The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction, and awardees are given lifetime invitations to the annual SIGCHI award banquet. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction. The criteria for election to the CHI Academy are:
• Cumulative contributions to the field.
• Impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or innovations.
• Influence on the work of others.
• Reasonably active participant in the ACM SIGCHI community.