NordiCHI 2012 Workshop: ‘Crossing Boundaries: Exploring What Design Can Do’

Call for papers: ‘Crossing Boundaries: Exploring What Design Can Do’
in conjunction with NordiCHI2012
October *13th & 14th* 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
Web site: http://boundariescrossing.wordpress.com

Due to increasing specialization in organizations and multidisciplinary
teamwork, boundaries are becoming more explicit obstacles. Boundary
objects are one proposed means for crossing these boundaries. This workshop
provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share experiences
and issues with crossing boundaries in multidisciplinary innovation
projects.

The current workshop focuses on how one can make a boundary object for use
and aims to explore what the role of design can do making appropriate
boundary objects. We want to improve the understanding of what works
and what doesn’t and be able to develop both practical and theoretical
applications of such *by actually ‘designing’ boundary crossing
solutions during the workshop including a research-through-design approach.

Participation:
The intended audience is primarily designers and human-computer
interaction researchers who are interested in the theme. The workshop should also
be relevant for practitioners who have experiences with multidisciplinary
design project and making/using objects to cross boundaries.

Submission:
We welcome contributions that focus on crossing organizational or
disciplinary boundaries. This could include a reflective case study
which can be a kind of (auto)ethnography or reflection-on-action from
practitioners or researchers or those wishing to make theoretical
contributions. In both cases we highly encourage bringing an artefact
to bear during the workshop or at least pictures of such. All papers will
be four pages or less in the ACM archival format<http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates/&gt;.

Important dates:
Paper submission: August 1th
Notification of acceptance: August 30th
Workshop at NordiCHI 2012: October 13th & 14th, 2012

After the workshop:
Of course, with permission, position papers will be made publicly
available on the workshop website, as well as a summary of the workshop results.
We are currently in contact with key design/HCI journals about their
willingness to produce a special issue on the workshop theme: crossing
boundaries through design.

Contact:
More details can be found on the workshop website:
http://boundariescrossing.wordpress.com
For any further information on the workshop please contact us at
boundariescrossing@gmail.com

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