In business there is an increasing demand for well-informed and technically skilled graduates and postgraduates. Too often, however, students are being taught and guided through sets of fundamentals that were identified and established when computing and informatics were first emerging as a discipline.
This workshop provides a forum for cross-disciplinary discussions between researchers, designers and architects of web technologies. It will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences that are emerging in this important area. There is much common ground that can be established across these apparently diverse communities. This workshop provides an opportunity to collaboratively begin to address the task of coordinating curricula from the HCI, Web and Graphics domains for the benefit of students, academic and business alike.
- List important concepts common to the fields of HCI, graphics, component-based programming and web technology: work at the level encountered by students of a university computer science programme.
- Link these concepts to well-known/useful resources: relevant definitions, examples, exercises, books, papers, tutorials, software, useful web sites, etc.
- Discuss how these concepts should be introduced and answer the following questions:
- What are the most important concepts to convey to students, and what are the main pitfalls?
- Are there dependencies between the various concepts involved? Try and build a graph of dependencies.
- Are some concepts more important than others?
- Are some concepts more difficult to acquire than others? An indication of level at which they should be introduced would be valuable for building a curriculum.
- Are there other relationships between concepts that are useful to consider for a curriculum?
- Can these concepts be organized hierarchically in order to identify parallels and structure the curriculum?
- Are some teaching methods more suitable for sets of concepts than others?
The workshop will address the topic of the Web/HCI/Graphics curriculum in the context of current and ongoing technological developments that surround the use and development of the web. It is relevant for all academics, technology trainers and businesses who are concerned with the development and use of web based applications.
Themes include: the web, HCI, graphics and design education; the structure of concepts in these areas; interdisciplinary work; and pedagogy.
- Position papers (up to 2000 words)
- Poster abstracts (up to 1000 words)
Attendees whose position papers are accepted will be invited to make a presentation to the workshop in the form of a pecha-kucha. Poster papers will be presented and discussed in the poster session of the workshop. All submissions should be formatted according to the ACM templates.
February 6February 17, 2012: Submissions due
- March 2, 2012: Notification to authors
- March 16, 2012: Camera-ready deadline for accepted submissions
- Su White, University of Southampton, UK
- Clare Hooper, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK
- Mountaz Hascoët, LIRMM, University of Montpellier, France
- Birgit Pröll
- Clare Hooper
- Claudia Rodda
- Mountaz Hascoët
- Paul De Bra
- Su White
- Željko Obrenović