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"David W. McDonald" <[log in to unmask]>
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David W. McDonald
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 13:01:32 -0800
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For those of you working in "Digital Home" research, products or  
something similar, please consider submitting a position paper to our  

IT@Home: Unraveling Complexities of Networked Devices in the Home
CHI 2006 Workshop

Call for Participation

The home is becoming a complex and hard to manage collection of  
computers and digital lifestyle devices. The work to setup and  
maintain a network of digital living devices in the home is similar  
to the work of IT professionals. Indeed the growing complexity of  
interconnected digital devices results in more and more time spent  
solving problems with those devices and their configurations, an  
important part of computer use that we call “IT@Home”. The workshop  
will be structured to consider four areas of focus:

   * Perspectives – How should we consider IT@Home? What theories  
apply to IT@Home?
   * Problem Framing – What are critical problems in IT@Home?
   * Empirical Study – Case studies and examples of effectively  
studying home IT.
   * Design – What are some critical design issues for IT@Home?

Contributions to these conceptual areas that are illustrated through  
data and case studies will be valued by researchers, designers,  
product teams and market analysts through the coming years.

Individuals interested in participating in this full-day workshop  
should submit a position paper on IT@Home that addresses one of the  
four areas listed above. Position papers should be limited to 4  
pages. Submissions in PDF or Word should be sent to David McDonald  
[log in to unmask] by December 15, 2005. Notifications of  
acceptance to the workshop will be made in early February 2006.

For more information on the workshop please visit:

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