About

Puget Sound SIGCHI is a non-profit, local chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) serving the Puget Sound region's user experience and human-computer interaction professionals. Our members are practitioners, academics and researchers from Seattle, Washington and the surrounding areas. With the generosity of our active paying members, we are able to invite and host exciting user experience and HCI experts to our community. 

History

The Puget Sound Chapter of ACM SigChi was founded in 1990 by Tom Rideout, Kathy Potosnak and Robin Kincaid. In the first years, the group was small but attracted attendees from Aldus, Microrim, Boeing, and the few usability professionals then practicing at Microsoft.

Over the years, the organization has grown from a small group of friends to a vibrant community embracing professionals from many fields including research, usability, information architecture, user experience, user-centered strategy and design.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Gail Thynes, Chair
Kimberly Kallinger, Vice Chair
Margaret DeGraw, Treasurer
Kelly Campbell, Secretary
Caroline Colón, Program Chair
Lisa Mendez, Social Media Chair
Denise Borges, Membership Chair
Jeff McClard, Volunteer Coordinator
Kristen Vise, Webmaster



Thank you past board members and volunteers...

This is only a partial list of our many valued board members, without whom we would not be here today!

2015-2016 Board

Gail Thynes, Chair
Jeroen Bet, Vice Chair
Lad Decker, Treasurer
Kelly Campbell, Secretary
Kimberly Kallinger, Program Chair
Margaret Lyons, Social Media Chair
Mark Stamnes, Membership Chair
Jeff McClard, Volunteer Coordinator
Theano Petersen, Webmaster
Mark Hoffman, Designer

2014-2015 Board

Rebecca Destello, Chair
Jeroen Bet, Vice Chair
Lad Decker, Treasurer
Ranjini Krishnan, Secretary
Nikki Chau, Program Chair
Jennifer McLean Oliver, Membership Chair
Breanne Boland, Social Media Chair
Jeff McClard, Volunteer Coordinator
Theano Petersen, Webmaster
Mark Hoffman, Designer

Additional past board members and volunteers

Tom Rideout
Becky Kaplan Farone
Judith Yaaqoubi
Josh LaMar
Wendy Leung
Cathie Toshach
Behnosh Najafi
Rebecca Destello


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