Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space
One-day workshop at CHI 2014, April 26th or 27th in Toronto, Canada
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 10th, 2014
NOTIFICATION: February 1st, 2014
When interacting with the physical world around us we easily carry out small activities in our background or periphery of attention. Peripheral Interaction tries to transfer this to interaction with digital devices, to better embed them in our daily routines. This new interaction paradigm is based on diverse research areas (e.g. ambient information, implicit interaction, ubiquitous computing, calm technology) and addresses researchers, engineers, designers and practitioners in a number of disciplines. This one-day workshop will start with a keynote by Albrecht Schmidt entitled “Creating Seamless transitions between Central and Peripheral User Interfaces”. Through discussions, hands-on explorations and experiences, we aim at shaping the field of Peripheral Interaction based on both high-level discussions and practical interaction level experiences.
WHAT IS PERIPHERAL INTERACTION?
In everyday life, we are able to perform various activities simultaneously without consciously paying attention to them. For example, we can easily read a newspaper while drinking coffee. This latter activity takes place in our background or periphery of attention. Contrarily, interactions with computing technology usually require focused attention. With interactive technologies becoming increasingly present in the everyday environment, it is essential to explore how these technologies could be developed such that people can interact with them both in the focus and in the periphery of attention. This upcoming field of Peripheral Interaction aims to fluently embed interactive technology into everyday life.
We invite position papers up to four pages in CHI Extended Abstract format. We ask authors to include their personal view and definition of Peripheral Interaction and show how their work relates to that. We encourage bringing a (video-) demonstrator, but this is by no means a requirement. We welcome participants from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, interaction design, interactive arts, psychology, cognitive science and product design. Read more on Call: Peripheral Interaction: Shaping the Research and Design Space (CHI 2014 Workshop)…