Design Café

The HCII2023 Design Café provides a venue for the discussion and rethinking of important HCI topics in the domain of "Human-Environment Interactions". Inspired by the World Café method, the HCII2023 Design Café aims to provide a small-group forum for productive, critical discussions in a moderated face-to-face group situation and to identify innovative approaches for transfering ideas into practice.

The topics to be discussed will be informed, in part, by:

(i) Selected findings of the White Paper “Seven HCI Grand Challenges” (prepared by a group of 32 experts involved in the community of the HCII Conference series during 2018-2019) which arise in the emerging landscape of rapid technological evolution towards more intelligent interactive technologies; this is coupled with ithe ncreased and widened societal needs, as well as the individual and collective expectations that HCI, as a discipline, is called upon to address.

(ii) A selection from the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

Design Café Participation

The HCII2023 Design Café will take place on Friday, 28 July 2023, 13:30 – 18:00, as an ‘in-person’ only event, with a refreshment break between 15:30-16:00.

The event will be of interest to professionals, academic / research staff, students from universities and design schools, individuals working in design or R&D departments in industry, government institutions, service providers, etc.
Participation is open to registered conference participants as well as to interested non-registered to the conference individuals. A registration fee of $75 is applicable for all participants. As the number of places is limited, applications will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

A detailed Call for Participation will become available soon.