9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introductions

Introduction will be followed by 3 minute Pecha Kucha style presentations by participants in thematically linked groups, followed by discussion. To aid that discussion, each participant will be asked to devote their last slide to a “provocation” – e.g. a consideration of where the research area will be in 5-10 years – and will be asked to bring a physical artifact that relates to their provocation. As tangible research often works best in a demo form, participants will have the option of bringing a demo instead, and these will be grouped together in a session.

9.15 – 10.00 Thematic Group A Talks

10.00-10.45 Thematic Group B Talks 

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11:30 Demonstrations 

11.30-12:00 Form groups for the afternoon activities. 

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.00 Physical Prototyping + BodyStorming Introduction

The workshop organizers will supply a range of physical materials suitable for this. Each team will be asked to develop a concept prototype, inspired by the provocations and physical artifacts, of a tangible system to support some aspect of healthcare. These new concepts on how tangibles and healthcare research might be better integrated will provide examples of potential future directions, and allow us to identify common themes and issues that relate to the concepts.

14.00-15.00 BodyStorming Activity

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-15.50 Discussion on BodyStorming Activity

Teams report back on their BodyStorming activities 

15.50-16.30 Discussion Groups on Research Questions and Issues

Based on the physical prototyping, we will identify potential opportunities where both tangible research might be applied to healthcare, as well as how healthcare can drive new research in tangible interaction. The remainder of the workshop will be spent in focused group discussions to discuss these opportunities. Participants will be split into groups, with each asked to discuss one of the identified themes from the physical prototyping, and derive a set of research questions needed to develop each theme.

16.30-17.00 Report Back from Discussion Groups

17.00-17.15 Conclusions + Wrap-Up

We discuss what we learned and next steps.

19:30 Workshop Dinner

7:30pm – Il Fornaio
302 South Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Cross Street: San Carlos St.
(408) 271-3366
menu here –
email to confirm your place (each person pays their own bill)