Halfway to the Future: A two-day symposium in Nottingham, UK exploring the past, present, and future of HCI and design-based research.

Symposium themes

The symposium will be organised around six key themes. Each theme will have a keynote led by an invited speaker reflecting upon an influential piece of work that has impacted the design and research communities.

Upon submission of a paper, you will be asked to recommend which theme your work most aligns with.

Below are the six themes, and the papers that we as a committee identified as having a profound impact on our community.

Ubiquitous Computing theme
Moving on from Weiser’s Vision of Calm Computing: Engaging UbiComp Experiences

Yvonne Rogers

Mixed Reality theme
Orchestrating a Mixed Reality Performance

Boriana Koleva, Ian Taylor, Steve Benford, Mike Fraser, Chris Greenhalgh, Holger Schnädelbach, Dirk vom Lehn, Christian Heath, Ju Row-Farr, and Matt Adams

Arts & Design-led Approaches theme
Ambiguity as a Resource for Design

Bill Gaver, Jacob Beaver, and Steve Benford

Public & Private Spaces theme
Collaboration and Control: Crisis Management and Multimedia Technology in London Underground Line Control Rooms

Christian Heath and Paul Luff

New Approaches to Research & Design theme
When second wave HCI meets third wave challenges

Susanne Bødker

Artificial Intelligence, Humans & Machines theme
Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

Lucy Suchman

Submission guidance

Please read the submission guidance before submitting your papers. This guidance also includes the templates you should use to prepare your submission.

With thanks to our sponsors:

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With thanks to our sponsors:

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