The Fourth British HCI Group one-day meeting

                     "COMPUTERS AND FUN 4"
                  Thursday 29th November 2001
              The Huntingdon Room, King's Manor
                      University of York

_CALL FOR PAPERS_

Please submit your EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (300-500 words)
NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 26, 2001 to [log in to unmask] (Tel: 01904 434369)

The abstracts of accepted papers will be published in
Interfaces magazine. For up to date information please bookmark:
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~djr14/CANDF4.HTM

_HCI AND FUN_
As studies of fun move into the mainstream of HCI
research, new design possibilities emerge. Two of the
areas addressed in Fun and Computers 3 in 2000 were
humour in electronic commerce and smart toys. This year
we continue to ask how we might move from an
understanding of users concerns, derived from the world
of work, and notions of task, toward appreciating the
multiple instances of leisure activity and fun.

_THE MEETING ON 29 NOVEMBER_
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:
         Theories of fun
         Conceptualising fun, 'enjoyability' and pleasure
         Measuring fun
         Electronic communication and fun
         Fun for different age groups
         Making work fun
         Fun in education

_LOCATION_
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.

_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 made payable to "the University of
York" with full contact details to
   Jenny Connar
   Department of Psychology
   University of York
   York
   YO10 5DD, UK
   Tel: 01904 433190, Fax +44 (0)1904 433181,
   Email:  [log in to unmask]

_ORGANISED ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH HCI GROUP BY:
   Mark Blythe
   Darren Reed

Programme committee:
   Marc Hassenzahl, UI Design, Germany
   Graham Johnson, NCR, UK
   Andrew Monk, Psychology, University of York

For up to date information please see:

http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~djr14/CANDF4.HTM