer systems" was replaced by "computing systems," indicating a shift in focus from hardware toward the total system. The same shift is visible on the covers of the proceedings: Whereas the first cover…
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