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CFP Workshop: From Research to Design: Challenges of Qualitative Data Representation and Interpretation in HCI

Source: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~nelabrown/index.html, 18 June 2013

A BCS-HCI 2013 Workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HCI 2013 Conference (located at Brunel University, London, UK) on Monday 9 September 2013.

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Workshop Website

About

This half-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and designers working in the field of HCI to explore different forms of qualitative data representation and the challenges of translating these representations into design information.

In the first part of the workshop, the participants will do a brief presentation about the challenges they faced in their own work, followed by a short discussion about the use of qualitative data in HCI.

In the second part of the workshop, the participants will be working in small groups and be given a task of translating qualitative data findings into design, noting down the challenges that came up in the process.

Towards the end of the workshop, each group will do a short presentation and the organizers will facilitate a discussion around relevant issues. These might include but are not limited to: 

  • understanding someone else's research findings
  • linking the findings of qualitative analysis to design
  • subjectivity and bias in qualitative analysis
  • strategies for adapting qualitative analysis to suit HCI
  • different approaches to representing findings so they are accessible and can be used by the design community

Submissions

We invite submissions from researchers and designers up to a maximum of 4 A4 pages to include method/s of qualitative analysis you have employed and examples and challenges you have encountered when moving from qualitative data to design. Optionally, a list of related questions you would like the workshop to address.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 5th July 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 25th July 2013
Camera Ready Papers: 9th August 2013
Workshop: 9th September 2013, 14.00-17.30

Submission Format

Submissions should be in BCS ewics format (http://ewic.bcs.org/category/15364) and authors should submit their contributions in pdf format by email to: nelabrown@eecs.qmul.ac.uk

Reviewing Process

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. There will also be a meta review process to ensure consistency.

Workshop Outcome

All accepted contributions will be archived online through the workshop website and the organizers will investigate the possibility of workshop contributions being extended to form a special issue of a relevant journal, such as the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies or Interacting with Computers. Workshop Organizers
Nela Brown is a PhD candidate in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and a member of the Cognitive Science Research Group.

The focus of her PhD is investigating family dynamics and the use of technology in families with primary school children. Questions she is examining include how to co  mbine survey methods from the fields of HCI and Design and the usefulness of thematic analysis for informing the design of new family technologies.

Dr Tony Stockman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. His research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, Assistive Technology and the use of sound in the interface. He is President of the International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD), and has published over 60 peer reviewed papers on usability, Interaction Design and the design and evaluation of auditory displays.

Programme Committee

Julian Hough
Huayi Huang
Oussama Metatla
Doon MacDonald
Ben Bengler
Katja Knecht
Dave Meckin
Keir Williams