On April 26th, Head of Autodesk Research, Dr. Gordon Kurtenbach, will give the opening keynote presentation at this year's 2nd International Symposium of Chinese CHI (Chinese CHI 2014). Titled, "The Future of Making Things", Dr. Kurtenbach will describe three technology trends that will dramatically change the way we design and make things in the future – 3D printing, new materials in digital fabrication and design optimization. Gord will talk about some of the potential--and some of the hype--around 3D printing and how computer design tools will change to take full advantage of these technology trends.
Autodesk researcher Wei Li is also co-chairing this year's event as the general conference chair. Chinese CHI is a leading forum for research in all areas of Human-Computer Interaction, especially research areas related to Chinese language, Chinese cultural heritage and interaction design. It attracts an international community of practitioners, researchers, academics and students from a wide range of disciplines including user experience design, software engineering, human factors, information systems, social science and creative industries among other disciplines.