How to Write and Review CHI Papers

This course will teach you how to write and review publications for SIGCHI conferences. You will get an in-depth understanding of how to publish with substance and clarity at the premier HCI conferences.

Typewriter ABC
Learn Style and Clarity

Learn how to write your research papers with rigour, style, simplicity, elegance, and clarity. These tips will help you improve your writing.

Built on Expert Knowledge

For this course, I was extremely fortunate to interview seasoned researchers in the CHI community and gather feedback about what makes papers great.

Paper Analysis
Analyse the Best Writing

We’ll look at some excellent writing examples from SIGCHI papers that will show us examples of great writing, great research, great style, and great contributions (and sometimes all of these together).

Register for this course when you register for CHI

Go to the CHI 2017 registration. When you get to Agenda & Fees, make sure to select courses. Then select C16: How to Write and Review CHI Papers, Instructor: Lennart Nacke, Wednesday 9:30 – 12:50, 2 Units.

Check courses during CHI 2017 registration
Select the CHI 2017 Paper Writing and Reviewing course

What I was amazed at when I became a prof, was how important writing was. It's the coin of our realm. Everything that we do is going to be based on what we write.

Professor Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan

Don't give up, but don't submit to CHI too early either.

Professor Vero Vanden Abeele, KU Leuven

The introduction is where you sell the paper. One of the things I like to have is 2-3 sentences at the very end of the introduction and I call it: "Bring the boom!" It sells it and gives you an idea of why it matters.

Professor Regan Mandryk, University of Saskatchewan

Most mistakes are made way before writing begins. Picking the wrong problem, the wrong thing to write about. And people just start too late.

Professor Kasper Hornbæk, University of Copenhagen

The weird things about CHI papers is that you have to signpost with transitions. You have to tell people what you are going to tell them, then you tell them, then you tell them what you told them.

Jofish Kaye, Principal Research Scientist, Yahoo