We had a great one-day workshop with a huge variety of perspectives on how theories, theoretical concepts are used in UX research and practices. The discussion revealed interesting points around how theories are used, what the challenges are and how we could overcome barriers between theory and practice.
Thanks to all the participants we also succeeded in producing a great poster at the end of the day we are showing to the conference participants and stimulating further discussions.
Accepted Workshop Papers
There is only one week left until we meet up on May 6th in Austin, Texas for CHI2012.
Check out the program and the papers for our workshop. If you are not participating in the workshop, but are interested in the topic, we will summarize the discussion after the conference and post it here for further discussions and joint activities!
Thanks for your interest in our workshop! We received a great amount of submissions and started the review process. Authors will be notified due to 10th February!
If you are interested in getting involved in our workshop on May 6th, 2012 at CHI2012, but did not have enough time to write your contribution yet (due to so many other CHI deadlines), then we have good news: the submission deadline is extended for a week!
Please email your paper, in PDF, to marianna.obrist [at] ncl.ac.uk by January 20th, 2012. See details under the “Submission” page.
At CHI2011 we organized a SIG session asking the question “What theoretical roots do we build on, if any, in UX research?” Overall, 122 single items from about 70 participants were collected, which corroborates the relevance of and interest in this topic. Whilst the theoretical foundations for UX research are not yet established, those responses can serve as candidate resources for setting the theoretical directions.
A primary conclusion from the SIG discussion is that the CHI community needs theories in UX research and practice. A major contribution of the workshop will be to clarify the applicability and transferability of different theories, theoretical foundations, concepts in informing UX design and evaluation in both research and practice. In particular we will look into theories already been applied in practice.
We encourage everyone interested in this topic to have a look at the other pages and to get involved by submitting your position statement to our workshop. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via marianna.obrist [at] ncl.ac.uk
We are looking forwards seeing you in Austin, Texas!
Marianna, Virpi, Effie, Kaisa, Arnold and Elizabeth