StoryStorm: call for applicants... closing date March 10th 2014

StoryStorm: A Collaborative Exchange of Methods for Storytelling - 1 day workshop at Designing Interactive Systems 2014 to be held in Vancouver, June 22nd 2014.



 This one-day workshop will identify and map the range of conscious and unconscious storytelling tools adopted in all stages of research, including design processes (e.g. Personas and Scenarios, Forum Theatre, and Design Fictions) and artifacts (e.g. Visualisation, Internet of Things, 3D printing). Together we will explore emerging digital means of capturing, sharing and experiencing stories as a methodological tool and by drawing on participant expertise will initiate development of visual aids to distill and encode these practices for use in academia and beyond.
 We welcome applications from multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners across HCI, UX, design, art, psychology, design ethnography, and from the worlds of design, art, film, photography, or storytelling. Interested participants should provide either a positioning paper in CHI Extended Abstract format (maximum 4 pages, pdf) or a storytelling artifact (e.g. visual, film, object, documented performative evidence).

Submission deadline: 10th March 2014.


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Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh


Deborah is interested in storytelling in all its guises, from traditional oral
storytelling, to digital fictions and interactive storytelling. Storytelling and
Scottish culture played a key role in her doctoral work, 'Traditional
Storytelling in Digital World: the transformative power of Storytelling across
media', which explored the shape and form of storytelling as culture in the
ceilidh tradition.


Deborah is also interested in the ways in which storytelling
as a method and process can be used in both business and research contexts, and
recently led an interactive workshop, 'Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in
the Digital Economy' at The Third Annual Digital Economy All Hands Conference,
Aberdeen, 2012. Dr Deborah Maxwell is a post doctoral research fellow at
University of Edinburgh, working as part of Design in Action, a 4-year
AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub, and is a Co-Investigator on StoryStorm, a
network in the EPSRC Digital Economy funded 'Communities and Culture Network+.

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