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Final Call for papers: 

Special Issue on Designing for Reflection on Personal Experience 

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)


Guest Editors: 

Corina Sas (Lancaster University, UK)
Alan Dix (Lancaster University, UK)

The concept of user experience and its increasingly acknowledged role in
understanding usability of technology has paved the way for experience-based
design. In this context, conceptualising the experience of interaction with
technology as a reflective, sense making endeavour has already started to
emerge. Slow design, reflective design, inquisitive design, and technology
as experience are attempts in this direction which particularly highlight
the role of emotions and artistic representations for inviting reflection.
Although reflection is a required practice in design, we aim to broaden its
scope into looking at how technology should be designed to support people's
reflection, when the object of reflection is personal and directly related
to everyday events in people's lives. 

Designing for reflection on personal experience is an emerging field
capturing the movement from designing for experience as interaction with
technology towards designing for reflection on felt-life experience captured
by technology. This field is positioned at the intersection of affective
sensors, mobile computing, simulated environments, life-logging and
autobiographical memory technologies. However, despite their potential,
there has been surprisingly little research into how these technologies
invite self reflection and support personal sense making.  

This special issue aims to present a set of high-quality, high-impact,
original research outcomes in designing for personal reflection and
provision of support for the development of abilities for self reflection.
We invite contributions relating but not limited to:

*	development and critique of technologies for reflection on
*	design guidelines for developing technology for reflection on
*	design technology for developing and training reflective skills  
*	design technology for assessing and developing emotional awareness
*	methods and instruments for the evaluation of technology for
*	exploration of the role of arts in technology for reflection on
*	motivational and persuasive interfaces for reflection on experience

This special issue follows from a very successful workshop held a CHI 2009:
Designing for Reflection on Experience
( and we now invite
members of the research community to submit original articles covering these
issues.  Although articles must be based on original research, extended
versions of conference papers may be acceptable if they contain at least 50%
new material.  This applies to papers presented at the recent CHI workshop
as well. Complete articles should be submitted by the deadline of 18 January
2010. Papers will be subject to the full IJHCS review process, with
decisions expected by 19 April 2010.

18 January 2010, 1st full submission 
19 April 2010, Notification of 1st review
21 June 2010, 2nd submission (revised in the light of the first review)
20 Sept 2010, Final notification  
18 October 2010, Final revision due

Target Publication date: February 2011
Submission instructions
Manuscripts should generally not exceed 8000 words. Papers should be
prepared according to the IJHCS Guide for authors, and should be submitted
online. The IJHCS Guide for authors and online submission are available at <> . 

To submit to the Special Issue, please select Article Type "Special Issue:
Reflection on Experience" and state in the "Enter Comments" section that the
paper is intended for the "Designing for Reflection on Personal Experience
Special Issue being edited by Sas and Dix". If you are a first time user of
the journal's online submission tool, you will have to register yourself as
an author on the system. Potential authors should contact Corina Sas
([log in to unmask]) with any questions about the special issue. 

For information on the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies see

Referee Panel
Ann Blandford, University College London.
Mark Blythe, University of York
Paul Brna, University of Edinburgh
Giancarlo Dimaggio, Terzo Centro di Psicoterapia Cognitiva
Gavin Doherty, Dublin City University
Matt Eliot, Central Queensland University
Kristina Höök, Stockholm University
Elise van den Hoven, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Ann Light, Sheffield Hallam University
Scott Mainwaring, Intel Labs
Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University 

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