Subject: CFP: Focus section on "Human Work Interaction Design meets International Development" - IxD&A Journal

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Focus section on
*"Human Work Interaction Design meets International Development"*

to be published at the
/*Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)*/
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*Guest Editors:*

/• Pedro Campos – Madeira-ITI, Univ. of Madeira, Portugal
• Barbara Rita Barricelli – Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
• Jose Abdelnour-Nocera – University of West London, United Kingdom/
*Important dates:*
• Deadline: *January 31, 2018 *
• Notification to the authors: February 28, 2018
• Camera ready paper: March 15, 2018
• Publication of the special issue: end of March, 2018

Today, it is a true challenge to design applications that support users
of technology in complex and emergent organizational and work contexts.
To meet this challenge, the Working Group 13.6 (WG13.6) on Human Work
Interaction Design (HWID) was established in September 2005 as the sixth
working group under the International Federation for Information
Processing specifically the Technical Committee 13 on Human Computer
Interaction (HCI). A main objective of the WG13.6 as defined in 2012 is
the analysis of this complexity and its relationships between extensive
empirical work domains studies and HCI designs.
We are particularly interested in observing technology-mediated
innovative work practices in informal settings, in a social development
context. This is why WG 13.6 has decided to promote research jointly
with WG. 13.8 on Interaction Design in International Development, whose
main interest since its creation in 2006 is to promote the application
of interaction design to address the needs, desires and aspirations of
people across the developing world.
Today’s technologies change the way we work with pervasive interfaces
and smart places, often shifting our physical boundaries and our
operational modes. From health care, to traffic control, interaction
with new technologies, researchers have raised challenging issues for
HCI researchers and experts. This is even more challenging when one is
away from the mainstream industrial sites of the global north.
In line with recent suggestions that HCI should “turn to practice” and
do practice based research, the utility and merit of defining a field
from its published works stems from providing a conceptual frame to
organize a variety of issues emerging in recent HCI research. In this
focus section, we take a practice oriented, bottom up approach where one
can analyze and synthesize relevant field work. Stephanidis states that
interactive technologies are entering all aspects of everyday life, in
communication, work and collaboration, health and well-being, home
control and automation, public services, learning and education,
culture, travel, tourism and leisure, and many others. An extensive
variety of technologies are already available, and new ones tend to
appear frequently, and on a regular basis. Because of this we have to be
attentive towards the development of studies that will help the growth
of new technologies itself.
This focus section also aims at analysing the connections between
ecological interface design with other common interface design methods,
enabling participants to better understand how to combine approaches in
the creation of design solutions. We propose to approach this in the
perspective of transforming everyday interactions of people with
technologies, in particular cognitive work approaches, using examples
and case studies. Examples of everyday services and technologies that
are already enabled by multiple cognitive engineering approaches include
Amazon’s Echo, IBM’s Watson, Apple’s Siri, services like Dropbox,
Spotify, Pinterest and so many others.

*Topics of Interest*
In the above context, this focus section of IxD&A invites papers around
the following list of topics:

• human-centered design approaches for specific work domains
(workplaces, smart workplaces);
• visions of new roles for workplaces that enhance both work practice
and interaction design.
• can HWID be effectively applied beyond control rooms and other
industrial or manufacturing contexts?
• analyzing the value of the current state of affairs with regard to the
concept of “affordance”;
• how does HWID can help improve the experience economy, the knowledge
economy (Web 2.0, user-generated content) and the transformation economy
(ethical value change, global and societal issues);
• case studies of applied HWID leveraging on pervasive computing,
Internet of Things, and other work domains or workplace technologies.

Submission guidelines and procedure
All submissions (abstracts and later final manuscripts) must be original
and may not be under review by another publication.
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors'
information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines
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(Please upload all submissions using the Submission page.
When submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under:
"IxD&A special issue on: ‘Human-Work Interaction Design Meets
International Development')

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