NUI Galway to host Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference

NUI Galway will host the sixth Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI ) Conference in June with the event themed on the‘Poetics of Design, Narratives of Use’ focussingon the role that different artefacts, perspectives, methods and tools play in the design of new technologies.

2012 marks the sixth year of the iHCI conference, and the first time it will be hosted in the west of Ireland. The particular emphasis of this year’s conference will be to look at the broad range of methods used to design, implement and evaluate technology, and to share stories of the design, deployment and evaluation of computing in context. Keynote speaker will be Professor Rod Stoneman, director of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, NUI Galway.

Dr Tony Hall, School of Education and Programme Co-Chair iHCI 2012, said: “The iHCI Conference brings together researchers, technologists, academics, designers, artists and those with an interest in the development of technology for use by people.

The conference invites submissions - papers, posters, demos and showcases – on a diverse array of technologies and topics ranging from mobile and smart telephony, and Cloud Computing and social networking, to wearable computers, novel sensors and computer-augmented educational, living and work environments.

iHCI 2012: ‘Poetics of Design, Narratives of Use’ will take place at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 20 and Thursday, 21 June. For further information please visit



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