DIS’12 Workshop

The Message in the Bottle: Best Practices for Transferring the Knowledge from Qualitative User Studies
DIS 2012 Workshop
June 11th or 12th, 2012
Newcastle, UK

Important Dates:
March 16th, 2012. Workshop submission deadline.
April 16th, 2012. Feedback to authors.
June 11th or 12th, 2012. Workshop at DIS 2012.

Workshop Website:

This one-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners
working on UX, conducting mainly qualitative user studies for informing
experience-centered design. We aim to get together different stakeholders
in order to discuss and exchange experiences on how such study results
should be presented and best communicated to both inspire and guide
design. This workshop addresses, but is not limited to, the following

– Suitability of preparation and communication strategies for
qualitative study results: How can findings from qualitative studies
(e.g., from probes, experience samples, and self-reports) be processed and
presented in a suitable way within an experience-centered design project?
What advancements and innovative approaches have been explored and/or
already applied in practice? What are the best and perhaps worst case
examples from practice?
– Extendability of qualitative UX study results with hard data: How
can quantitative data (e.g., life-logs, psycho-physiological data, and
sensor data) help to overcome the transition challenge, without being
obtrusive and interfere with an open qualitative field approach?

The above topics of interest for the workshop can be further completed by
a discussion on differences in diverse context settings. In addition, the
transferability of UX study results needs to be re-thought and advanced
on, in order to better support longitudinal research activities, and the
transfer of UX changes over time to designers during design and possible

Papers will be reviewed by the program committee and will be selected
according to their significance, the quality of the presentation, as well
as the potential to stimulate discussion. The topics include, but are not
limited to

– Best practice examples of using qualitative user data in design,
from a research and/or design perspective.
– Reviews on tools, techniques, and methods used when designing for
user experience in terms of their usefulness.

Workshop candidates are requested to send in a position statement (no
longer than four A4 pages) about research with which they have been
involved (related to the topics described above). Please email your paper,
in PDF, to marianna.obrist [at] ncl.ac.uk by March 16th, 2012.

More information you can find on the workshop website
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email directly.

We are looking forwards receiving your contributions!

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