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Susanne Jul <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 12:06:23 -0800
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Due to the late distribution of the CHI 03 advance program, we are
extending the deadline for submission papers for the CHI workshop on
"Designing for Learning" until Monday, Jan 27th.

We invite submissions from individuals experienced with the topic as well
as from those interested in developing their understanding: The hands-on
format of the workshop is designed to allow both knowledge and intuition to
further collective understanding.

With apologies to those who met the original deadline,
-- Susanne and Chris

Designing for Learning

Susanne Jul
Chris Quintana
University of Michigan
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Learning is essential to life as we know it. The rate of social and
technological change has increased to a point where an individual must
constantly acquire new skills and knowledge in order to maintain their
place in society.  It is imperative that the complex technological tools
that drive this change also help users acquire new knowledge and skills.
This two-day workshop is aimed at developing a conceptual framework for the
design of user interfaces that promote learning, focusing on learning as a
problem in design rather than a problem in psychology or education. The
workshop is organized around a friendly design competition aimed at
providing a tangible context for discovering and discussing theoretical as
well as applied issues. Participants will be selected with a view to
creating a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds to ensure that a broad
spectrum of learning and design issues are considered. Design mockups or
prototypes resulting from the competition will be presented for review by
CHI attendees at the CHI poster sessions.

16 participants will be selected on the basis of a 2500 word position
paper. Priority will be given to individuals demonstrating a commitment to
work in the topic area. Position papers should describe the applicant's
understanding of the topic, current work or plans (if any) for work in the
topic area and include a brief description of the intellectual background
of the applicant (e.g., intellectual, cultural or subcultural
influences).  Position papers must be submitted electronically (preferably
as URL's) to [log in to unmask] by January 27, 2003.

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