Computer science, design, cognitive and social sciences, human factors, information science, information systems, artificial intelligence, communication—each has an HCI/UX community. Other disciplines may also have groups sharing this focus. I have participated in many efforts to connect some of them, primarily through joint conference activity. We built bridges that some researchers and practitioners crossed to exchange information, but almost no bridge lasted more than a few years. Perhaps they served a purpose, but given the effort involved, we expected more durable structures. Insights We learn from bridge failures. To better understand why ours failed, I interviewed people who…
You must be a member of SIGCHI, a subscriber to ACM's Digital Library, or an interactions subscriber to read the full text of this article.
GET ACCESSJoin ACM SIGCHI
In addition to all of the professional benefits of being a SIGCHI member, members get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.
Subscribe to the ACM Digital Library
Get access to all interactions content online and the entire archive of ACM publications dating back to 1954. (Please check with your institution to see if it already has a subscription.)
Subscribe to interactions
Get full access to interactions online content and receive the print version of the magazine bimonthly.