IxDA / AVIxD Workshop: Designing for Multi-Modal Interaction

Peter March
Event date: 
August 12, 2012 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor
New York, NY
United States
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New York IxDA
Event description: 

Although there is great interest in multi-modal applications on mobile devices, there are actually very few deployments, and therefore little shared knowledge in the community about best practices for designing and documenting multi-modal applications.  The goal of this workshop is to produce a prototype design for a multi-modal application, and experiment with different methods for documenting multi-modal designs.  This is a great opportunity for people interested in multi-modal design to meet and network with practitioners who are already working in the field from varied specialties, including voice, interactive, digital, and related areas.

As in past AVIxD workshops, we will be publishing the output of the discussions on www.ixda.org and www.avixd.org.

Workshop Format
This is a hands-on workshop. First, participants will work in small groups to produce a design for a multi-modal application based on a requirement spec.  Then, each group will share their findings with the whole workshop.  We anticipate attendance of approximately 30 participants, including a mix of experience levels and practice areas, as well as engaged learners.

Who should attend? 

The workshop welcomes any practitioners interested in speech interaction design on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. Direct experience is not required for participation.

Free! But a submission/registration in advance is required (see next section).

How to Participate
To participate, submit a description of an application you’d like to design. We encourage you to choose a mobile application you are passionate about, and that you believe would benefit from the addition of speech.  Example domains include (but are not limited to): calendar; medical history; home health-care monitoring; travel booking; financial services; automotive; or telecom self-service.  The submission itself should include a very brief set of requirements that explains what the app does, who uses it, and descriptions of a few sample interactions.

Note: If you do not have a submission in mind but still wish to participate in the activities of the workshop, just enter the words "IxDA Participant Only" in the last three fields of the submission form that are related to defining your application idea.

Deadline for Submissions: July 13, 2012.  Invitations for accepted submissions will be sent out on July 20th, 2012.

Enter your submission here:  http://goo.gl/CbPYC

See you there! 

Phil Shinn and Jason D. Williams, AVIxD Co-Chairs       
Peter March, IxDA New York local leader

For questions about the workshop, contact: cfp@avixd.org

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