Marianna Obrist is a Marie Curie post-doc Fellow at the Culture Lab at the Newcastle University, UK. The focal point of her research is on user experience, UX studies, methods and evaluation. Marianna was involved in several research projects concerned with the study of UX in different contexts and situations (e.g., home, mobile, games). She was involved in the organization of diverse workshops, SIGs at CHI and other HCI-related conferences (e.g., NordiCHI, MobileHCI, EuroiTV).

Daniela Wurhofer is a research fellow at the HCI & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center. She was involved in several national and international projects, where she focused on the evaluation of user experience, social acceptance and societal impact. Currently, she is engaged in the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Contextual Interfaces, doing basic research in the fields of user experience and contextual research methods.

Petra Sundström holds a research position at SICS and in the Mobile Life centre in Stockholm, Sweden. Presently she is though a one-year Marie Curie Fellow at Salzburg University as part of the ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship program. Petra has been involved in several design and research projects on affective and movement-based interaction with mobile devices. Her current interest is in the digital as a design material and how it needs to be a shared resource within multidisciplinary design teams.

Elke Beck is working as a research fellow at the HCI & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center. She has been investigating the experience and acceptance of users in various domains such as ICTs at home, interactive TV, audio-visual networked systems and tools for security engineering. Her research interest focuses on qualitative research methods for user experience and user acceptance.

Elizabeth Buie is an independent consultant with over 30 years of experience in user interfaces, usability, and the UX. She has performed user research, analysis, specification, design, development, and evaluation of HCI for Web sites, Web applications, desktop and mainframe applications, kiosks, and complex systems such as spacecraft control centers and air-traffic control applications. She co-chaired the User Experience Communities for CHI 2009, 2010, and 2011, and is Case Studies co-chair for CHI2012.

Jettie Hoonhout is a senior scientist at Philips Research in Eindhoven. Her background is in Human Factors Psychology. One of her research interests is in methodologies that address the ‘affectability’ of products, i.e., methods and tools that support the development process of products and product concepts that are not only functional and usable, but also emotionally appealing and engaging, and thus can increase the motivation to use the product. She has been involved in the EU project ENGAGE and is currently involved in TwinTide, an EU project addressing this theme.

Program Committee: To ensure a high quality of the workshop, a program committee (PC) was established to review the workshop submissions

Kristina Höök (Stockholm University and SICS, Sweden)

David Geerts (Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium)

Virpi Roto (Aalto University, Finland)

Arnold Vermeeren (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

All workshop organizers serve on the PC too