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We are organizing a workshop on aesthetic aspects and aesthetic practices (eg. fashion week,fashion blogging, music festival etc.) of shape-changing organic interface design at Nordichi, Helsinki in October this year. Please forward the following email to those who might be interested! Thank you very much!


Nordichi 2014 WORKSHOP CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:
Aesthetic Practices and Design for Shape-Changing OUIs

As an emerging technology, shape-changing OUIs have non-planar displays that may actively or passively change shape via analogue physical inputs. The majority of research so far has focused on developing input and output technologies. But there are many aesthetic considerations and potential applications of OUIs, which have yet to be studied in-depth.

The main concern of the workshop will be on the aesthetic dimensions of these new types of artifacts, both tactile and visual, within certain contexts where interactions with the shape-changing artifacts will take place. It will bring together an interdisciplinary group of academic and industrial researchers to discuss the current and future opportunities of designing aesthetic experiences with the emerging technology.

We invite you to submit a 24 page position paper (in ACM Extended Abstracts Format) that discusses your thinking or practical work relating to the aesthetic aspects of shape-changing OUIs. We call on a broad participation, including researchers from technology, user studies, interaction-, product- and fashion design, multi-modal systems and haptic devices. No particular technical skills are required to participate.

The full-day workshop will include activities such as design exercises for specific personas and scenarios grounded in certain aesthetic practices. The organizers will bring some examples for hands-on explorations, and participants are also encouraged to bring their own design ideas, materials, projects, or whatever they find relevant or interesting for this domain.

Important date:

Deadline for workshop papers: August 14, 2014
Notifications of acceptance: September 11, 2014
Workshop date: October 27, 2014

Submission:Send your position paper by email to: [log in to unmask]

More information is coming up on the homepage of this workshop http://aestheticouis.wordpress.com

Information on Nordichi 2014, please see the webpage: http://nordichi2014.org/submissions/workshops-participants
Registration fee:http://nordichi2014.org/registration
Please remember that the workshop fee of 100 will be doubled if the participant does not attend at least one day of the main conference.
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