SIGDOC is ACM's Special Interest Group on Design of communication.
The mission of SIGDOC includes:
* promoting the professional development of its members;
* encouraging interdisciplinary problem solving related to online and print documentation and to communication technologies;
* providing avenues for publication and the exchange of professional information;
* supporting research that focuses on the needs and goals of humans in technological contexts; and
* supporting the development and improvement of communication technologies, including applications, interfaces, and documentation.
* Chair: Brad Mehlenbacher, North Carolina State University, US
* Vice-Chair: Rob Pierce, IBM Rational Software, US
* Secretary/Treasurer: Shaun Slattery, DePaul University, US
SIGDOC sponsors a number of awards as a means of recognizing outstanding contributions to the field. Awards are presented at the SIGDOC conference:
* The Rigo Award is presented to an individual for a lifetime of significant work in the design of communication. Rigo Awards are given every other year, during even-numbered years. Previous winners include the following:• 1988: John Brockmann• 1989: Edmond Weiss• 1990: Bill Horton• 1991: John Chapline• 1992: Ed Tufte• 1993: Jay Bolter• 1994: John Carroll• 1995: Janice Redish• 1996: Ben Shneiderman• 1997: Tom Landauer• 1998: Patricia Wright• 1999: Terry Winograd• 2000: Barbara Mirel• 2001: Don Norman• 2002: Stephen Doheny-Farina• 2003: JoAnn Hackos• 2004: Alan Cooper• 2006: Dixie Goswami & Carolyn R. Miller• 2008: Susanne Bødker & Pelle Ehn
* The Diana Award is given every other year, during odd-numbered years, to an organization which has collectively made an impact on the field.
* The winner of the Graduate Student Competition is provided with subsidized participation in the SIGDOC conference, and the opportunity to publish and present their work.
SIGDOC - ACM International Conference on Design of Communication. Next SIGDOC conference will take place in
ISCTE- Lisbon, Portugal.
* [http://www.sigdoc2008.net/ The 26th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Lisbon, Portugal.
* [http://www.sigdoc2007.org/ The 25th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , El Paso, Texas, USA.
* [http://www.sigdoc2006.org/ The 24th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/2005/ The 23th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Coventry, UK.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/2004/ The 22th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Memphis, TN.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/2003/ The 22th ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , San Francisco, CA, USA.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/ SIGDOC Website]
* [http://www.sigdoc2008.net/ SIGDOC2008 - 26th ACM International Conference on Design of communication]
* [http://adetti.iscte.pt/ Adetti]
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