Log in to like this post! I’m hosting a session about Rich Interactions at HCII2011 next week Tobias Komischke / Friday, July 8, 2011 I’ve been attending the “Human-Computer Interaction International” conference series since 1999 and at times I was somewhat frustrated with the relatively small number of practical and industry-centric talks and papers there. A lot of the methods, concepts, and UIs that are published at HCII come from universities and stay at the universities, meaning that they’re research-driven as opposed to market-driven. Nothing wrong with that, but for me as a practitioner working in a world where in the end it’s about creating productized user experiences, I think that the world needs more applied contents. So when I was asked by the conference organizers if I could organize a session for this year’s conference in Orlando, I happily said yes and now on Tuesday morning we’ll have an awesome session called “Rich Application Technologies and Rich User Experiences”. It’s a hot topic and can be viewed from many different angles, incl. roles, technologies, and processes. Here’s the line-up of presenters: Tobias Komischke, Infragistics: The Impact of Rich Application Frameworks on User Experience Design Sam Zheng (co-chair), Siemens Corporate Research: Streamlining User Experience Design and Development: Roles, Tasks and Workflow of Applying Rich Application Technologies Yishiu Chen, Verizon Wireless: Trends, Challenges and Promises of Rich Experiences on Mobile Devices Cindy Lu, iNautix: Enhanced User Experience in Managing Personal Finance Kevin Richardson, Electronic Ink: Design and Rich Application Frameworks Marcela Esteves, Siemens Corporate Research: Designing Interaction Concepts, Managing Customer Expectation and Mastering Agile Development in Rich Application Product Development All of these folks are experienced practitioners, so I can’t wait to see their presentations and have some great discussions.