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CHI'2007 Workshops FAQ

This page is the FAQ and late-breaking information source for the CHI'2007 Workshops Program.

  1. Q: Is CHI providing lunch?
    A: No, CHI is not providing lunch. Sometimes, however, workshop organizers of particular workshops make group reservations at a nearby restaurant, so that everyone can stay together. If such arrangements are desired, it is up to the organizers of each workshop to make them.

  2. Q: What will workshop attendees need to register for?
    A: They will need to register for the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

  3. Q: How do workshop attendees register? (New Feb. 16.)
    A: There is a registration code you have to fill in on the registration form when you register for the workshop. Your workshop's organizer has it, and should have already sent it to you. If you don't have one, contact your workshop's organizer.

  4. Q: How much will registration for these things cost?
    A: According to the evolving budget, the fees will be about the same as last year. (Here is last year's registration form, which details all the costs from that year.)

  5. Q: What A/V support will be present at the workshops? (Updated Feb. 16.)
    A: Projector, screen, 1 flip chart, 1 set of pens, Adhesive for attaching flip chart pages to walls without leaving marks. Projector resolution will be maximum 1024x 768 pixels. There will also be an audio connection into sound system for the presentation computer. And finally, a podium microphone.

  6. Q: Will there be wireless available? (Updated Feb. 19.)
    A: Wireless network connectivity is available in the facility, but it might not be available for free to all the workshops. Individuals who want wireless might have to pay a fee. (Note -- access availability is wireless only. Cost for wired access turned out to be prohibitive.)

  7. Q: When/where do we prepare and deliver our workshop's final summary poster? (New Feb. 16.)
    A: Poster boards for the workshops will be up in the Concourse area beginning on Saturday morning, so that your poster can be placed there (all at once or incrementally) anytime during the weekend. So, whenever you and your participants want to, you can add materials to your poster-in-progress. By the time your workshop is over, your poster in the Concourse area needs to be finished. Its placement in the Concourse will be its permanent location.

  8. Q: What is a workshop's final summary poster? (New Feb. 16.)
    A:Organizers will be expected to produce a poster summarizing the results of the workshop for the conference reception/poster session. Typically these are built during the workshop by collecting from notes, pictures, sketches, summary bullet points, working flip charts, etc.

  9. Q:When/how do we check in and get our badges? (Updated Apr. 3.)
    A:Workshop participants should check in at the conference registration desk to pick up their name badge and conference materials prior to attending their workshop. Registration will be open from 17:00-19:00 on Friday evening, from 8:00-12:00 on Saturday morning, and then all day (8:00-18:00) on Sunday. There will be people at the doors of the rooms checking to make sure that everyone entering has a badge.

  10. Q:What is the daily schedule for workshops? (New Apr. 3.)
    A:Workshops are scheduled 9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Coffee service has been ordered for the following times: 8:30-9:30, 10:30-11:00, and 3:00-4:00 each day. However, Sunday workshops need to end by 5:00 or 5:30, because people enrolled in the 6:00 pm courses will need a break to go find dinner and the like.

  11. Q:How can I find out about all the other things -- location of coffee shop, taxi information, social program, where I can get internet access, etc.? (New Apr. 3.)
    A:The Final Program answers all of these things, and is now available.

  12. Q:Where should I go when I arrive? (New Apr. 13.)
    A:Once you arrive at CHI for your workshop, here's what to do:

    • 1) Check in at the CHI 2007 registration desk.
      - The registration desk is located on the main level of the McEnery Convention Center (map).
      - Registration will be open from 17:00-19:00 on Friday evening, from 8:00-12:00 on Saturday morning, and then all day (8:00-18:00) on Sunday.

    • 2) Go to the room for your workshop. Room assignments are:

      Saturday and Sunday Workshops
      W1. Culture and Collaborative Technology: McEnery Convention Center, room A2
      W2. Exploring Design as a Research Activity: McEnery Convention Center, room A1

      Saturday Workshops
      W3. Tangible User Interfaces in Context and Theory: McEnery Convention Center, room A8
      W4. Security User Studies: Methodologies and Best Practices: McEnery Convention Center, room A3
      W5. User Centered Design and International Development: McEnery Convention Center, room A6
      W6. HCI and New Media Arts: Methodology and Evaluation: McEnery Convention Center, room C2
      W8. Supporting Design Studio Culture in HCI: McEnery Convention Center, room C4
      W10. Mobile Spatial Interaction: McEnery Convention Center, room A7

      Sunday Workshops
      W7. Imaging The City: Exploring the Practices and Technologies of Representing the Urban Environment in HCI: McEnery Convention Center, room A8
      W9. Striking a c[h]ord: Vocal Interaction in Assistive Technologies, Games, and More: McEnery Convention Center, room A7
      W11. Supple Interfaces: Designing and evaluating for richer human connections and experiences: McEnery Convention Center, room A6
      W12. Increasing the impact of usability work in software development: McEnery Convention Center, room C3
      W13. Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape: McEnery Convention Center, room C4
      W14. Exertion Interfaces: Marriott San Jose, Ballroom Salon I
      W15. Exploratory Search and HCI: Marriott San Jose, Ballroom Salon II
      W16. Shared Encounters: Marriott San Jose, Ballroom Salon V
      W17. Beyond Current User Research: Designing Methods for New Users, Technologies, and Design Processes: Marriott San Jose, Ballroom Salon VI
      W18. Converging on a Science of Design through the Synthesis of Design Methodologies: Marriott San Jose, Guadalupe Room