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Masood Masoodian <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers - INTERACT 2019 Workshop on
Designing for Aging People (DEAP 2019)
3 September 2019 – Paphos, Cyprus


About the Workshop
Most existing design practices either do not specifically target the 
needs of aging people, or only consider their needs from a negative 
perspective, often as design “problems” that need to be “solved”. 
However, with the ever-increasing aging world population, it is becoming 
even more important to better design for older people, taking their 
wants, needs, desires, and expectations into account as the underlying 
basis for design.

Amongst other issues that need to be addressed, this also requires 
modifying current design practices, including commonly used design 
methodologies, to make them more effective for targeting aging user 

Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, 
designers, and developers interested in the design, development, 
evaluation, and deployment of digital products, technologies, tool, and 
services for aging people. The workshop will provide a venue for sharing 
experiences from different perspectives through presentations, 
discussions, and a hands-on design activity to provide innovative ideas 
for future directions in designing for aging people.

This workshop follows on from a successful previous workshop (DEAP 
2018), which was held as part of the IFIP International Conference on 
Entertainment Computing (IFIP-ICEC 2018). We have now broadened the 
scope of this workshop to include all aspects of designing for aging people.

Call for Participation
We invite design researchers and practitioners from related backgrounds 
to submit their papers reporting their contributions to the topics of 
the workshop. Topics of interest cover the processes of ideation, 
design, prototyping, development, evaluation, and deployment of digital 
products, technologies, tool, and services. We seek submissions related 
to the following areas, as well as others:
     - Critical, speculative, participatory, or any other novel 
approaches to design.
     - Innovative approaches to the design, development, evaluation, and 
     - Examples and case studies of deployment and use.
     - Acceptability and adoption.
     - Community- and user-led innovations.
     - Design without agism.
     - Design and ethics.

Workshop papers should be no more than 6 pages long, and prepared 
according to the Springer format for the CS Proceedings and other 
Multiauthor Volumes (templates at 

Workshop submissions should be made via Easychair 

The workshop program committee will review the submitted papers, and 
select around 10 papers for presentation at the workshop based on their 
quality and relevance to the workshop topics.

Depending on space availability, other interested attendees of the 
INTERACT conference without a position paper would also be welcome to 
join the workshop.

Workshop Structure
This workshop is structured to be engaging, practical, hands-on, and 
participatory in its approach. It will include plenty of time for 
interactions, discussions and exchanges of ideas — leading to concrete 
outcomes for its participants. The workshop will achieve this through 
the inclusion of:
     - Short presentations of the accepted papers.
     - A follow-up interactive session to allow further discussions.
     - A collaborative design activity to explore novel approaches to 
design ideation.
     - Creation of a short video for the INTERACT conference to showcase 
the experience of taking part in this collaborative design activity.
     - Concluding discussions and planning of future directions and 

Expected Outcome and Dissemination
The accepted workshop papers will be published in the adjunct conference 
proceedings of INTERACT 2019.  In addition, through a planned discussion 
session at the workshop, we will investigate potential future outcomes. 
These may include a special issue of an international journal and/or a 
co-authored report for dissemination of the workshop findings. We will 
also use the workshop website for publicizing its aims and objectives, 
as well as disseminating its outcomes.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 14 April 2019
Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2019
Camera-ready version: 2 June 2019
Workshop date: 3 September 2019

Workshop Organizers
Masood Masoodian, Aalto University (Finland)
Paula Alexandra Silva, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Program Committee
Sergi Bermúdez i Badia, Universidade da Madeira (Portugal)
Leah Burns, Aalto University (Finland)
Elena Comincioli, Aalto University (Finland)
Dohee Lee, Aalto University (Finland)
Eugène Loos, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Masood Masoodian, Aalto University (Finland)
Óscar Mealha, Universidade da Madeira (Portugal)
Francisco Nunes, Fraunhofer – AICOS (Portugal)
Thomas Rist, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (Germany)
Rita Santos, Universidade da Madeira (Portugal)
Paula Alexandra Silva, Universidade da Madeira (Portugal)
Telmo Silva, Universidade da Madeira (Portugal)
Ana Vasconcelos, Fraunhofer – AICOS (Portugal)
Ana Veloso, Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

Prof. Masood Masoodian
Visual Communication Design
Aalto University

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