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Colloquia and Special Events

One of the key ways in which the HCI+Design Center disseminates its work to the broader community is through colloquia and special events. Events are held throughout the year, with most taking place over the academic year. All events, unless otherwise stated, are free of charge and open to the public. 

Upcoming Events

Thought Leader Dialogue: Designing Computing Education for Everyone

Thursday, June 8, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT
Delivered via Zoom


Phones. Tablets. Cars. We are constantly interacting with computers, yet few of us get to participate in designing the systems and interfaces that increasingly mediate our everyday lives. This is because computing education has historically focused on training a select few to become professional software developers. However as computing is increasingly viewed as a core literacy that has value for all learners, this landscape is changing. In this dialog, we bring together researchers with distinct perspectives to discuss approaches for designing computing learning experiences for everyone. We ask: how can we design tools, curricula, and learning communities to foster interest, engagement, and broad participation in computing education? Tackling questions related to equity, scale, and context across K-12 and higher education, this dialog will highlight the role of thoughtful design in achieving the vision of computing education for everyone.

Moderator: Dr. Nell O'Rourke
Speakers: Dr. Betsy DiSalvo, Dr. Mark Guzdial, and Dr. Tiffany Barnes


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