The way people and computers work together has been the subject of intense study since the beginnings of the computer age in the early 1950s. A discipline, known as Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), eventually emerged to formalize this research, composed of computer scientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, artists, and many others. Since these early days of focus on the user experience, Human-Computer Interaction has helped create and shape our always evolving digital world—from early graphics, networking, and graphical user interfaces to the Web, mobile, the Internet of Things, AI, and the Cloud.
The Annual CBI Ben Shneiderman Award in Human-Computer Interaction History recognizes excellence in advancing the history/social study (focus must be change over time) of HCI. The principal award is for a published book, article, documentary, podcast, website, or other media on HCI’s past; a second award is for a top dissertation or thesis (Ph.D./Master’s degree) on HCI history.
Deadline for the 2022 Awards is November 1, 2022
Award recipients will be announced at the Spring 2023 ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group for Computer-Human Interaction) Conference.
To apply or nominate the work of a colleague, please submit either a PDF (or video or audio file if a documentary or podcast) of the book, or six physical copies to CBI at firstname.lastname@example.org. If mailing, send to:
CBI Human-Computer Interaction History Award (c/o Jeffrey Yost)
Charles Babbage Institute
University of Minnesota
222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455