Archive for April, 2008

Documents from the SIG available

April 14, 2008

The documents from the UI History SIG are now available for download under the page “materials”:
– the powerpoints
– the minutes by Brad
– the list of participants
– the list of literature cited in the introduction



April 9, 2008

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April 9, 2008

Welcome to this blog on UI & HCI History. The blog was created in conection with a Special Interest Group on User Interface History at CHI 2008 in Florence on April 10, 2008, co-organized with Brad Myers from Carnegie-Mellon University.

The Special Interest Group aims at
– investigating the possibilities of launching a concerted effort towards creating a History of User Interfaces
– gauging the interest, motivation and commitment towards UI/HCI History in the CHI community

If you are unfamiliar with this area
– UI is short for User Interfaces to computers and other types of computerized gear
– HCI is short for the academic field Human-Computer Interaction that addresses theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of understanding and developing technology for people