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Aug 02, 2005: Mixed News from Germany

James Kalbach summarizes the recent German IA Summit in the latest issue of Boxes and Arrows. Turnout was good--more than expected--but despite a number of positive signs, James summarizes the current situation as "bleak on the whole". Still, there were some very interesting presentations at the meeting; give James' article a quick read to get a sense of the state of the field in Germany.

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Comment: Joe (Aug 4, 2005)

I would be curious to compare these IA concerns with a sense of how strong/weak the HCI community is in Germany. When I was there in '99-'01, IA was new, brand new--but the concept of HCI was much stronger. University degrees in HCI (sometimes MMI for Mencsh-Machine Interkation) seemed to be a strong field.

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