Theories of Computer-Mediated Work
EXTENDED DEADLINE - March 15 2002
Aarhus, Denmark - October 24-25, 2002 (after NordiCHI 2002)
In many ways human-computer interaction, or human-machine interaction
has become too limited a perspective that needs to be rethought.
Conceptually, computer-mediated work, interaction design and other
terms have been proposed to focus on these new concerns. We need to
deal with technological challenges that encompass a variety of
technologies dynamically interconnected in complex webs. These
technologies are used by new groups of users, in new and
ever-changing constellations of collaborators, at work, at home and
on the move. Work is increasingly characterised by co-operation
between collaborators in information intensive and dynamical work
settings needing to adapt rapidly to changes in environmental
conditions and demands. This rapidly changing work requires
crossdisciplinary collaboration and communication among individuals
and teams within and across organisations.
In order to address these demands for technologies and uses, we are
in serious need of new theories, and new ways of dealing with theory
in design. In particular, a reconceptualisation of the borderlines
between technical and human disciplines is needed in order to
facilitate co-operative work and cope with the dynamic change of work
activities and information needs, and in generally to handle the
intervowen nature of technology and work.
The conference addresses such questions as
* How may we reconceptualise human-computer interaction, or
* Which new concerns need to be dealt with and how?
* Flexible interaction, flexible mediation - how to understand it,
how to support it?
* Interaction paradigms that include babyfaces as well as full-room interaction
* Dynamics, emergence, tailoring - how to understand it, how to support it?
* How do we understand the aspects of interaction and mediation that
result from cooperation between heterogeneous user groups in changing
constellations of collaborators?
* Navigation and orientation in complex, dynamic information spaces
* Support for communication, support for doing - media, tools or beyond?
* How do we understand and support learning in use, together and apart?
The conference will include published proceedings, plenary
presentations, panels and workshops emphasising the active
involvement of every participant.
Program committee: Annelise Mark Pejtersen and Peter Bøgh Andersen
(chairs). Liam Bannon, Susanne Bødker, John Carroll, Mark Dunlop,
Raya Fidel, Jonathan Grudin, Kari Kuutti, Wendy Mackay, Mihai Nadin,
Frieder Nake, Yvonne Rogers, Penny Sanderson, Kerstin
Severinson-Eklundh, Dan Shapiro, Volker Wulf
Conference chair: Susanne Bødker ([log in to unmask])
Deadline for papers, panels and workshop proposals: March 15, 2002
Proposals must be submitted to www.daimi.au.dk/~bouvin/tcmw
For submission formats please follow the format guidelines of
Further information: http://www.chmi.dk/projects/
For further information on NordiCHI 2002, see www.nordichi.org
Center for Human-Machine Interaction
Center for New Ways of Working
tel +45 8942 5630
University of Aarhus, Denmark fax +45 8942 5624