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The British HCI Conference 2014

Jennifer Sheridan's keynote at HCI2014

Jennifer Sheridan’s keynote at HCI2014

The Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) Group successfully ran the 28th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (http://hci2014.bcs.org) in the seaside resort of Southport from the 9th – 12th September 2014.

Thank you to all of those who attended what was a thoroughly successful event. Our special thanks go out to Scott MacKenzie from York University in Toronto and Jennifer Sheridan from Togeva Ltd (http://togeva.com/) for their inspirational keynote talks looking at the exciting field of HCI from two diverse stand points. We think we can speak for all the delegates in saying your talks really were excellent and provoked a lot of positive discussion.

Relaxing at HCI2014Relaxing at HCI2014

The whole atmosphere around the conference was very positive and provided a great opportunity for PhD students to interact with world leading HCI researchers in a relaxed and informal location. We’re sure the students at the conference have gained a lot from the experience and have received a lot of advice as they undertake their PhD studies. A special thanks must go to Prof. Harold Thimbleby, Vicky Hurst, and Dr. Paul Cairns for running the doctoral consortium marathon lasting over 12 hours ending in what I heard was an exquisite meal at The Warehouse in Southport.

The best paper award went to Martin Schmettow, Cedric Bach and Dominique Scapin for a paper entitled Optimizing Usability Studies by Complementary Evaluation Methods with the best short paper award going to Oussama Metatla, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman and Fiore Martin for their paper entitled Non-Visual Menu Navigation: the Effect of an Audio-Tactile Display.

A final thanks must go to the whole organising committee without who we would not have been able to run such a successful event!