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*Call for participation *

NordiCHI 2012 Workshop on UX Goals: "How to Utilize User Experience 
Goals in Design?"

October 14^th , 2012: Copenhagen, Denmark

In conjunction with NordiCHI2012 (

Info on the Workshop:

Deadline for submissions (3-6 page position papers): August 10^th , 2012.


How to facilitate designing for user experience? To design technology 
that is capable of enabling, promoting and/or demonstrating specific 
user experience we see it important to set /experiential goals/ for the 
design. Such /goal setting/ approach is receiving increasing attention 
as an approach in design and development of interactive systems -- not 
only in relation to everyday consumer technology, but also in work 
related systems.

This full-day workshop aims to bring together practitioners and 
academics to share knowledge and lessons learned on and explore

/*how to identify, define, use and draw inspiration from user experience 
goals /

throughout the design and development process.


The questions driving the workshop include:

*What constitutes a good UX goal? What aspects affect the suitability 
and use of UX goals in different design cases and phases?

*How UX goals can be identified and framed? How to involve users or 
other stakeholders in defining the UX goals?

*How to make use of the UX goals in various design and development phases?

*What is the potential and what are the limitations of the UX goal 
setting approach?

*How to make using UX goals as an approach suitable and useful for 
design and development practices and what is the related research agenda?


Topics of interest for position papers:

*Case studies, or practical examples of projects or products that have 
utilized UX goals or experience-centered design drivers

*Approaches, methods, and techniques that make use of UX goals or 
experiential design drivers in design and evaluation

*Theoretical considerations on UX goals and experience-centered design

*Accounts on challenges and issues that emerge when using UX goals in 
design and development

We invite researchers, designers, and UX practitioners interested in the 
workshop themes to participate in the workshop.


Submission instructions

To participate in this workshop at NordiCHI 2012, please submit a 3-6 
page position paper describing, for example, your cases, projects, 
findings, approaches, lessons learned, methods, designs, theoretical 
considerations, challenges or other issues relevant to the themes of the 

Please prepare your submission using the ACM Extended abstracts template 
format (

Deadline for submissions is August 10th, 2012.

Notification of acceptance by September 9th, 2012.

Accepted papers will be published in a compiled pdf publication, if 
paper author(s) agree. Publications will be freely available on the 
workshop website.

Please submit the papers through EasyChair:

Any workshop or submission related questions can be sent by email to 
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Workshop structure:

*Short presentations of participants' position papers (morning)

*Presentation of pre-workshop questionnaire results on UX goals (morning)

*Interactive session with group work on the initial workshop questions 


Workshop organizers

Heli Väätäjä, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Paula Savioja, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Finland
Virpi Roto, Aalto University, Finland


Program Committee

Jettie Hoonhout (Philips Research), Eija Kaasinen (VTT), Hannu Karvonen 
(VTT), Sari Kujala (Aalto University), Effie Law (University of 
Leicester), Marja Liinasuo (VTT), Andres Lucero (Nokia Research Center), 
Piia Nurkka (Tampere University of Technology), Kaisa 
Väänänen-Vainio-Mattila (Tampere University of Technology)


More information on the UX Goals Workshop:

NordiCHI2012 conference website:

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