Welcome to the 2nd African conference for Human Computer Interaction (HCI), hosted by the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

AfriCHI will be held between 3rd to 7th of December 2018 in Windhoek Namibia.

AfriCHI aims to widen Africans’ international participation in the practice and study of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design, and to advance HCI by increased awareness of designs, tools, inventions, methods, theories and pedagogies for creating or using technology in Africa.

AfriCHI’18 is organised by a pan-African team and has the theme: “Thriving communities”.

Through AfriCHI, we aim to inspire African researchers, practitioners, students and teachers to deepen and extend Interaction Design and HCI research on Africa. We aim to bring together researchers, academics, practitioners, industry professionals and students, in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design and related fields, who are African, are based in Africa or undertake or collaborate on projects about Africa.

AfriCHI seeks to attract participants from a range of disciplines, sectors and knowledge heritages. These include User Experience Designers, Mobile Application designers, Information Architects, Software Engineers, Human Factors experts, Information Systems analysts, social scientists, digital designers, artists and architects, engineers, planners, managers and scholars and practitioners in creative industries and science and technology studies. They also include elders, NGO practitioners, grassroots activists and entrepreneurs.

Prof Med Salim Bouhlel and Dr Nobert Jere
General Conference Chairs