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Jose Abdelnour-Nocera <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 17 Apr 2008 10:21:11 +0100
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New Sociotechnical Insights in Interaction Design


Call for Participation

Workshop on sociotechnical insights in interaction design

May 30th in BCS Offices in London, United Kingdom


Programme now available at 


A joint event of the BCS Interaction and Sociotechnical groups  


Aims and goals of the workshop

Diverse areas of the social sciences explore and conceptualize the
relation between people, society and technology under the rubric of
'sociotechnical', which can bring interesting insights into interaction
design. Organizational studies of technology adoption have a well
defined conceptual framework known as sociotechnical systems theory with
established principles. However, the situation is not the same for
interaction design research, which gives diverse uses to the term
'sociotechnical' when involving social methods and theories.
Methodological perspectives like ethnography, ethnomethodology and
activity theory have had a clear impact in interaction design, but the
potential contribution of other areas of the social sciences has not
become so clear and uniform despite the increased development of the
pervasive and social proxy - mediating and mediated -- characters of
interactive systems. 


This workshop will bring together good examples of research in
interaction design that refer to the term 'sociotechnical'. The
challenge is to achieve some level of 'translation' despite differences
between disciplines whose main interest is understanding social
phenomena and disciplines whose main interest is the design of
interactive systems. It is hoped the workshop will identify
opportunities for a sociotechnical knowledge framework in interaction



Registration deadline:

- April, 30th, 2008: £30 Students and BCS members, £50 General Public


Late Registration deadline:

- May, 15th  2008: £50 Students and BCS members, £80 General Public 


Registration includes refreshments for the day and a copy of the

More info on 



Workshop Co-Chair(s):

Jose Abdelnour-Nocera , Thames Valley University, UK

Russell Beale, University of Birmingham, UK

Lynne Dunckley, Thames Valley University, UK

Ken Eason, The Bayswater Institute, UK



Workshop Programme Committee:

Paola Amaldi, Middlesex University, UK

Fiona Concannon, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Elisa del Galdo, Human Factor International, UK/US

Joy Goodman, University of Cambridge, UK

Susan Dray, Dray Associates, US

Rogerio DePaula, Intel, Brazil

Bob Fields, Middlesex University, UK

Thomas Riisgaard Hansen, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Elise van den Hoven, Technological University of Eindhoven, The

Ann Light, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Stephan Lukosch, University of Hagen, Germany

Zhengjie Liu, Dalian Maritime University, China

Kris Luyten, Hasselt University, Belgium

Ian MacColl, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Philippe Palanque, University Paul Sabatier, France

Daniel Pargman, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Ulrike Pfeil, City University, UK

Suzana Sukovic, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Christian Sturm, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico

Helen Sharp, The Open University, UK



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