Virtual School Meanderings

June 2, 2016

New Issue of Human Technology Now Available

No K-12 online learning related items, but some interesting research to pass along…

Dear subscriber of the Human Technology e-notification service,

Thank you for your continued interest in being notified when Human Technology publishes its issues. In addition to the essential information on our newest issue, I will present three other items for your information. Below the issue details, you will find brief information on two Calls for Papers for thematic issues in our journal, as well as announcement of a revision in our journal’s name. But first, the “main event”:
We are pleased to announce that the newest issue of the online journal Human Technology is now online. This thematic issue, titled Human–Technology Choreographies: Body, Movement, and Space, is the first of two focusing on the impact of the instrumental value, specifically movement, of and on design and use of technological objects. (The second issue on this topic will be published in several months.) Both issues have been guided by guest editors Antti Pirhonen, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Kai Tuuri, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; and Cumhur Erkut, Department of Architecture, Design, & Media Technology, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. This first issue focuses specifically on the topics of designing by moving and moving by design. You can access the issue at




Guest Editor’s Introduction

Choreographies: An Emerging Perspective for Interaction Design

Antti Pirhonen, Kai Tuuri, & Cumhur Erkut



Original Articles

Ways of Walking: Understanding Walking’s Implications for the Design of Handheld Technology Via a Humanistic Ethnographic Approach

Parisa Eslambolchilar, Mads Bødker, & Alan Chamberlain


Choreographic Inscriptions: A Framework for Exploring Sociomaterial Influences on Qualities of Movement for HCI

Lian Loke & A. Baki Kocaballi



Quantified Bodies in the Checking Loop: Analyzing the Choreographies of Biomonitoring and Generating Big Data

Jaana Parviainen



Yamove! A Movement Synchrony Game that Choreographs Social Interaction

Katherine Isbister, Elena Márquez Segura, Suzanne Kirkpatrick,

Xiaofeng Chen, Syed Salahuddin, Gang Cao, & Raybit Tang



We ask that you please forward information on our journal to your all of your colleagues who might be interested in the topics within this issue.




Call for Papers: Thematic issue on Designing Interactive Systems for Work Engagement


The Call for Papers for this thematic issue in Human Technology has been ongoing since January 2016 (see, but closed yesterday. However, the editors are open to requests for an extension for submission, if needed. Prospective authors should email Heli Väätäjä ( with a short description of their submission by June 30, 2016. The editors will determine if the nature of the research topic is in line with the scope of the thematic issue and, if so, instructions for submission will be provided. Please feel free to notify any colleagues who many interested in this Call.



Call for Papers: Thematic issue titled SADE – semiotics + art and design experience


The guest editor of this thematic issue is inviting, until September 30, 2016, submissions that explore the interrelationships between and among art, design, and technology, in light of semiotics and experience. More information on the Call for Papers is available on Human Technology’s website (). The guest editor is Rebekah Rousi of the University of Jyväskylä. As always, we appreciate you forwarding this information to colleagues and/or researchers who might be interested in submitting to this thematic issue.



Human Technology changes its name


From the initiation of this journal, we have been known as Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. As a new publication, it was important that our journal’s name reflected the inclusive nature of our interdisciplinary scope. Over the years, the subtitle has become superfluous, as both readers and published authors have grasped the significance of our scope and have typically shortened the name to simply the very inclusive Human Technology. Therefore, we have followed suit officially; from this issue forward, articles will be published within Human Technology. We trust that this concise name for our journal will make it easier to remember, easier to find online, and more accurately cited. Most importantly, the quality and dedication that began with our first issue remains.








Ms. Barbara Crawford

Managing Editor

Human Technology: An  Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments

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