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Keith Instone <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 5 Dec 2001 23:35:57 -0500
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Call for Participation

"HCI & IA:
    Information, Interaction, Interface and Usability Architects
    Share Deliverables"
A workshop at CHI 2002, April 22, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Organizers: Keith Instone, Lisa Chan, Peter Boersma, George Olsen

About the workshop
How does what information architects do compare with what other HCI
practitioners do? This workshop will let various "architects"
(information, interaction, interface and usability)  share their
deliverables to help us understand the relationship between HCI and
information architecture.

Typical IA deliverables include: flowcharts, wire frames, sitemaps,
prototypes, use cases, card sorts, content inventories, client audits,
site hierarchies, conceptual diagrams, storyboards, requirements &
narratives, blueprints, screen schematics, labeling schemes, and

During the workshop we will discuss themes that cut across the
deliverables (such as type of document, audience, lifecycle stage). We
will also address some of the larger issues around HCI and IA, such as
skill overlaps and gaps, IA beyond web sites, and "design" vs.

Position Papers
Interested participants must fill out the workshop application form
(available from and specify
what type of architect (or designer) they are. Participants must also
submit several sample deliverables in order to be considered for the
workshop. The deliverables have to be "publicly shareable" - submitters
can use actual deliverables or create "sanitized" versions that can be
publicly displayed during and after the workshop.

Forms should be emailed in plain text and deliverables should be
attached, preferably in PDF.

All application materials should be sent to Peter Boersma
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Participants will be selected based on several criteria, including the
diversity of their backgrounds. Accepted participants will be expected
to become familiar with the other participants deliverables before the
workshop. Selected participants will also be asked to report on themes
that cut across the set of deliverables.

Important dates
25 January   Position papers due
22 February  Workshop acceptance notification
8 March      CHI 2002 early registration deadline
22 March     Themes identified and assigned to participants
22 April     Full day workshop at CHI 2002
23-25 April  CHI 2002 technical program (main conference)

For questions concerning position papers, please contact Peter Boersma
([log in to unmask]). For questions concerning the workshop in
general, please contact Keith Instone ([log in to unmask]).

Also, see the workshop web site for more information:

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