NordiCHI'14 is the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction and starts on October 26th until October 30th. NordiCHI gathers together academics and practitioners to present and discuss challenges and achievements in Human-Computer Interaction from diverse perspectives.
M-ITI Researchers will attend this year's edition in Helsinki, presenting the following Papers and Workshop:
Pedro F. Campos, M-ITI; Arminda Lopes, M-ITI and Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco; Torkil Clemmensen, Copenhagen Business School; Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, University of West London
Pervasive and smart technologies have pushed workplace configuration beyond linear logic and physical boundaries. As a result, workers' experience of and access to technology is increasingly pervasive, and their agency constantly reconfigured. While this in certain areas of work is not new (e.g., technology mediation and decision support in air traffic control), more recent developments in other domains such as healthcare (e.g., Augmented Reality in Computer Aided Surgery) have raised challenging issues for HCI researchers and practitioners. The question now is: how to improve the quality of workers’ experience and outputs?
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Abstract:Writing is one of the oldest human activities, dating back as far as 3200 BCE. This paper provides an industrial case study about understanding the creative writing process using interviews and directed storytelling on aspiring and established writers and educators, performed during a one year capstone project, where teams of HCI students pair up with industrial designers and developers in order to solve a real world design problem. After 26 interviews and 55 hours of analysis, four concepts were used as dimensions to analyse creative writing applications: serendipity, haven, evolution and shuffle. Based on these ideas, we developed a series of prototypes by gradually increasing the fidelity of each successive prototype and making changes elicited from user feedback. The culmination of our process is Yarn, a new writing application. Yarn helps writers “unravel their story.” With Yarn, a writer can (i) Play with structure; (ii)Easily move chunks of writing; (ii) Create alternatives of sections, and (iv) Write in a beautiful distraction-free way.
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