Submissions close: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
We are living in an interconnected world, where data and information flow abundantly, pervasively, and instantaneously. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools from the back-end to the front-end have been designed and developed to communicate with each other in order to carry out a multitude of tasks. The Internet of Things is no longer a future vision, but has become a present part of our everyday life.
Apart from machine-to-machine communication, the interaction between humans and technology is the most significant aspect of this information exchange. As designers, we need to understand how these technologies work, what challenges and benefits they pose, and what good and bad experiences can be created when humans interact with the technology. As users, we are expected to have an awareness of what works and does not work from our interactions with the technology, and use these reflections to inform designers.
The fields of HCI and UX, which started in Europe and North America, have also now become significant in the Asia Pacific region. Influenced by the richness of multicultural settings, and multi-levels of ICT literacy and access across Asia Pacific, the interactions between humans and technology become more complex and diverse. Multifaceted design requirements, technological compatibility matters, and social barriers are amongst the challenges faced by users and designers in the Asia Pacific region.
This symposium aims to bring forth issues related to HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific region. We are seeking perspectives from industry and academia to address the following questions:
What is level of awareness of HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific?
What are the design issues concerning ICT product and service development?
How do we apply HCI and UX in the design and development of ICT products and services for Asia Pacific markets?
How do we teach and learn HCI and UX in a relatively new but complex Asia Pacific context?
This one full-day symposium will consist of a keynote presentation, several position papers presentations, and an interactive workshop followed by a BYO networking dinner (optional).
Call for Position Papers
We invite contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Interaction Design and the design of interactive technologies. Areas include practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects of HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific. We welcome submissions from design, architecture, engineering, planning, social science, creative industries, and other related disciplines.
Submissions will be accepted in the extended abstract category (2-4 pages). All submissions must be written in English and follow ACM formatting guidelines. All papers will undergo a double-blind review by an international panel and are evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library (ISBN To be Confirmed).
• Paper Submission: 30 September 2015
• Notification of Acceptance: 15 October 2015
• Camera-ready Version Submission: 31 October 2015