Boston IxDA mailing list announcement: CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

20 Nov 2008 - 10:54am
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CFP: CHI 2009 Workshop: Best Practices in Longitudinal Research

[Extended] Submission Deadline: Monday 24th November, 2008, 5pm PDT

Workshop overview
Traditional user research and evaluation methods tend to focus on
'first-time' experiences with products, which trends the results towards
discoverability problems, rather than usability concerns that may persist
over time. This workshop will extend current thinking by an in-depth
discussion of methods and metrics for longitudinal data collection. Our goal
is to identify and describe best practices for longitudinal research.

This is the fourth event in an ongoing effort by the organizers to enhance
our current body of knowledge about longitudinal research. We invite
practitioners and academics who have experience with longitudinal studies to
submit a 1-3 page informal position paper (in CHI Extended Abstracts format)
plus a short bio by email to catherine.courage at by Nov 24th, 2008
in order to participate in this one-day workshop.

Your position paper could describe a longitudinal research case study,
* Research questions addressed
* Study design and methodologies used
* Participant characteristics, recruiting, retention
* Data analysis and comparison techniques used
* Lessons learned. We are interested in both successes and failures of the

We will select a variety of case studies from participants with diverse
experience. Participants will receive all the position papers in advance, so
they may formulate discussion questions before the workshop. The organizers
will also publish a draft agenda and for the in-depth discussions during the

Please note that workshop participants must register for the workshop and
for one or more days of the CHI 2009 conference. Workshop fees for
participants is estimated to be $175 for a one-day workshop.

Up-to-date information on the workshop will be available at:

Important Dates:
Submission deadline - 24th November 2008
Notification - 29th November 2008
Workshop - 5th April 2009

* Catherine Courage,, catherine.courage at
* Jhilmil Jain, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, jhilmil.jain at
* Stephanie Rosenbaum, Tec-Ed Inc, stephanie at

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