*Tutorial on "The Disappearing Computer" at NordiCHI 2006, Oslo, Norway*

NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research.
NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry,
designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of
traditions and communities.
NordiCHI is a biannual conference which has earlier been held in 
Stockholm (2000),
Århus (2002) and Tampere (2004).

*NordiCHI 2006 will be held in Oslo, Norway, from October 14 - 18, 2006*
with the pre-conference events (workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium)
being held on October 14 and 15, 2006.
*conference website: http://www.nordichi.org/2006*

Part of the tutorial programme is Tutorial T4:

*The Disappearing Computer: Designing Interaction for Smart Artefacts*
Dr. Dr. Norbert A. Streitz
Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany*

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more info: http://www.ipsi.fraunhofer.de/~streitz

*Tutorial goals:*
The goal of this tutorial is to make researchers and practitioners aware
of the implications for interaction design that are caused by the increasing
trend of embedding computation in everyday objects creating so called smart
artifacts and smart environments. Attendees will gain an overall 
of the basic principles of designing for ubiquitous and pervasive computing
and ambient intelligence, and learn about examples from different 
domains (office, home, public spaces, games and entertainment). While
"disappearance" is a major aspect, smart artifacts are also characterized
by the use of sensors collecting data about the environment, the devices
and humans acting in this context. This combination creates a new set of
issues for interaction design as, e.g., privacy aspects. Tutorial attendees
will learn about the state-of-the-art in this area and obtain information
that will allow them to realize the full potential of this new field in
their current and future work.

*Intended audience:*
Both practitioners and researchers at beginners to intermediate level

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