Personal or Social? 2014

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Personal or Social? will focus on the following topics, but similar topics and discussions will be welcomed for submission and discussion during the workshop.

  •  Novel applications or interaction techniques for mobile devices that aim to stimulate and/or support co-located social activities, collaboration and interaction
  • Design methods/approaches and challenges in designing for co-located face-to-face interactions
  • Utilizing hardware add-ons, extensions and customizations to extend the “social capabilities” of personal mobile devices
  • Experience reports from “in the wild” deployments or prototypes that aim to stimulate and/or support co-located social activities

Goals and Expected Outcomes

This workshop is building on the success of previously organized workshops “Computer Mediated Social Offline Interactions” at UbiComp 2012 and 2013 (SofTec2012, SofTec2013 ), and “Designing Mobile Face-to-Face Group Interactions” at ECSCW ’13. However, this workshop has a special focus on utilizing current personal off-the-shelf mobile devices, such as smart phones and wearable devices.

The workshop provides a forum for knowledge sharing, discussion and networking, as well as for putting together a collection of design methods and creating new knowledge and ideas for social mobile technologies for co-located people. Additionally, we are planning to test and refine a design method in a hands-on design exercise aimed at conceptualizing new application ideas, interaction techniques or hardware add-ons that could enhance social interaction.


Quick Info

Personal or Social? Workshop is organized in conjunction with NordiCHI2014 in Helsinki, Finland

Attending and Registeration

Don't forget to Register for Personal or Social? (WS15) at NodiCHI Conference

Important Dates

Workshop submission deadline: August 14 2014 (extended to August 28)
Feedback to the authors: September 10, 2014
Early Bird registration: September 18, 2014 at NordiCHI2014
Camera-ready version: October 10, 2014
Workshop at NordiCHI 2014: October 27, 2014

Personal or Social? Workshop DayOctober 27th, 2014
Let's enjoy the workshop!
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