Virtual SIGDOC 2020: A New Decade of Technology and Design
October 5-9, 2020
Virtual events hosted by the University of North Texas
All times listed are Central Time (U.S. & Canada) in deference to our host’s time zone: convert to your local time zone as needed.
|Values for the virtual event
As we shifted to a virtual event due to COVID-19, the conference committee were mindful of several goals and values based on input from the SIGDOC community.
|Monday, October 5: Conference website opens|
|All asynchronous conference content made available. Slack channel (access information to come) activated and shared. Website login requires registration. Content remains available for viewing throughout the conference week. Asynchronous content includes:
|Tuesday, October 6: Ongoing discussions around asynchronous content|
|Throughout the day and during the remainder of the week, comments and questions are invited in response to asynchronous content. Presenters will review comments and offer responses and additional insight during this time. Open discussion is encouraged throughout the conference.
|10:30am – 12pm||SIGDOC Business Meeting (synchronous, platform TBD)|
|Wednesday, October 7: Synchronous conference segments begin|
|10 – 11:30am||Opening remarks, Diana Award presentation, and keynote “Building Collaborative Networks to Support Women of Color in User-Experience and Technology Design” (members of the Women of Color in Computing Collaborative)|
|12 – 1:30pm||Topical discussion: Pandemic-Related Communication (moderated conversation)|
|2 – 4:30pm||Workshop: The Pedagogy of User Experience: Methods, Tools, Approaches (Emma Rose, Heather Noel Turner)|
|Ongoing discussion around asynchronous content|
|SRC poster presentation judging concludes with winners in undergraduate and graduate sections moving to next round|
|Thursday, October 8: Synchronous conference segments continue|
|10 – 11:15am||SRC undergraduate presentations|
|11:30am – 12:45pm||SRC graduate presentations|
|1 – 2:30pm||Editor’s Roundtable|
|2:30 – 5pm||Workshop: Structure your Site for Your Users: The Card Sorting Method (Autumn Hood, Todd Luckey)|
|Ongoing: Discussions around asynchronous content|
|Friday, October 9: Conference concludes|
|10am – 12pm||Workshop: YAML as an Information Design Tool in the Classroom and the Workplace (Maurice Moss)|
|12 – 1:30pm||Topical discussion: Antiracist and Social Justice Activism (moderated conversation)|
|2 – 3pm||Conference wrap-Up: Closing remarks and awards|
|3 – 5pm||Super Meetup: Ignite Talks|
|Concluding: Discussions around asynchronous content|
After Friday, October 9, synchronous content and any recordings of synchronous sessions will remain posted and available for registered attendees. Abstracts will be visible to the general public on the website.