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Colloquia and Special Events

One of the key ways in which the HCI+Design Center disseminates its work to the broader community is through colloquia and special events. Events are held throughout the year, with most taking place over the academic year. All events, unless otherwise stated, are free of charge and open to the public. 

Past Events

HCI + Design Thought Leaders Lecture: Pluriversal Design

Friday, December 4, 1-2 p.m., CST
Delivered via Zoom
Registration required

Join Northwestern’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design (HCI+D) for an engaging conversation about the past, present, and future of design. Over the last 10 months, the Beyond Computers and Cognition group has met weekly to discuss pluriversal design. Moderated by Northwestern University Professor Elizabeth Gerber, this panel will share their similar and differing perspectives and a call to action for the design community. 

Aiming to develop the future of human and computer interaction, the HCI+D Center draws upon the University’s pioneering leadership in interaction and design research, leveraging Northwestern’s history of research among diverse disciplines — including communication, computer science, design, learning sciences, engineering, medicine, and psychology. 

Learn more about the HCI+D Center on its website. 

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Hear from leaders in the field including:

Arturo Escobar
Author of Designs for Pluriverse; professor emeritus of anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Fernando Flores
Co-author of Understanding Computers and Cognition; founder of Pluralistic Networks

Don Norman
Author of The Design of Everyday Things; professor emeritus of computer science, Northwestern Engineering; co-founder, Segal Design Institute and master’s Engineering Design Innovation program; founding and current director of the Design Lab, University of California, San Diego

B. Scot Rousse
Director of research at Pluralistic Networks, visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley; PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University

Terry Winograd
Author of Bringing Design to Software; co-author of Understanding Computers and Cognition; professor emeritus of computer science, Stanford University

This event is sponsored by:
McCormick School of Engineering and School of Communications


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