Cross-dressing and border crossing: exploring experience methods across disciplines - CHI 2004 workshop

CHI 2004 - Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Vienna Austria – April 24-29
Workshop Date: Sunday, April 25

Ron Wakkary, Thecla Schiphorst, Jim Budd
School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University
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As designers of interactive systems (spaces, process and products for people), we find ourselves stretching the limits of methodological structures that enable us to explore, build, communicate, and prototype experience. We argue that designing experience requires a ‘re-dressing’ of methodological practice, and that HCI can benefit from drawing on methodological frameworks that traditionally fall outside of its purview. Domains such as performance, theatre, dance, architecture, conceptual design, industrial design, and visual art each contain rich knowledge and rigorous methodologies for constructing experience. Each of these domains defines experience, experience qualities and attributes, and defines affordances for enacting [and re-enacting] experience as a fundamental methodological tool.

We invite participants from multiple disciplines across and within HCI, including kinesiology, performance, visual art, architecture, anthropology, organizational research, computing science, visualization and engineering. Participants are expected to be practitioners exploring unique methodological frameworks for designing technologically mediated experience. Participants will be expected to share, explore, and swap their methodologies in order to construct and design experiences. Our fundamental assumption is that experience matters. We assume that an understanding, exploration and sharing of experience design is central to HCI. Building experience is an interdisciplinary practice, we invite participants to share and explore the diverse practices that contribute to the evolution of methodologies for designing experience.

CHI Published Abstract:

Cross-dressing and border crossing: exploring experience methods across disciplines, Ron Wakkary, Thecla Schiphorst and Jim Budd

Accepted Papers:

Conversation Analysis and the User Experience, Allison Woodruff and Paul M. Aoki

Experience as Interpretation, Phoebe Sengers, Kirsten Boehner, Geri Gay, Joseph "Jofish" Kaye, Michael Mateas, Bill Gaver and Kristina Höök

Application for “Cross Dressing and Border Crossing” Workshop, Alistair MacDonald and Sarah Rubidge

Crossing Boundaries: fostering interdisciplinary arts practice and human computer interaction research teams, Pamela Jennings

Facilitated and Performed “Happenings” as Resources in Experience Design in Ubiquitous Computing, Giulio Iacucci and Minna Isomusru

Analogies from Didactics and Moderation/Facilitation Methods: Designing Spaces for Interaction and Experience, Eva Hornecker

Finding inspiration in unconventional users of analogue cameras when exploring the future of digital photography, Maria Håkansson

Expressing the Immeasurable:A Methodology for Developing a Visualization Tool for Patients’ Assessments of Pain, Diane Gromala, Ira Horowitz, and Chris Shaw

Semi-Public Places, Mette Agger Eriksen, Per Linde, Janna Lindsjö, Simon Niedenthal

Thanks to everyone for their great submission. We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!