September 28, 2022 - Keynote by m.c. schraefel

We are happy to announce that m.c. schraefel will be the keynote speaker for the workshop!

September 20, 2022 - Accessibility questionnaire

To create a better online workshop experience, we created the following questionnaire to collect accessibility needs and desires.

Participants are invited to fill it in by Tuesday 27th October 2022:

About the workshop

Over the last 15 years, we have witnessed a digitalization of the sports experience, i.e., many sports have been enhanced by digital and wearable devices. The centrality of the human body and the different contexts where sports can be practiced have led HCI research to explore how mobile and wearable devices could support the physical, social, and environmental aspects of sports disciplines.

Yet, the field of HCI & sports continues to evolve under the push of new technological developments and events affecting people worldwide, such as the Covid-19 pandemics and climate change. Technological advancements such as the metaverse, inbodied technologies, and AI have paved the way for augmented humans, esports, new forms of sociality, and new ways to engage the audience. Whereas the contextual factors push sports trends in two opposite directions simultaneously: on the one hand, they foster the indoorisation and individualization of sports; on the other hand, they encourage practicing sports outdoors and taking advantage of the ‘soft fascinations’ of nature.

With this workshop, we would like to invite the MobileHCI community to discuss the current trends for portable technologies for sports and trace future directions for HCI research in this field.