Call for participation: CHI 2013 Workshop – Explorations in Social
18 January 2013: Workshop submissions (Extended deadline!)
8 February 2013: Notifications of acceptance
28 April 2013: Workshop held in Paris, France
How would you respond if you could ‘feel’ social data and connections?
If socially generated data and networked connections were percolating
outside of computational devices into the physical world, growing
‘naturally’ into places and onto artifacts, how could they be designed
for and interacted upon?
As computing moves into the background and social media pervade
everyday life, we need in HCI a broader vocabulary and additional
resources for designing with socially generated data in ways that are
rich, meaningful and sustainable. On the other hand, as designers of
future products and environments, we urgently need to grasp and embrace
the fluid social practices of connectivity.
In this one-day workshop, we aim to explore how the two lines of
inquiry of sociability and materiality are and could be further linked
towards a novel research agenda in social interaction design (SxD) that
merges social data and networked connections with a vision for
materiality in computing and tangible interaction.
This is an interdisciplinary workshop that welcomes humanists, social
scientists, HCI scholars, social computing and CSCW researchers,
computer scientists, interaction and service designers, and
artists/practitioners already working on sociability and materiality
outside and around the field. The workshop will use a
research-through-design approach to explore relevant concepts, practices
and technologies, and identify emerging design issues and research
Outcomes from the workshop will be communicated via a planned theme
issue on ACM Interactions.
Participants will be selected on the basis of a 4-page contribution
submitted in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. Visual formats from
artist/practitioners are also accepted. Submissions should be sent to
firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11th, 2013. Please note that at least
one author must register to attend the workshop, in addition to
registering for at least one day of the conference.