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Please note NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 7th, 2010.


Call for Participation:

"Heritage Inquiries: A Designerly Approach to Human Values"
August 16-17, 2010

An ACM DIS 2010 Workshop



This two-day workshop will bring together the interdisciplinary  
community of scholars and practitioners involved in the design of  
interactive systems and sharing a common interest in heritage matters.

The role of emerging technologies in the preservation of the things we  
value is increasingly at the forefront of people’s concerns. As  
designers of interactive systems, we are asked to better understand  
what people do and do not value. At the core is the question: what  
does it mean to be human? This understanding is central to how we  
design for a changing world [1]. Heritage matters represent a unique  
domain to explore fundamental human values, including remembering,  
being a community, and coming together as a society through separate  
understandings and attachments to artifacts, places and events.  
Because heritage is lived and practiced within situations that are  
“personal and yet social,” “private and yet public,” “of the present  
and yet of the past and the future” [2], such an exploration bears  
extraordinary opportunities for the future design of interactive  
systems. While fostering engaging ways for people to interact with  
heritage objects and matters, it opens up design inquiries that go  
beyond traditional museological concerns and contribute to basic  
research in human-centered design.

Through design activities embedded within Aarhus and its surroundings,  
participants will discuss the theoretical implications of design  
inquiries in the heritage domain with respect to the future design of  
interactive systems of social and cultural significance, focusing in  
particular on issues of everyday engagement. The workshop will also  
provide a key networking opportunity.

[1] R. Harper, T. Rodden, Y. Rogers, A. Sellen (2007). Being Human:  
Human-Computer Interaction in the Year 2020. Cambridge, England:  
Microsoft Research Ltd.
[2] E. Giaccardi, L. Palen, (2008). The Social Production of Heritage  
Through Cross-Media Interaction: Making Place for Place-Making.  
International Journal of Heritage Studies, 14:3, May 2008, pp. 282-298.


Create an international network of scholars and practitioners engaged  
in heritage matters within the field of interaction design, elaborate  
a shared agenda of research themes and design considerations with  
particular emphasis on issues of everyday engagement in heritage  

Discussion of the theoretical implications of design inquiries in the  
heritage domain with respect to the design of interactive systems of  
social and cultural significance will address in particular the  
following questions:

* How can designers inquire into people's engagement in heritage  
* How can interactive technology support or even promote the  
motivation and values underpinning engagement in heritage matters?
* What characterizes heritage experience, and how can we design for it?
* How can interactive technology support  the social system of  
experiences and interpretations that makes the meaning of heritage  
evolve over time?
* What structures of conversation do we need to designerly put in  
place to capture and reinforce the dialectical and often impalpable  
relations between people and their environment?
*  How can we design for publics that form and evolve around personal  
as well as societal heritage matters on the basis of common interests  
and affinities?

The workshop will also produce several publications, including an  
edited book.


The workshop welcomes scholars and practitioners interested in  
discussing novel design inquiries from both design research and  
heritage studies. We welcome scholars and practitioners covering a  
wide range of areas of expertise, including:

* interaction design
* human-computer interaction
* information technology
* anthropology
*  sociology
* archaeology
* architecture
* historical studies
* human geography
* museum and heritage studies
* cultural studies
* media and communication
* new media arts


NEW Submission deadline: June 7, 2010
Notification to participants: June 28, 2010

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted 2  
to 4 page position paper.  The position paper must outline the  
submitters view on the workshop theme and the reasons for interest in  
the topic including the following information:

- A theoretical account or investigation in the convergence of  
heritage matters and interaction design;
- A description of a method or project related to designing for  
heritage experience and interpretation.

Email submissions to:
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All submissions must follow the ACM CHI formatting guidelines for  
extended abstracts which is available at:


Elisa Giaccardi, Departamento de Informática + Instituto de Cultura y  
Tecnología, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Ole Sejer Iversen, Department of Information and Media Studies,  
University of Aarhus

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