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Information about the presentation format

The workshop will start on Monday, October 27, at 9:15 AM with a short introductory presentation, only one person from each paper. Instead of introductions and formal talks, we decided to combine both into a (hopefully) more engaging presentation format, so-called “Pecha Kucha” presentations. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each – see Pecha-kucha for more background on this. Note that we decided to shorten it to just 15 slides so that it sums up to a total of 5 minutes per presentation. The presentation template is available here.

That means that you should present yourself, your interests, and your work on 15 slides in 5 minutes 🙂 Specifically, your presentation should ideally contain:

  1. information about your background (e.g., where are you coming from and on
    what topic are you working/are interested in)
  2. what is your interest in “Personal or Social” workshop and how your topic connects, and
  3. presentation of your position paper.

To help you with “Pecha-Kucha”-ing, we have attached a power point slide template, in which a slide automatically switches after 20 seconds. Also the template has a timer indicating to the audience how much time you have on the slide. Feel free to spend as many slides as you need across the three items above, as long as there are only 15 in total.


9:15 start of workshop with brief introduction and Pecha-kucha presentation
10:30 coffee break
11:00 Introducing the framework
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Group work – designing using the framework as a tool
15:00 coffee break
15:30 Groups present designs
16:30 Discussion regarding the framework and summary of workshop
17:30 Get-together event of the main conference

Morning Session: Getting familiar with the design space
The workshop starts with a short introduction to the topic of the workshop. After that, participants get to know each other and their works through an ice-breaker activity followed by introducing a design framework, which will be used for idea generation throughout the workshop. Brainstorming follows where participants share experiences and issues that they have encountered when designing and developing for face-to-face interaction.

Afternoon Session: Design with the framework as a tool
Participants are split into groups (the number of teams is based on the number of the participants).Design teams are given tasks using the proposed framework and method, they are to design their solution based on the potential of existing commercial mobile devices with features which enhance given social activities. Participants concretize their ideas through storyboards or simple mock-ups. At the end of the workshop, each group presents their design ideas, followed by a concluding discussion.


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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