Publish High-Impact HCI Papers

Tired of rejection and obscurity? This course delivers the insider secrets you need to get published and cited in social sciences and at the most competitive HCI venue: CHI.

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What's in the course?

Course Introduction

  • Welcome to the course and my journey here

  • About Your Instructor

  • Additional Materials

The Reasons for and Process of Paper Writing

  • Why do people write research papers?

  • What different types of papers do people write?

  • Finding a research question

  • The CHI Paper Creation Process

  • Why does a CHI paper get accepted?

  • What type of contribution gets accepted at CHI?

Writing and Editing Tips

  • The Nine-Step Editing System

What contribution types are there for CHI papers?

  • The Seven Contribution Types

  • Empirical Contributions

  • Artifact Contributions

  • Methodological Contributions

  • Theoretical Contributions

  • Dataset Contributions

  • Survey Contributions

  • Opinion Contributions

Thinking About Your Paper Like a Reviewer

  • Seven Steps to Thinking About Your Paper Like a Reviewer

  • The Precision Conference System: An Overview (with Chair Examples)

  • Structuring the Submission Process: Forms and Categories (CHI PLAY example)

  • Understanding the CHI Committee Structure (CHI 2021 Example)

  • The Peer Review Process at CHI 2021 (Submission to Acceptance)

  • What are Best Papers?

  • The decision-making process for papers and best papers at CHI

The Structure of Research Papers

  • The Hourglass Model of Academic Writing

  • Title, Abstract, and Introduction need to Focus on Contribution

  • How To Structure Your Paper Title

  • How To Structure Your Abstract (+ Template)

  • The Purpose and Function of Research Abstracts

  • IMRD Structure of Research Papers

  • How To Write Introductions: Swales' CARS Model

  • How to structure your Related Work

  • How to Craft an Effective Methods Section

  • How to Write Your Results Section

  • How to write a good Discussion section

What will I learn?

  • Asking: Practice the power of asking the right research questions.

  • Contributions: Understand how to articulate your contributions clearly.

  • Structure: Reverse engineer the structure of the most successful papers at CHI.

  • Process: Go behind the scenes of the CHI submission process.

About this course

  • 44 lessons

  • 5.5 hours of video content

  • $399 Canadian Dollars

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: This course sounds expensive. Is it really worth the investment?
I understand that the cost might seem significant. However, consider this: a successful publication at a top-tier venue holds the potential to boost your career trajectory in a way a single fee never could. The strategies in this course are based on decades of experience and have helped hundreds of students achieve the kind of impact that leads to funding, recognition, and career progression. This is an investment in your long-term success.
Q: I'm a busy student/professional. Do I have the time for this?
The course is designed with your schedule in mind. It's broken into concise, digestible lessons allowing you to learn at your own pace. What's more, the strategies taught will ultimately save you time by optimizing your writing process – meaning fewer rejections, revisions, and wasted hours staring at a blank screen.
Q: I'm not sure if this is right for me. What if I don't see results?
While there's no magic bullet for instant publication success, this course is built on proven principles and strategies employed by successful researchers in the HCI field. If you dedicate yourself to applying the techniques, engaging with the material, and taking action based on what you learn, your writing will improve. To further ease your mind, consider that the course comes with a money-back guarantee if you're truly unsatisfied.
Q: Can't I just find this information online myself for free?
While snippets of advice exist online, this course offers a unique advantage – a structured curriculum, the distillation of an expert researcher's years of experience, and the guidance to apply this knowledge specifically to CHI and HCI publications. It spares you the overwhelming task of filtering through unreliable information and gets you results faster.
Q: There are cheaper courses on writing. Why choose yours?
Be wary of generic writing courses that don't address the nuances of academic publication. This course isn't about grammar and style. It targets the unique demands and expectations of high-impact research publication within the HCI domain, taught by someone with proven publication success navigating this competitive area.