Call: “Architectural Space and Interaction” – Workshop on space in interaction at CHI 2014


“Architectural Space and Interaction” – Workshop on space in interaction

Two-day workshop at CHI 2014, April 26th or 27th in Toronto, Canada

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 10th 2014, via E-Mail to

SUBMISSION FORMAT: 2-4 page position papers, formatted according to ACM SIGCHI Publications Format (not anonymised)

NOTIFICATION: February 1st, 2014


From the earliest two-dimensional graphic user interface, through to games & virtual reality, and now emerging into mobile computing, urban computing, ambient computing, tangible computing and ubiquitous computing, our awareness of space and its role in the interaction process is becoming more distinct. This workshop will bring together many fields of expertise in space to foreground the role of space’s role in the interaction CHI community. The aim is to bring together a community of researchers and designers who are creating interactive technologies in spatial settings to present and discuss design and research projects that have a theoretical foundation in architecture; to share and discuss concepts and prototypes that have been designed to explore ubiquitous computing and space; and to identify fundamental differences, similarities and synergies between design and research approaches that use space in different ways in HCI.

This workshop will be running over 2 days. The first day will consist of interventions to or observations & analysis of a space. The second day will present findings and identify a research agenda by asking the following questions:

  • How will digital media change the spatial experience?
  • How will interaction change to adapt to space?

Participants are welcomed from a range of disciplines including architecture, environmental psychology, computing, HCI, interaction design, digital arts, geography and cognitive science.

Participants should submit a two-to-four-page position paper or site-specific intervention or design proposals to by 10th Jan 2014. These will be peer reviewed by an interdisciplinary review-committee. One author of each accepted paper will need to register for the workshop. All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. Site plans and data will be available for the target space from ( in the near future.



Dr. Nick Dalton
Pervasive Computing group
Department of Computing
The Open University
Milton Keyens

Dr. Keith Green
The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Dr. Christoph Hoelscher
Center for Cognitive Science
Institute of Computer Science Social Research
Friedrichstr. 50

Prof. Ruth Dalton
Department of Architecture
Northumbria University UK.

Anijo Mathew
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Chicago, Illinois,
United States

Dr. Paul Marshall
University College London

Prof. Gerd Kortuem
Pervasive Computing group
Department of Computing
The Open University
Milton Keyens

Dr William Hazlewood
Department of Computing
Indiana University

Tasos Varoudis
Space Group
Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
University College London (UCL)


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