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.