|Human Computer Interaction in Interactive Information Environments with a focus on Groups - SIG HCI Research Symposium|
Half Day Seminar, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, 8:30am-12:30pm (separate fee)
This symposium will focus on the challenges of groups with a view to addressing how technologies support and are used by groups for information access and use. While social computing has emerged as phenomena among distributed communities, we have yet to full understand the social computing at the group level whether face-to-face or in distributed environments. The following specific questions will be discussed:
How do groups use highly interactive computing technologies to access, use, and share information?
What kinds of social interfaces provide the best support for information
interaction within groups?
What is the role of sociability in information access?
How do we study and evaluate highly interactive computing technologies for groups?
is usability still the key for assessing use?
In this half-day symposium, we will open with a panel of speakers to discuss the most interesting challenges pertinent to group-based access and use of
information facing the HCI community at ASIS&T. Next we will have a papersession with four selected papers from the submissions judged by our
Committee to identify the most critical issues. We will close with a poster
session. One extended break and the poster session will provide ample opportunity for participants to talk with one another, share insights, and
perhaps hatch new collaborations and adventures.
Researchers, students and practitioners who face the challenges of designing user experiences and evaluating user interactions (particularly by and among groups) with information-intensive systems.
Elaine Toms, Dalhousie University, Canada
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland,
Brian Detlor, McMaster University, Canada
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia, Canada
Heather O’Brien, Dalhousie University, Canada
Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia