ASIS&T Special Interest Group
for Human Computer Interaction


This page is sponsored by SIG/HCI, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) . SIG/HCI is a group of people in information science and technology fields who have a special interest in issues such as:

  • human-computer interaction
  • human-information interaction
  • interface design
  • usability testing
  • effective online communication


SIG-HCI serves practical and theoretical interests relating to how human beings use and interact with computers with the goal of fostering the design and development of more usable systems. Interests include system users and their behavior; the observable capabilities and performance of the interactive computer system; and the characteristics of the human-computer interface. SIG-HCI encourages the development and refinement of interaction models to highlight common features in existing or proposed user interfaces. A major emphasis is on the interface with networks and various digital information storage and retrieval applications, but other information processing and display systems are also considered.

Officers - Interim 2006-2008

Co-Chairs: Elaine Toms & Anita Komlodi

Executive Committee Members:
  • Andrew Dillon
  • Jim Jansen
  • Amanda Spink
  • Luanne Freund

2008 Research Symposium

Posted on September 2, 2008

Dr. John Carroll, Penn State University, will give the keynote talk at the 2008 Symposium.

Posted on July 18, 2008

The SIG HCI Research Symposium will be held on Sunday October 26 at the annual ASIS&T meeting in Columbus Ohio. The symposium is entitled HCI in Information Intensive Environments A Focus on Groups.

Call for Participation

2008 Annual Meeting

Posted on July 18, 2008

SIG HCI is co-sponsoring 2 Panel sessions at the upcoming ASIS&T meeting: Understanding Visual Search Tools through Users' Reactions, and Waddling around the Digital Iceberg: Use of Virtual Spaces and Environments by children, preteens, and teens

ASIS&T 2008 Program