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Major characteristics of our interactions with technology lie in their 
frequency and execution in stable contexts, which according to 
behavioural psychology, form crucial foundations for the development of 
habitual behaviours. Habits are currently addressed as implicit facets 
of interaction design through concepts such as consistency, 
intuitiveness and learnability. That said, little research has focused 
explicitly on the habitual nature of our interactions with technology, 
the implications for HCI of habituated interaction and how disrupting 
these digital habits can impact on HCI related concepts. This full day 
workshop aims to define the area and scope of research for habits in the 
HCI discipline.

=====Topics of Interest=====

The workshop will aim to look at a range of topics relevant to defining 
the role, implications, issues and challenges in researching habits in 
human-computer interactions. It aims to attract submissions from 
researchers who are interested in issues such as:

 The definition of habits in HCI
 How habits are formed, maintained, broken and rebuilt in HCI contexts
 Cues to habit execution in HCI contexts
 The transferability of habits between the real-world and digital 
interactions
 Methodologies and approaches needed to effectively research HCI habits
 The impact of habit making and breaking on existing HCI concepts (e.g. 
usability, affordances, user experience, user error)
 How research on habits in HCI can inform behavioural psychological 
research on habits more generally

However this list is by no means exhaustive and submissions that authors 
feel are relevant to the theme more generally are also encouraged.

=====Outcomes of the Workshop======

Its primary purpose is to form a community to share ideas, best practice 
and connect those that are interested in this area to develop future 
activities (e.g. Journal Special Issues, CHI Spotlights, Panel Session 
and Workshop, HCI 2014 Workshop/Panels).

The workshop will also look to delineate and discuss areas for grant 
proposals within this domain, both at a UKRC (EPSRC and ESRC) and EU 
level (Horizon 2020).

=====Submissions=====

Dates for Submission: ******14th June 2013*****
Notification of Acceptance: ******15th July 2013******
Camera Ready Papers to Workshop Chairs: ******9th August 2013******

With the objective of gathering a range of discussion topics and views 
the workshop will consider:

Position statements (2 pages max)
Proposition papers (4 pages max)
Original pieces of research (6 pages max)
Reviews of current literature in related fields (6 pages max)

Each submission will receive at least 2 reviews

Submissions should be in BCS ewics format and authors should submit 
their contributions in pdf or word format to [log in to unmask]

All accepted contributions will be archived online through the workshop 
website.

=====Workshop Committee====

Benjamin R. Cowan (HCI Centre, University of Birmingham)
Chris P. Bowers (HCI Centre, University of Birmingham)
Rowanne Fleck (UCL Interaction Centre, University College London)
Russell Beale (HCI Centre, University of Birmingham)
Bas Verplanken (Department of Psychology, University of Bath)
Anna Cox (UCL Interaction Centre, University College London)
Charlie Pinder (HCI Centre, University of Birmingham)

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