Sarah Bly Receives CHI Lifetime Service Award
Sara has been active in SIGCHI since its inception, especially as the liaison from SIGGRAPH to SIGCHI. Sara was a "founding mother" of SIGCHI. Sara also participated as a member on the Executive Committee and as a member of the Publications Board. Sara was involved in the SIGCHI program committee most years from 1983-1999, in various roles. Sara has been an active researcher and practitioner in qualitative user studies for more than 20 years. Her user studies have focused on understanding the context of activity as well as the specific user task. Since 1994, she has conducted numerous studies as an independent consultancy, Sara Bly Consulting. She was an early member of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center Media Space. Sara has worked closely with designers, social scientists and engineers to develop methods for using ethnographic methods for informing the design of technology.