Call for Participation: CHI 2013 Workshop

== Made for Sharing: HCI Stories of Transfer, Triumph and Tragedy ===

Date: 27th April 2013
Venue: Palais de Congrès de Paris, France

Contribution Submission Deadline: *18th January 2013 *
Author Notification: 8th February 2013

Workshop website: http://www.le.ac.uk/compsci/people/elaw/HCI-3T

=== Abstract ===
Share your triumphs and tragedies with methods in structured case studies of HCI professionals transfer design and evaluation methods across project contexts through appropriating and configuring method-resources, resulting in knowledge that can inform: (i) creation of new methods, (ii) training for method novices, and (iii) a firmer groundwork for systematic analysis of HCI methods. We will narrate, analyze and synthesize our shared stories together in the workshop.

== Motivation ==
The success of HCI approaches is beyond doubt, yet remains limited, and there is still considerable scope for transferring new User Experience (UX) practices to new application contexts and design settings. We need to better understand how HCI approaches are transferred between usage contexts. The main contribution of the workshop will be a deeper understanding of how HCI 'methods' (including practices, approaches, etc.) are transferred across a range of design contexts, which may be distinguished by application domain or project or organizational constraints. These deeper understandings will be grounded in case studies submitted to the workshop. The workshop will explore transferring "methods-as-configurable-combinational-resources", which involves analysis, appropriation, adaptation and synthesis of re-usable resources (Woolrych et al. 2011). We will use narratives to expose the complexity of the following: * Perception and assessment of the role of methods in real-life design and evaluation settings * Externalization of HCI professionals' repertoire for modifying resources of an existing HCI method by taking into account contextual factors of a new project
* Compatibility of HCI methods with new contexts

== Submission ==
For this workshop, we invite:
* UX practitioners to submit case studies of (un)successful transfer of HCI methods from 'old' to 'new' interaction design contexts. * UX researchers with theoretical positions on the nature of interaction design work to submit position papers on frameworks for understanding methods, approaches and re-usable resources and their relation to design work in specific project settings.

Accepted case studies and theoretical positions will provide a corpus for analysis at the CHI workshop. We will focus on the design work required to get HCI methods to work, and how this is impacted by contextual factors such as application domains, organizational factors and project constraints. Of particular interest for this workshop is the relationship between specific re-usable methodological resources and their commoditization into design 'methods' on the one hand, and the realities of UX work on the other. The work required to bridge theory and practice is a key focus.

Guidelines are provided for describing a case study (4-6 pages, SIGCHI format). An audio recording of 15-20 minutes is an alternative format.

Submissions are to be sent to Effie Law per email <e...@mcs.le.ac.uk>
All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. The reason for this policy is that workshops are part of the CHI conference.

== Workshop Organizers ==
Effie Law, University of Leicester, UK
Ebba Hvannberg, University of Iceland, Iceland
Arnold P.O.S. Vermeeren, TU Delft, the Netherlands
Gilbert Cockton, Northumbria University, UK
Timo Jokela, Joticon Oy/Aalto University, Finland

== References ==
Woolrych, A., Hornbæk, K., Frøkjær, E., & Cockton, G. (2011). Ingredients and meals rather than recipes: A proposal for research that does not treat usability evaluation methods as indivisible wholes. Int. J. HCI 27(10), 940-70.


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