User Interfaces, Design, and Social Factors

How can we understand how people use the Web for work, personal and social activities? How can we use design – of services, interfaces, and devices – to improve the Web for people everywhere? If your paper is concerned with such human-centered questions, it belongs in this track.

People use applications and services on the Web through multiple devices for many purposes: personal information management, work and commerce, entertainment, creativity, and for the creation and management of social relationships. To guide the future of the World Wide Web, we must deepen our understanding of how people interact with devices (of any size), with places, and with each other through the Web. Papers in this track may study existing and novel Web services through methods such as experiments, formal user studies, surveys, or ethnographies.

Evolving user needs also call for the design and development of novel web applications, user interface toolkits and design tools, intelligent adaptive systems, interaction techniques and novel devices to access and contribute to the Web. Papers in this track may introduce demonstrations and validations of new systems that improve how people create, interact with, adapt and share information online.

Finally, to support user understanding and human-centered design, robust user models and well-reasoned experimental and evaluation approaches are needed. This development can help chart the success of the devices, services and applications that are built.

We invite original and high-quality submissions addressing aspects of the design, creation and evaluation of applications and services for the Web. The relevant topics include, but are not restricted to, the following :

  • Design and evaluation of novel interaction techniques on the Web
  • Studies of social and cooperative application and services
  • Design and maintenance of online communities
  • User interface toolkits for Web applications
  • Novel devices and interfaces for the Web
  • User experience on the Web
  • Accessibility and usability of Web services
  • Mobile web interfaces, interaction techniques, applications and presentation
  • Design and evaluation of Web applications in the developing world
  • New methods for user-centered experimentation and evaluation on the Web
  • Design, user studies and evaluations of new and existing applications and services, including (but not limited to) :
  • Collaborative filtering, and interactive recommendation systems
  • Collective intelligence and crowdsourcing interfaces
  • Creativity support tools
  • Search and sensemaking
  • Intelligent and adaptive user interfaces
  • Location-based and context-aware applications and services
  • Information visualization and visual analytics
  • Interactive advertising platforms and applications
  • Games and gaming on the Web

Program committee :

  • Boll, Susanne
  • Chalmers, Matthew
  • Cherubini, Mauro
  • Chi, Ed H.
  • Cosley, Dan
  • Diakopoulos, Nicholas
  • Dix, Alan
  • Dontcheva, Mira
  • Drucker, Steven
  • Evers, Vanessa
  • Gatica-Perez, Daniel
  • Hartmann, Björn
  • Hearst, Marti
  • Huang, Elaine
  • Huffaker, David
  • Kamvar, Sepandar
  • Karahalios, Karrie G.
  • Morris, Meredith
  • Naaman, Mor
  • Rader, Emilee
  • Shami, N. Sadat
  • Shamma, David A.
  • Stutzman, Fred
  • Sun, Chengzheng
  • Tungare, Manas
  • Wilson, Max
  • Yardi, Sarita