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NordiCHI 2006 in Oslo


Changing roles


Update: There will be a panel on Tuesday.


NordiCHI is the main Nordic forum for human-computer interaction research. NordiCHI is the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, designers, practitioners, educators and others from a broad range of traditions and communities.


NordiCHI is a biannual conference which has earlier been held in Stockholm (2000), Århus (2002) and Tampere (2004).


NordiCHI 2006 will be held in Oslo. The pre-conference events (workshops, tutorials, doctoral colloquium) will be on Oct. 14. and 15., while the main conference will run from Oct. 16. to Oct. 18..


NordiCHI 2006 accepts contributions in several categories. The technical program is the backbone of the conference, inviting original, high-quality long and short papers, tutorials and workshops, aesthetic artefacts, and interactive events to generate and sustain interactive cooperation among the conference participants, and to stimulate dissemination of new results.


Traditionally, Nordic perspectives on HCI emphasise topics such as: technology in use, integration of design and use, user participation in design, exploratory design activities, and inter-disciplinary approaches to HCI. This tradition originates in the Nordic openness to new approaches and divergent ideas in the development of new concepts and practices for the future. Architecture, pedagogy, political action, fine arts, industrial design, dada; the potential list is endless and ought to be growing when information technology is diversified and pervades still wider parts of our lives.


The main theme for the conference is “Changing roles”. We currently see a reshaping of almost every aspect of society, which is caused by the forces of globalization and new technology. Do we need to change our roles as developers, researchers and designers? How can we maintain focus on the user in this ever changing environment? Will the role of HCI change?


Conference topics include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive and adaptable systems
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Artistic and aesthetic approaches to interface design
  • Design cases
  • Design methods
  • End-user development
  • Evaluation methods
  • Group and organisation interfaces
  • Information visualization
  • Innovative interface design
  • Interface agents
  • Interfaces supporting learning
  • Models of interaction
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • New interaction techniques and devices
  • Participatory design
  • Studies of organisations, technology and work 
  • Theory and foundation of HCI
  • Ubiquitous, pervasive, and mobile interaction
  • Universal access and international interfaces
  • Usability studies
  • User-centered design

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