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Call for Participation: Mobile HCI 2004
Workshop on Design for Convergent Media


Design for Convergent Media is a full day Workshop for the Mobile HCI 2004 conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The workshop will be held on 13 September 2004. 

The workshop intends to explore and analyse crucial issues in the design of the interaction in scenarios of ubiquitous communication. Mobile telephone handsets, still and video cameras, music play, walkie talkie features, and television programming will all be considered. 

Theme and Topics of Interest
The recent developments in communication technologies (3G, iTV, broadband, etc) will strongly enhance and extend communication possibilities in ubiquitous contexts. In this sense, convergent media is becoming one of the main relevant HCI issues. Therefore, new design approaches, HF (Human Factors) studies, behavioural theories and evaluation techniques must arise in order to be able to design interactive mobile products that provide the user with a positive experience.  

Development of a HF research agenda for this specific issue, to identify and extend the research community in this topic. Moreover, to sensitise designers to the unique interaction design issues for convergent communication scenarios (learning models, interface evaluation, etc.). 

Duration and Organization
The workshop is designed for one full day of activity with relevant theoretical discussion, ending with a poster design session. After the presentations and discussion, participants will be invited to choose a format of interactive service for ubiquitous contexts and hypothesise a suitable scenario of use that will enhance users' interactive experience with several devices. Each team will be asked to summarize its findings with a poster presentation. 
Agenda and Schedule 
The workshops will run from 9am until 5pm on Monday 13th September (the only workshop day). Duration Activity 

1:30 Introductions & Paper presentations 
0:30 Project discussion & break into groups 
1:00 Participatory design and paper prototyping 
1:00 User testing and redesign 
1:00 Group presentations 
1:00 Documentation and Poster preparation 
1:00 Poster presentations and group discussion 
Expected Outcomes
This workshop will evaluate the evolution of HCI for convergent media and discuss new challenges for the industry in this field. Posters will summarize findings from groups' works. Results of the Workshop will also be made available on the Workshop's Web site. 

Authors' Names, Affiliations and Backgrounds
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Dr. Anxo Cereijo Roibás 
Senior lecturer, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences 
University of Brighton. Professor of Interaction Design and Multimedia Strategies 
Faculty of Design, Politecnico di Milano University 
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Scott Weiss 
Principal, Usable Products Company 
Chair, Usability SIG of New York Software Industry Association 
Author, "Handheld Usability" (Wiley: 2002) 
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