CfP: HCI and Sports Workshop @ CHI 2014

Sports and physical activity is an area where consumer technology is developing rapidly with GPS watches, heart rate monitors, and apps such as Runkeeper and Endomondo as the most common examples. Following the overall trend of research in exercise, motivation, and well-being, the CHI community is beginning to engage with sports and sports technology, for example see last year’s Special Interest Group at CHI where we all went jogging together while discussing sports technology. We believe that HCI has important contributions to make to the design and user experience of future sports technology. Moreover, we believe that the HCI discipline will benefit from engaging with sports which present excellent examples of complex and variable settings where traditional interaction models are not sufficient.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit position papers (max 4 pages in the CHI Extended Abstract format). Deadline is 4 Jan 2014. The workshop focuses on, but is not limited to, four themes: Bodily control and awareness, sports motivation and fun, pain and discomfort, and current use and user experience of existing commercial sports technologies. System development, user studies, ethnographic work, as well as work on methods for HCI and sports are welcome contributions.
The goal of the workshop is to form a community around sports and HCI and start a discussion on how HCI can contribute to sports and vice versa.
Workshop Organisers:
Stina Nylander, Mobile Life@SICS, Sweden
Jakob Tholander, Mobile Life@Stockholm University, Sweden
Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Joe Marshall, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Submission details: http://mobilelifecentre.org/content/chi-workshop-hci-and-sports

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