History of Human Computer Interaction

online workshop Tuesday 7th July 2020

This workshop will bring together those interested in preserving the fragile history of human–computer interaction.  This includes those interested in the strategies to support such endeavours in both HCI and other areas with similar issues (within and outside academia), and also those seeking to understand the lessons past HCI holds for the on-going development of the field.

We hope that this workshop we will start a process to ensure the preservation of the history of HCI and also, by examining our own cultural preservation, understand the tools and infrastructure necessary to benefit cultural heritage more broadly.  Although in some ways focused on the past, one core lesson of history is that it is easy to forget the lessons of history; by understanding the past we create the seedbed for better and more informed future interactions.

This workshop was originally intended to run as part of British HCI 2020, which has been postponed; so the impact of UK HCI will be one focus.  However, we welcome and encourage contributions relating to all aspects of HCI anywhere in the world.  Come tell your own stories, and celebrate those of your colleagues past and present.

Organising Committee

  • Alan Dix, Computational Foundry, Swansea University
  • Michael Harrison, University of Newcastle and Swansea University
  • John Knight, Aalto University, Finland
  • Stephen Lindsay,  Computational Foundry, Swansea University
  • Tom McEwan, independent
  • Dianne Murray, independent
  • Harold Thimbleby, Computational Foundry, Swansea University
  • John Tucker, History of Computing Collection and Computational Foundry, Swansea University