African Human Computer Interaction Conference (AfriCHI) will be held on 21st-25th November 2016 at Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel, in Westlands, Nairobi. Kenya.
Organized by a Pan-African team, in co-operation with the Association of Computer Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, ACM SIGCHI, this conference has the theme: “Kujenga madaraja, kubomoa vizuizi” or “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.”
AfriCHI aims to widen Africans’ international participation in the practice and study of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design, and to advance HCI by increased awareness of designs, tools, inventions, methods, theories and pedagogies for creating or using technology in Africa.
This conference in particular aims at;
- Promoting collaboration, dialoging and networking opportunities in HCI between International and African scholars, researchers, students, practitioners, and teachers across the sectors.
- Showcasing research, design, methods, tools, and pedagogies already being carried out in Africa
- Increasing the visibility of African HCI and interaction design research and practice to the international HCI community and fellow Africans through the conference publications and other fora.
- Widening participation of Africans in international HCI fora.
- Bringing together researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals from across Africa in HCI, interaction design and allied disciplines.
- Involving representatives from at least 70% of African countries.
- Increasing geographical, cultural and linguistic access to those who cannot easily participate in HCI conferences beyond Africa, and enable those from beyond the continent to engage deeply with perspectives located in Africa.
The target audience for this conference includes; User Experience Designers, Mobile Application designers, Information Architects, Software Engineers, Human Factors experts, Information Systems analysts, social scientists, digital designers, artists and architects, engineers, planners, managers and scholars and practitioners in creative industries and science and technology studies. They also include elders, NGO practitioners, grassroots activists and entrepreneurs.
Registration details about this conference will be available from July 2016.We will keep you updated.
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