CHI2014 Workshop: Interaction and Architectural Space (April 2014, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 26-27 April 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: http://interactioninspaceworkshop.blogspot.com
Deadline for submissions: 10 January 2014

Our awareness of space and its role in the interaction process is becoming more distinct as we move from the earliest two-dimensional graphical user interface, through to games & virtual reality, and now emerging into mobile computing, urban computing, ambient computing, tangible computing and ubiquitous computing.

This workshop will bring together expertise from architecture and human computer interaction to foreground the role of space in the CHI community. We welcome participants from a range of disciplines including architecture, environmental and human factors psychology, computing, HCI, interaction design, digital arts, geography and cognitive science, as they all contribute to research on Interaction in Architectural Space.  As the workshop intends to bring together a community of researchers and designers who are creating interactive technologies in spatial settings, it invites any high-quality contributions relevant to the workshop topic.

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CHI2014 Workshop: Perspectives on Gender and Product Design: Are We Living in a “Man-Made” World? (April 2014, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 26 April – 1 May 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/technologydesignperspectives/home
Deadline for submissions: 17 January 2014

This one-day workshop will be held as part of the CHI 2014 <http://chi2014.acm.org/> annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Science, held in Toronto, Canada  26 April – 1 May.

Interactive technologies have a profound mediating effect on the way we obtain and contribute to knowledge, relate to each other and contribute to society. Often, “gender” is not a factor that is explicitly considered in the design of these technologies. When gender is considered, products are often designed with idealised models of gendered “users”–designed for men, designed for women, designed for boys, designed for girls, or designed for the “average user” who could be male or female. However, the ways in which gender-bias or gender-neutrality are constructed in the design process and the resulting effect on the interactive artifacts that are produced is not well understood. Further, research within the HCI arena has only begun to scratch the surface of how perceived “gender” influences interactive product use by users of any gender.

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Workshop: Participatory Design for Persons Living with Cognitive or Sensory Impairments @ CHI2014

Are you interested in participatory design and do you work with users with impairments? We organize a workshop on participatory design for persons with cognitive or sensory impairments at CHI2014 in Toronto, Canada. This workshop will be held on April 26 or 27.

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CHI 2014 Workshop: Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges (April 2014, Toronto Canada)

Dates: 26 April – 1 May 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Website: http://chi2014.acm.org
Deadline for submissions: 17 Jan 2014

This one-day workshop will be held as part of the CHI 2014 annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, held in Toronto, Canada  26 April – 1 May.

The role of empathy has come to prominence in HCI as the community deals with issues in medical, health and emotionally charged contexts. In such settings empathizing with others is crucial in understanding the experience of living with specific conditions or to be sensitive to the emotions of potentially vulnerable participants. HCI also becomes implicated in designing new tools and technologies that support empathic relations. This workshop aims to develop a richer conceptual and practical understanding of empathic engagement and design methods in this context to support and shape an agenda for future research.

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9th Intl Design & Emotion Conference (Oct 2014, Bogotá Colombia)

Dates: 6-10 October 2014
Location: Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
Website: http://de2014.uniandes.edu.co
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2014

With the conference’s current motto “The Colors of Care” the organizing committee opens the discussion on the relation between Design, Emotion and Social Innovation. We invite practitioners and researchers from the fields of design, social science, humanities, marketing and business, psychology, engineering, HCI and health sciences, to submit research results and case studies that explore basic aspects of human emotions(individual or collective), demonstrate the application of theories of emotion in functional applications, or discuss developments of experimental artifacts from the point of view of design, social practices and emotion.

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NordiCHI’14

NordiCHI 2014, the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Helsinki, Finland.

Conference theme for 2014 is Fun, Fast, Foundational

 

The conference will take place at Marina Congress Center, just a short seaside walk from the Helsinki city center. So book your calendars for October 26th-30th 2014, from Sunday to Thursday, and for the other important dates.

NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research, with the conference proceedings published in ACM Digital Library. NordiCHI gathers together academics and practitioners to present and discuss challenges and achievements in human-computer interaction from diverse perspectives.

Important dates
Deadlines for submissions

  • 24.4.2014 – Full & Short Papers
  • 8.5.2014 – Workshop & Tutorial Proposals
  • 14.8.2014 – Workshop papers; Posters, demos, and videos; Panels; Doctoral consortium; Industrial experiences; Design cases; Student design competition

Conference dates

  • 26.-27.10.2014 Workshops, Tutorials
  • 27.10.2014 Doctoral Consortium
  • 28.-30.10.2014 NordiCHI conference

For more informations: http://nordichi2014.org/

Special Issue of the Intl J of Human-Computer Studies: Perspectives on participatory HCI research: Beginnings, middles and endings (July 2013)

Special Issue Theme: Perspectives on participatory HCI research: Beginnings, middles and endings
Website: http://di.ncl.ac.uk/participation/special-issue/
Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2013

Participation is a research area of sustained interest to the HCI community. Traditionally, the term has been used to suggest a democratized approach to the design of technology that calls for end-user involvement in the design process. This may vary from researchers inviting specific users or stakeholders to participate in design workshops, through to long term engagements with communities to define research questions and study deployments of new technologies. As HCI is an interdisciplinary field, however, there are multiple understandings of what participation in research might mean, from subjects and disciplines such as social science, participatory and performance arts, international development, and action research. Beyond these influences, there is also increased pressure from funding bodies and public institutions to involve a wider spectrum of the public in academic research. The convergence of these factors has drawn attention to the potential benefits and challenges, both theoretical and practical of involving users and the public in HCI research.

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Design Culture for Aging Well: Designing for ‘Situated Elderliness’ (July 2013, Slovenia)

Dates: 1-3 July 2013
Location: Maribor, Slovenia
Website: http://designcultureforageingwell.wordpress.com/
Deadline for submissions: 5 March 2013

Special Session (Special Track) on Design Culture for Ageing Well: Designing for ‘Situated Elderliness’ (paper presentations, keynotes from European senior organisations and a half-day design workshop), 1-3 July, Maribor, Slovenia at SouthCHI2013 (http://southchi.org/).

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NordiCHI Workshop: Design for Audience Engagement (Oct 2012, Copenhagen)

Date: 14 October 2012, in conjunction with NordiCHI
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://ace.caad.ed.ac.uk/NordiCHIWorkshop/
Deadline for submission of position paper: UPDATED: 13 August 2012

Engaging the audience has always been of fundamental importance to the creative sector (performing and visual arts, video games, film, interactive narrative etc). Media producers, publishers and content providers are starting to use interactive technologies to involve audiences in the creative process — constructing audience journeys, and exploiting the potential of co-creation and crowd-sourced innovation. So design is central to engaging audiences. What are the best methods and processes for designing and evaluating audience engagement?

This workshop adopts an interdisciplinary approach to identify design strategies for audience engagement.

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NordiCHI2012 Workshop: Crossing Boundaries: Exploring What Design Can Do (Oct 2012, Copenhagen)

Dates: 13-14 October 2012
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Web site: http://boundariescrossing.wordpress.com
Deadline for submissions: 1 August 2012

Due to increasing specialization in organizations and multidisciplinary teamwork, boundaries are becoming more explicit obstacles. Boundary objects are one proposed means for crossing these boundaries. This workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share experiences and issues with crossing boundaries in multidisciplinary innovation projects.

The current workshop focuses on how one can make a boundary object for use and aims to explore what the role of design can do making appropriate boundary objects. We want to improve the understanding of what works and what doesn’t and be able to develop both practical and theoretical applications of such by actually ‘designing’ boundary crossing solutions during the workshop including a research-through-design approach.

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