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Hello all,

Please consider joining us for a workshop at CSCW 2019
<> on Life Transitions and Social Technologies:
Research and Design for Times of Life Change

Abstract: When people experience major changes in their lives ( e.g.,
relationship changes, transition from high school to college, realizing an
LGBTQ identity, life stage changes such as transitioning to old age, etc.),
they often turn to social technologies to help navigate shifting identities
and networks and find support and resources. People’s experiences using
social technologies during times of life transition, and how to better
design such technologies, has been a major focus of social computing
research. This workshop will gather researchers working in this space to
discuss eight themes: life events vs. processes; changing identities;
multiple overlapping life events; physical and digital transitions;
technology non-use during life transitions; liminality framework;
theoretical frames; and methodological considerations. Collaboratively, we
will 1) synergize insights from workshop organizers’ and participants’
research to determine how social technologies can be designed to better
support people during life transitions and 2) outline an agenda for the
future of social computing work focused on life transitions.

*How to submit:*

Early-decisions (for those who want to book travel early)
Deadline: August 25, 2019
Notifications: September 2, 2019

Later-decisions (for those who want to do this after the CHI deadline)
Deadline: September 25, 2019
Notifications: October 2, 2019

Interested participants should submit a short paper describing either:
1) Their research, preliminary or completed, related to life transitions
and social technologies - or -
2) A position paper arguing for a particular idea or approach related to
conducting research on or designing for life transitions and social

More info on our website here <>.

*Workshop organizers:*
Oliver Haimson, University of Michigan
Bryan Semaan, Syracuse University
Brianna Dym, University of Colorado Boulder
Joey Chiao-Yin Hsiao, University of Michigan
Daniel Herron, University of Dundee
Wendy Moncur, University of Dundee

Oliver Haimson, Ph.D.
University of Michigan | School of Information

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