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Michael Albers <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 08:23:22 -0500
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Call for Papers
Workshop on HCI & Information Design to Communicate Complex Information
University of Memphis, Memphis TN
February 16-17, 2007


The future will see the design of information and communication 
technologies that serve ever more complex purposes and problems. For 
these technologies, creating user-centered support is particularly 
challenging when  users are domain experts with sophisticated 
knowledge work and collaborations and do not want to become power 
users to conduct this work electronically. Goals of this workshop are 
to define what we already know about communicating complex 
information to such domain experts and clarify our understanding of 
what issues urgently need further research.

Quality designs must make HCI simpler, not more complex and 
difficult.  The challenge is figuring out how to "harness" complex 
phenomena in requirements, design, and testing so that our systems 
support and enhance the proper level of understanding for open-ended, 
dynamic knowledge work.  To meet these challenges, this workshop will 
address some of the most pressing issues in designing useful and 
usable digital information for domain experts' knowledge work. These 
include but are not limited to the following:

Designing for experts.
Representations of complex activities for design
Domain specificity

We want this workshop to maximize the exchange of information and 
ideas among the participants.  The workshop will feature a highly 
interactive format with each participant giving a 15-20 minute 
presentation followed by a 20-30 minute discussion.  We wish to 
encourage high interactivity and in-depth discussion about each topic.

Please submit a 2-page position paper about your ongoing work, new 
interaction designs, opinions or approaches to the problem, or 
conceptual frameworks or theories. The position paper will also be 
used as part of a book proposal for a collection of the papers 
presented at the workshop.  Email your paper, in PDF, to 
[log in to unmask]  with subject "Workshop Submission".

2 page proposal due: June 30, 2006
Notice of acceptance:  July 30, 2006
Papers for workshop due:   3 weeks before conference
                                            (about 30 double spaced pages)
Workshop dates:   February 16-17, 2007
Final papers for edited collection due:  1 month after conference

Michael J. Albers     [log in to unmask]

Dr. Michael J. Albers
Professional Writing Program
Department of English
University of Memphis
Memphis  TN  38152 

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