Tutorials – for instructors

NordiCHI’14 tutorials offer attendees the opportunity to extend their knowledge into new areas of expertise, to explore new communities of practice and to learn about specific concepts, methods and techniques from recognized experts.

Quick Facts about NordiCHI’14 Tutorial proposals

Proposal submission deadline: 8 May 2014
Online submission: Email your proposal to tutorials@nordichi2014.org
Submission format: Free format, see the description below
Notification of proposal acceptance: 2 June 2014

If your tutorial is accepted:
Tutorial description for web site: 22 June 2014 (30-word contribution statement + detailed description OR a link to tutorial web site)
Notification of the number of participants registered: 22 September 2014
Tutorial handout material: 30 September 2014
Tutorials: Sunday or Monday, 26/27 October 2014

NordiCHI’14 Tutorials
The NordiCHI 2014 conference would like to offer a wide variety of tutorials for researchers, practitioners, designers, developers, managers and students. We invite proposals for tutorials focusing on all themes of the Human Computer Interaction field. In particular, we encourage you to give tutorials connected to the themes of the conference which are: fun, fast and foundational. Therefore, we encourage instructors to propose a tutorial on new and emerging areas, methods and technologies, or on experimenting with new forms of instruction and innovative perspectives in an HCI context. Additionally, we encourage instructors to propose tutorials on the foundational themes of HCI and on the fast evolving techniques used in the field.

The duration of tutorials may be 1 – 4 sessions (4 sessions being a full day).

Tutorial venue (added on April 14)

All the tutorials will be held together with the workshops and the doctoral consortium, on the premises of Aalto University’s ARTS school. The venue is located at Arabia, Helsinki, in an old factory building which was refurbished in 1986 and has since then been the home for university-level art and design education. We plan to arrange bus transportation from the conference hotel to the workshops venue.

Submission instructions

Proposals for tutorials should be limited to 1000 words and detail:

Title and duration
Intended audience
Theme and goals
Prerequisites, level
Description of activities planned
Any past conferences or related venues for the tutorial
Needed facilities
Web site or other resources that might be accessed to provide more information about the tutorial or instructor(s)
Summarize the skills and knowledge the attendees will gain as a result of attending this tutorial
Instructors’ names, affiliations and backgrounds

Tutorials are given only if at least 5 participants register by the early bird registration deadline, so the instructors should be active in advertising their tutorial to relevant audiences. Instructor compensation is based on the number of participants who register for that particular tutorial, as follows:
– Min 10 paid participants: Free conference registration for the 1st instructor.
– Min 20 paid participants: Free conference registration for the 2nd instructor, or 500€ compensation.
– For every additional 10 participants, up to 60: Free conference registration or 500€ compensation.

The tutorial chairs are responsible for selecting the tutorials for the conference. Please email us your questions and submissions.

Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Reykjavík University, Iceland
Ismo Rakkolainen, University of Tampere, Finland