Welcome to the first workshop on Delivering User Centred Mobile Design

Workshop webpage: http://ducmd11.offis.de/

When designing mobile interfaces it is certainly important to consider the users’ needs and intended experience. However, it is also vital to understand the needs of other stakeholders to ensure the delivery of user centred mobile designs. Translating and communicating the mobile user requirements to stakeholders and ensuring best practice is adhered to can be problematic. This workshop aims to bring practitioners and academics together to discuss methodologies to help overcome these problems and other commercial limitations and deliver quality user centred mobile designs. The workshop builds on the outcomes of ‘Observing Mobile User Experience’ workshop held at NordiCHI 2010.


By combining practitioners with academic researchers and mobile industry experts, this workshop provides a valuable opportunity to engage in rich applied discussions and formulate possible solutions to implementation issues. This workshop addresses a common HCI theme of how to ensure the design that is delivered is what the user needs and wants. This is applied research in its most applied state – finding ways for academia to assist industry get quality results.


Important dates

1st May 2011 (5pm GMT) - Submission Deadline
20th May 2011 - Notification of Acceptance
31st May 2011 (5pm GMT) - Camera Ready
5th July 2011 - Workshop Date

Observing the Mobile User Experience, workshop at NordiCHI 2010


Workshop webpage: http://omue10.offis.de/


Nowadays the number of sold smart phones as well as the number of features of those devices is steadily increasing. Mobile applications are one of the major driving factors, as they can easily be distributed through dedicated mobile application distribution platforms, e.g. Apple’s App Store, Google’s Android Market. Additionally many smart phones have a lot of sensors integrated, which makes them more and more aware of the situation a user is in.


At the same time the usage of mobile devices is rapidly becoming an integrated part of everyday life. This means that in order to understand the user experience and the usability of a product it is in general not enough to perform studies in the laboratory. Instead the mobile context needs to be taken into account explicitly, and one needs to be able to study users and usage “in the wild”. The challenge of understanding a mobile user experience is a rapidly evolving field, and it is the purpose of this workshop to bring together people from industry and academia in order to exchange methods and experiences related to understanding the mobile user and the mobile usage.


In this workshop we want to discuss the most important factors, parameters, and research questions about how to study and involve users in a truly mobile setting.


Important Dates

Friday August 27, 2010 - Submission Deadline
Friday September 10, 2010 - Acceptance Notification
Friday October 1, 2010 - Revised Manuscript Due
Sunday October 17, 2010 - Workshop Date




9.00-9.20 welcome


9.20 - 10.00 (Session 1 Tactile Feedback)

A Design for Mobile Waypoint Navigation System Using Vibrotactile Movement Jukka Raisamo and Kalle Myllymaa Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction

A Direct Experimental Comparison of Back Array and Waist-Belt Tactile Interfaces for Indicating Direction Mayuree Srikulwong and Eamonn OʼNeill Department of Computer Science, University of Bath


10.00-10.30 Coffee


10.30 - 12.00 (Session 2 Alpine and Urban)

Exploring the Usage of an Electronic Compass for Human Navigation in Extreme Environments Sven Gehring, Markus Löchtefeld, Johannes Schöning and Antonio Krüger German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

GPS-based Voice Guidance as Navigation Support for Pedestrians, Alpine Skiers and Alpine Tourers Karl Rehrl, Elisabeth Häusler and Sven Leitinger Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.

II City Audio Guide
Mats Liljedahl
Interactive Institute

It is Just Behind the Corner - Multimodal Exploration of Augmented Reality Environments Saija Lemmelä, Tom Ahola and David Murphy Nokia Research Center


12.00- 1.30 Lunch


1.30 - 3.00 Poster Session + Coffee


3.00 - 4.00 (Session 3)

NAVIG: Navigation Assisted by Artificial Vision and GNSS Brian FG Katz, Philippe Truillet, Simon Thorpe and Christophe Jouffrais LiMSI-CNRS, IRIT, CerCo


Mobile Systems for Guidance of Dependant People: Integration of User requirements and Location Based Services Arantxa Renteria, Alfonso Dominguez, Jose A. Muñoz and Jose L. Lorente Fundación Robotiker and ONCE

Angle Sizes for Pointing Gestures
Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn and Delphine Szymczak Department of Design Sciences, Lund University


4.00 conclusion & wrap up



Urban Sound Gardens: Supporting Overlapping Audio Landmarks in Exploratory Environments Yolanda Vazquez-Alvarez, Ian Oakley and Stephen Brewster Glasgow Interactive Systems Group & Madeira-ITi

Fusing Inertial and Ultrasound Measurements for Emergency Response Carl Fischer, Mike Hazas and Hans Gellersen Lancaster University

Sonified Route Navigator for Cyclists
Andrew Moulster and Tony Stockman
Queen Mary, University of London

Tactile Display for Navigation and Threat Indication Jonathan Svensson and Peter Andersson F.O.I.

NAVIG: An Object Localization System for the Blind Gaëtan Parseihian, Adrien Brilhault and Florian Dramas LIMSI-CNRS, IRIT-CNRS/CERCO-CNRS, IRIT-CNRS-UT1-UT2-UT3

NAVINKO: Audio Augmented Reality-Enabled Social Navigation for City Cyclists Jessica Mantell, Jan Rod, Yuichiro Kage, Fabien Delmotte and Johnson Leu Keio Media Design

Navigation Performances of a Blind Sailor using a Haptic and Auditory Cartographic System on Board Mathieu Simonnet, Stephane Vieilledent and Jacques Tisseau Naval Research Institute France, Université Européenne de Bretagne



Proceedings for the workshop Multimodal Location Based Techniques for Extreme Navigation held at Pervasive 2010 (opens in a new window).



Hands-on Developer Workshop: Using the HaptiMap toolkit, 16th September 2011, Getxo/Bilbao, Spain, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/toolkitworkshop.html


Workshop: Observing the Mobile User Experience, http://omue10.offis.de/, workshop at NordiCHI 2010 October 16 - 20, 2010 Reykjavik, Iceland, http://www.yourhost.is/nordichi2010.


Workshop: Using Audio and Haptics for Delivering Spatial Information via Mobile Devices, MobileHCI 2010, Tuesday, September 7, 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/mobilehci.html


Workshop: Multimodal Location Based Techniques for Extreme Navigation, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/pervasive.html at Pervasive, 17 May 2010, http://www.pervasive2010.org/


Workshop: Non-visual interaction in mobile/location based games, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/elbes-2009-workshop.html at elbes in Malmö May 18 2009, http://elbes.eu/


Workshop: LocWeb 2009, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/locweb-2009.html, CHI 2009 in Boston, USA, http://www.chi2009.org/


Workshop: Guidelines for Haptic Lo-Fi Prototyping, http://www.haptimap.org/organized-events/nordichi-2008-workshop.html, at NordiCHI in Lund, Sweden, 19 Nov. 2008, http://www.nordichi2008.org/