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December 9, 2003
SoSo-flavored workshops @ CHI2004
The CHI2004 conference
will feature a few interesting workshops. One of them focuses on Human-Computer-Human Interaction Patterns
Patterns were defined and named by architect Christopher Alexander in 1977. They espouse an approach to design codified in the patterns --- focusing on interactions between physical forms and personal and social behaviour.
At the CHI 2004 workshop, we elicit patterns describing humancomputerhuman interaction. Areas of interest include collaborative workspaces and intelligent environments, multi-player games, collaborative web-sites, interaction among mobile users, collaborative learning, and peer-to-peer applications. The role of patterns in these areas should focus on users. As with Alexandrian patterns, patterns of interest should shift emphasis from developers to end users and from computer system internals to usage and interaction.
Another has a whuffie
ring to it. It is titled "Considering Trust in Ambient Societies"
, and is organized by my colleague Steve Marsh
The ubiquitous technology explosion, and its natural extension as Ambient Intelligence (AmI), will ensure that technology is embedded into human society in deep and pervasive ways. As a result the parameters of information exchange will be fundamentally changed. There will be very few boundaries.This raises questions about how those boundaries may be created and maintained. How will individuals in the Ambient Society manage their information flows, in and out? How can they know whether to trust the information that is given to them? What freedoms can they give their devices to trust others, and how will they manage that process?
It also raises questions of interaction design to allow people to truly understand and control their personal world, and it raises questions about how trust itself works and can work in such a society.
*Update*: danah mentions
another one on Online Personals
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