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"Sas, Corina" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sas, Corina
Sat, 25 Oct 2008 10:42:57 +0100
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CHI 2009 Workshop: Designing for Reflection on Experience (Extended Deadline)


The concept of user experience and its increasingly acknowledged role in understanding usability of technology has paved the way for experienced-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. 

This workshop aims to explore the movement from designing for experience as interaction with technology, towards designing for reflection on felt-life experience captured by technology. Affective sensors, simulated environments, life-logging and autobiographical memory technologies offer powerful ways to capture such life experiences. Despite their potential, there has been surprisingly little research into how these technologies actually invite self reflection and support sense making. The focus on reflection is grounded in the immense benefits that this type of thinking entails: improving learning and practice, through enabling understandings gained from one's experience and better future choices. Unfortunately, reflection seldom occurs on a regular basis, which means that reflective skills remain largely undeveloped, and thus the reflective capacity has to be learned and encouraged. 

This one day workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in developing technology for supporting users' reflection and increase their awareness, i.e. body awareness, emotional awareness and social awareness. Since this research area is still in its infancy, the workshop also aims to gather together researchers and practitioners interested in contributing to this field and thus to laying the foundation for an emerging community in this area. 

The workshop accepts original contributions relating (but not limited) to: 
*	designing technology for reflection on experience and developing awareness of oneself and others 
*	design guidelines for developing systems for reflection and awareness 
*	designing for engagement and enrichment of emotional aspects associated with reflection technology 
*	designing for appropriation, ambiguity or flexibility in reflection technology 
*	methods and instruments for the evaluation of technology for reflection and awareness 
*	multi-modal interaction for reflection technology 
*	pervasive and mobile technology as reflection technology 
*	social aspects related to technologies for reflection and social awareness 
*	psychological aspects related to reflection technology: skill acquisition, privacy, ownership, anonymity 
*	learning from reflection technology. 

Extended deadline: 	7th  November 2008
Notification: 		28th November 2008
Workshop: 			4th  April 2009

Submissions should be sent to Corina Sas at AT < @;>  in the format of a 4-6 page position papers describing case studies of fully developed or just prototype systems for reflection and awareness. Theoretical approaches to design challenges for such systems are also welcomed. Participants will be selected on the basis of the originality of their position paper, and contribution to the workshop goals. The workshop will be organised in brief individual presentations, problem-based group learning activities, group presentation and full-group discussion of results. 

Corina Sas and Alan Dix  Lancaster University

Kristina Höök	       Stockholm University
Phoebe Sengers 		 Cornell University
Elise van den Hoven	 Eindhoven University Technology
Linden Ball			 Lancaster University
Alina Coman		 	 Transylvania University

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