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2018 CHIFOO Speaker Series

Do the Right Thing

HCI in Ethics...Where do we start?

The issue of manipulating people’s behavior and emotions in order to motivate a user to do something is an ethical and moral issue within computer human interaction realm that we need to address today.

CHIFOO's 2018 speaker series is all about the ethics and research involved in HCI.

Is it really up to the designer of the technology to determine whether or not the outcome is in the user’s best interest? The idea that it is up to all of us to determine this is in itself a moral and ethical issue.

 

Another ethical challenge within CHI is change. Change is the only thing that is constant, especially in the world of user experience design. How do we, as practitioners, keep expanding our perspectives as existing platforms continue to evolve and entirely new platforms emerge?

In 2018, CHIFOO is celebrating its 25th year. We will take up the discussion of ethics in design, user experience, augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence to incorporate ethical ideas and keep our eyes on the rapidly moving target of anticipating the needs of our audience, and how far we have come in 25 years.

Pick and Choose

There are no bones about it this is going to be an excellent year for speakers, but sometimes it will be difficult to come to every meeting. Solve the problem by choosing a design category for the year to help you choose (if you must- we will miss you).

There are three categories of focus in this year's speaker series: HCI Ethics in Technology (Blue), HCI Ethics in Society (Orange), and HCI Ethics in Research (Green). Each category has been assigned a color so that it can be followed throughout the year more easily.

Please note: CHIFOO wants to make sure that each meeting is a great experience for everyone. If you need an accommodation to help you better enjoy CHIFOO meetings and events please let our CHIFOO Programs Chair know how we can help a few days prior to CHIFOO event.

2018 Speakers and Events

CHIFOO April 18 Meeting Details

Each CHIFOO event consists of CHIFOOd (dinner and networking) at 5:30pm and the CHIFOO Program at 6:30 pm. CHIFOO meetings are free for CHIFOO members and $5.00 for non-members ...
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2018 CHIFOOSpeaker Series

In the world of user experience design, new devices require new interactions. How do we, as practitioners, continue to expand our perspectives while existing platforms evolve and new platforms emerge? ...
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Fighting fascism through ethical design in HCI.

How To Build an Atomic Bomb
April 18, 2018

All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. This is how we ...
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Finding the connection between ethics and the real-life experiences.

Break the Veil of Research
May 9, 2018

Hear how finding the connection between ethics and the real-life experiences that follow has led to Nancy’s understanding of universal access and ethical design ...
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How do we meet the challenge that are qualitative in nature.

Quantifying Qualitative Decisions
June 6, 2018

Decisions must account for different factors for multiple stakeholders with differing priorities. How do we meet the challenge that are qualitative in nature ...
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Ethical dilemmas arise from the economic consequences of extended deployment of AI systems. We will learn how to use open source software and decentralized education to proliferate AI tech for all.

Ethical Dilemmas & Democratized Proliferation Of AI
July 11, 2018

Ethical dilemmas arise from the economic consequences of extended deployment of AI systems. We will learn how to use open source software and decentralized education to proliferate AI tech for all ...
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Join CHIFOO for it's annual member appreciation event, CHIBOWL!

Annual Bowling Party!
August 1, 2018

Join us for the CHI-Bowl to enjoy indoor sports and hang out. Dig out your bowling shirt, bowl a few games, or socialize with your friends and colleagues ...
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This panel will explore ethics in development, design, application, business use, and usability of mixedreality tech. Gain insight from leaders in the tech space, and to apply this new tech in functional ways for your business.

Panel Discussion: Ethics in AR & VR
September 5, 2018

This panel will explore ethics in development, design, application, business use, and usability of mixed reality tech. Gain insight from leaders in the tech space, and to apply this new tech in functional ways for your business ...
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We urgently need a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design's role within it.

Ethics In The Age Of AI
October 3, 2018

Participate in a deeper ethical dialogue about emerging technology, and interaction design’s role. This session is informed by many months of research ...
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Jared Spool will be speaking about HCI metrics in January.

Is Design Metrically Opposed?
Jan 10, 2018

If you’re ready to talk to your teams about what you really need, help management interpret the data, and create analytical experiments that provide design insights, don’t miss this talk ...
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Corey Pressman will be speaking about increasing quality of HCI in February.

Wasted Time Isn’t Time Wasted
Feb 7, 2018

This talk presents a way for us - the makers and thinkers of the science fiction present - to organize our activities so as to include healthy portions of the arts & humanities, experimentation, and daydreaming ...
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You Make All the Difference

Are you a creative and passionate individual that is all about user experience? Do you want to make your mark on the profession? Participating in CHIFOO advances your career. There are dozens of ways to help. We have just rolled out our new Ambassador Program that has more specific volunteer ...
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