Congratulations to the entire Informatics department, but especially Prof. Gillian Hayes who spearheaded the effort, on getting a paper published at CHI 2008. This type of paper, a Research Landscape paper, is a little different than most, because it is a summary of the work that is going on in a department presented as an academic paper. Prof. Hayes took some of the more HCI focussed work and synthesized it into a nice overview of the things that we are passionate about here in the LUCI lab and the Informatics department. You can read the pre-publication version here
P. Dourish, G. R. Hayes, L. Irani, C. P. Lee, S. Lindtner, B. Nardi, D. J. Patterson, and W. M. Tomlinson, “Informatics at UC, Irvine,” in CHI Research Landscapes, April 2008.
“Computer Science, as a single discipline, can no longer speak to the broad relevance of digital technologies in society. The Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at
the University of California, Irvine, serves as the institutional home for research on relationships between technological, organizational, and social aspects of information technology. Here, we describe the research landscape of the Department of Informatics and its relation to the diverse field of Human-Computer Interaction. “