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DEAP 2019 – Designing for Aging People
INTERACT 2019 Workshop
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
- 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 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
- 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 outcomes.

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)

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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand
"Aloha mai no, aloha aku" - Hawaiian saying

Paula Alexandra Silva
Twitter: @palexa
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