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        - CHI 2004 One Day Workshop -

     Designing for Reflective Practitioners

     Sunday 25th April 2004, Vienna, Austria

Position Paper due: January 12 (monday), 2004
Notification of Acceptance: February 23 (monday), 2004

Gerhard Fischer (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Anders Morch (University of Oslo, Norway)
Kumiyo Nakakoji (University of Tokyo, Japan)
David Redmiles (University of California, Irvine, USA)

This workshop is an opportunity for diverse researchers to
come together to identify and trace common ideas evolving
from the work of Donald Schoen about the reflective
practitioner. It is an opportunity to assess solutions, and
to open channels of communication.

Donald Schoen wrote about the reflective practitioner,
describing professional practice as transcending technical
rationality, requiring reflection-in-action. Researchers in
diverse communities have articulated related concepts. Fred
Brooks distinguished between accidental and essential
activities for software designers.  Herbert Simon referred to
the bounds of rationality in solving ill-formed problems. Lucy
Suchman demonstrated the limits of rationalized designs in her
characterization of situated action.

In response to these observations, and sometimes in parallel,
researchers and practitioners in many communities developed
techniques, methods, and theories to support reflection on
the part of end users. Software critics, agents, and wizards
are example techniques developed by the intelligent user
interface community to prompt end users to reflect on their
work. The computer-supported collaborative learning community
has worked to integrate working and learning. Methodologies
such as participatory design and open source development
support reflection and greater realism in software systems in
the ways they involve end users.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a 2-4 page
position paper discussing their experiences developing and
using techniques, methods, and theories that support
reflective practitioners. Authors should address how
the concepts they have used have evolved over time.

Two to four page position papers in MS Word or Adobe PDF
formats should be submitted to: [log in to unmask], with
the subject line "CHI Workshop Submission" no later
than January 12, 2004. Notice of participant acceptance will
be given by February 23, 2004.

Additional information will be updated at