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Monday, October 24, 2005

Bangalore ACM SIGCHI Launch at SAP Labs

Event DetailsDate: 25th October 2005
Venue: SAP Labs Campus, Whitefield
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm

ACM SIGCHI, the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, brings together people working on the design, evaluation, implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human use. ACM SIGCHI provides an international, interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction (HCI).

5:00 - 5:45 pm
Rapid Prototyping and Demo of Prototyping Tools
By Jonathan Arnowitz

Prior work: Arnowitz Studios (Award-winning Interactive Multimedia), Informaat (leading HCI Consultancy in the Netherlands), Cambridge Technology Partners - Benelux, PeopleSoft
Achievements: Co-Editor-In-Chief of Interactions Magazine, Founder DUX Conference andConference Chair 2003, Design Expo Chair CHI2001-2005, Member ACM/SIGCHI Executive Committee 2000 to Present, Organizer of CHI2000 Dutch Design Day, Inventor of Task Layer Maps, Guest Lecturer for the Hogeschool voor Kunst Utrecht (HKU) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, numerous HCI publications and presentations, including co-author of an upcoming book from Morgan-Kaufmann.

6:00-6:45 pm
Moving from a engineering centered to a user centered organization
Michael Arent

Prior work: PeopleSoft, Adobe Systems, MetaDesign, Sun Microsystems, Pacific Telesis/Tele-TV, Apple Computer
Education: Design - U. of Cincinnati (BSc) and Schule für Gestaltung Basel (post-graduate)
Achievements: five patents, contributor to three books, numerous lectures/presentations

7:00 - 7:30 pm
Q & A
High tea
Seek volunteers
Plan next steps

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