The twentieth edition of the Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems will take place completely remotely in 2021, due to the pandemic of COVID-19. With each participant @home, we propose a “local organization” based in Brazil as a whole, rather than in a city. In this way, we can celebrate the diversity in research and culture that, over the years, has built in Brazil a solid, multifaceted and plural HCI community. Like the population in our country, the Brazilian HCI community is made up of different colors, accents and customs – a wealth of human factors that reflects the diversity of our research. Thus, we propose the following theme:
IHC 2021: Interaction from Caburaí to Chuí
The theme evokes not only the interaction between the community at the event, despite the geographical distance, but also the research in the HCI area carried out around the whole country, which points to the cultural diversity resulting from the great territorial extension and the characteristics of each region of the country.
Traditionally, the IHC has been an important forum for critical debate not only around innovative ideas and practical computational solutions to everyday problems, but also about the ethical and moral responsibility of those involved in technology design, professional training in Computing and Information and Communication Technology, and about the society we want mediated by technologies that we design.