1½ day event in Cambridge (UK), 20-21 November 2008


Professor William Gaver, as head of the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths at University College London. He has pursued research on innovative technologies for over 20 years, following a trajectory that led from experimental science to design. His research focuses on design-led methodologies and innovative technologies for everyday life. With his group, he has developed approaches to design ranging from Cultural Probes to the use of documentary film to help assess peoples' experience with designs, pursued conceptual work on topics such as ambiguity and interpretation, and produced highly-fashioned prototypes that have been deployed for long-term field trials and exhibited in major international exhibitions.

Dr Jonathan Grudin works in the Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group at Microsoft Research. His research is in human-computer interaction and computer supported cooperative work, with a particular focus on the design, adoption and use of group support technologies

Dr Abigail Sellen is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge in the UK and co-manager of Socio-Digital Systems, an interdisciplinary group with a focus on the human perspective in computing. As a group, Socio-Digital Systems is interested in simple technologies, and in learning from everyday life to inform the design of systems which are both useful and compelling.

Workshop Chairs

Dr Mark Rouncefield, Senior Research Fellow, Computing Department, Lancaster University and European Microsoft Research Fellow, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK.

Connor Graham, Researcher, Computing Department, Lancaster University and Honorary Fellow, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne.

Workshop International Chair

Dr Martin Gibbs, Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne.


For matters concerning the workshop, please contact Connor Graham at c.graham [at]

Program Committee

Peter Benda, Barry Brown, Keith Cheverst, Pin Sym Foong, Maria Håkansson, Tim Jay, Vassilis Kostakos, Steinar Kristoffersen, Sun Sun Lim, Sian Lindley, Kenton O'Hara, Bernd Ploderer, John Rooksby, Christine Satchell, Elizabeth Shove, Jolynna Sinanan, Matt Watson, Kharsim Yousef.

All Attendees

Richard Banks, Keith Cheverst, Paul Coulton, Lina Dib, Phil Ely, David Frohlich, William Gaver, Jonathan Grudin, Susan Hansen, Richard Harper, Peter Herdman, Tim Jay, Marije Kanis, Denisa Kera, Tobie Kerridge, Haliyana Khalid, Eric Laurier, Sian Lindley, Paul Luff, Dave Kirk, Steinar Kristoffersen, Jon O'Brien, Vincent O'Brien, Mark Perry, Daniella Petrelli, Karola Pitsch, Dave Randall, Mark Rouncefield, Abigail Sellen, Wina Smeenk, Antti Salovaara, Nick Taylor, Phil Tuddenham, Elise van den Hoven, Roshanak Zarabi

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