iHCI 2012: Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference 2012, June 20 - 21
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iHCI 2012: 6th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Conference
’Poetics of Design, Narratives of Use’


iHCI 2012

Call for Papers

2012 marks the sixth year of the annual Irish Human Computer Interaction (iHCI) Conference. This year iHCI will take place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The conference theme for 2012 is 'Poetics of Design, Narratives of Use’, with a focus on discussing, exploring and challenging the role that different artefacts, perspectives, methods and tools play in the design of new technologies.

Submissions will discuss the frames, discourses, resources and symbols that we employ at different stages of the design process, from ideation and conceptualisation through to the appropriation and evaluation of computing, across a range of use contexts: artistic, cultural, social, organisational and educational. The particular emphasis of this year’s conference will be to look at the broad range of methods – artistic/impressionistic, creative and scientific - we use to design, implement and evaluate technology, and to share stories of the design, deployment and evaluation of computing in context. Areas for consideration will include, inter alia:

• Creative methods and tools to conceptualise, visualise and communicate technology design;
• Adaptive and iterative design-based deployment of technologies to enhance users’ experience in a diverse array of contexts;
• Narrative approaches, methods and frames for eliciting, analysing and appropriating user evaluation data;
• Storytelling as a framework for the design of meaningful interaction with computing.

Important Dates
Submissions: 18th May 
Author Notifications: 31st May


iHCI 2012 Conference Chairs
Fiona Concannon, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), NUI Galway, Ireland
Edward Curry, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI Galway, Ireland
Sean Duignan, Department of Computing and Maths, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
Enda Fallon, Industrial Engineering, NUI Galway, Ireland
Tony Hall, School of Education, NUI Galway, Ireland
Jim Lenaghan, School of Education, NUI Galway, Ireland
Bonnie Long, School of Education, NUI Galway, Ireland
Seán Ó Grádaigh, Scoil an Oideachais, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh
Krystian Samp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), NUI Galway, Ireland

iHCI 2012 Program Chairs
Tony Hall, School of Education, NUI Galway, Ireland
Julie Doyle, Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness (CASALA), Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland