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Computer-Human Interaction Conference, 2-7 April, Portland, OR

New York, NY and Portland, OR, 02/11/2005 -- Today’s highly mobile tech-savvy society requires devices for communicating text, images and acquiring knowledge quickly and easily. Are your designs up to the challenge? To learn from the experts responsible for the solutions to today’s difficult interaction design problems, come to CHI 2005 ( in Portland, Oregon, 2-7 April.

At CHI you’ll encounter important ideas that can influence the future of human-computer interaction. Join practitioners from companies such as Tektronix, Nokia and SAP; and researchers from institutions such as PARC, Cambridge University and Carnegie-Mellon to explore and shape the future of human-computer interaction.

This year’s conference offers 16 full-day tutorials focused on methods to improve interaction between people and machines. At CHI 2005 you can:

-- Learn how to make mobile devices that are easier for people to use by attending: Mobile User-Interface Design for Work, Home, Play, and On the Way

-- Learn about the emerging field of Human-Robot Interaction: Design and Evaluation from Jean Scholtz and Holly Yanco.

-- Learn the value of eye tracking by attending Eye Tracking Demystified: Application to HCI Usability Evaluation

“We have selected 16 full-day tutorials, ranging from Mobile Devices to Human-Robot Interaction, because they represent leading-edge issues. We welcome participants to experience the future directions of human-computer interaction at CHI 2005,” notes Carolyn Gale (Stanford Univeristy) and Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson (Intuit), CHI 2005 Tutorial Co-Chairs.

The CHI 2005 conference features a six-day program including tutorials, panels, papers, vendor exhibits, networking opportunities and keynote presentations by Randy Pausch of Carnegie-Mellon University and Michel Waisvisz of STEIM (STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music). Approximately 2000 participants from over 40 countries will join to debate, discuss and design the future of human-computer interaction from 2-7 April at the Portland, Oregon Convention Center. Attendance is open to all with an interest in Human-Computer Interaction. Register early and save on conference fees.

CHI conferences are sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). In addition to ACM, various organizations in the technology industry support the CHI conference. The CHI 2005 Champion sponsors include: America Online, Microsoft, OSTG, SAP AG, Tektronix and Yahoo! Inc.


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