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     The Second British HCI Group one-day meeting

               "COMPUTERS AND FUN 2"

             Monday 20th December 1999

         The Huntingdon Room, King's Manor
                University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS

Please submit your extended abstracts (300-500 words)
no later than November 5th, 1999, to:
  Andrew Monk
  Department of Psychology
  University of York
  York
  YO1 5DD, UK
  Tel: 01904 433148, Fax (+44) 01904 433181,
  Email: [log in to unmask]

The abstracts of accepted papers will be published in
Interfaces magazine.

WHY FUN?

Most of the research effort in HCI and design is aimed
at the world of work but leisure is also a large part
of people's lives. Computers and Fun 1 demonstrated
the wide variety of approaches that can be taken. As
well as fun applications (a musical play pen,
interactive drama, infotainment) there were theories
of fun and analyses of the use of fun. Fun is set to
be a major issue as information and communication
technology moves out of the office and into the living
room.

THE MEETING ON DECEMBER 20TH

Papers are invited relevant to any part of the theme.
As this is a new area these may describe work in
progress or "think pieces" as well as completed work.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
      Fun for older people
      Fun for younger people
      Fun in education
      Theories of fun
      Measuring fun
      Electronic communication and fun
See http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~am1/candf2.html for
the latest details.

YORK

The meeting will be held in The King's Manor in the
centre of York and within walking distance of the
railway station. York is less than 2 hours from London
King's Cross and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh. Come for
the weekend and finish off your Christmas shopping in
this charming town.

THE COST

The standard fee is 75 pounds (Students 20 pounds;
British HCI Group members 45 pounds). This includes
lunch and refreshments, registration and printed
copies of the abstracts. We will pay the registration
and a contribution towards the travel expenses of one
speaker per accepted paper.

TO REGISTER

Please send a cheque and full contact details to
Patricia Lowson at the above address.

ORGANISED ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH HCI GROUP BY:

Andrew Monk

Programme committee:

Steve Emmott (NCR Knowledge Labs, London),
Anu Mškelš (Helsinki University of Technology),
Chris Johnson (University of Glasgow).

____________________________________________
Andrew Monk, Dept Psychology,
University of York, York, YO1 5DD, U.K.
Tel. +44 1904 433148, Fax: +44 1904 433181
Web: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~am1/
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