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Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 08:50:28 +0100
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Night and darkness: Interaction after dark, CHI '08 Workshop

Here's the first call for position papers for our CHI '08 Workshop "Night
and darkness: Interaction after dark".

We're after lots of ideas and possible future directions and not just work
that's been completed.

Details are available here:

Here's a summary:
Many of us work and socialize late into the night, some increasingly so.
However, most information technology is still designed in the daytime with
little thought given to its behaviour or use after dark, even if the
technology itself can sense the darkness. How then might the behaviour of
our technology change as night falls?

The aim of this workshop is to use the themes of darkness, safety, night
time people and night time activities to explore new opportunities for
interaction design. Running through the afternoon and evening, the workshop
will allow for the brief presentation of position papers, but most activity
will focus on group-based discussion and design exercises, followed by an
in-situ brainstorm of design ideas in the darkness of Florence. A workshop
blog will be maintained after the workshop, allowing for participants to
continue discussions, form collaborations and, hopefully, co-ordinate plans
for future research.

Authors are invited to submit a two-page position statement in the CHI
conference publications format, including a brief biography. As a
pre-workshop activity, participants are also asked to document their own use
of technology for one night.

Submissions to: [log in to unmask]
Deadline: 3 October 2007
Notification: 28 November 2007
Workshop date: 6 April 2008
Location: Florence

Looking forward to your submissions,
Wendy March, Intel Research,
Dawn Nafus, Intel Research,
Laurel Swan, Brunel University,
Alex Taylor, Microsoft Research

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