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The Body as a Starting Point:

Exploring Inside & Around Body Boundaries for Body-Centric Computing Design

CHI 2018 - April 21 or 22, 2018 - Montreal, Canada


*** no position papers required, complete the below form by Feb 2nd to
register your interest

More details and workshop schedule on:


Are we designing the best tools, from tracking to play, that make it as
easy as possible for us to be as resilient and brilliant as possible, for
as long as possible?

More of us are designing tools for what is becoming known as “body-centric
computing” aimed at a range of goods from innovations in play to disease
prevention. That said, even in this body-oriented work, the body itself is
still mainly treated as a black box, where few of us in HCI know much about
what goes on under our body’s hoods. Knowing more about this wonderfully
complex system ourselves, rather than relying on the kindness of
interdisciplinary colleagues to tell us how it works, we hypothesize,will
enables us to innovate in more powerful and effective ways, as we are able
to consider research and design opportunities based on this body science
but informed by our methods.

For instance: knowing about how sleep cycles affect our memory, learning,
tissue repair, longevity, would we ever design “smart” alarms to disrupt
our sleep? Or focus on the more challenging problem of how to get
sufficient sleep for our wellbeing?

if you’re interested in (a) a fast, practical accessible primer about how
the body works and (b) opportunities to explore how that knowledge may
affect your designs for body-centric computing, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU

We invite you to a practical two-day workshop where we (1) will present
knowledge of how we work, from to gut to brain to fat to muscles and
hormones and heart to bacteria all actually combine to make us better or
worse us’s, (2) will explore and test in multiple design exercises
throughout the workshop how this knowledge can be applied in design and
research (3) will use these insights to refine new research agendas for
body-centric computing.

How to Participate - It’s EASY


Participants are invited to complete the form below, no position papers

More details and workshop schedule on:

Notification dates


Notification of acceptance: February 23, 2018

Workshop dates: Saturday/Sunday, 21-22 April 2018

Participants will be selected based on relevance of their replies.

*As part of the CHI2018 conference, all workshop participants are required
to register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference.*

WE INVITE YOU TO: The Body as a Starting Point - CHI 2018 Workshop to
Explore Inside & Around Body Boundaries for Body-Centric Computing

Thank you

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