COGNITION, EMOTION AND OTHER QUALITATIVE FACTORS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
A special issue of Interacting with Computers, the Interdisciplinary
Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
The General Editorial and Management Board of the journal "Interacting with
Computers" invites practitioners and researchers alike to participate in a
special issue dedicated to Cognition, Emotion and Other Qualitative Factors
in Human-Computer Interaction.
IwC offers authors rapid publication in an expanding area of research and
development, and extends to referees the opportunity to preview significant
work in a field with substantial potential impact both in academia and in
Recent years have seen significant advances towards improved user interface
usability, greater user participation in the software development process,
and a clearer comprehension of the dynamics of various user groups.
However, there is still a great challenge facing the design community in
both understanding and designing for, the more subtle, transient,
subjective aspects of interacting with computers, which greatly determine a
user's success or failure with an interface. This Special Edition aims to
form a response to the growing concern about how users react subjectively
Papers are sought which cover, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
-cognition and emotion during human-computer interaction
-resistance to uptake of technologies
-new techniques measuring subjective responses during interaction
-designing for engagement
-socio-psychological barriers to using computers
-aesthetics in design
-online support groups
In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of Interacting with Computers,
submissions are invited from any field, including, for example, science and
technology studies, psychology, information studies, sociology, HCI,
anthropology, and commercial software development.
This call invites participation both by prospective authors and by
referees. (If you are interested in refereeing, please see the Referee Details,
Authors are asked to send expressions of interest including full contact
details to guest editor Judith Ramsay, no later than January 31st 1998.
interest should include a one page abstract of the paper and full contact
address, including email and fax details. In reply, the IwC General
Guidance for Authors and complete submission details will be sent to you.
Further information on the journal, paper types and Guidance for Authors
can be accessed via IwC's home page: http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/intcom.
Authors are asked to send full papers to the guest editor Judith Ramsay at
South Bank University, no later than April 1st 1998. Please do not send
papers to the
journal itself. Final revisions will be due on September 1st 1998. Note
versions will be expected to be submitted in electronic format.
Qualified referees are invited to e-mail the guest editor an expression of
interest, including current position, institutional affiliation, areas of
expertise and contact details, by 31st December 1997. Referees whose offers
to review are
accepted will be sent IwC's Advice to Referees, which specifies procedures
used and standards applied for all submissions to the Journal. Please note
that IwC expects four-week turnaround of articles distributed for review.
GUEST EDITOR CONTACT DETAILS
Dr. Judith Ramsay
Centre for People and Systems Interaction
South Bank University
103 Borough Rd
London SE1 OAA
Tel. +171 815 7421/7414
Fax. +171 815 7499
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