CALL FOR PAPERS - NordiCHI 2018 workshop on Designing for Experiences with Socially Interactive Robots (Oslo, Norway)

Dr. Mohammad Obaid, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dr. Kirsikka Kaipainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Aino Ahtinen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Ioana Ocnarescu, Strate School of Design, France

Position Paper Submission Deadline: 10th August, 2018
Notification of Workshop Participation: 17th August, 2018
Workshop Date: 29th September, 2018

Socially interactive technologies are emerging as one of the predominant technologies of the future. In this workshop, we aim to discuss the emerging field of Social Robotic technologies with a particular focus on interaction design methodologies used in the design process.

The workshop will investigate how researchers have traditionally approached designing social robots and what we can learn from the interaction design field for future designs. The overarching objective of the workshop is to address and explore possible design inspirational methods that can help designers in social robot design. Thus, in this workshop, we will pursue and explore possible design methods that can inspire designers' vision when designing social robots in different environments.

This workshop will bring together HCI and HRI researchers, UX designers, artists, and engineers who are interested in designing socially interactive technologies. The main activities of the workshop will encompass two interactive sessions and a discussion panel on approaches to inspire the design of socially interactive robots.

Topics of Interest:

  *   Socially Interactive Technologies
  *   Social Robots
  *   Contextual Design
  *   Experience Driven Design
  *   Lean UX
  *   Design with Ritual Experiences
  *   Iterative Design
  *   Prototyping
  *   Persuasive Design
  *   Social Interactions
  *   UX Evaluation Methods

Submission procedure:
Details on the online submission procedure are outlined at

Contact: For scientific advice and any queries please contact one of the workshop organizers:
Mohammad Obaid, [log in to unmask]
Kirsikka Kaipainen, [log in to unmask]
Aino Ahtinen, [log in to unmask]
Ioana Ocnarescu, [log in to unmask]

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