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Marisa Campbell

Seminar

bullet.gif "The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design"
November 12-14, 2003
Brussels, Belgium

"The Science and Art of Effective Web and Application Design" is a survey of the best practices in Web design using a user-centered design process framework.

Winning Web sites are those that balance user performance and visual appeal. This seminar draws on thousands of research studies on user behavior, and on the principles of successful visual design. You will learn to create sites that make sense to users.

This seminar offers practical techniques for designing "user-centered" Web sites and testing throughout the development life cycle.

Content of the seminar

  • Understanding the user-centered design process
  • Integrating business and branding strategies
  • Information architecture and navigation design
  • Web controls and interaction
  • Content design
  • Color, wording, layout, graphics
  • Accessibility
  • Globalization
  • Award-winning site examples
  • How to perform usability tests and correctly interpret the results
  • How to do complete evaluations of initial prototypes.

For more information, visit: www.humanfactors.com/training/registration/webdetail14.asp

Symposiums

bullet.gif 3rd Danish HCI Research Symposium
November 27, 2003
Roskilde University, Denmark

The aim of the symposium is to stimulate interactions among HCI researchers from academia as well as industry through a mix of oral presentations, discussions of posters, and keynote presentations. The focus of the symposium is on HCI research, e.g. usability work; novel interfaces; Web design; affective computing; psychological models; computing in music, creative arts, design, and architecture; design of input devices; support of collaborative work; e-government; speech input; information navigation; mobile devices; learnware; visualization; and home computing.

bullet.gif Keynote Speakers

Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, IT University of Copenhagen

Birgitte Bollerup Jacobsen, Editor, Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR)

For more information, visit http://akira.ruc.dk/~mhz/DHRS2003.html

bullet.gif 19th International Symposium on Human Factors in Telecommunication
December 1-4, 2003
Berlin, Germany

The International Symposia on "Human Factors in Telecommunication" are organized every second year to provide a forum for Human Factors experts to exchange information, views, and experiences in research and the application of Human Factors/human-machine interaction principles in telecommunication, and in information & communication technology equipment and services. The participating experts come from telecommunication administrations, service providers and manufacturers, and from related research and development organizations.

While earlier Symposia focused on basic telephony and speech quality, the Symposia currently deal with Human Factors issues of human computer interaction, videocommunications, groupware, mobile services, etc., and with advanced products and services, such as the WWW, 3-D Displays, and Virtual Reality.

bullet.gif Focus areas of the Symposium

General human factors issues:

  • User-centered design and evaluation/test methods
  • Needs assessment and user requirements analysis
  • Design for disabled and older people
  • Social and social-psychological issues of telecommunication
  • Security and privacy

For more information, visit http://impcs3.hhi.de/HFT/HFT_03.htm

Workshop

bullet.gif HCI Research in MIC 2nd Annual Workshop
December 12-13, 2003
Seattle, WA, USA

The objective of the workshop is to provide an open and constructive discussion forum of important HCI research in Information Systems that addresses the ways humans interact with information, technologies, and tasks.

The purpose of the workshop is to identify important HCI/MIS problems and innovative research approaches. This year’s workshop will also try to bridge the gaps between academic research and industry interests by providing panels to debate pressing topics and issues in HCI that are relevant to the MIS field.

bullet.gif Topics

  • The perceptual, behavioral, cognitive, motivational, and affective/emotional aspects of human and their interaction with IT
  • User task analysis and modeling
  • Digital documents/genres and human information seeking behavior
  • Informed user interface design and evaluation for all types of business and organizational applications
  • Integrated and/or innovative approaches, guidelines, and standards for analysis, design, and development of interactive devices and systems
  • Usability engineering, metrics and methods for user interface assessment, and evaluation of end-user computing in work or non-work environment, especially in the Internet era
  • Information technology acceptance and diffusion issues from cognitive, behavioral, affective, motivational, cultural, and user interface design perspectives
  • The impact of interfaces/information technology on attitudes, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
  • Issues in software learning and training
  • Gender and technology
  • Issues related to the elderly, the young, and special needs populations

For more information, visit http://melody.syr.edu/hci/pre_icis03_wksp/index.cgi

Call for Papers

bullet.gif AVI 2004 Advanced Visual Interfaces
May 25-28, 2004
Gallipoli, Italy

The Conference traditionally brings together experts in different areas of computer science who have a common interest in the conception, design, and implementation of visual interfaces.

bullet.gif Paper and Demo Submission

Three kinds of contribution are solicited: RESEARCH papers, up to 8,000 words; SHORT papers describing promising work in progress, up to 4,000; and SYSTEM papers (DEMO) up to 3,000 words.

bullet.gif Panel, Tutorial, and Workshop Proposal Submission

Panels: The aim of panels is to stimulate the discussion, so they should address exciting, hot, and controversial topics. The panel proposal should include a 1,000 word abstract, which illustrates the panel topic, stating compelling issues to be debated, and a list of all panel members.

Tutorials: Tutorials provide conference participants with the opportunity to gain new insights in the area of advanced visual interfaces. The tutorial proposal should clearly state the content, organization, and target audience of the tutorial. A/V requirements and a biosketch of the presenter(s) should also be provided.

Workshops: The objective of the pre-AVI workshops is to focus on special topics of major importance. The proposal should state the objective and significance of the workshop, potential participants, format and duration of the workshop.

bullet.gif Important Dates

Electronic abstract submission deadline: December 12, 2003

Paper submission deadline: December 18, 2003

Panel/tutorial/workshop proposal submission deadline: December 19, 2003

Notification of acceptance: February 5, 2004

Camera-ready paper due: March 1, 2004

Demo software due: April 16, 2004

For more information, visit www.di.uniba.it/~avi2004/cfp.htm

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