CfP: CHI07 workshop: Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape

22 Dec 2006 - 11:20am
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david gee

(apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Papers

CHI2007 workshop, San Jose, April 29th 2007

*Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape*

Position papers are invited to discuss computer-human interaction issues of
co-creation characterized by user-generated content production and sharing
in different contexts (private and public spaces), with special attention
to the user experience factors of these applications and the implications
for interface design. The workshop will include break- out sessions on
specific sub-topics, followed by a group discussion.

Submissions are invited on the following topics:

- how to support non-professional users in co-creation of media
- how to improve user involvement to co-create user-generated systems
- how to inspire people to communicate, share and produce content (co-
- describing and evaluating user experience factors for co-creation
(emotions, fun, joy of producing, using and sharing content, connectedness)
- investigating user needs for content production and sharing in different
contexts of use (private, public spaces)

Based on the submissions, a few key-topics will be selected that will be
used to guide the discussion during the workshop.

This workshop wants to address these issues by bringing together
practitioners and researchers from different domains, but with the same
concern for supporting non-professional users in the co-creation of media.
This includes managers of HCI projects working in the iTV, web and mobile
industry (telecom companies, device manufacturers, broadcasters, service
and content providers, etc.); industrial designers; user experience
architects; interface evaluators and testers; HCI academics, researchers
and students with interests in new user experiences; new trends
consultants. Although no particular skills are required, basic knowledge of
HCI design issues is recommended.

Submissions are expected in the form of 4 page position papers, describing
the area of research, specific work (empirical or theoretical) on the
workshop topic and the innovative character of the research at hand.
Insightful essays about the topic are also welcomed.

We will select participants with diverse backgrounds based upon the
relevance, insightfulness, and originality of their submissions. At least
one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for
one day of the conference itself.

General inquiries about the workshop and submissions can be sent through
the following website:


- Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2007
- Feedback to authors: 31 January 2007
- Workshop at CHI2007: Sunday 29 April 2007


David Geerts (CUO - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium)
Marianna Obrist (ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg - Austria)
Petter Bae Brandtzaeg (SINTEF ICT - Norway)
Manfred Tscheligi (ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg - Austria)


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