SIGDOC - Special Interest Group on Design of Communication


The ACM Special Interest Group for Design of Communication provides a forum for the design of information communication including interface elements, information architecture, information design, documentation, and user assistance. The SIG fosters the study and publication of processes, methods, and technologies for communicating and designing these artifacts. Members include technical communication professionals, usability specialists, information architects, software engineers, educators, researchers, web designers, system developers, computer scientists, information technology professionals, and managers responsible for researching, producing, and/or supervising the creation of user interfaces, information architecture, technical materials, websites, and social media.

SIGDOC benefits for FY 2023:

Member Benefits provided to SIGDOC Members:

  • Our quarterly publication, Communication Design Quarterly, available on the web site each quarter with archived editions available in the ACM DL
  • Discounted registration at SIGDOC's annual conference and workshops
  • Reduced registration at conferences held in cooperation with SIGDOC
  • Access to all SIGDOC content in the ACM Digital Library, including all past editions of Communication Design Quarterly, the Journal of Computer Documentation, newsletters, and SIGDOC conference and workshop proceedings
  • SIGDOC-ANNOUNCE mailing listserv
  • Webinars

 Community benefits provided by SIGDOC:

  • SIGDOC website, including Communication Design Quarterly's most recent issue and podcasts of interviews with experts in communication design
  • In cooperation sponsorship of interdisciplinary conferences
  • For undergraduate students, the opportunity to participate in the ACM - SIGDOC Microsoft Student Research Competition
  • For graduate students, the opportunity to participate in the ACM - SIGDOC Microsoft Student Research Competition
  • Rigo and Diana Awards
  • Interactions with SIGDOC's related communication design societies and conferences (such as, ATTW, CPTSC, STC, and IEEE PCS)
  • Broad professional contacts and valuable networking opportunities across industry and academia
  • Response to incoming communication design questions, research, and media inquiries.
  • Advocacy for communication design issues and assistance in the development of policies and procedures related to communication at the ACM, regional, national, and international level.
  • Support for local and student chapters