Overview of Symposium

The Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) explores how the design and presentation of complex information affects how humans use it. Information complexity arises from the inherent relationships between context, content, and people using the information.

​SCCI seeks to examine these relationships by exploring how design and content choices influence people’s behavior when they interact with complex information in different contexts. As such, SCCI is of interest to fields as diverse as computer science, visual design, technical communication, mass communication, communication studies, and library sciences.

SCCI includes a half-day track focusing on sharing research results, theoretical models, and best practices for conveying complex information associated with health and medical contexts.

Objective of Symposium

The objective of the Symposium is to bring together researchers and educators in usability studies, user experience design, and information and communication design to:

  • Discuss the current state of research in these areas
  • Present the results of recent research in these areas
  • Collect comments and suggestions on ongoing or future research projects
  • Explore opportunities for research partnerships with colleagues working in these areas  
  • Map prospective research trends in these areas 
  • Plan research trajectories and discuss conference and publication venues for participants’ work

This focus allows attendees to re-think and address challenges in usability and user experience design.

Conference Committee

The conference committee consists of the following members:

Michael Albers, East Carolina University

Lisa DeTora, Hofstra University

Huiling Ding, North Carolina State University

Daniel P. Richards, Old Dominion University