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Barbara Rita Barricelli <[log in to unmask]>
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Workshop @ INTERACT 2017
25-26 September 2017

Today, it is a true challenge to design applications that support users 
of technology in complex and emergent organizational and work contexts. 
To meet this challenge, the Working Group 13.6 (WG13.6) on Human Work 
Interaction Design (HWID) was established in September 2005 as the sixth 
working group under the International Federation for Information 
Processing specifically the Technical Committee 13 on Human Computer 
Interaction (HCI). A main objective of the WG13.6 as defined in 2012 is 
the analysis of this complexity and its relationships between extensive 
empirical work domains studies and HCI designs. The "Human Work 
Interaction Design Meets International Development" workshop takes place 
at the INTERACT Conference in Mumbai. Consequently, there is a unique 
opportunity to observe technology-mediated innovative work practices in 
informal settings. In this context, away from the mainstream industrial 
sites of the global north, this workshop proposes to analyze findings 
related to opportunities for design research in this type of work domains.

This workshop follows along the existing series of HWID discussions, 
focusing on identifying HCI patterns and its relations to the HWID field 
and re-lated fields. On this occasion and since this workshop takes 
place at the INTERACT Conference in Mumbai, there is a unique 
opportunity to observe technology-mediated innovative work practices in 
informal settings, in a social development context. This is why WG 13.6 
has decided to offer this workshop jointly with WG. 13.8 on Interaction 
Design in International Development, whose main interest since its 
creation in 2006 is to promote the application of interaction design to 
address the needs, desires and aspirations of people across the 
developing world.

Today's technologies change the way we work with pervasive interfaces 
and smart places, often shifting our physical boundaries and our 
operational modes. From health care, to traffic control, interaction 
with new technologies, researchers have raised challenging issues for 
HCI researchers and experts. This is even more challenging when one is 
away from the mainstream industrial sites of the global north. In line 
with recent suggestions that HCI should "turn to practice" and do 
practice based research, the utility and merit of defining a field from 
its published works stems from providing a conceptual frame to organize 
a variety of issues emerging in recent HCI research. In this workshop, 
we take a practice oriented, bottom up approach where a group of HCI 
researchers will analyze and synthesize relevant field work in an around 
Mumbai completed on the previous day.

Outcomes of the workshop include:
- human-centered design approaches for specific work domains 
(workplaces, smart workplaces);
- visions of new roles for workplaces that enhance both work practice 
and interaction design.

In order to achieve this, participants will engage with a 
conference-organized field trip to the fishermen society in Raigad 
district (near Alibaug), gather data, and will discuss their experience 
at the HWID workshop on the following day. The ideal target audience is 
composed of researchers and practitioners working on any topic related 
to work analysis, international development, cross-cultural studies, 
interaction design. We will also look at the challenges of analysing 
work in informal settings as a way to inform the design of digital 
mediation. After the workshop, the dataset analysis can be structured in 
such a way it provides design implications. These two aspects – analysis 
and design – will form one (or more) manuscript submissions for a 
well-ranked journal (TBA).

Prospective participants are invited to submit a 2-4 pages position 
paper formatted according to the Springer LNCS format, using this link: Papers will be 
selected by an International Program Commitee considering their quality, 
topic relevance, innovation, and potentials to foster discussion. Each 
paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers with different 
backgrounds providing authors with the information to make their 
contribution relevant and appealing for the workshop’s audience. At 
least one author from every accepted paper must plan to attend the 
workshop and present it.

June 10, 2017: Submission deadline
June 29, 2017: Notifications of acceptance to workshop participants of 
acceptance into workshops
July 1, 2017: Early bird registration deadline
July 31, 2017: Camera ready workshop position papers and extended abstracts

Pedro Campos – Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti), Portugal
Torkil Clemmensen – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Barbara Rita Barricelli - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera – University of West London, United Kingdom
Arminda Lopes - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-iti), Portugal
Frederica Gonçalves – Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute 
(M-iti), Portugal

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*Barbara Rita Barricelli, PhD*
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

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