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
Abstracts downloadable as PDF. Published in Interfaces, the British HCI Group members magazine, No. 46 Spring 2001, pp 4-11.
9.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 Opening remarks - Andrew Monk
10.00 - 10.30 Having fun with dementia
Norman Alm and Dave O'Mara
University of Dundee
10.30 - 11.00 Engaging consumers, using humour in electronic commerce
Center for Tele-Information, Technical University of Denmark
11.30 - 12.00 From usability to user experience
Peter Wright, Tim Marsh and John McCarthy
University of York and University College Cork
12.00 - 12.30 Measuring fun - usability testing for children
Janet Read and Stuart MacFarlane
University of Central Lancs.
2.00 - 2.30 i-sk8 trainer and the automated emotional DJ
Royal College of Art
2.30 - 3.00 Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, Children of All Ages: multiple layers of fun in entertainment
Interactive Future, UK
3.30 - 4.00 Tangible interfaces in smart toys stimulating haptic play in 5-9 year olds
Mark Allen and B Ramsey
4.00 - 4.30 Exploring interactivity with smart toys
Lydia Plowman and Rose Luckin
University of Stirling and University of Sussex
4.30 - 5.00 Closing discussion
What makes for enjoyment in the use of information and communication technologies?
An opportunity for members of the audience to contribute their own ideas.
5.00 End of meeting
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.
The meeting will be held in The King's Manor in the centre of York and within walking distance of the railway station.
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 payable to "the University of York" and application form to Patricia Lowson at the address below. Email: P.Lowson@psych.york.ac.uk
Further details of British HCI Group events and how to join this specialist group of the British Computer Society.
ORGANISED ON BEHALF OF THE BRITISH HCI GROUP BY:Andrew Monk Department of Psychology