Connect at CHI2004

Conference Tutorials Provide Ways to Connect, Interact, and Shape Future at
CHI2004, 24-29 April, Vienna

New York, NY/Vienna, Austria (23 February 2004) -- Do you want to know what it will be like to interact with computers 5, 10 or even 15 years from now? If so, come to CHI2004 in Vienna, Austria to CONNECT with the most prominent leaders, researchers and designers creating the future of technology. Join researchers and practitioners from companies like Sony, Microsoft, Nokia and SAP with students and educators from institutions like Aarhus, Cambridge and Carnegie Mellon at CHI2004 to explore and shape the future of human-computer interaction. This year's conference offers 31 full and half-day tutorials focused on ways to improve interaction.

- Explore the key design patterns that contribute to user success on web sites, as well as how to develop your own patterns to meet your organization’s needs in Design Patterns for Customer-Centered Web Design.

- Learn theoretical and practical aspects of how people remember information and solve problems. Use this information to gain insights about designing for the human mind in Dr. Tom Hewett's Cognitive Factors in Design: Basic Phenomena in Human Memory and Problem Solving.

"We selected 31 tutorials, ranging from Mobile User-Interface Design to Human-Robot Interaction, because they represent leading-edge issues to our community of researchers and designers. Our conference history shows that one of the most important reasons people attend CHI is to learn something new, and CHI2004 will exceed attendees' expectations for the important perspectives to consider when designing future technologies," note Elizabeth Dykstra-Erickson (Kinoma, Inc.) and Manfred Tscheligi (CURE-AT), CHI2004 Co-Chairs.

The CHI2004 conference features a six-day program full of presentations, tutorials, vendor exhibits and networking opportunities. Keynote presentations are given by Jun Rekimoto of Sony and Tim Brown of IDEO, individuals whose impact can be seen, felt and heard in the products around you. Approximately 2000 professionals from over 35 countries will connect and examine the future of human-computer interaction from 24-29 April at the Austria Center Vienna.

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 CHI2004 Champion sponsors include: Google, Microsoft, OSDN Slashdot, SAP, Unisys, and Yahoo! Inc.

For more information, contact the CHI2004 Conference Office: +1 312 321-4096, send e-mail to or visit
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