Workshop on Renewing the HCI Curriculum in Canada

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an increasingly important area for research and instruction in computer science departments in Canada. Most departments have one or two undergraduate HCI courses that are either required or taken as an elective. The rapid pace of technical innovation in both academia and industry means that HCI practice and research changes quickly. In an effort to modernize and rationalize HCI education in Canada, we are hosting a one-day workshop, sponsored by the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society (CHCCS) and held in advance of the Graphics Interface Conference, for professors who teach HCI courses in computer science, information science, engineering, and related disciplines. In this workshop, we will examine current practices, design a new curriculum, and collaborate on creating course materials. There are also a few spaces for senior Ph.D. students and postdocs.

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Location: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

For more information, and to register your attendance, please contact Dr. Regan Mandryk (regan@cs.usask.ca) or Dr. Derek Reilly (reilly@cs.dal.ca).