4th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction
Pune, India, 18-21st April 2012

Call for Entries to Industry Case Studies on Design

Designers working in industry often find themselves doing great design. It made a difference to users by delivering great product experience and the stakeholders including the designers are happy with the outcome. If you have experienced this in your practice, here is your chance to share it with others such as designers, researchers, students and academicians.
Expected industry case study should include introduction, background of the project, method, design deliverables and demos. It could present the conclusions and discussion topics. A submission may be authored by 1-5 people. They need not be from the same organization and not necessarily part of HCI group in your organization.
The submissions submitted for the review in the case study track must be completely blinded - no reference should be made to the author(s)' names or practitioner(s) involved with the project, or names of the organization(s) the author(s) are affiliated with. In the initial entry, authors are requested to use discretion in using names or pictures of locations. Authors may refer to their own work as part of the references, but similar care must be taken. If any of the prohibited information is necessary, the version submitted to the review should temporarily censor it out (Xxxx in text, and a beep in the audio track would be sufficient). You will have an opportunity to edit the submission once it is accepted.
The primary reviews for the submissions in the industry case study track will be done by peers – industry professionals and academicians. This will ensure that the best case studies are selected among the submissions.
The best submissions will be presented and the demos, if any, will be showcased during the conference. The videos will be screened followed by a short question and answer session with the authors.
Thematic Areas

  • New or improved techniques and methodologies for HCI
  • Transforming HCI research into design
  • Translating business and user requirements into design
  • Design for particular platform such as mobile devices, embedded systems etc.
  • Design for specific user groups and contexts such as school children, illiterate users, kiosks, etc.
  • Design in cross-functional teams and challenges in generating consensus
  • Evaluation of design with or without users
  • Innovative interaction paradigms and methods

Format
Your submission will consist of a 300-word abstract, a list of references and a short case study paper and/or demonstration video. The abstract or the short paper must be previously unpublished (other than within an educational institute) and the authors should own copyright of all material that they submit.
Submission Process

To submit a paper, follow the following steps:
Create an account on www.easychair.org.
(This itself is a 4-step process - a short form, email address verification, a longer form and login.)
Go to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ihci2012idcs. Click on "New Submission" menu, and fill in your case study (paper)
details.

In case you need any assistance, please write to gaikwadgv@yahoo.com and ramesh.chandak@live.com

Questions
Questions regarding the call for industry case studies on Design should be directed to Ramesh Chandak, ramesh.chandak at live dot com or Ganesh Gaikwad, gaikwadgv@yahoo.com

Important Dates

  • Abstracts accepted till: 5th January 2012
  • Notification on accepted abstracts: 12th January 2012
  • Full case study submission deadline: 18th January 2012
  • Notification on accepted case studies: 12th January 2012
  • Rebuttals, if any, due 1st February 2012
  • Camera ready version deadline: 5th February 2012


Co-Chairs for Industry Case Studies on Design 

Ramesh Chandak, Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited

Ganesh Gaikwad Symantec Corporation


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