The Second British HCI Group one-day meeting
"COMPUTERS AND FUN 2"
Monday 20th December 1999
The Huntingdon Room, King's Manor
University of York
CALL FOR PAPERS
Please submit your extended abstracts (300-500 words) no later than November 5th, 1999, to:
The abstracts of accepted papers will be published in Interfaces magazine.
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. Computers and Fun 1 demonstrated the wide variety of approaches that can be taken. As well as fun applications (a musical play pen, interactive drama, infotainment) there were theories of fun and analyses of the use of fun. Fun is set to be a major issue as information and communication technology moves out of the office and into the living room.
THE MEETING ON DECEMBER 20TH
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. Come for the weekend and finish off your Christmas shopping in this charming town.
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 and full contact details to Patricia Lowson at the above address.
ORGANISED ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH HCI GROUP BY:
Steve Emmott (NCR Knowledge Labs, London),
Anu Mäkelä (Helsinki University of Technology),
Chris Johnson (University of Glasgow).