About NordiCHI 2002
Tradition and Transcendence
NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research. NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of traditions and communities; therefore the conference takes HCI in the non-limited sense of research and practice addressing the design and use of interactive technology.
NordiCHI is biennial. The first conference, NordiCHI 2000, was organised by STIMDI, and took place in Stockholm, Sweden, October 2000. The conference is a joint effort supported by the Nordic HCI organisations as well as international partners. NordiCHI 2002 is hosted by Centre for Human-Machine Interaction, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in cooperation with SIGCHI.dk.
The backbone of the conference is the paper programme in which 21 high quality papers have been accepted. NordiCHI 2002 also invites good quality short papers (for interactive presentations, see below), to generate and sustain interactive cooperation among the conference participants, and to stimulate dissemination of new results.
Traditionally, Nordic perspectives on HCI emphasise topics such as: technology in use, integration of design and use, exploratory design activities, and inter-disciplinary approaches to HCI. This tradition originates in the Nordic openness to new approaches and divergent ideas in the development of new concepts and practices for the future. Architecture, pedagogy, political action, fine arts, industrial design, dada; the potential list is endless and ought to be growing when information technology is diversified and pervades still wider parts of our lives. NordiCHI is the meeting place for tradition and new directions.
Printed proceedings are available at the conference to ensure optimal interaction around the presented works. The proceedings will be included in the ACM digital library to ensure optimal distribution of the accepted papers.