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Silent SIG: Reflection in action at CHI

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  • Vanessa Thomas
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  • Manu J. Brueggemann, University Lancaster
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  • Ding Wang, Bristol University
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  • Laura S. Gaytán-Lugo, Universidad de Colima
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  • Nicola J. Bidwell, University of Namibia, University of Pretoria

The organisers of this SIG wish to disrupt CHI’s frenetic schedule by offering attendees time and space for collective silence and shared group reflection. Our aim in doing so is to put into action some of the theories and methods already being used in and by the HCI community—e.g. mindfulness [3], reflective design [10], and slow design [8]—and to acknowledge that our well-being is of the utmost importance, including throughout conferences. During this SIG, we will offer attendees two phases of activities: one centred around group silence, and another focused on openly sharing reflections about our experiences at CHI in small groups. Between these activities, attendees will have opportunities to chat with each other. We hope this will foster personal and collective resilience, and inspire creativity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Engage with CHI
EditorsRegan Mandryk, Mark Hancock, Mark Perry, Anna Cox
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year20 Apr 2018
Article numberSIG16
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018
SeriesACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

    Research areas

  • Empathy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Reflective design, Resilience, Self-preservation, Silence, Slow design

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