The Computer/Human Interaction 2007 (CHI 2007) Workshop on "Supple Interfaces: Designing and evaluating for richer human connections and experiences" has announced its call for papers for its event taking place during the April 28 - May 3, 2007 Conference in San Jose, California.
This workshop aims to create a common language for discussing research challenges and progress made in designing and evaluating “supple” interfaces. Supple interfaces aim to build richer connections between people as well as deeper emotional experiences through interface. Examples include affective interactive systems, games, and relationship-building systems.
For these kinds of applications, the CHI community is struggling with a new set of design values and accompanying challenges that can be hard to articulate and thus to advance as a community. These application spaces and interaction modes require an emphasis on the quality of experience rather than outcome, and often involve subtleties of the dynamics of engagement with such interfaces and with others through these interfaces.
Through hands-on experiences (including play with next-generation game controllers from Nintendo), presentations, and active discussion during the day, CHI intends to make a start at creating a coherent working framework for this area that can be shared with the larger CHI community.
2-4 page submissions should indicate:
- Experience in designing/evaluating interfaces that could be categorized as supple interfaces.
- Primary stance at the workshop—what you have to contribute, whether it is presenting an example system in some form, presenting an evaluation or design method, or
presenting relevant theoretical context for supple interface design and evaluation.
- Primary goals in attending—what you hope to leave with, whether it’s new techniques for evaluation or design, a more coherent grounding in theory that can help shape decisionmaking, resources for tackling specific sub-problems you have been facing, or other outcome goals.
Chosen participants will be notified by February 1, 2007. Submit papers to Katherine Isbister
by January 12, 2007.