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Development Consortium on Mass Communication
Sunday and Monday, 6-7 April 2003, Fort Lauderdale, FL
ACM SIGCHI Computer-Human Interaction conference 2003
I would welcome feedback on the special issue of ACM interactions. They can be posted as comments on my journal posting announcing publication. Please use your full name in the comment form. If you would like a copy of this issue of interactions please contact me with your name, position, organisation, and postal address, and one will be sent to you.
Letter in in Media Guardian, 29 November 2004, posted in my journal with a link ot the published letter
‘Publishing by Design: Time to Make Human Factors a Concern’ Nico Macdonald, Online Journalism Review, 20 May 2004 and sidebar ‘HCI Gains Visibility as Digital Media Mature’
‘The future of Weblogging’ Nico Macdonald, The Register, 18 April 2004
The accepted Development Consortium submissions are published in interactions, March + April 2004 special issue entitled ‘HCI and the challenges of mass communications’. The issue also inlcudes exclusive columns by Neil F. Budde of The Neil Budde Group and founding editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online, Mercury News Technology Columnist Dan Gillmor, forecaster and design strategist Andrew Zolli, and MIT Media Lab eMarkets Initiative co-director Michael Schrage. Individual articles can be purchased from the ACM Digtial Library for US$5 by following links from the contents list in current and back issues. My introduction is available to read at no cost.
Budde, Gillmor and Schrage also took part in a CHI panel entitled ‘Mass communication and interaction: CHI and the fate of AOL TimeWarner’. Their colums are based on their contributions to the panel.
The CHI2003 Development Consortium investigated whether human-computer interaction (HCI) design is a key to the future of mass communication, and if so where it should focus and how it can make a difference.
Submissions were invited from people working in all areas of publishing and broadcasting, for information vendors and telecommunications companies, as well as commentators, analysts, and HCI practitioners. Fourteen were peer reviewed and ten accepted.
The meeting of the Development Consortium was an open event at CHI and anyone coming to CHI was welcome to attend.
The CHI2003 Development Consortium on interaction design and mass communication had two objectives:
What does mass communication cover?
An edited publication of the Development Consortium submissions, particularly highlighting research elements.
A white paper or proposal document outlining the major issues in mass communication and interaction and proposals for addressing them, or for ways they might be addressed.
A public charter outlining best practice in this area, proposing guidelines, and establishing general goals for innovation and support of user requirements.
Possible establishment of a working party to develop models for HCI across media.
Associated articles (or possibly radio shows) commissioned or placed in industry and business publications written by Development Consortium members.
Day 1: Sunday 6th
Day 2: Monday 7th
0900: Review progress
Accepted authors and submissions