Call for participation


We invite position papers up to four pages in CHI Extended Abstract format. We ask authors to include a discussion of their work and its relation to repurposing in the context of designing interactive tangible objects for children. We encourage, but by no means require, participants to bring a (video-) demonstrator to present at the workshop. We welcome participants from a broad range of disciplines including computer science, interaction design, education, arts, psychology, cognitive science, social science and product design.

Possible contributions may include but are not limited to:

  • Interaction styles and concepts suitable for repurposing
  • Challenges and opportunities for supporting repurposing
  • Theoretical positions and evaluation approaches
  • Prototypes related to repurposing of tangible objects
  • Design work or case studies related to repurposing of tangible objects
  • Relations of design for repurpose to other paradigms
  • Relevance for specific contexts and target groups
  • Work in progress, late breaking innovations
  • Tools to develop tangible objects that support repurposing
  • Methods that support designing for repurposability

Please send your submissions to before 25 April 2014.

Please note that it is the policy of IDC2014 that all workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for the main conference.