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Dear All,

Due to authors' requests, the submission deadline for the workshop 
I-UxSED 2010 has been extended to 1st August 2010.
Looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Effie, Silva & Jan
Call For Papers

Workshop on
Interplay between User Experience Evaluation and Software Development
(I-UxSED 2010)

17th October 2010
at NordiCHI 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland
Deadline for submissions: 1st August 2010



I-UxSED 2010 is built upon the tradition of I-USED’08 and ’09 
(International Workshop on the Interplay between Usability Evaluation 
and Software Development). It, however, targets at a much broader scope 
of User Experience (UX) where user's emotions, affects, motivations, and 
values are given as much, if not more, attention than ease of use, ease 
of learning and basic subjective satisfaction - the three traditional 
usability metrics.

We understand the relationship between UX and usability as the latter is 
subsumed by the former. Usability evaluation methods (UEMs) and metrics 
are relatively more mature. In contrast, UX evaluation methods (UXEMs) 
which draw largely on UEMs are still taking shape. It is conceivable 
that feeding outcomes of UX evaluation back to the software development 
cycle and instigating the required changes can even be more challenging 
than doing so for Usability Evaluation (UE). Several challenges are as 
* UX attributes are (much) more fuzzy and malleable, what kinds of 
diagnostic information and improvement suggestion can be drawn from 
evaluation feedback. How does the evaluation feedback enable 
designers/developers to fix this experiential problem (cf. usability 
problem) and how can they know that their fix works?
* Emphasis is put on conducting UE in the early phases of a development 
lifecycle with the use of low fidelity prototypes. However, is this 
principle applicable to UX evaluation? Is it feasible to capture 
authentic experiential responses with a low-fidelity prototype? If yes, 
how can we draw insights from these responses?
* Irrespective of whether formal or informal evaluation approaches are 
applied to usability or UX, it is the persuasiveness of empirical 
evidence that is ultimately the test of its worth. Is UX evaluation 
feedback less persuasive than usability feedback? If yes, will the 
impact of UX evaluation be weaker than UE?
* Software Engineering (SE) community has recognized that usability does 
not only affect the design of user interfaces but the software system 
development as a whole. Can such recognition and implications be taken 
for granted for UX, given that the evaluation methodologies and measures 
of UX could be very different (e.g. artistic performance)?
While the gap between HCI and SE with regard to usability has somewhat 
been narrowed, thanks to years of endeavour of the researchers in both 
communities, it may be widened again due to the emergence of UX.


The goal of this Workshop is to bring together researchers and 
practitioners from HCI and SE to identify challenges and plausible 
resolutions to optimize the impact of UX evaluation feedback on the 
development of systems that should eventually be usable, pleasurable and 
desirable. With this focus, contributions on the following topics, but 
are not limited to, are invited:
* Which artefacts of software development are useful as the basis for UX 
evaluation and how do such artefacts influence the selection of UX 
evaluation methods?
* What are the forms and characteristics of UX evaluation feedback that 
are considered or proved useful and necessary for software development 
(including the UI design)?
* How can UX evaluation methods be integrated in emerging techniques and 
approaches for software development (including the UI design)?
* How do software designers’/developers’ perceptions of UX evaluation 
feedback relate to their redesign strategies and approaches (e.g. 
* How can the effectiveness of UX evaluation feedback in improving the 
software quality be evaluated (i.e. the issue of downstream utility)?
Participants (max. 20) are accepted on the basis of their submitted 
papers. The intended audience is primarily SE and HCI researchers and 
practitioners who are working on and have experiences with the theme.


Submission Deadline: 1st August 2010
Acceptance Notification: 22th August 2010
Camera-ready Deadline: 8th September 2010
Workshop: 17th October 2010 (one full-day)


Papers should be submitted in PDF-format to the workshop reviewing 
system at ( 
Submissions should preferably describe empirical studies of the 
interplay between UX evaluation and software development, but those 
addressing theoretical frameworks for this theme are welcome as well.

Two types of submissions are solicited: Full papers with up to 6 pages 
describing substantial, completed work, and position papers with 2 pages 
describing either results that can be concisely reported or work in 
progress. Both types of papers should be formatted according to the 
SIGCHI ACM template. All papers will be peer reviewed. The workshop 
proceedings will be published on-line in (ISSN 1613-0073)
Activities Planned and Outcomes
The tentative workshop programme is as follows:
* A keynote speech by a recognized researcher in the field
* Presentation of selected papers
* Small thematic group discussion on major issues
* Plenary report and discussion of main issues
* Future work and collaboration
We plan to contact key HCI journals about their willingness to produce a 
special issue on the topic of the workshop.


* Tiziana Catarci, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy.
* Asbjørn Følstad, SINTEF, Norway.
* Morten Hertzum, Roskilde University, Denmark.
* Rune Thaarup Hoegh, ETI, Denmark.
* Kasper Hornbæk, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
* Nuno Jardim Nunes, University of Madeira, Portugal.
* Jair Leite, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil.
* Marianna Obrist, University of Salzburg, Austria.
* Virpi Roto, Nokia Research Centre, Finland.
* Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catolique de Louvain, Belgium.
* Arnold P.O.S Vermeeren, TU Delft, the Netherlands.


* Effie L-C Law, University of Leicester, UK/ETH Zürich, Switzerland
* Silvia Abrahão, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
* Jan Stage, Aalborg University, Denmark

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