Human Computer Interaction Consortium

Call for Papers

HCIC 2005 Winter Workshop > Call for Papers



  • Deadline for Major Paper Abstracts: Friday, October 15, 2004
  • Notification of Major Paper Acceptances: Monday, November 15, 2004
  • Deadline for Major Paper Revisions: ***Extended*** January 8, 2005
  • Deadline for Boasters: Friday, January 14, 2005

Program Committee

Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University

Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group

Terry Winograd, Stanford University

Theme: Design and Emotion

Invited Speaker: Dr. Kees Overbeeke, Department of Industrial Design, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The HCIC community has long been committed to human-centered philosophy of design. Far less considered is how a product, artifact, service, or system situates in a context of use, and is appreciated as both a functional and aesthetic part of everyday culture.

Our work has tended to focus upon the cognitive aspects of interaction design -- conceiving, planning, and making the functional aspects of products. But now we know that the aesthetic and emotional sides are equally critical. There are numerous signs of change in the role that design plays in research and development, and in a new crop of conferences dedicated to design and design research: Conferences such as Design & Emotion and Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces; books such as Designing Pleasurable Products, Funology: from Usability to Enjoyment, and Emotional Design.

For HCIC 2005, we focus upon the non-cognitive aspects of design and interaction. We will start off assuming that everyone is already expert at HCI, especially the "I" - Interaction. We look for studies that incorporate this work and the entire human-centered design philosophy together with concern for the aesthetics, emotional impact, and fun.

Alas, although we have many powerful design and analysis tools for cognition-based design, we have very little for the aesthetics, for emotion, for experience. So, for these sessions, we encourage you and your colleagues to present case studies, analyses, and methods that move us in these directions. Studies of and advances in measurement tools for aesthetics and emotion are badly needed - and welcomed for this conference.

The goal of HCIC-05 is to move into uncharted territory. It will move us to look at novel experimental methods from rating scales, the semantic differential, subjective assessment, and physiological measurement. The relevant disciplines include Industrial Engineering, Graphic Design, Marketing, and Advertising.

HCIC must still be a scientific, empirically based conference. We do not want to become a session of philosophical musing, nor do we want talks by product-focused people who do not reflect deeply about their work, its implications, and generalization. So encourage your scientifically, empirically oriented colleagues from these other departments within your university or company to attend - make HCIC-05 break through those disciplinary boundaries.

So, send us your papers Let's have an unusual - and exciting - meeting.

I. Major Papers

A major paper includes a presentation with 45 minutes allocated for the presentation followed by time for a 20-minute presentation by a discussant and 20 minutes of discussion by the group as a whole.

There is room for 12 major papers including an invited talk.

PLEASE NOTE THE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA: All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. Acceptance will be based on relevance to the theme, with special emphasis on papers that advance the state of the art of incorporating aesthetic, branding, and marketing considerations into the HCI field. We also seek a balance between industry and academic papers and a preference for some balance in the distribution of papers from member organizations. Note that students are not eligible to present a major paper.

Each institution may submit multiple papers. The Program Committee will select among submissions according to the criteria above.


  1. A cover page with:
    • Title, name(s) and address(es) of authors/participants
    • A 50 word abstract
  2. A draft of the paper OR a 2 page abstract

Deadline for Major Paper Abstracts: Friday, October 15, 2004

Directions for Submission:

Submissions must be in PDF format and entered directly to the HCIC web page. Only the conference chair/s, the web master, and the HCIC coordinator, Martha Polson, will have access to the abstracts on the web until after paper acceptances. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity, until the revision deadline, to submit a revised version of their paper. After that date, the papers section of the web site will be available to those with either an IP address coming from a member organization, or a username/ password combo.

After acceptance notifications, full papers, revised papers, etc. should also be submitted directly to the website.

If you have any questions contact the HCIC Webmaster, Matt Bietz at hcic.webmaster@umich.edu.

II. Boasters (a title coined by Tom Landauer)

A "Boaster" is an eight page or less paper. Boasters should be submitted in PDF Format directly to the HCIC website. Only abstracts will be distributed at the conference. At the opening session of the meeting, all Boaster presenters will be asked to stand, announce their names and the title of the boaster, and give a two minute presentation to advertise their boaster. This procedure provides a valuable way of getting smaller papers and new authors - especially graduate students - to attend the conference and to interact with the attendees. Historically, we find that the resulting interactions have been beneficial for all concerned. Boasters may be on any topic deemed of interest to the group.


  1. A cover page with:
    • Title, author(s) (indicate those available to chat at meeting)
    • A one-word keyword
    • A 50 word abstract
  2. A paper of 8 pp or less.

Deadline for Boasters: Monday, January 14, 2004

Directions for Boaster Submission:

Boasters are to be submitted in PDF format directly to the HCIC web page. All boasters are automatically accepted. There is no review process.

If you have any questions contact the HCIC Webmaster, Matt Bietz at hcic.webmaster@umich.edu.

Presentation and Attendance Rules

The rules of the consortium state that only employees of member organizations may present major papers. Papers may have nonmember coauthors. However the board must approve either attendance or attendance and co-presentation. Obviously, invited speakers are exempt from this rule. Students are not eligible to present a major paper. However, they are strongly encouraged to submit a Boaster.

For more information:

Martha Polson, HCIC Coordinator
Phone: +1 303.499.4830
Fax: +1 303.499.6300

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