2nd notice: Workshop on HCI & Information Design

20 Jun 2006 - 8:24am
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Michael Albers

Call for Papers
Workshop on HCI & Information Design to Communicate Complex Information
University of Memphis, Memphis TN
February 16-17, 2007


The future will see the design of information and communication
technologies that serve ever more complex purposes and problems. For
these technologies, creating user-centered support is particularly
challenging when users are domain experts with sophisticated
knowledge work and collaborations and do not want to become power
users to conduct this work electronically. Goals of this workshop are
to define what we already know about communicating complex
information to such domain experts and clarify our understanding of
what issues urgently need further research.

Quality designs must make HCI simpler, not more complex and
difficult. The challenge is figuring out how to "harness" complex
phenomena in requirements, design, and testing so that our systems
support and enhance the proper level of understanding for open-ended,
dynamic knowledge work. To meet these challenges, this workshop will
address some of the most pressing issues in designing useful and
usable digital information for domain experts' knowledge work. These
include but are not limited to the following:

Designing for experts.
Representations of complex activities for design
Domain specificity

We want this workshop to maximize the exchange of information and
ideas among the participants. The workshop will feature a highly
interactive format with each participant giving a 15-20 minute
presentation followed by a 20-30 minute discussion. We wish to
encourage high interactivity and in-depth discussion about each topic.

Please submit a 2-page position paper about your ongoing work, new
interaction designs, opinions or approaches to the problem, or
conceptual frameworks or theories. The position paper will also be
used as part of a book proposal for a collection of the papers
presented at the workshop. Email your paper, in PDF, to
malbers at acm.org with subject "Workshop Submission".

2 page proposal due: June 30, 2006
Notice of acceptance: July 30, 2006
Papers for workshop due: 3 weeks before conference
(about 30 double spaced pages)
Workshop dates: February 16-17, 2007
Final papers for edited collection due: 1 month after conference

Michael J. Albers malbers at acm.org

Dr. Michael J. Albers
Professional Writing Program
Department of English
University of Memphis
Memphis TN 38152

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