We are an ACM SIGCHI Chapter that connects, supports, and represents the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community in the Netherlands.

The story

CHI NL has gone through a period of lessened activity, whereby the landscape of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research and practice, and the way it has been self organizing in the Netherlands, changed.

In revitalizing CHI NL, the new board (which was initiated in August 2020), consisted of fellow members Karin, Lars, Max, Stefan, Koen, and Abdallah (“Abdo”). They took this opportunity to ‘rethink’ the vision and mission for CHI NL (see below) through a series of lovely co-creation sessions that took place in Oct-Nov, 2020.

  • Initially, the Board underwent an inception period of six months
  • During this period, members and outsiders were invited to share their ideas
  • Members can (still) express their interest in being active in CHI NL – get in touch!

Check out our roadmap (2021 and beyond).

Upcoming events

  • November 15, 2024 – Experience & Beyond 2024
  • Keep an eye on our Events page for event announcements

Our mission

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To connect professionals in HCI in and (particularly) across academia and industry

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To support professionals in HCI in academia and industry

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To represent HCI professionals in relevant circles (such as government and public perception of HCI)

Current CHI NL board members

Abdallah “Abdo” El Ali (CWI) – Chair

Karin Slegers (Zuyd Hogeschool) – Secretary

Julian Frommel (Utrecht University) – Member

Minha Lee

Minha Lee (TU Eindhoven) – Member

Ujwal Gadiraju (TU Delft) – Vice Chair

Gido Hakvoort (Hogeschool Windesheim) – Treasurer

Koen van Turnhout (Hogeschool Utrecht) – Member

Previous board members

Lisa Koeman (Elsevier)
Reiner Bruns (Scotty Technologies)
Stefan Manojlovic (Spotify)
Max Birk (TU Eindhoven)
Lars Lischke (Elsevier)

Get involved

We have a number of task forces to power up our growing community, including:

  • EduChi 
  • CommuniCHI
  • EventCHI
  • InclusiveCHI
  • LobbyCHI
  • HealthCHI
  • GamesCHI

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Do you have an event you want to organize and would like us to promote it? Want to get involved? We are happy to support you, drop us an e-mail at bestuur@chinederland.nl

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