Call for participation: Workshop on Designing Musical Interactions for Mobile Systems

Dear colleagues and friends,

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our survey on Mobile Music Interfaces, and we would like to inform you that one of the outcomes is a workshop we will organise at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2012; a one day workshop on Designing Musical Interactions for Mobile Systems on Tuesday 12th June 2012 at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. This might be of interest to some of you.

We are inviting submissions for participation in the workshop, below. For further information on the workshop, including details on how to register, please see the workshop website: Please forward this call to people you think might be interested.

Workshop at Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2012:
Designing Musical Interactions for Mobile Systems
Tuesday 12 June 2012, Culture Lab Newcastle

Mobile music technology is a vast growth area, and has emerged as a field in which many of the specific design challenges and affordances of mobile technologies can be explored. The mobile is not just a smaller computer, and requires different tactics and strategies for user interaction. This workshop will discuss the specific interaction design challenges for building engaging and creative musical activities on mobile devices. Participants will share knowledge on interface design models that push the limits of what a mobile can offer for creating rich musical interactions. The workshop will culminate in an evening event, a public concert of mobile music.

Please download the position paper template from the workshop website,
Email the 2-pager position papers submission in PDF format to:

Deadline for submissions is March 16, 2012.
Notification of acceptance by April 16, 2012.
** All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference. For some early indication on prices, please see the last year’s workshop & conference pricing:

Koray Tahiroglu, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (FI)
Atau Tanaka, Goldsmiths Digital Studios, University of London (UK)
Adam Parkinson, Culture Lab, Newcastle University (UK)
Stephen Gibson, School of Design, Northumbria University (UK)


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