NordiCHI’14 Workshop “The Fuzzy Front End of Experience Design” (Oct 2014, Helsinki Finland)

Date: 26 October 2014
Location: Helsinki, Finland (in conjunction with NordiCHI’14 http://www.nordichi2014.org/)
Website: http://www.vtt.fi/uxgoals
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 August 2014.

Abstract format: 2-6 page position papers in ACM Extended Abstract format.

To start an experience design process, the designers should determine what experience to aim for. How should this decision be made?  In the fuzzy front end of experience design process, there are often several alternative sources for gaining insight and inspiration. There may be different, even conflicting viewpoints and opinions. In addition to user studies, insight and inspiration for experience goals can be sought from brand promise, technology and societal trends as well as mere vision of renewal. We welcome practitioners and academics to this full-day workshop to share experiences from the early phases of experience design processes:  How to get from the fuzzy front end to a shared vision of the experience to aim for? The workshop is based on the earlier UX Goals workshop in NordiCHI 2012. The aim of the workshop is to build mutual understanding of the early phases of the experience design process. The workshop will include presentations of position papers as well as group work to identify and discuss the commonalities and differences in the experience goal setting.

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Designing Interactive Systems 2014 (June 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 21-25 June 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Website: http://www.dis2014.org
Deadline for submissions: 19 January 2014, 11:59 PT

The ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier, international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers and many more come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems research, design, and practice.

The theme of the conference is “Crafting Design.” We see the confluence of phenomena that may constitute new approaches and new foci in HCI and interaction design. The re-emergence of hand skills is evident in the development of multi-touch and full body interfaces. DIY and Maker cultures have become a widespread phenomenon in which craftsmanship of the maker matters. Wearable computing revisits the use of traditional craft in new way and the (technologically) self-constructed self is another kind of democratic craft. Documentations of the self where we create enduring records of everything from social encounters to our heart-rates become designed vehicles for abstract mirrors of the self.

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Typo London 2011: Places (Oct 2011, London UK)

Dates: 20-22 Oct 2011
Location: University of London
Contact: robin@typolondon.com

From 20th till 22nd october 2011 influential speakers from the world of design will lecture on “Places”. Established industry leaders and up-and-coming creative talents share the stage presenting keynotes on visual communication themes from the worlds of information, graphic, digital and filmic design media, branding, wayfinding, user experience, education, culture and typography. http://typolondon.com.

For further information mail to: robin@typolondon.com.

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