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Deadline extended to 7 June 2004:
Call for Participation: Mobile HCI 2004


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 Interest of Topic
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

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
Faculty of Design, Politecnico di Milano University 
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Scott Weiss 
Principal, Usable Products Company 
Chair, Usability SIG of the New York Software Industry Association 
Author, “Handheld Usability” (Wiley: 2002) 
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Deadline for submissions: 7 June 2004