================================================ CALL FOR PAPERS Improving the Interplay between Usability Evaluation and User Interface Design One-day Workshop at NordiCHI'04 Tampere, Finland, 23-27 October 2004 http://www.diku.dk/~kash/nordichi2004.htm Deadline for position papers: August 20th 2004 ================================================ The goal of this workshop is to determine state- of-the-art in the interplay between usability evaluation and user interface design and to generate ideas for new and improved relations between these activities. The aim is to base the determination of the current state on empirical studies. Presentations of new ideas on how to improve the interplay should also be based on empirical studies. Within this focus, topics of discussion include, but are not limited to: - Which products of user interface design are useful as the basis for usability evaluations? - How do the specific products from user interface design influence the techniques that are relevant for the usability evaluation? - In which forms are the results of usability evaluations supplied back into user interface design? - What are the characteristics of usability evaluation results that are needed in user interface design? - Do existing evaluation methods deliver the results that are needed in user interface design? - How can usability evaluation be integrated more directly in user interface design? - How can usability evaluation methods be applied in emerging techniques for user interface design? See http://www.diku.dk/~kash/nordichi2004.htm for a full call for the workshop. IMPORTANT DATES August 20: position papers due August 27: notification of acceptance October 23 or 24: workshop, final date to be decided by the conference organizers EXPECTED OUTCOME The outcome of the workshop is a collection of position papers as well as a presentation and discussion of these position papers. We are contacting key HCI journals about their willingness to produce a special issue on usability evaluation and user interface design based on the best papers from the workshop. ACTIVITIES PLANNED Position papers are due August 20. Position papers should be submitted in PDF-format to [log in to unmask] Participants will be notified before August 27 and subsequently the papers will be made available to the other workshop participants. Tentatively, the Workshop-programme (full day) is as follows: - Introduction to workshop. - Presentation of the participants. - Discussion of position papers in two to four thematic groups of participants. - Reports from the groups and plenary discussion of main issues. - Discussion of how to continue the work PARTICIPANTS Participants are accepted on the basis of their submitted position papers. We aim at 15 with a maximum of 20 participants. Note, participants must register for the conference, see www.cs.uta.fi/nordichi2004/ ORGANIZERS Kasper Hornbæk, assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen. He has a PhD in human- computer interaction. He works with usability evaluation, information visualization, and computer-supported education. Jan Stage, associate professor at Aalborg University. He has a PhD in information systems. He works with methods for usability evaluation, user interface design, prototyping, and object- oriented analysis and design.