NordiCHI 2020 Workshop – Co-Designing Personas for User Experience and Engagement in Automation

ABOUT

The aim of this workshop is to engage in the co-design of personas to explore the interplay of autonomous technologies with user experience and engagement. Automating a process that is embedded in people’s everyday lives and activities will surely impact their experience. In a time where there is a strong push towards more and more automation in our daily life, the workshop will explore the value of co-design in bringing to the fore the opportunities and issues of such trend on users’ experiences and engagements in multiple contexts such as work, health, entertainment, and learning. Through the co-design of personas in future scenarios of automation, the workshop will concretely identify valuable automation design goals for user experience and engagement drawing on participants’ knowledge from industry projects and academic research.

The workshop aims to achieve three concrete outcomes as the following:

(i) Realise some of the personas and scenarios created at the workshop into prototypes that after the workshop can be evaluated by industry partners or intended user audiences.

(ii) Publish in a relevant journal or conference the activities and product of the workshop reporting on the experience co-designing personas for automation and the identified design goals for user experience and engagement across several domains;

(iii) Organise a special issue in a relevant journal calling for papers that touch on design goals identified at the workshop as relevant for co-designing UX and engagement for automation.


ORGANISERS

Jose Abdelnour Nocera: University of West London, UK and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL

Daniel G. Cabrero: Personas Technology Ltd, UK

Pedro Campos: University of Madeira and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL

Torkil Clemmensen: Copenhagen Business School, DENMARK

Robin Gissing: Innovation Domain Consultant, UK

Frederica Gonçalves: University of Madeira and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL

Lene Nielsen: IT University of Copenhagen, DENMARK

Parisa  Saadati: University of West London, UK


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

We invite participants and position papers/scenarios for the NordiCHI 2020 Workshop – Co-Designing Personas for User Experience and Engagement in Automation.

Grounded on principles of co-designing and user experience engagement in design, this one-day workshop will offer an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners aiming to actively engage in co-design of personas to explore the interplay of autonomous technologies with user experience and engagement.

Interaction designers, educators, policymakers, system, and automation designer or other related stakeholders are encouraged to participate and present their interest by submitting a position statement confirming background, research interest and future scenario of automation, highlighting opportunities and/or issues for UX and engagement in one domain, e.g. work, health, entertainment, learning, and where the co-creation and usage of personas, or their criticism, form the basis of their position statement.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • User Experience Design
      • Human-centered computing
      • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
      • User studies
      • Participatory design
      • Socio-technical empirical studies
      • Automation future scenarios
      • Interaction Design
      • Co-Design scenarios
      • Games and gamification
      • Personas

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organisers according to their relevance to the problem and motivations to advance towards a more systemic socio-technical solution.

KEY DATES

      • Workshop paper submission: September 1, 2020
      • Notification and confirmation of acceptance of position papers/scenarios: September 7, 2020
      • Workshop date: October 26, 2020

SUBMITTING A PAPER TO THE WORKSHOP

Number of pages: 4 pages, including future scenarios, but excluding references (max).

Submissions must be done in ACM single column format. See the link for instructions https://nordichi2020.org/instructions-authors#/.

→ Submissions and questions, please, email: parisa.saadati@uwl.ac.uk.