TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event



Terry Winograd

Stanford University

Hasso Platner Institute of Design at Stanford

Liberation Technology Project


Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility

2011 CHI Lifetime Research Achievement Award


May 21, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Filling in the H in CHI

Over the decades since the original framing of HCI as dealing with the "human information processor" we have seen an ongoing expansion of the field's perspective on the human side of the interaction. The human is physically embodied, non-rational, emotional, and social. An individual human's activity is part of collective and interactive groups. Every human is enmeshed in a specific economic and political environment as well as a global environment. Each time we broaden our view, we raise new challenges and opportunities for designing interactions with computers and information devices. I will reflect on the ways in which the field has introduced new dimensions of humanness over the years, and how that has shaped the research agenda and the kinds of designs we create. I will speculate on where this may go in the future, and how we might expect to see HCI evolving further.

Speaker Bio:

Terry Winograd has recently retired as director of the Human-Computer Interaction Group and the teaching and research program in Human-Computer Interaction Design at Stanford University. He was a founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford ( and of the Liberation Technology Project at the Center for Development, Democracy, and the Rule of Law and remains active in both. He is a consultant to Google, and on the advisory boards of several technology companies. Winograd was a founding member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility. He is a member of the CHI Academy and an ACM Fellow. He received the 2011 CHI Lifetime Research Achievement Award.