This two-day workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, designers and practitioners who are currently working on wellbeing in the field of interaction design or health care, or are interested in the topic.
Wellbeing is defined as positive mental health, it is not only the absence of mental illness but the presence of positive psychological functioning. The workshop aims to establish a foundational agenda for interaction design research around this concept of wellbeing. It will provide a platform to share experiences and resources, create new ideas for design and build valuable future collaborations. The workshop will further include activities that allow for the experience of different aspects of wellbeing. Moreover, workshop attendees will be invited to collaboratively create design concepts that have the potential to support peoples’ wellbeing and will develop first prototypes using Microsoft .Net Gadgeteer.
Topics of Interest
We invite authors to submit their 1-2 page workshop papers (DIS paper format) describing research or experience in all areas of designing wellbeing. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- theoretical foundations and definitions of wellbeing;
- discussions of challenges in designing wellbeing;
- design concepts or developments of wellbeing enhancing technologies;
- user or case studies of how interaction designs have been appropriated to support wellbeing;
- guidelines, implications or lessons learned for engaging users in the design process or evaluation of wellbeing supporting designs;
- methods and tools for measuring wellbeing.
Authors are invited to include a 100-200 word definition of their understanding of wellbeing to stimulate discussion.
March 16th, 2012 March 23rd, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: April 16th, 2012
Workshop days: June 11-12th, 2012
All workshop participants must register for both workshop days
and for at least one day of the main conference. Accepted papers will be made available here.