SIGDOC is the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design of Communication (DOC).

SIGDOC’s mission is to advance the state of knowledge, encourage the research, and support the interdisciplinary practice of the design of communication.

The ACM SIGDOC provides a forum for researchers and practitioners of the design of communication, including  information architecture, information design, user assistance, help, and documentation (traditional and user-contributed) as well as technology that supports and enhances communication, including blogs, forums, chat, and wikis.

The SIG fosters the study and publication of processes, methods, and technologies for communicating, designing, developing, and delivering these artifacts. Members include technical communication professionals, content strategists, usability specialists, information architects, software engineers, educators, researchers, web designers, system developers, computer scientists, information technology professionals, and managers responsible for researching, producing, and/or supervising the creation of user interfaces, information architecture, content, websites, and social media.

Visit the SIGDOC webpage for complete information about the organization. SIGDOC meets annually for its international conference.

2020 Conference Committee
Role Name Affiliation
Conference Chair Stacey Pigg North Carolina State University
Program Co-Chair Josephine Walwema University of Washington
Program Co-Chair Daniel Hocutt University of Richmond
Local Co-Chair Chris Lam University of North Texas
Local Co-Chair Autumn Hood Senior UX Designer, Sabre (Southlake, TX)
Microsoft Student Research Competition Chair Sonia Stephens University of Central Florida
Sponsorship Chair Jordan Frith Clemson University
Social Media Manager Jason Tham Texas Tech University
Website Manager Adam Strantz Miami University of Ohio


Role Name Affiliation
Chair Daniel P. Richards Old Dominion University
Vice Chair Sarah Read Portland State University
Secretary/Treasurer Susan Ann Youngblood Auburn University
Past Chair Emma Rose University of Washington, Tacoma
Editor in Chief, CDQ Derek Ross Auburn University
Member at Large Natasha Jones Michigan State University
Member at Large Lisa Dush DePaul University
Communications Manager Luke Thominet Florida International University
Website Manager Adam Strantz Miami University of Ohio
Social Media Manager Jason Tham University of Minnesota
Access Chair Sean Zdenek University of Delaware
Student Representative Nupoor Ranade North Carolina State University
Organizational Liaison
Lisa Melonçon University of South Florida
Chair of EuroSIGDOC Manuela Aparicio ISCTE-IUL, Portugal