Call for Proposals: “Transforming books and the reading experience through interactive technologies”

Focus section on
“Transforming books and the reading experience through interactive technologies”

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
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Guest Editors:
• Mohammad Obaid, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
• Ilgim Veryeri Alaca, Koç University, Turkey
• Pawel W. Wozniak, University of Stuttgart, Germany
• Lars Lischke, University of Stuttgart
• Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia

Important dates:
• Deadline: January 31, 2017
• Notification to the authors: February 28, 2017
• Camera ready paper: March 15, 2017
• Publication of the special issue: end of March, 2017

Innovative systems in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) alter the way we read and understand texts fundamentally. The novel reading experiences shifts our perception and deliver the visual, textual and sensory data in exploratory ways. HCI altered reading systems can take into account the needs and the preferences of the user and transform reading environments with design features. The aim of this focus section is to investigate emerging book formats and reading experiences supported by HCI that can have benefits in education, well-being, sustainability and creativity. Visionary and artistic work as well as research in connection to reading via emerging interactive technologies will be overviewed.

Focus Section in IxDxA Journal stems out of a NordiCHI 2016 Workshop entitled, “The Future of Books and Reading in HCI”. It builds on the exchanges through the workshop, and it aims to reflect on how book systems will be altered in the future in radical ways.

Topics of Interest

• HCI transformed reading experiences evaluation methods and instruments
• HCI transformed reading in education
• HCI transformed reading case studies
• HCI transformed reading and play
• Augmented reality & novel reading experiences
• Transformations in relation to the future of books and reading in HCI
• Visionary interactive book experiences and their benefits
• Sensory books, reading experiences supported with special materials
• Accessories and inserted gadgets, altered vision in books
• Interactive books that support reading in special needs
• Interactive books that support creative thinking, cognition and narrative development especially in children
• Spatial transformations during interactive reading experiences
• The pros and cons of various interactive books and methodologies used
• The influence of novel book representations on understanding and cognitive processes
• Evaluation methods and approaches for interactive books and reading experiences.

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.
All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit 8-20 pages paper (including authors’ information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors’ guidelines

Authors’ guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:
(when submitting the paper, please, choose Domain Subjects under:
“IxD&A focus section on: ‘Transforming books and the reading experience’)

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• mobaid (at) chalmers (dot) se
• ialaca(at) ku (dot) edu(dot) tr
• pawel (dot) wozniak(at) vis (dot) uni-stuttgart (dot) de
• lars.lischke (at) vis (dot) uni stuttgart (dot) de
• Mark (dot) Billinghurst (at) unisa (dot) edu (dot) au

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Forthcoming issues:

• Spring 2017
includes also a special issue on
‘The Future of Human-Building Interaction: An HCI Perspective’
Guest Editors: Hamed S. Alavi, Denis Lalanne

• Summer 2017
‘Connecting Learning Design and Learning Analytics”
Guest Editors: Davinia Hernandez Leo, Yishay Mor, Maria Jesus-Triana, Paul Salvador
with a focus section on:
‘Temporalities of Engagement: challenges of co-design in public spaces’
Guest Editors: Alma Leora Culén, Dagny Stedahl

• Autumn 2017
‘Emerging Design: Transforming the STEAM Learning Landscape with the Support of Digital Technologies’
Guest Editors: Daniel Spikol, Jalal Nouri, Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Marcelo Milrad

• Winter 2017
‘Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices’
Guest Editors: Óscar Mealha, Monica Divitini, Matthias Rehm