Call for Papers

Download Full CfP: DIS2014_cfp_contextual-constraints

We invite scholars and practitioners to provide a design experience (be it a use case, a design example, a requirements/context study or else) that was influenced by contextual constraints. Finally, the goal of the workshop is to better understand these particular contextually constrained design activities, but also to provide learnings for interaction design in general on how constraints influence the design of interactive systems.

The workshop addresses the following topics (but is not limited to):

–       What contextual constraints are influencing design and design processes?

–       How can we identify whether a constraint restricts design options or imposes conditions on the respective design process, or both?

–       What methods and approaches are used to make use of or cope with constraints in practice and research?

–       How may Research through Design (RtD) approaches enter constrained environments in order to find out what constraints are bringing RtD forward?

–       What constraints in the “wild” impede proper RtD, such as very restricted or temporally completely hidden/absent contexts?

SUBMISSION:

We invite scholars and practitioners to provide a design experience, be it a use case, a design example, a requirements/context study or else. Workshop candidates are requested to submit a position paper (max. 6 pages in ACM Extended abstract format) via email to verena.fuchsberger@sbg.ac.at by March 2nd, 2014 March 21st, 2014.

The papers will be reviewed by the organizers and selected according to their significance for the workshop topic as well as their potential to inspire discussions. All accepted papers will be made available on the website.

All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. Registration for workshops and the main conference opens March 17, 2014. (Fees will most likely be similar to the fees at DIS 2012: http://dis2012.org/attending.php#registration)