Call: Beyond Mobile Context – Workshop on mobile interaction design practice and theory

Beyond Mobile Context
Workshop on mobile interaction design practice and theory
(+ Keynote by Prof. Paul Rodgers on Creative Practice at the Boundaries of Architecture, Design and Art)

5 July 2011
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Held in conjunction with BHCI 2011 (http://www.hci2011.co.uk/)
For further information please visit http://beyondmobilecontext.wordpress.com/

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 1 May, 2011
  • Workshop: 5 July, 2011 (as part of BHCI 2011)

General Theme:

We are witnessing a new quality of mobile interactions triggered by emerging new mobile technologies and services ranging from location-based apps and mobile learning services to mobile projectors and wearable computing which in turn is creating new practices of use, new experiences, new places and ways to socialize, etc. This workshop will provide a forum to scrutinize the current understanding of “mobility” in human centred interaction research in order to identify current and future challenges for design and evaluation practices, methodologies and theories.

Workshop Topics:

Novel and emerging aspects of mobility:  This workshop will discuss novel ways, practices, situations and locations to express and strive for sociality, experiences and values that are enforced, induced and enabled by emerging and future mobile tools and services.

Design and evaluation practice (+ methodologies) in mobility: The workshop will reflect on the state of the art in mobile practice and application to discuss further how to design for a new quality of mobile practices and how to evaluate for such new settings.

Theories and Frameworks for mobile interaction: This workshop will discuss common understandings of mobility (e.g. mobile context theory), their strengths and weaknesses, and their relationship to trends and research as discussed earlier in the day.

Submission guidelines:

We encourage submissions including, but not limited to, the following topics (see website for detail):

  • Innovative mobile tools, services and applications
  • Novel mobile experiences, motives and values (studies, discussions, opinions)
  • Studies and discussion of novel mobile social and usage behaviour
  • Presentation, reflection and discussion of innovative mobile design and evaluation methods
  • Scrutiny of “mobile context theory” and related theoretical and methodological approaches

Contributions are invited in the following formats:

  • A position paper, max. 2 pages in length;
  • A demo or a video of technologies, case studies, usage behaviour, etc.

Submission deadline: 1st of May, 2011.

Please send your submissions to michael.leitner@northumbria.ac.uk and schrammel@cure.at

Organisers:

  • Michael Leitner, Northumbria University, School of Design, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Johann Schrammel, CURE – Center for Usability Research and Engineering, Vienna, Austria
  • Manfred Tscheligi, HCI-Unit, ICT&S, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, CURE – Center for Usability Research and Engineering; Vienna, Austria

We are glad to be supported by the following Programme Committee:

  • Gilbert Cockton, Professor of Human Centred Problem Solving, Northumbria University, School of Design
  • Joyce Yee, Programm Leader, MA Design and Design Professional Practice, Northumbria University, School of Design
  • Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research, Austria; Remote Sensing and Geoinformation; Responsible for the Research Initiative “Advanced Image Analyses”
  • Martin Tomitsch, Lecturer in Design Computing and at the, Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning; The University of Sydney
  • Paul Rodgers, Professor of Design Thinking, Northumbria University, School of Design
  • Peter Fröhlich, Senior Researchers and Project Manager at FTW, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna
  • Thomas Greenough, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media Design – Northumbria University, School of Design
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