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     REMINDER: Making Places workshop @ NordiCHI 2014

NordiCHI' 14

  Call for Participation

  Full-day workshop

  _Title: Making Places: Visualization, Interaction and Experience in
  Urban Space

      Submission Deadline: 14th August 2014

"Cities are exciting" [8]. People are drawn to urban areas because of 
the choices that cities offer. Large-scale sensor networks and pervasive 
computing technologies are transforming city environments as they become 
augmented with increasingly powerful, networked technologies and media. 
[4] This raises the question of how these technologies can play a part 
in improving the use of the spaces in urban environment and, critically, 
what roles information visualization and interaction design have in this 
endeavor. [7] In the context of so-called future or smart cities, 
visualizations are especially relevant as they are the tangible outcomes 
of these systems, while interaction design is the enabler for citizens 
to engage with this urban data.

Emerging technologies are providing new ways of experiencing information 
in urban space and, consequently, creating a fertile area for 
cross-disciplinary research, bringing together computer sciences, social 
sciences, arts and music, among others (see for example [1], [2], [3], 
[5] and [6]). But it is through human activities, that urban spaces 
become "places". How people experience and conceptualise "place" is 
formed by the scope and range of what happens in that space and those 
that inhabit it.

This is an interdisciplinary workshop encouraging dialogue between 
researchers, technologists and design practitioners who are interested 
in forming continuing collaborative links. We invite position papers 
(2-6 pages) in Alt Chi format, from a range of areas as HCI, computer 
and social sciences, music, and arts. Papers will be peer-viewed by at 
least two members of an international programme committee.

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[1]Koeman, L., Kalnikaite, V., Rogers, Y., Bird, J. What chalk and tape 
can tell us: Lessons learnt for next generation urban displays. ACM 
PerDis'14 (2014).

[2]Kuznetsov, S., Davis, G.N., Paulos, E., Gross, M.D. and Cheung, J.C. 
Red balloon, green balloon, sensors in the sky. ACM UbiComp'11 (2011), 

[3]Lin, J-S and Li, P-Y. TEDDI-Sensor Data Visualisation. Project, 
Newcastle University (2013). Retrieved 5 May 2014, from

[4]Patel, M. Sotsky, J. Gourley, S. Houghton, D. The Emergence of Civic 
Tech: Investments in a Growing Field, The Knight Foundation, 2013

[5]Seah, S.A., Plasencia, D.M., Bennett, P., Karnik, A., Otrocol, V.S., 
Knibbe, J., Cockburn, A. and Subramaniam, S. Sensa-Bubble: A 
chrono-sensory mid-air display of sight and smell. ACM CHI'14 (2014), 

[6]Trigueiros, P. and Santelmo, N. Playground - fun with noise. Music 
and Architecture (2012). Retrieved from

[7]UrbanIxD: Designing Human Interactions in the Networked City, FP7 

[8]Zuckerman, E. Desperately Seeking Serendipity. Closing keynote 
presented at CHI 2011, Vancouver (2011).



Dr. Sarah Gallacher
Senior Research Associate

Intel Collaborative Research Institute: ICRI-Cities | UCL
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | UK
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