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/Apologize for unintended cross-mailing/
Focus section on
*"Innovation in Human Computer Interaction: What can we learn from 
Design Thinking?"*

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)

Guest Editors:

• Alma Leora Culén, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
• Asbjørn Følstad, SINTEF

Important dates:
• Deadline: *December 15, 2015 *
• Notification to the authors: January 15, 2016
• Camera ready paper: February 10, 2016
• Publication of the special issue: end of February, 2016

In this focus section we explore the position that innovation has in the 
field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Innovation in HCI may be seen 
as mainly incremental, introducing small changes in existing systems and 
services. Design thinking, to the contrary, has been recognized as an 
important driver of innovation in business, education, health, and other 
important domains. As both HCI and design thinking are seen as 
representing user-centred perspectives, we are interested in lessons 
that could be learned from design thinking and whether they could help 
move the innovation in HCI to a more central position, and beyond just 
small changes.
Many similarities, and differences, can be found between design thinking 
and HCI design approach to innovation. Key to design thinking is the 
capacity to generate and explore design alternatives through user 
research, ideation, rapid iteration on multiple alternatives, combining 
parts from different design proposals, and evaluating with users. This 
problem-solving procedure may be applied to the design of anything from 
designing organizational changes, to designing products, services or 
systems. HCI design processes, on the other hand, typically involve 
analytical, requirements-driven approaches. HCI design processes may 
also be more limited in scope, e.g. as they rarely aim at bringing about 
organizational changes. HCI design processes have been described as 
‘finding the right solution to the given problem’, as opposed to the 
design thinking that seeks to solve the right problem, by questioning 
the framing of the problem and opening the design space. We acknowledge 
that within HCI, and in particular within participatory design, there is 
a long tradition of work with issues along practical-political and 
theoretical-conceptual lines that correspond to those of design 
thinking. Thus, in conclusion, this special issue aims to explore these 
differences and similarities in relation to innovation.

*Topics of Interests*
We welcome all papers discussing innovation in HCI, from diverse points 
of view and from diverse research areas. The papers can explore, but are 
not limited to, any of the following topics:

• HCI, design thinking and innovation towards sustainable future
• HCI and social innovation
• Design thinking, HCI and service innovation
• Design thinking, HCI and values
• HCI innovations transfer to products in use
• Design thinking in HCI education (or vice versa)
• The role of multidisciplinary teams in innovation
• Participatory design, design thinking and re-infrastructuring
• Innovation and decision-making processes
• Living labs and design thinking
//KEYWORDS:/ Innovation; design thinking; radical innovation; 
incremental innovation; design driven innovation.

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-14 pages paper (including authors' 
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A focus section on:
‘Innovation in Human Computer Interaction: What can we learn from Design 

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• Alma Leora Culén: almira [at] ifi [dot] uio [dot] no
• Asbjørn Følstad: Asbjorn [dot] Folstad [at] sintef [dot] no

marking the subject as: "IxD&A section on 'Innovation in Human Computer 
Interaction: What can we learn from Design Thinking?' "

**** 2014: IxD&A in figures ****
acceptance rate: *less than 30%*;
*4* issues and *28* papers published, written by *90* authors from *16* 
countries (*5* continents); *102* reviewers involved.
IxD&A is visited by scholars from all over the world coming from more 
than *90* countries
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**** Soon also in Scopus ****
**** *Soon also* in *Emerging Sources Citation Index* and *Web of 
Science* ***

forthcoming issues:

• Spring 2016
'Mobile learning and Special Education'
Guest Editors: Peña L. Bedesem, Enrico Gandolfi, Richard E. Ferdig,  C. 
C. Lu
/with a focus section on:
/'Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems'
Guest Editors: Nadja DeCarolis, Marco de Gemmis, Andrej Košir e Marko 

• Summer 2016
'The Social Innovation capacity of Open Education and Learning'
Guest Editors: Carlo Giovannella & Demetrios Sampson
/with a focus section on:
/"Experiences of Technology Appropriation: Unanticipated Users, Usage, 
Circumstances, and Design"
Guest Editors: Alina Krischkowsky, Nervo Verdezoto, Manfred Tscheligi/, 
/Michael Muller

• Autumn 2016
'On Making'
Guest Editors: Joep Frens & Patrizia Marti
/with a focus section on:/
'Player and Learner eXperience'
Guest Editors: Monica Divitini, Gabriella Dodero, Rosella Gennari

• Winter 2016
'Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development'
Guest Editors: Alke Martens, Radu Vasiu, Annika Wolff

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