There is a CFP for 2006 Research Symposium of the Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction of ASIS&T. The symposium will be held in November 1, 2006 at Hilton Austin. There is an interesting description about the difference between the concept of in HCI and in ATMs which explains why HCI is so important in information science.
"Unlike the interactivity coupled with ATMs, online ticket purchasing and accounting systems, the interactivity associated with information-intensive environments demands complex tools, innovative forms of interaction, and novel ways of visualizing and representing content. In this context, the study of human computer interaction (HCI) is unique due to the focus on interactions among people, content and systems. This half-day Symposium aims to rejuvenate the use and study of HCI within the information science context."


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