[Humanist] 28.598 events: embarrassing interactions

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Dec 30 11:26:20 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 598.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

        Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:08:02 +0000
        From: Sebastian Deterding <Sebastian at codingconduct.cc>
        Subject: 2nd CFP: Embarrassing Interactions: A CHI 2015 workshop - deadline extended to Jan 5, 2015

2nd Call for Participation
Embarrassing Interactions: A CHI 2015 Workshop
!! Extended Deadline: January 5, 2015!!

No matter whether mobile devices, ubiquitous computing, intercultural 
human-computer interaction (HCI), public interfaces, interactive art, 
experimental games, social computing, or robots and virtual agents: 
wherever new technologies disturb or merge situational norms and 
audiences, embarrassment is likely. This makes (fears of) embarrassment 
a fundamental hurdle to adoption and engagement for any interactive 
system, but also turns them into an interesting design space for 
experimental interfaces.

This one-day workshop, co-located with CHI 2015 in Seoul, convenes 
researchers, designers, and artists to share and advance the current 
state of knowledge on embarrassment in HCI, and chart an agenda for 
future work. We especially invite participants across cultures to enable 
cross-cultural debate, and work that can be engaged with on site.

# Topics of Special Interest #
* Forms, causes, conditions, processes of embarrassment in HCI
* Cultural differences in embarrassment; embarrassment in intercultural 
HCI and interactive systems crossing cultures
* Design for reducing embarrassment as an undesired experience and 
hurdle to adoption and engagement
* Design for embarrassment as a desired experience in art, education, 

# Submission #
Interested authors should submit a 3-4 page position paper in the CHI 
extended abstract format together with a 50-word biography to 
easychair.org/conferences/?conf=embarassing15. Practitioners can 
alternatively submit a presentation. We also invite researchers, 
artists, and designers to submit works that relate to embarrassment and 
can be engaged with during the workshop. The organizing committee will 
review submissions and select up to 20 based on relevance, quality, and 
diversity of inputs. Papers, presentations, work descriptions, and 
biographies will be published on the workshop site. See 
embarrassinginteractions.org for details.

# Important Dates #
January 5, 2015: Submission deadline
February 2, 2015: Notification of acceptance
April 18/19, 2015 (tbd.): Workshop

# Organizing committee #
Sebastian Deterding (contact), Adrian Cheok, Jussi Holopainen, Andrés 
Lucero, Chulhong Min, Annika Waern, Steffen P. Walz

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