ECCE 2011 is the 29th annual conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics. It brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in disseminating their knowledge, experience and ideas in the area of cognitive ergonomics, human technology interaction and cognitive engineering.

If modelling is included in the requirements analysis phase of a systematic interaction design method, it mostly focuses on some kind of formalism, e.g., task modelling and requirements specification. However, when designing in collaboration with non-expert, stakeholders this will not work. Non-formal modelling tools and techniques for early collaboration with stakeholders are relatively cheap but uniquely stimulating techniques for identifying both the boundaries and the opportunities of the design space for interactive systems. This workshop will allow exchange of ideas, experiences, techniques and tools for collaboration with stakeholders of interaction design early in the design process, in order to aim at a more creative as well as more user-centred requirement development. The techniques we intend to discuss are in no way new, however their application early in design in this open ended approach is not well documented and, hence, awareness and comparing notes on successes and failure experiences will allow us to learn from each other and help us develop a general understanding among interaction designers.

This workshop is organized by Gerrit van der Veer (Open University, The Netherlands), Achim Ebert (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), and Inga Scheler (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany). The team is comprised of representatives with a wide multi-disciplinary expertise. They all have significant experience in the main disciplines (HCI and cognitive sciences), as well as in related areas and application domains.

A full version of the workshop submission can be found here (PDF): workshop description.

If you have any questions or comments, please send us an email using the following address: ecce11<AT>hciv.de (please replace <AT> by @).

Next Upcoming Deadline
Submission of extended abstracts: July 1, 2011