TEI’16: OUR BODY IS OUR MANUAL
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ACM TANGIBLE, EMBEDDED AND EMBODIED INTERACTION (TEI)
2016 February 14-17, 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Papers: 02 August 2015
- Studio/Workshops: 16 August 2015
- Arts Track: 25 October 2015
- Student Design Challenge: 25 October 2015
- Graduate Student Consortium: 25 October 2015
- Work in Progress: 25 October 2015
TANGIBLE, EMBEDDED AND EMBODIED INTERACTION
The work presented at TEI focuses on physical interaction with computing technology and addresses theories, design, user experience, interfaces and interaction, and technical development. The TEI conference has gained substantial visibility and activity over the past decade. It brings together researchers, practitioners, designers, businesses, artists and students from various disciplines, including tangible computing, physical computing, IT product design, appliance design, whole body interaction, speculative design, gestural interaction, embodied interaction, responsive architecture, and responsive and interactive environments and spaces. Application areas are diverse, including: learning; planning; automotive, fashion, furniture and architectural design; music and sound creation; public art and performance; games; as well as productivity and creativity tools in a wide range of domains.
The intimate size of this single-track conference provides a unique forum for exchanging ideas and presenting innovative work through talks and demonstrations, participating in hands-on studio/workshops, and through posters, art installations and performances. We invite submissions from all of these perspectives: theoretical, conceptual, technical, applied, or artistic.
Accepted submissions of all types will be included in the ACM digital library proceedings.
At TEI’16 we celebrate the conference’s 10th anniversary. We see this moment as a perfect opportunity for recalling some of our founding values and complementing these with contemporary values, for re-emphasizing the relationship between interactive products and systems and the body, and for learning from each other’s approaches and rationales. At TEI’16 we wish to celebrate our trans-disciplinarity by creating a setting where all of us can learn not only from our similarities, but perhaps even more from our variety. Through a wide palette of work ranging from highly technical to highly artistic, and from highly applied to highly conceptual or theoretical, we wish to trigger discussion and reflection, with the aim of emphasizing what binds us.
To do this we have established the theme ‘Our Body Is Our Manual’. Our main motivations for this are:
- By reemphasizing our embodiment we can have a unique perspective in the HCI and related communities on contemporary developments including social design, systems design, sustainability and more.
- As the interactions we propose in our products and systems are aimed to inform our embodied selves, we should also allow ourselves to be informed by our bodies when designing and researching these interactions.
- Focusing on our embodiment allows us a perspective on our work other than ‘field of application’.
At TEI’16 we aim for a conference that stimulates our signature transdisciplinary dialog on multiple levels, providing a conference that is more than the sum of its parts. This means that at TEI’16, the different aspects (e.g., the papers track, the studios, etcetera) will not be experienced in isolation but rather as an integrated experience.
Through this we can take the next step into TEI’s second decade. Read more on Call: Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2016…