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CHINZ 2015 will be held on the 3rd and 4th of September 2015 and will include the ACM SIGCHI NZ Annual General Meeting.

Conference Programme (PDF)

The conference will feature two Keynote Speakers: Elise van den Hoven and Beryl Plimmer.

The Conference Dinner Workshop Event will be held on the evening of Thursday 3rd September.

Elise van den Hoven

photograph of Elise van den Hoven

Elise van den Hoven has joint appointment as Associate Professor in the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney and in the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She is also affiliated as Honorary Senior Research Fellow to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and as Associate Investigator to the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence in Cognition and it.s Disorders. Van den Hoven's research and teaching spans aspects of human-computer interaction, design and psychology. Her interests include people-centred design and evaluation of interactive products, with a specific focus on the approach of tangible interaction and the application area of supporting personal remembering. She leads the international research programme Materialising Memories, which aims to use design for improved reliving of personal memories (

Beryl Plimmer

photograph of Beryl Plimmer

Beryl Plimmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Auckland. The main focus of her research is tangible interaction. This includes pen-based interaction and augmenting everyday objects so they can be used as interactive devices. This work ranges from methods to effectively collect data from the objects, to developing better techniques to recognize the user's intentions, to designing compelling user experiences.

Hosted by:

Human Computer Interaction Group

Department of Computer Science

University of Waikato