HCI 2004: Design for Life
(early bird registration by July 12, 2004)
The 18th British Human-Computer Interaction Group Annual Conference is
taking place at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK from 6-10 September
HCI 2004 offers an excellent selection of tutorials on September 6-7,
2004. Please note that the early bird registration deadline is 12th
Monday, 6th September, 2004
T1: (full-day) Effective and Enjoyable Research Careers in HCI
HCI is multidisciplinary, and driven by users and changing fashions.
It's hard to do good research recognised as such. This tutorial is for
anyone wanting to enjoy doing better.
T2: (full-day) Systemic Task Analysis
Fundamental to HCI, task analysis concerns work performance. Systemic
Task Analysis (STA) has been developed from first principles and
provides an approach compatible with most other task analysis methods.
This tutorial will provide attendees with the necessary theoretical
appreciation and practical tools for them to undertake a basic task
analysis for any HCI application.
Further details, including a review by one of the attendees of the
original tutorial at HCI2003, can be found on Dan Diaper's web site:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/ddiaper . People are welcome to contact Dan
directly for further details.
T3 (full-day) Evaluating Interactive Products for and with Children
Stuart MacFarlane, Janet Read, Johanna Hoysniemi and Panos Markopoulos
This tutorial explains, and provides practical experience of, interface
evaluation methods that are appropriate when evaluating for or with
children. Usability and fun evaluations are considered, as are ethical
Tuesday, 7th September, 2004
T4 (full-day) Human Factors for Engineers
Carl Sandom and Roger S. Harvey
This tutorial would help systems engineers design complex, interactive
systems that are safer, more secure and easier to use. This will reduce
accidents, increase system integrity and enable more efficient process
T5 (Half-day - morning) Improving Usability in Mobile Interaction: A
User-Centerd Design Perspective
Lada Gorlenko and Roland Merrick
Making the mobile world usable - why is it difficult to get it right?
Join us to adopt the user-centred view on mobility and learn the basics
of mobile usability.
T6 (Half-day - afternoon) Using Design Space Analysis to facilitate
interaction design meetings
Interaction design meetings can be tough to attend and tougher to
facilitate. This tutorial presents practical facilitation techniques
using design space analysis to provide structure while promoting
creativity and rigour.
T7 (full-day) A fast track to innovation: New Methods for discovering
applications and estimating user benefits
Innovators in interactive technologies will learn advanced methods for
identifying applications and their performance criteria, leading the way
to innovative solutions that solve real user problems and deliver
See the links below for more details.
Conference Overview: http://www.hci2004.org/overview.asp
Advance programme: http://www.hci2004.org/confprog.asp
Social programme: http://www.hci2004.org/over-social.asp
We look forward to seeing you in Leeds,
Chair of HCI2004
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Tutorials Chair of HCI 2004
The Open University, UK