This workshop aims to advance the discussion and debate on the most appropriate evaluation methods for virtual worlds, using a novel method of summarizing and critically reviewing the other attending authors’ papers. We expect that authors will be either virtual world designers who wish to explore and adopt evaluation methods, or HCI practitioners keen to share their evaluation methods and insights. Each author will present their review of two other authors’ papers. Each author will have a chance to respond and debate issues arising from the discussion. We intend to publish either as working papers with an ISSN or ISBN, or via a journal or as an edited book.
IF you submit a paper please add in your email which if any of the above publication possibilities you prefer. Please email your paper to the workshop convener: Associate Professor Erik Champion, Auckland School of Design, Massey University New Zealand.
Email address is e.champion AT Massey.ac.nz BY Friday 11 September 2009.
CALL: Evaluating Virtual Worlds
LOCATION: Melbourne Australia.
FORMAT: 4-6 pages using the OZCHI 2009 template available at http://www.ozchi.org/mediawiki/ozchipaper_template2009.doc.
WORKSHOP STARTS: 23 or 24 November, (the main OZCHI 2009 conference runs 25-27 November).
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 6-12.
REGISTRATION: $100 Australian dollars for half a day, $200 for a full day (the main conference involves a separate registration fee). Expected duration is half a day but depends on the number of accepted participants.
SUBMISSION DATE: Friday 11 September 2009. Please see http://mirrorworlds.wordpress.com for more information and regular updates OR http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101315579085.
Note: Other conferences after the workshop: OZCHI 2009, Art. Media.Design Writing Intersections and Interactive Entertainment 2009 (14-16 December 2009, Sydney).