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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: *How to Design Touch Interfaces for and with 
Older Adults: Identification of Challenges and Opportunities* in 
conjunction with NordiCHI2012
DEADLINE: August 13th, 2012 - Submission of Position Papers

October 14th, 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark

http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/NordiCHI2012
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TOPIC:
Older adults are a challenging user group, as they might not be familiar 
with new interfaces such as touch interfaces, or have physical or 
cognitive limitations in using them. Industry and research are 
recognizing older adults as a target group; however, there is no 
profound knowledge about how to design for and with this special user 
group (e.g., in terms of user-centered design and participatory design), 
and which particular role affordances might play. The aim of this 
workshop is to catch up and systematically generate knowledge about how 
to design with and for older adults. Therefore, this workshop aims at 
providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to discuss the 
design of touch interfaces for and with older adults, to closely look at 
the role of affordances, challenges and opportunities.

PARTICIPATION:
Exchange and interaction among participants from different communities 
and with various backgrounds is strongly encouraged. Additionally, a 
mixture of academic and industrial participants is anticipated. The 
workshop encourages interdisciplinary discussions and aims at including 
researchers and practitioners in the fields of interaction design, 
interface design, psychology, cognitive science, sociology, interaction 
design, etc.

Position papers are invited, but are not limited, on the following topics:
*  How are touch interfaces currently designed (e.g., which guidelines 
are used, if any)?
*  Which role do affordances play in touch interfaces for older adults?
*  Which challenges and opportunities arise when designing touch 
interfaces for and with older adults?
*  How can the collective knowledge be used to derive design guidelines 
for touch interfaces for older adults?

SUBMISSION:
Workshop candidates are requested to submit a position paper (must be 
formatted according to ACM SIGCHI Publications Format and should not 
exceed 4 pages) about research or work they have been involved with 
(related to the topics described above) via email 
[log in to unmask] Papers will be reviewed by an invited 
program committee and selected according to their significance as well 
as their potential to stimulate discussion. At least one author of 
accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for the 
conference itself. All accepted papers will be made available on the 
website.

IMPORTANT DATES: EXTENDED
August 13th, 2012 - Submission of Position Papers August 27th, 2012 - 
Notification of Acceptance September 15th, 2012 - Camera Ready Paper 
Version October 14th, 2012 - One-Day Workshop at NordiCHI 2012

EXPECTED OUTCOME
The outcome of the workshop will be twofold: On the one hand, it will 
help understanding the most important issues for design guidelines 
regarding touch interfaces for older adults, and to prioritize them. On 
the other hand, the workshop aims at providing the basis for a future 
cooperative publication of the participants on adequate design 
guidelines or a research agenda.

ORGANIZERS:
Verena Fuchsberger, Ilhan Aslan, Christiane Moser, Manfred Tscheligi 
(HCI Unit, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg, Austria) Walter 
Buchinger (emporia Telecom Produktions- und Vertriebs-GmbH & Co. KG, 
Austria) Judy Kay (School of Information Technologies, University of 
Sydney, Australia)

CONTACT:
More details to be found on the workshop website:
http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/NordiCHI2012
For any further information on the workshop please contact 
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