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CfP: Personal or Social? Designing Mobile Interactions for Co-located Interaction
*** in conjunction with NordiCHI 2014 ***
*** October 27, Helsinki, Finland ***

*** August 14 2014 - papers due ***
*** September 04 2014 - feedback to the authors ***
*** September 30 2014 - camera ready ***

*** more info at ***

======== WORKSHOP SUMMARY ========

Personal mobile devices like mobile phones, tablets, fitness wristbands, and smart watches are becoming a ubiquitous technology weaved-in into our daily lives and activities. However, today these devices are designed and considered by the users as personal – not shared or collaborative. The workshop is interested in how mobile technology could be introduced in activities that are inherently co-located and cooperative – without being too dominant. The practical goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, designers, and practitioners to explore this design space, to test and refine a design method, as well as to explore the potential to apply current commercial mobile devices, applications, and interaction techniques, as well as perhaps extend them, to allow richer social experiences.

This workshop is building on the success of previously organized workshops "Computer Mediated Social Offline Interactions" at UbiComp 2012 and 2013, and "Designing Mobile Face-to-Face Group Interactions" at ECSCW 2013.

======== TOPICS OF INTEREST ========

Personal or Social? will focus on the following topics, but similar topics and discussions will be welcomed for submission and discussion during the workshop.

- Novel applications or interaction techniques for mobile devices that aim to stimulate and/or support co-located social activities, collaboration and interaction
- Design methods/approaches and challenges in designing for co-located face-to-face interactions
- Utilizing hardware add-ons, extensions and customizations to extend the “social capabilities” of personal mobile devices
- Experience reports from "in the wild" deployments or prototypes that aim to stimulate and/or support co-located social activities


The workshop provides a forum for knowledge sharing, discussion and networking, as well as for putting together a collection of design methods and creating new knowledge and ideas for social mobile technologies for co-located people. 

We welcome HCI scholars and practitioners from multidisciplinary areas including: social computing and CSCW researchers, interaction designers, researchers of interaction techniques, and application developers. We are expecting up to twenty-four participants at the workshop. 

======== PRELIMINARY PROGRAM ========

Morning Session: Getting familiar with the design space
The workshop starts with a short introduction to the topic of the workshop followed by introducing a design framework, which will be used for idea generation throughout the workshop. After that, participants get to know each other and their works through an ice-breaker activity. Brainstorming follows where participants share experiences and issues that they have encountered when designing and developing for face-to-face interaction. 

Afternoon Session: Scenario-Based Design
Participants are split into groups (the number of teams is based on the number of the participants). Design teams are given different scenarios of a social activity and, using the proposed framework and method, they are to design their solution based on the potential of existing commercial mobile devices with features which enhance given social activities. Participants concretize their ideas through storyboards or simple mock-ups. At the end of the workshop, each group presents their design ideas, followed by a concluding discussion.

======== SUBMISSION FORMAT ========

Postion papers: 2-4 pages in CHI extended abstract format
Paper template:
Submission: as email attachement [log in to unmask], with email subject "Personal or Social Submission" 

The position paper should describe why one is particularly interested in this field of design (in terms of research, ideas or upcoming activities) and what design challenges one sees. Participants will be selected based on the relevance of their work with, and/or interest in, the design of co-located social interaction by the workshop organizers and the external program committee described in the margin of this page. 

======== TIMELINE AND DEADLINES ========

Workshop submission deadline: 	August 14 2014 
Feedback to the authors: 		September 04 2014
Camera-ready version: 			September 30 2014
Workshop at NordiCHI 2014: 		October 27 2014

======== ORGANIZERS ========

Pradthana 'Ting' Jarusriboonchai, Tampere University of Technology, FI
Sus Lundgren, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Thomas Olsson, Tampere University of Technology, FI
Joel Fischer, University of Nottingham, UK 
Nemanja Memarovic, University of Lugano, CH
Stuart Reeves, University of Nottingham, UK
Paweł Woźniak, Chalmers University of Technology, SE
Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg, SE

We're looking forward to meet you at Personal or Social workshop!

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