The Third British HCI Group one-day meeting
"COMPUTERS AND FUN 3"
Wednesday 13th December 2000
The Huntingdon Room, King's Manor
University of York
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please submit your extended abstracts (300-500 words) no later than November 6th, 2000, to:
The abstracts of accepted papers will be published in Interfaces magazine.
Electronic pills, a message system for gossip and interactive TV were just some of the inventions discussed at Computers and Fun 2 last year. Most of the research effort in HCI and design is aimed at the world of work but leisure is also a large part of people's lives. As more researchers get involved in this topic it has become clear that our current understanding of user concerns, derived from the world of work, is simply not adequate to this new design challenge. Fun is set to be a major issue as information and communication technology moves out of the office and into the living room.
Papers are invited relevant to any part of the theme. As this is a new area these may describe work in progress or "think pieces" as well as completed work. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The meeting will be held in The King's Manor in the centre of York and within walking distance of the railway station. York is less than 2 hours from London King's Cross and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh.
The standard fee is 75 pounds (Students 20 pounds; British HCI Group members 45 pounds). This includes lunch and refreshments, registration and printed copies of the abstracts. We will pay the registration and a contribution towards the travel expenses of one speaker per accepted paper.
Please send a cheque made payable to "the University of York" with full contact details to Patricia Lowson at the above address.
ORGANISED ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH HCI GROUP BY:
Andrew Monk (University of York, UK)