XI.5 September + October 2004
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NordiCHI 2004

Marisa Campbell

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The conference will cover all the main areas of CHI research, but will focus on considering the challenges of new applications addressing the following areas: human-environment interaction, proactive computing, mobile user, and user-centered design.

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  • Kristina Höök, IT University, Sweden
  • Gilbert Cockton, University of Sunderland, UK
  • Bonnie John, Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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  • Interface Criticism: An Aesthetic Approach to Interface Assessment
    Olav Bertelsen and Sören Pold—University of Aarhus
  • Developing MMI-Principles for Command and Control
    Örjan Blom—ISD Datasystem AB
  • Interaction through Negotiation
    Christina Brodersen and Jannie Friis Kristensen—Dept. of Computer Science, University of Aarhus
  • Multisensory Interaction Metaphors With Haptics and Proprioception in Virtual Environments
    Joan De Boeck, Erwin Cuppens,Tom De Weyer, Chris Raymaekers, and Karin Coninx—Limburgs Universitair Centrum
  • A Laboratory Paradigm for Studying Activity Awareness
    Gregorio Convertino, John M. Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson—The Pennsylvania State University; Dennis C. Neale and Laurian Hobby—Virginia Tech
  • Wolves, Football and Ambient Computing: Facilitating Collaboration in Problem-Solving Systems through the Study of Human and Animal Groups
    David W. Eccles—Florida State University; Paul T. Groth—University of Southampton
  • User Involvement in e-Government Development Projects
    Asbjørn Følstad, Håvard D. Jørgensen, and John Krogstie—SINTEF
  • Making a Difference—A Survey of the Usability Profession in Sweden
    Jan Gulliksen, Inger Boivie, Jenny Persson, Anders Hektor, Lena Herulf—Uppsala University
  • Designing a Collaborative Virtual Environment for Introducing Pupils to Complex Subject Matter
    Ragnhild Halvorsrud—Telenor Research and Development, Norway; Simen Hagen—Oslo University College, Norway
  • Two Psychology-Based Usability Inspection Techniques Studied in a Diary Experiment
    Kasper Hornbæk and Erik Frøkjær—University of Copenhagen
  • Mobile Probes
    Sami Hulkko, Turkka Keinonen, Tuuli Mattelmäki, Katja Virtanen—University of Art and Design Helsinki
  • Enculturation of User Involvement in Software Development Organizations—An Interpretive Case Study in the Product Development Context
    Netta Iivari—Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu
  • A Visit on the "New Utopia"—Revitalizing Democracy, Emancipation and Quality in Co-operative Design
    Ole Sejer Iversen and Marianne Graves Petersen—University of Aarhus; Anne Marie Kanstrup—University of Aalborg
  • Instant Data Analysis: Conducting Usability Evaluations in a Day
    Jesper Kjeldskov, Mikael B. Skov, and Jan Stage—Aalborg University
  • Identifying and Selecting Users for User-Centered Design
    Sari Kujala and Marjo Kauppinen—Helsinki University of Technology
  • Object-Oriented Design Issues in HCI. A Case Study
    Hans Kyhlbäck and Berthel Sutter—Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Proportional Search Interface Usability Measures
    Mika Käki—University of Tampere
  • Analysis of Strategies for Estimating and Improving the Effectiveness of Heuristic Evaluation
    Effie Lai-Chong Law—ETH Zurich; Ebba Thora Hvannberg—University of Iceland
  • Procuring a Usable System Using Personas
    Erik Markensten and Henrik Artman—Royal Institute of Technology
  • Accountable Technology Appropriation and Use
    Rebecca Randell—Middlesex University
  • InfoRadar: Group and Public Messaging in the Mobile Context
    Matti Rantanen, Antti Oulasvirta, Sauli Tiitta, and Martti Mäntylä—HIIT; Jan Blom—Nokia Research Center
  • Emotional Response Patterns and Sense of Presence During Video Games: Potential Criterion Variables for Game Design
    Niklas Ravaja, Timo Saari, Mikko Salminen, and Jari Laarni—Helsinki School of Economics; Jussi Holopainen—Nokia Research Center; Aki Järvinen—Veikkaus, The Finnish National Lottery
  • Usability Issues in Utilizing Context Metadata in Content Management of Mobile Devices
    Antti Sorvari and Kimmo Koli—Nokia Research Center; Janne Jalkanen—Nokia Ventures Organization; Riitta Jokela, Alastair Black, and Marko Moberg—Nokia Technology Platforms; Turkka Keinonen—University of Art and Design Helsinki
  • Navigating in Virtual Environments Using a Vision-Based Interface
    Konrad Tollmar, David Demirdjian, and Trevor Darrell—MIT CSAIL
  • Towards Model-Based Design Support for Distributed User Interfaces
    Chris Vandervelpen and Karin Coninx—Limburgs Universitair Centrum
  • "I'm Waiting Where We Met Last Time": Exploring Everyday Positioning Practices to Inform Design
    Alexandra Weilenmann—Viktoria Institute and Interactive Institute; Peter Leuchovius—Viktoria Institute

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bullet.gif User-Centred Proactive Technology Design

One of the prominent recent discussions has been on the concept of Proactive Computing. As originally suggested by David Tennenhouse, Intel's chief scientist, its focus is on the (perceived) necessary transition from human-centered office computations to human-supervised proactive computing. Nordic countries have traditionally been strong in advancing user-centered approaches to design, both of material environments and objects as well as in the context of information and communications technology designs. This panel will address the seeming conflicts or contradictions between the premises of Proactive Computing, and the philosophy of human-centric designs.

In particular, the panel will deal with issues like the conceptions of users behind current trends in information technology research and development, how these views on human-technology relationship are reflected in the practical work of the panel participants, and if the principles behind proactive technologies can be united with human-centered design traditions. Participants will represent both sides of the argument, positive views on the need and benefits provided by the proactive technologies, and strongly critical views that see reliance on the intelligence of complex systems at the present level of technology to be a highly questionable design decision. The panel will present the arguments and look for the proper place of proactive designs, putting the debate in concrete contexts.

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  • Activity Cards for User Participation in Product Design
    Kirsten Bagger & Werner Sperschneider—Danfoss
  • Usability Maturity Models: Evaluating the User-Centeredness of Companies
    Timo Jokela—University of Oulu, Finland
  • Cross-Cultural User-Interface Design: For Work, Home and On the Way
    Aaron Marcus—Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA
  • Mobile User-Interface Design: For Work, Home, Play, and On the Way
    Aaron Marcus—Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA
  • HCI software Using Ozlab for Rapid Prototyping
    John Petterson, Joe Siponen—Karlstadt University, Denmark
  • Wizard of Oz Evaluations: Safe and Sound
    Janet Read, Johanna Höysniemi—University of Central Lancashire, UK / University of Tampere, Finland
  • Design of Future Relevant and Feasible Ubiquitous Scenarios: Applications for Context Awareness in Entertainment
    Anxo Roibás, Urpo Tuomela, Katja Kytökorpi—University of Brighton, UK / Nokia Corporation
  • Gaze-Based Human-Computer Interaction
    Kari-Jouko Räihä, Aulikki Hyrskykari, Päivi Majaranta—University of Tampere, Finland

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  • Aesthetic Approaches to Human-Computer Interaction
    Olav Bertelsen, Marianne Graves Petersen, Sören Pold—University of Aarhus
  • Integrating Sofware Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction: Starting Small
    Morten Borup Harning—Dialogical ApS, Denmark; Greg Phillips—Royal Military College of Canada; Ahmed Seffah—Concordia University, Canada
  • Implementing RUP and Usability—Overcoming the Common Difficulties
    Bengt Göransson & Eva Hådding—Enea Redina AB / Uppsala University; Rational Software Nordic AB / IBM Software Group
  • Improving the Interplay between Usability Evaluation and Interface Design
    Kasper Hornbæk, Jan Stage—University of Copenhagen; Aalborg University
  • Adaptivity and User Modelling in a Mobile Learning Environment
    Anu Jäppinen, Teija Vainio, Mikko Ahonen—University of Tampere
  • Measuring the Process of User-Centered Design
    Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir & Sigurjón Hákonarson—Reykjavik University
  • Human-Computer Interaction Issues in Proactive Computing
    Antti Oulasvirta, Antti Salovaara & Peter Ljungstrand—Helsinki Institute for Information Technology; Interactive Institute & Interaction Design, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Characteristics of Useful HCI Theory
    Georg Strøm & Torkil Clemmensen—University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen Business School
  • Usability, Utility, and Ethics of Location-Based Services
    Teija Vainio, Virpi Anttila & Eija Kaasinen—University of Tampere; VTT

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bullet.gif September 1-3

ICEC 2004
3rd International Conference on Entertainment Computing
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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ATIT 2004
1st International Workshop on Activity Theory Based Practical Methods for IT Design
Copenhagen, Denmark

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HCI 2004
The 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference
Leeds, UK

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Ubicomp 2004
The 6th international conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Nottingham, England, UK

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12th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
York, UK

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Mobile HCI 2004
6th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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IR 5.0
5th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
Brighton, UK

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9th International Conference Speech and Computers
St. Petersburg, Russia

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IAT '04
2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology
Beijing, China

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IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Rome, Italy

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International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aeronautics
Toulouse, France

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Grace Hopper '04
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2004 Conference
Chicago, IL, USA

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The 22nd Annual International Conference on Design of Communication
Memphis, TN, USA

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ACM Multimedia 2004
New York, NY, USA

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International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
The Hague, The Netherlands

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ICMI 2004
6th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces
State College, PA, USA

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Assets 2004
The 6th International ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies
Atlanta, GA, USA

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NordiCHI 2004
The 3rd Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Tampere, Finland

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UIST 2004
17th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Santa Fe, NM, USA

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EG Multimedia 2004
7th Eurographics Workshop on Multimedia
Nanjing, China

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MUM 2004
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
College Park, MD, USA

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ISWC 2004
IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Arlington, VA, USA

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ICDM 2004
The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
Brigthon, UK

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Afrigraph 2004
African Graphics Association Conference
Cape Town, South Africa

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CSCW 2004
ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Chicago, IL, USA

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International Conference on Computer-Aided Design
San Jose, CA, USA

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EUSAI 2004
2nd European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Using Design Research for Product and Brand Innovation
San Francisco, CA, USA

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ASIS&T 2004 Annual Meeting; "Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts"
Providence, RI, USA

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Tamodia 2004
3rd international workshop on Task Models and Diagrams for User Interface Design
Prague, Czeck Republic

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C & CSI 2004 Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory
Sydney, Australia

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Futureground: Design Research Society International Conference 2004
Melbourne, Australia

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IT WorldExpo
Toronto, Canada

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OZCHI 2004
Supporting Community Interaction: Possibilities and Challenges
Wollongong, Australia

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6th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
English Lake District, UK

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CELDA 2004
Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age
Lisbon, Portugal

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VLSI Design
18th International Conference on VLSI Design
Kolkata, India

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IUI 2005
International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
San Diego, CA, USA

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