Smart For Life 2015

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Workshop Participation

The research and design of smart home technologies has, to date, focused primarily on supporting users at/within specific life stages. Rarely have these efforts considered resonant design opportunities or potential smart home transitions over the life course. This workshop aims to exchange knowledge between different communities and generate resonant smart home technology design ideas that may support people across life stages. We ask: 1) How and why might users at a particular life stage adopt smart home solutions? 2) How can we design smart home technologies to support users at and as they transition between successive life stages? We invite 4-page submissions in extended abstract format by *UPDATED: January 19, 2014 to Submissions will be peer-reviewed and the program committee will select up to 18 participants based on their quality, relevance, and applicability to the workshop themes. Upon acceptance, at least one author must register for the workshop and at least one day of the conference. Please see the CHI 2014 website for estimates on workshop & conference pricing.

Program Committee

  • A.J. Bernheim Brush, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
  • Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Mark W. Newman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Andrew Sixsmith, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Khai N. Truong, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Smart For Life

    Designing Smart Home Technologies that Evolve with Users
    Workshop at CHI 2015

    Important dates

    Submission for papers: January 19, 2015
    Notification: February 13, 2015
    Camera-ready: March 6, 2015
    Early Bird Registration: March 6, 2015
    Attend: April 18 (Saturday), 2015
    Thanks for your interest!

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