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Daniel Russell <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 04:06:17 -0700
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*Sensemaking Workshop *

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CHI 2008.  Florence, Italy.   April 6, 2008

*Papers due:* 31st October, 2007


*Workshop Theme*

Making sense of information is central to HCI as people look to understand
complex systems, domains and problems. Sensemaking,   per se, is everywhere
and constant part of our lives.

We are seeking workshop papers on topics in the area of sensemaking for a
one-day workshop to be held at CHI 2008 in Florence, ITALY on April 6 th,

Broadly, we take the topic of *sensemaking *to mean studies of how people
collect and organize information for analysis and synthesis.

We are interested in both individual and group sensemaking practices—from
how one person figures out where to go when visiting Florence, up to large,
collaborative group sensemaking where teams of people assemble and interpret
large, intricate datasets.

In particular, what are the tools, techniques and best practices of people
who need to make sense of a large amount of complex information?   Are they
the same as for people who simply need to coordinate schedules?  What issues
of scale, complexity and coordination arise that are particular to making
sense of a complex world?


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Submissions to the workshop should be sent to Daniel M. Russell
([log in to unmask]
).  Ideally, the submissions should describe work that is ongoing, with
either demonstrations of working systems or analyses of people who have to
solve sensemaking problems.

Note that, if accepted, at least one author of the paper will have to
register for the conference.

Workshop fees for participants in 2008 are estimated to be $150 for a
one-day workshop.

Submissions due: 31 October 2007, 5:00 PM PDT.

Notification by: 14 November 2007

Workshop date: 6 April 2008


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*·  * Daniel M. Russell, Google

*·  * Stuart Card, PARC

*·  * George Furnas, U. Michigan

*·  * Peter Pirolli, PARC

*·  * Mark Stefik, PARC

For more information:

The workshop website is:

E-mail for more information: [log in to unmask]


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