Why you should do a Doctoral Consortium
In May my supervisor tweeted me the link to the MobileHCI Doctoral Consortium (chaired by Stephen Brewster and Keith Cheverst) and at that point I had no idea what a DC was. But, being as curious as I am and always trying to push myself out of my comfort zone, I decided to apply. I wrote the paper in a couple of hours, got some quick feedback and submitted it. A few months later I received my acceptance email. By then I learnt that a DC is an opportunity to
- talk about your research,
- get feedback from experts who are not directly involved in your research, but have a good understanding of the broader area, and
- network with peers (but not only). All this in a supportive but critical environment.