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.
* Supporting the development and improvement of communication technologies, including applications, interfaces, and documentation.
SIGDOC focuses on the design of communication as it is taught, practiced, researched, and conceptualized in various fields, including technical communication, software engineering, information architecture, usability, and areas of design such as graphic, user interface, and Web design.
Members of SIGDOC include information design professionals, educators, software engineers, researchers, Web designers, system developers, usability specialists, computer scientists, user interface designers, and information technology specialists.
* 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:
Dixie Goswami& Carolyn R. Miller
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. This year's SIGDOC conference is taking 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 23rd ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Coventry, UK.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/2004/ The 22nd ACM International Conference on The Design of Communication] , Memphis, TN.
* [http://www.sigdoc.org/2003/ The 21st 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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