17 April 2008

CHI ’08 – a bite-size review

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CHI 2008
Joanna Bawa, editor of Usability News, has published a short review of the CHI conference.

She appreciated that the main feeling of the conference was more closely allied to design, as clearly expressed by Irene McAra McWilliam and Bill Buxton.

But it was hard to meet people: “My editorial gripe: no way to find out who was there or how to contact them, except by chance – immensely frustrating when so many great minds were within a few minutes’ walk. Surely we can find a way to make available a delegate list without compromising anyone’s privacy? Or just a simple internal messaging system?”.

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(Later this month, I will post my own reflection on the conference and on some books that I was given).

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