SIGDOC is searching for volunteer-leaders to run for election in 2019.


The ACM Special Interest Group for Design of Communication is a vibrant international professional organization providing a forum for researchers and practitioners of the design of communication, including user experience design, information architecture, information design, and user assistance as well as technology that supports and enhances communication. We host an international annual conference that results in a peer-reviewed proceedings. We also publish Communication Design Quarterly, edited by Derek G. Ross. Both are housed in the ACM’s digital library.

Why you should consider a leadership role in SIGDOC

Organizations are best when run by active and committed members: it’s democracy in action. Besides, it ticks the boxes for international leadership on all your promotion documents. Notice I left “tenure” out of “tenure and promotion” documents. We are seeking recently (and not so recently) tenured folks because we want junior scholars to join the tenured as expeditiously as possible. Contact the nominating chair directly if you have a compelling reason to consider yourself an exception to this policy.

Elected Positions

CHAIR: Runs the organization, the Special Interest Group, and coordinates communication with Association for Computing Machinery by attending two annual meetings and preparing an annual report, maintains regular communication with ACM and SIG executive board, supports the conference chair, and generally advocates for the SIG, its value, and its brand.

VICE CHAIR: Supports the Chair, counsels the Chair on major decisions, supports the program chair at the Chair’s direction, and generally advocates for the SIG, its value, and its brand. When necessary, represents the SIG at ACM meetings.

SECRETARY/TREASURER: Supports the Chair, oversees fiscal matters and budgetary decisions, discusses financial issues with the Chair, and provides support and information when compiling the annual report. Works with the conference chair and conference treasurer to ensure the viability of the conference.

Please submit your name to the nominating chair, Michael Salvo by November 9 [ RE: SIGDOC election]. SIGDOC will submit our list of candidates to ACM at the end of in November and elections will be held in Spring 2019. All candidates must be members of the SIG and Professional Members of ACM.

Thank you,

Michael Salvo
Nominating Chair, SIGDOC

Requesting Election Nominations