CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: STUDENTS.CHI@XEROX.COM ------------------------------------------------- You are invited to participate in STUDENTS.CHI. The SIGCHI Extended Executive Committee (EEC) and Xerox (the corporate sponsor of the CHI email distribution lists) have approved the creation of STUDENTS.CHI as a new distribution channel within the HCI community: Any comments sent to "STUDENTS.CHI@XEROX.COM" will be distributed free of charge to all of the other participants. The objective of STUDENTS.CHI is to distribute information and share perspectives of particular concern to students involved in any aspect of the human factors and computing field. The Human-Computer Interaction field (HCI) focuses on the research, design, development and evaluation of human-computer communication and interaction. The students involved in human factors and computing represent a unique multidisciplinary and multicultural group. Some of the disciplines included are Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Human Factors, Information Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physics, and Psychology. Participants come from all continents, except Antarctica. Traditionally, conferences have provided the only opportunity for "HCI" students to share information with other students. Although there are now a number of these in North America and in Europe (CHI, Interact, UIST, CSCW, ECSCW, IWIUI, HCI international, BCS HCI and OZCHI) the cost of attending is prohibitive, and only a small percentage of students can afford to go to these conferences. The STUDENTS.CHI list will be an alternative means of sharing information and perspectives. Some of the specific goals of STUDENTS.CHI for the next year will be: 1. To distribute information of particular concern to students and the human factors and computing field. This information will include: * Calls for student volunteers * Information on available funding and scholarships * Information regarding university HCI programs * Lists of thesis and dissertations in progress 2. To serve as a forum for students to share ideas about methods and practices within HCI. Graduate students are often working toward the completion of a project or a thesis. Waiting until the next HCI conference to talk to other students who may be working on the same ideas is often not convenient or possible. STUDENTS.CHI could also serve as a intermediate posting for experimental results, as well as a means of distributing abstracts from recently finished dissertations. Students can also use the list to locate other students working on particular topics and to find out about available resources within the HCI community. 3. To foster a greater understanding of the complexity of human computer interaction through increased communication. No one discipline or culture holds the "key" to HCI, and an understanding of the interrelationships and incompatibilities of the many disciplines and cultures involved in CHI should result in better research and products. Students are also reminded of the other distribution lists that ACM SIGCHI and Xerox maintain. Lists offering information and announcements relevant to CHI as well as discussion on a wide variety of topics are open to all students. Of particular interest to you might be: announcements.chi Broadcasts messages of general interest educators.chi Discussion of education in HCI issues ii.chi Messages related to intelligent interfaces intercultural.chi Cross-cultural issues and SIGCHI socialaction.chi Discussion of CHI-related Social Issues techprogram.chi Long range planning of CHI conf. program vision.chi Discussions related to the future of SIGCHI As a final note: Please try and enroll into STUDENTS.CHI (and all of the other CHI lists maintained at Xerox.com) with a permanent email address. If a large percentage of students enroll with addresses that change every semester then it will overwhelm the list manager at Xerox. Many schools give students computer (and email) access only when enrolled in a computer/information science course. Some system administrators will allow students that can demonstrate need to have more permanent computer accounts. You may want to ask a faculty member for guidance. How to enroll: ------------- Send a list of the CHI lists that you want to receive to Nick Briggs at "Registrar.email@example.com". <Unless otherwise specified all participants on any CHI list will receive announcements.chi> If you have any questions regarding this call for participation and the information contained within please contact me: Rodney Fuller Department of Psychology Claremont Graduate School Claremont, CA 91711 USA firstname.lastname@example.org -or- email@example.com
MacPsych is a mailing list of psychologists and others interested in using the Macintosh in research and teaching. To have yourself added to the list, or if you have any administrative concerns about the list, please send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail sent to this address will be automatically routed to Chuck Huff. The intention of this service is to provide quick and authoritative (we hope) answers to questions raised by Mac-using researchers and teachers in psychology. This is not a bulletin board in the traditional sense, nor is it an edited journal. It is intended solely as a way for Mac enthusiasts to share information. Of course, you're free to drop out at any time if it is of little or no value to you. We have already added an archive of some free Macintosh software that has been written by members of the group, and you can get information about this archive by sending mail to email@example.com If you would rather just ftp immediately to the archive, the ftp address is ftp.stolaf.edu and the archive is in the directory pub/macpsych Soon, Macintosh software that appears in the journal "Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers" will be available through the MacPsych archive. The MacPsych mailing list began at the Mac user group meeting held at the annual conference of the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) in November, 1990 in New Orleans. Richard Lehman chaired the session, and during the course of the evening, Chuck Huff and Blake Sobiloff offered to set up a mailing list on the St. Olaf College system. Since that beginning with 25 or so people, we have grown to our present size of over 300 addresses in something over a dozen countries. The mailings reach more than those 300 locations, because a number of the international and local addresses are in fact remailing sites themselves. And now for a standard disclaimer: The MacPsych discussion list and the MacPsych archive is a service provided with the endorsement of the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP). SCiP, the operators of the list, St. Olaf College, and the journal "Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers" make no claims concerning the accuracy or correctness of any information or computer code contained herein. Individual files in the archive may contain more explicit information about the level of support that can be expected from the author of any software available in the archive. For information about becoming a member of SCiP, please contact Doug Eamon, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, 53190 EAMOND@UWWVAX.UWW.EDU Please let us know what you think of our list and service.
The CSTG-L mailing list serves the members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Computer Systems Technical Group (CSTG), as well as anyone else interested in computer systems and ergonomics. The COMMS-L mailing list serves the members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Communications Technical Group (CTG). CTG members are interested in a wide range of communications issues as they relate to human factors and ergonomics. The VISUAL-L mailing list serves the members of the Visual Design Special Interest Area (SIA) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI), as well as anyone else interested in the visual aspects of interfaces or other visually-oriented design issues in computer systems. The ORGDES-L mailing list serves the members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Organizational Design and Management Technical Group (ODAM), as well as anyone else interested in a broad range of organizational design and organizational behavior issues as they relate to human factors and ergonomics. ----------------- To subscribe or unsubscribe to the any of the lists, use the instructions below. Be sure to substitute the correct name of the list (comms-L, visual-L, cstg-L, orgdes-L etc) for the name used in the example. Note that the character after the dash is the letter 'L', not the numeral '1'. Common LISTSERV commands All the commands listed below should be formatted as a single line in the body of an email message (for any of the mailing lists) sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribing to the list subscribe cstg-L "your full name here" Unsubscribing to the list signoff visual-L Get more information info ? Get a reference card info refcard Find out about other lists list short|global Query options query comms-L Set options set visual-l options Find out about files index Obtain a file get filename filetype A Common Mistake One of the most common errors LISTSERV users make is to reply to the list when they really intend to reply to the sender of the message. Most mail readers with a reply function will automatically generate an address for you, but the address will be to the list (email@example.com), not the sender of the message, even though the email address of the sender may appear somewhere in the header. What this means is that if Joe Jones posts a note about something to the list, and you want to reply *only* to Joe, be sure to edit the address of your mail message to change it from VISUAL-L to Joe's email address. While making this mistake is often just amusing to list members, it can sometimes be very embarrassing to the sender when your private email is mistakenly broadcast to three hundred people. Changing your email address If your email address changes, first unsubscribe from the list using your old email account, then resubscribe using your new email account