The ‘HCII Design Café’ is a new interactive satellite event to be held in person for the first time during the HCII2023 conference. The goal is to provide a forum for (re)thinking and discussing HCI issues in the context of broader topics relevant to society and the economy. Inspired by the ‘World Café method’, the HCII Design Café is based on a proven valuable participatory scheme for engaging on a specific topic, in a moderated small-group setting, with interested stakeholders that come from different professions in related fields. The aim is to stimulate open dialogue, constructive deliberations, and informal but meaningful collaboration, to empower creativity and inspiration in a casual atmosphere, and to promote innovative approaches for transforming ideas into practice.
The focus of the HCII Design Café will be on two major challenges:
The HCII 2023 Design Café is conceived, coordinated, and moderated by Christine Riedmann-Streitz (MarkenFactory GmbH, Germany) and it will feature a keynote speech by Norbert Streitz (Smart Future Initiative, Germany). Discussions at the HCII 2023 Design Café Tables will be hosted by: Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, USA), Elizabeth Rosenzweig (Brandeis University, USA), Pei-Luen Patrick Rau (Tsinghua University, P.R. China), and George Margetis, Margherita Antona and Stavroula Ntoa (FORTH-ICS, Greece).
The results of the HCII2023 Design Café will be published.
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28 July 2023, 13:30 – 18:00
The HCII2023 Design Café will take place on Friday, 28 July 2023, 13:30 – 18:00, as an ‘in-person’ only event.
The event will be of interest to professionals, academic and research experts, students from Universities and Design Schools, individuals working in Design or R&D Departments in Industry, Government Institutions or Agencies, Service Providers, etc.
Participation is open to registered conference participants, but also to interested individuals not registered to the conference. A separate registration fee of $75 is applicable for all participants. As the number of seats is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Design Cafe registration fee is non-refundable, but it is transferable.