Projektin nimi
Paris, France, April 28th, 2013

Introduction | Call for participation | Organisers | Programme | Accepted Papers

Materials of the workshop:


Slides of group work: Fruitful research approaches

Slides of group work: Future research questions in EIPS

Slides of group work: How to organize user studies in public spaces

Slides of group work: Art & science etc.

Slides of group work: Successfully publishing papers

The "experience space" wall based on the concepting group work (to appear here):

EIPS Programme - Sunday 28.4.2013 in Paris

Venue: Université Paris-Dauphine (about 1.5 km from Palais de Congrès), see the map
See also:

Before the workshop

  1. Please read the accepted workshop papers, focusing on the ones you find the most interesting:
  2. Send your presentation slides by Thursday, April 25th (in Pecha Kucha style, see the instructions below) to

The workshop on April 28th

09:00-09:30 Welcome, goals and introductions
09:30-11:00 Participant paper presentations (~3 minutes each)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:00 Group work 1: Creative concepting and the experience design space
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Group work 2: Discussions on topics related to EIPS research (coffee at 15-15.30)
16:00-17:00 Plenary session: Discussion, consolidation, action plan
19:30-23:00 Dinner with the workshop participants (optional)

After the workshop
Based on the results of the workshop, the experience design space with publicly used systems, as well as the key results of Group work 2 will be formed into a poster presented in CHI'13. A further publication will be considered, for example a magazine article or a journal special issue.


The workshop will start with introductions of the main ideas of the accepted papers (~3 minutes per paper). Presentation of the participants papers will be done in Pecha Kucha style ( This format allows effective presentation of the 27 accepted papers. In Pecha Kucha presentations, the number of slides is restricted and transitions between slides occur automatically every 20 seconds. For your brief paper presentation please prepare a maximum of eight (8) slides. Pecha Kucha slides usually contain pictures rather than a lot of text.

Please send your slide deck (in PowerPoint or Keynote format) by Thursday, April 25th to The slides can contain pictures and text but no videos or animations. We will compile one slide presentation of all papers to avoid interruptions and technical problems caused by switching of computers.

If you dont send your slides by April 25th, you cannot present slides but you can use your 3 minutes to tell about your paper. We strongly recommend you to send your slides so that you can communicate your ideas clearly!

Two rounds of interactive group work will follow:

Group work 1: Experiences with systems used in public spaces. (50 mins of grop work + 30 mins of presenting to all, 5 minutes per group) This is a creative concepting session. The groups will be given design tasks for public interactions in various contexts. They will create concepts, using the bodystorming method and low-fidelity prototypes using cardboard, paper, pens and tape. In the wrap-up session the interactions with the designed proto will be acted out.

The participants will also reflect on users and spectators experiences which could arise from the designed interactions. The identified experiences will be put up on an affinity diagram to form the initial experience design space of publicly used systems. This will be done before/during/after lunch.

The concepting topics will be provided by the organisers, and can be modified by the participants in each group.

Group work 2: Discussions on topics related to EIPS research. The groups will conduct brainstorming and analytical discussion of the EIPS-relevant research issues (50 min in groups and 30 mins presentations to all).

Group work 2 topics (we will form the groups during lunch):

  1. How to organize user studies in public spaces? (Common pitfalls, stakeholder management, fire regulations, obtaining Permissions, ethical study design, anonymity etc.)
  2. What are the fruitful research approaches or How can we draw conclusions from data? (Formal field experiments in public spaces, quantitative data analysis, qualitative data analysis, grounded theory, ethnography etc.)
  3. How to write good papers on EIPS related topics? (How to form credible research questions? What are the most relevant related works from UX perspective? How to present the results/findings? Can we derive patterns or categories of papers for these topics? (What are successful examples of CHI experience papers? E.g. Designing from within: humanaquarium, Uncomfortable interactions)
  4. How can experience research make clear contributions to science? (What are possible contribution types? How can we achieve scientific rigour? How do we achieve validity and reproducability? How are these issues handled in different fields, e.g., field experiments in psychology, sociology, traffic research, economics etc.?)
  5. How can the media art installations be studied in a way that their experiences can be published in academic forums?
  6. What are the future research questions for experiencing interactivity in public spaces? (Research agenda for the next 1...7 years)

The workshop will end with a plenary session in which well discuss the key findings of the workshop and a dissemination plan.

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