CHI Nederland

19 juni 2002

Synergy Unlimited

De zesde SIGCHI.NL conferentie vond plaats op 19 juni 2002 in "De Reehorst" in Ede . Het thema van de conferentie "Synergy Unlimited: Multidisciplinary Perspectives On The Development Of Products, Services And Processes", was gericht op het samenbrengen van mensen uit de vele disciplines die betrokken zijn bij het creëren van nieuwe technologische oplossingen vanuit de mens-computer interactie, produkt management, marketing, training, design, engineering en andere disciplines.


10:00|10:15Introduction by Joerka Deen, SIGCHI.NL Chair
10:15|11:00Keynote: Bill Gaver, Rethinking assumptions
11:30|12:00Tori Egherman, Using research to design
12:00|12:30Pras Anand et. al., The Social Computer
13:30|14:00Berry Eggen and Loe Feijs
14:00|14:25Flip Wegner, One thing for sure: we must keep on changing
Robert Slagter and Ingrid Mulder, Collaborative design, collaborative technology
Martijn Schuemie, B. van Abel and Charles van der Mast, The Effect of Locomotion Technique on Usability, Presence and Fear in a Virtual Environment
14:25|14:50Bas Raijmakers, Users are the energizers of multidisciplinary development
Paul van Fenema, Connecting distributed activity contexts: The role of collaborative IS
Sam Bucolo, Evaluating the Role of Virtual Environments for Multidisciplinary Design Development
15:20|15:45Agniesta Matysiak, The MOMO system|more oriented design, more obstacles on the way?
Peter Boersma and Boyd de Groot, The Satama Unified Process: Synergy on the workfloor
Pras Anand et. al., The Social Computer, "a stimulating environment"
15:45|16:10Leonard Verhoef, Psychology and GUI, which one is the beast, which one is the beauty?
Boris de Ruyter, Natural Interaction: Bringing Voice Control into Consumer Electronics
Pras Anand et. al., The Social Computer, "a stimulating environment"
16:30|17:15Keynote: Marko Ahtisaari, Soft Synergies - Emotional Business
17:15|17:30Closure by Joerka Deen, SIGCHI.NL Chair

Keynote speakers

Bill Gaver @ SIGCHI.NL

"In the early days, Apple was hot because of the ease of use of its graphical user interface. We looked forward to every new piece of software and the ease and looks of the plug 'n' play hardware. After years of visual interaction thrills, the Sonic Finder was there, opening up the auditory dimension. It was truly amazing to feel that you could trust your auditory system and the Sonic Finder to take over part of the interaction and make your mind wonder about other things.

With the creation of the Sonic Finder Bill Gaver realized a paradigm shift in human-computer interface. Ever since many of us enjoyed his work not only on sound but also on other things, like his cultural probes. Therefore I am proud to introduce him as keynote speaker on our summer conference."
Joerka Deen, Conference Chair

Rethinking assumptions - Bill Gaver

What does human-centered design means? Until recently, the answer seemed obvious: technology should offer usable and useful solutions to people's problems. Now things are more complicated. As digital technologies move beyond the workplace into all areas of our lives, new factors emerge. Aesthetics, emotions, cultural issues all must be considered. Values such as utility and usability must be reconsidered. And the ways we work, our methodologies, must be re-examined and perhaps reinvented.

Interdisciplinary teamwork may help us cope with this technological paradigm shift. But there are deep cultural divides between science-based disciplines accustomed to addressing utility and usability and arts/design disciplines that deal with issues of aesthetics, desires, and morals. In this talk, I present examples of recent interaction design as a way of illustrating issues and approaches and exposing cultural differences in disciplines involved in HCI.

About the speaker

Photo: Bill Gaver
Bill Gaver's research has taken a trajectory from empirical science to design. With a background in experimental psychology and politics he has pursued research on topics ranging from everyday listening to social behavior mediated by technology. Currently a Senior Research Fellow in the RCA's Interaction Design department, his interests include design-led methodologies and technologies for everyday life. He is investigating technologies for the home as a principle investigator in the EPSRC Equator IRC, and also coordinates projects concerning digital overlays on the city and carbon cycling in Antarctic lakes. Gaver lectures, publishes, and consults extensively at an international level.

Marko Ahtisaari @ SIGCHI.NL

"As a former colleague, I look back with great pleasure to the inspirational discussions Marko Ahtisaari and I had on a wide variety of topics. From the social implications of mobile technology to the pragmatics of standards for interaction diagrams. But also outside the field of experience design: architecture, philosophy, music, product design; in all our discussions and interactions unmistakably Marko's "human-centered DNA" always manifested itself, joined with a keen insight into the business context of design.

I am therefore proud to introduce him to our summer conference and I am sure you will enjoy his keynote as much as I have enjoyed our discussions."
Boyd de Groot, Conference Committee Member

Soft Synergies - Emotional Business - Marko Ahtisaari

In this lecture I will discuss the business value of social scientific understanding. In particular I will sketch the business systems that do or could underpin new forms of social interaction, personal media and peer production. The discussion is framed and inspired by existing or not-too-distant examples of experiences available to people.

  • The business value of social scientific understanding
  • The business in enhanced social interaction and personal media
  • The business in peer production
  • A few not-so-hypothetical examples

About the speaker

Photo: Marko AhtisaariMarko Ahtisaari works as Concept Development Manager in the Insight & Foresight unit of the Nokia Ventures Organization. Insight & Foresight seeks to identify significant developments and disruptive technologies that are going to affect future markets.
Ahtisaari studied economics, philosophy and music at Columbia University in the City of New York where he subsequently lectured in logic, philosophy of economics and the history of thought. Prior to joining Nokia, Ahtisaari was the leader of the mobility practice at the design consultancy Satama Interactive working for major clients in the mobile value web. His current interests include enhanced social interaction, personal media, the social diffusion of innovations and the business systems associated with these.
In the in-between moments Ahtisaari continues to make music. He has been awarded a Grammy Showcase Award for new artists and his audio commercials can be heard on the main US television networks. He has also made music for smaller, more critical audiences.