Computational Foundry welcomes international HCI experts for agenda-setting residency

Two international leaders in the field of Human Computer Interactions (HCI) will be joining Swansea University’s Computational Foundry for a series of talks, workshops and networking opportunities as part of a residency in June 2018.

Susan and David will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on HCI, User Experience and Product Development with academics, students, and with industry as part of their visit.

Susan Dray is a founding member of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction. As a consultant, Susan has worked with a huge range of clients including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Xerox, LG and many more. David Siegel transitioned into UX from a career as a clinical psychologist, and has worked as a consultant carrying out projects for companies like Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, eBay, SAP, Medtronic and Toyota.

The residency will also feature the high-profile SIGCHI Across Borders Meeting (held between 18-20th June). SIGCHI is the world's largest association of professionals who work in the research and practice of computer-human interaction. The SIGCHI Across Borders Initiative (SABI) is a SIGCHI effort to reach out to HCI people in places where HCI is still in its infancy.

Susan Dray recently led SABI symposia in Alexandria, Egypt, focusing on HCI in the Arabic-speaking world, and in Guatemala City, focusing on Spanish-speaking Central and South America, and we are honoured that she has chosen Swansea University as the venue for the latest meeting.

Matt Jones, Head of the College of Science, comments: "We are delighted to welcome these special visitors to Swansea. They have had great impact globally on both the profession and intellectual development of a key area of computational science. I am particularly excited by the Across Borders meetings that will see Swansea host a group of participants from wide and diverse geographical locations: digital innovation, especially at this time, needs as many hands, hearts and perspectives as possible to ensure it increasingly becomes a force for good."

We welcome everyone from the community to attend the events at this residency. To find out more information about Dr Susan Dray and Dr David Siegel, and for details about the events, please visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/computationalfoundry/events/computationalfoundryresidency/