The BCS HCI 2017 conference theme is digital make-believe. Make-believe refers to our expansive, “what-if” thinking typical of HCI and is pervasive. For example, we make-believe when we design innovative technology; we make-believe when we immerse ourselves in a computer game or virtual world; and we make-believe when we evaluate and refine new technology by imagining ourselves using it.
The 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference will be held between the 3rd and 6th July 2017 at the University of Sunderland’s St.Peter’s Campus. The conference is organised by the HCI research groups at the University of Sunderland and Edinburgh Napier University in conjunction with the Interaction Specialist Group of BCS.
At HCI 2017 we want to engage researchers, practitioners, creative businesses, makers, artists and developers in exploring, inspiring, creating and evaluating digital make-believe in topic areas both within and outside HCI. We are calling for submissions from all areas of HCI and particularly encourage submissions on digital make believe from philosophy to practice to research.
Find out more: http://hci2017.bcs.org/