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============= 1st call for papers =============

The object of interaction - the role of artefacts in interaction design
Workshop website:

A day-long workshop at OZCHI 2006  - Sydney, Australia, November 20th  
- 24th.

This workshop explores the role artefacts play in informing or  
inspiring the design of interactive technologies. We are interested  
in the match between method and context, with the workshop exploring  
how ‘creative’ versus ‘engineering’ approaches in user centred design  
lead to different engagements between people, design and context.  
This workshop will build on discussions of Cultural Probes, Playful  
Triggers and in-situ methods like contextual design that support  
discussion between user and designer.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit examples of their  
experiences of using or creating artefacts to support the interaction  
design process. In discussing the roles that artefacts play, we are  
interested in how design-led approaches make use of the artefacts in  
a generative way.

The workshop aims to provide ‘scaffolds’ to investigate the design  
space, led by the unique contexts provided by workshop participants.  
Through their submissions and attendance, we ask all participants to  
actively participate, experience and explore their own design space,  
in their own context of interaction design. Engagement in this  
experience will hopefully provide participants with a deeper insight  
and a greater awareness of their own design methods and processes, as  
well as informed knowledge gained from their peers.

Outcomes for participants

+ Playful, interactive and participatory activity based on open-ended  
conversations led by participants,

+ Experiential learning environment to understand design-led  
processes for interaction design,

+ A place to explore artefact-based interaction design methodology  
with a like-minded community.

Submission & Workshop Activities

Interested parties should submit a position paper on the nature of  
design process in their workplace or research context. Submitted  
papers should be up to 4 pages long, A4, and formatted according to  
the ACM SIG style. Templates and instructions are available from

Submissions should be in PDF format only, and sent as an email  
attachment to the Matthew Simpson <matts [at] itee [dot] uq [dot] edu  
[dot] au>. The sender of this email will be considered to be the  
corresponding author, whom we assume to act on behalf of and  
authorized by her or his co-authors.

It is assumed that authors of accepted papers will present their work  
and participate in workshop activities. Accepted papers, propositions  
and artefacts will be displayed on the workshop website.  An open  
discussion forum has been created at 
community/ to enable discussion on this topic prior to the workshop  
and into the future.

Key Dates

Call for papers: 29th August 2006
Submission deadline: 22nd September 2006
Author’s acceptance: 6th October 2006
Final workshop paper submissions: 27th October 2006
OZCHI 2006 Conference:  20th - 24th November 2006

View the workshop website:

To view the full workshop proposal - 

We hope to see you there,

The Organising Committee:
Matthew Simpson, Stephen Viller, Laurene Vaughan, Jeremy Yuille, Yoko  
Akama, Roslyn Cooper.

Matthew Simpson
Information Environments Program
School of ITEE
University of Queensland
Brisbane, Australia
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