2015 Call for papers


We are pleased to confirm that Professor Anne Marie Kanstrup of Aalborg University will be giving the opening keynote address of our workshop at MobileHCI on 24th August in Copenhagen.

Anne Marie is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University associated with the Centre for User-driven Innovation, Learning and Design and the cross disciplinary Danish Centre for Health Informatics. She will be sharing her fresh experiences from setting up Living Labs in Danish care homes.

More about Anne Marie’s work here: http://personprofil.aau.dk/109424?lang=en#/forskning

We look forward to welcoming Anne Marie to our workshop.*********

The ageing process can interfere considerably with the use of mobile devices (e.g., due to changes in vision, attention, and motor control), and designing mobile technology with older adults poses its own challenges. In the absence of a complete methodology for working with older users, researchers and designers are often left to improvise their own methods which can result in co-design relationships being compromised or lead to weak design insights emerging. How can we best adapt or modify existing methods for working with this group? This workshop will bring together researchers who design with older adults to share their experiences and discuss opportunities for adapting existing methods to suit the needs of these users.

Position papers are sought related to topics including, but not limited to:

  • The effect and implications of the ageing process on the suitability and efficacy of design methods in mobile HCI;
  • Participatory design processes for older adults;
  • Techniques for evaluating mobile interfaces for older adults;
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on methods for designing for older adults;
  • Design methods for multimodal interaction with older adults (including mobile input and visual interaction);
  • Design methods for ubiquitous computing for older adults; and
  • Designing novel physical interaction for older adults.

Anonymised position papers should be 4 pages in CHI extended abstract format and emailed to submissions@olderadults.mobi by 25th May 2015. Notifications will be sent by 12th June 2015. Accepted papers will be presented as posters or short talks, with plenty of time for discussion. At least one author of accepted papers must register for both workshop and MobileHCI2015. Workshop date: 24th August 2015.

**Update: The best paper from this workshop will be eligible for inclusion  in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI) alongside the best papers from other workshops at MobileHCI 2015.


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