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.
Papers due Aug 31, 2013. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
Participation is a research area of sustained interest to the HCI community. As HCI is an interdisciplinary field, 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.
Full papers due July 31, 2013.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies – Perspectives on participatory HCI research: Beginnings, middles and endings.
This year’s DPPI conference theme is Poetics and Praxis. We wish to reflect on the great changes that have occurred in design research, human-computer interaction and interaction design.
We wish to celebrate the diversification and growth of research studying and exploring the role of fun, enjoyment, pleasure, intimacy and emotion as a central feature of the everyday experience of products, services and technologies and as resources for new design ideas.
Submissions due June 1, 2013.
3rd-5th September 2013: DPPI 2013 conference. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Read full call: http://www.praxisandpoetics.org/dppi/call-for-papers/
The goal of this symposium is to inspire an interdisciplinary spectrum of academics, practitioners and funders interested in deeper engagement (and related terms) toward novel collaborative solutions and projects. By mixing practitioners and researchers from arts, media and science, the conference will offer a platform for adaptation of discoveries made in other disciplines.
Due Feb 22, 2013.
INPUTS / OUTPUTS: Inter-disciplinary Approaches to Causality in Engagement, Immersion, Presence and Related Concepts in Performance and Human Computer Interaction, 26 June 2013, Brighton, UK.
This workshop aims to bring together a multidisciplinary set of researchers interested in the behaviour change through technology across three highly topical domains; non-communicable diseases, greenhouse gas emissions and ageing.
Workshop papers due June 17, 2012. HCI 2012, Sep 12-14, 2012, Birmingham, UK.
View full call here: https://sites.google.com/site/techbehavchangehci2012/
This year, HCI 2012 will return to the founding theme of the conference: “People and Computers”. This is to encapsulate and highlight the growing diversity of our field of HCI in one event. Technology is now common in all walks of life and HCI practitioners and researchers have more areas of impact than ever before. We want the conference to reflect this growing importance and diversity.
Full papers due March 30, 2012. HCI 2012, September 2-14, 2012; Birmingham People and Computers XXVI. http://hci2012.bcs.org/
HCI 2012 is the 26th Annual Conference of the Specialist HCI group of the BCS, the BCS Interaction SG. Since its establishment in 1985, the conference has become the leading annual HCI conference in Europe. As well as being a leading venue for dissemination, the conference has a history of nurturing research careers- many of the leading HCI researchers published their early papers here and it is recognised for helping students and new academics as much as being a leading forum for established researchers. We want to carry on this well-established tradition into 2012.
This year we have returned to the founding theme of the conference: “People and Computers”. This is to encapsulate and highlight the growing diversity of our field of HCI in one event. Technology is now common in all walks of life and HCI practitioners and researchers have more areas of impact than ever before. We want the conference to reflect this growing importance and diversity.
Relevant topics areas include but are by no means limited to:
Read more: http://hci2012.bcs.org/
HCI has moved from evaluation of interfaces through design of systems and into general sense-making of our world. NordiCHI 2012 embraces this explorative yet down-to-earth challenge of designing interactive systems for human practices that are still in the making.
Full papers and short papers due April 30, 2012. For workshops, tutorials, posters and doctoral consortium, see http://www.nordichi2012.org
The 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction is the main forum in Northern Europe for human-computer interaction research. It is the meeting place for researchers, designers, practitioners, and educators from a broad range of traditions and communities. The conference will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen on the 14-17th of October 2012.
Over the years, Interaction Design has produced manifold contributions to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) by elevating among other things the importance of user experience, design practices, creativity, and participation.
By having design as part of the conference theme, NordiCHI 2012 wants to recognise the significant vitality of the design community in the Nordic region, including top-level education, world-class industrial and artistic design, and high cultural relevance.
As new technologies continue to influence everyday perception of basic concepts such as time and space, sociocultural changes are taking place that demand HCI researchers to examine situations with an open mind. In the recent 18:4 issue of ACM Interactions, Liam Bannon illustrates “how HCI has moved from evaluation of interfaces through design of systems and into general sense-making of our world”. NordiCHI 2012 embraces this explorative yet down-to-earth challenge of designing interactive systems for human practices that are still in the making.
NordiCHI 2012 accepts contributions in several categories. The technical program is the backbone of the conference, inviting original, high-quality long and short papers. Other submission categories include demos, posters and videos; design cases; and industrial experiences. All of these will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Proposals may also be submitted for tutorials, workshops, and the doctoral consortium.
Conference topics include but are not limited to:
For more information: http://www.nordichi2012.org
This issue of Fibreculture Journal presents a series of incisive analyses of current and future events/practices in ubiquitous computing. Leading thinkers in the area presented articles on actuated architectures, questions of interaction design, rethinking of computer/human relations, environmental critiques, the scripting of urban space, performative aesthetics, affective experience, pervasive gaming and feral computing.
From Ulrik Ekman’s extensive editorial:
This is a journal issue invested in remarking more than once upon the undecidability hovering today around our getting into contact with ‘ubiquity’ or ‘pervasiveness’ as a potential to be further actualized in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), interaction design, and the cultural life worlds of information societies more generally. It could well be that you have not yet heard of ubiquitous or pervasive computing, or that you have heard of these but still remain in doubt whether there actually is or will be such a thing, in interaction designs or elsewhere. It could also very well be the case, however, that you both know a great deal about this as a rather momentous shift, qua a third wave in computing and associated disciplines, and find yourself engaging with it all around you in your practical life: at work, at home, in leisure activities and games, in the media art at the museum, or in the everyday culture of the public sphere. Affirming this undecidability is a necessity – since both of these alternatives are currently at stake, and since ‘ubiquity’ and ubicomp remain potentialities of whose actualization we are not yet sure, whether this is matter of an explicit articulation of the principal ideas or of the concrete lines of development and research making of this so many hands-on facts inherent in the interactions in our contemporary life worlds. In other words, the focus and special merit of this issue is not least to enter into the set of questions surrounding the notion of ‘interaction designs for ubicomp cultures’ – as something partaking of that which Michel Foucault would have called ‘a history of the present.’ This issue engages with an altogether contemporary field of research in order to make a difference that makes a difference while the cultural and technical developments at stake are still undecidable, multiple, and emergent – at a fast pace, too.
Ulrik Ekman: Ubiquity Editorial – Interaction Designs for Ubicomp Cultures
Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Karin Bech: Embedding response: self production as a model for an actuated architecture
Anders Michelsen: Pervasive Computing and Prosopopoietic Modelling – Notes on computed function and creative action
Simon Penny: Towards a Performative Aesthetics of Interactivity
Christian Ulrik Andersen and Søren Pold: The Scripted Spaces of Urban Ubiquitous Computing: The experience, poetics, and politics of public scripted space
Bo Kampmann Walther: Reflections on the Philosophy of Pervasive Gaming—With Special Emphasis on Rules, Gameplay, and Virtuality
Matthew Fuller and Sónia Matos: Feral Computing: From Ubiquitous Calculation to Wild Interactions
Malcolm McCullough: Toward Environmental Criticism
Jonas Fritsch: Affective Experience in Interactive Environments
To date, sustainable HCI research has focused on changing individuals’ behavior in order to help address large-scale societal concerns such as climate change. In this special issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, we explore new research opportunities derived from redirecting emphasis from individual behavior to everyday social and cultural practices. This special issue will bring together works that use empirical case studies of everyday practices and/or develop theoretical perspectives on everyday practice to critically and creatively re-think how HCI researches and designs for sustainable HCI.
Deadline for Abstract Submissions: February 1, 2012
Details of this call: http://tochi.acm.org/si/sustainable.shtml
The interdisciplinary AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media brings together researchers and industry leaders interested in creating and analyzing social media. Past conferences have included technical papers from areas such as computer science, linguistics, communications, and the social sciences. The conference will be held at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, June 4–7, 2012.
Papers due January 18, 2012.
Read more on the conference website: http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/ICWSM/icwsm12.php