2nd Workshop on Distributed User Interfaces: Collaboration and Usability (CHI 2012 Workshop)
- Submission Deadline: January 13th, 2012
- Author Notification: February 10th, 2012
- Camera-Ready Deadline: April 1st, 2012
- Workshop Date: May 5th or 6th, 2012 (to be confirmed)
From the website:
Distributed User Interfaces (DUIs) have recently become a new field of research and development in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The DUIs have brought about drastic changes affecting the way interactive systems are conceived. DUIs have gone beyond the fact that user interfaces are controlled by a single end user on the same computing platform in the same environment.
Traditional interaction is focused on the use of mobile devices such as, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and so on, tearing apart other environmental interaction resources such as large screens and multi-tactile displays, or tables. Under a collaborative scenario, users sharing common goals may take advantage of DUIs to carry out their tasks because they provide a shared environment where they are allowed to manipulate information in the same space at the same time. Under this hypothesis, collaborative DUIs scenarios open new challenges to usability evaluation techniques and methods.
Thus, the goal of this workshop is to promote the discussion about the emerging topic of DUIs, answering a set of key questions: how collaboration can be improved by using DUI? , in which situations a DUI is suitable to ease the collaboration among users?, how usability standards can be employed to evaluate the usability of systems based on DUIs?
Topics of Interest:
- Conceptual models for DUIs
- DUIs on ubiquitous environments
- Distributed User Interface design
- Public display interaction and DUIs
- DUIs and coupled displays
- DUIs and ambient intelligence
- Human factors in DUIs design
- Collaboration and DUIs
- Usability evaluation in DUIs
- DUIs on learning environment
If you aren’t already dealing with distributed topic map interfaces and collaboration issues, you will be.