Welcome to the inaugural African conference for Human Computer Interaction (HCI), hosted in-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.

AfriCHI will be held between 21-25 November 2016 in beautiful Nairobi, Kenya.

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’16 is organised by a pan-African team, in co-operation with the Association of Computer Machinery’s Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, ACM SIGCHI, and has the theme: Kujenga madaraja, kubomoa vizuizi or Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.

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.

Dr Chris Chepken and Dr Anicia Peters
General Conference Chairs