Message from the Executive Committee: update on SIGDOC 2020 regarding COVID-19

Hello, SIGDOC community—
We are writing to inform you that as of right now SIGDOC 2020 in Denton, TX is still scheduled to be held as planned (October 3-4, 2020). Even though we are seven months out from the event, we want to be transparent and active in our communication with you. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is of course our priority, and as such we are—as everyone is—following updates on the situation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Career Advancement Research Grant 2019 Winners Announced

On behalf of the SIGDOC Executive Committee, we are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Career Advancement Research Grant:

“Ideals and Realities: Exploring Usability in Born-Digital Scholarship”—Rob Grace and Jason Tham (Texas Tech University)

“Social Media Article Visualizer Project”—Stephen Carradini (Arizona State University)

Join us in congratulating these amazing scholars and wonderful projects!

CDQ Issue 7-3 is now live!

We are happy to announce the latest issue of Communication Design Quarterly (Volume 7 Issue 3) is now live:

Editorial by Book Review Editor Avery Edenfield

Game Design Documentation: Four Perspectives from Independent Game Studios
by Richard Colby and Rebekah Shultz Colby

Usability Testing for Oppression
by Joseph Bartolotta

Book Review: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
by Gregory Zobel

Book Review: Network Sense: Methods for Visualizing a Discipline
by Gregory Zobel

CDQ issue 7-2 is now live!

We are happy to announce the latest issue of Communication Design Quarterly (Volume 7 Issue 2) is now live:

Editorial by Derek G. Ross

Guest Editorial by Mike Albers

Testing the Difference Between Appearance and Ability Customization by Ryan Rogers and Laura Dunlow

Reducing Harm by Designing for Opioid Users’ Contexts: The Chicago Recovery Alliance’s Community-Based Context of Use and PwrdBy’s Technology-Based Context of Use by Kristen Marie Bivens

DJs, Playlists, and Community: Imagining Communication Design through Hip Hop by Victor Del Hierro

How Developers Use API Documentation: An Observation Study by Michael Meng, Stephanie Steinhardt, and Andreas Schubert

Queering Consent: Design and Sexual Consent Messaging by Avery C. Edenfield

Book Review: Rhetoric and Experience Architecture by Leslie Hankey