Call: Touch Me – Haptic Evaluation Methods for Emotional Experiences (Workshop at Mensch & Computer conference 2013)

Full-day workshop at the Mensch & Computer conference 2013 held in Bremen, Germany ( from 8-11th of September 2013.


Submission deadline: May, 24th, 2013, to
Notification: June, 26th, 2013
Submission format: 2-4 page position papers, formatted according to Mensch & Computer format (anonymized).


We plan to explore, discuss and collect ideas on haptic materials for evaluating users’ emotional experiences with interactive systems. Haptic evaluation materials allow for a qualitative, playful and holistic evaluation of emotional factors – without interfering with the users’ personal experience during interaction. This provides a tactile enhancement to classical visual or verbal-based evaluation methods and therefore includes users and participants with special needs that otherwise could face difficulties expressing their experience (UX-evaluation-4-all).

There are various methods for evaluating emotional experiences of users interacting with systems, e.g. emotion questionnaires, interviews and physiological measures. Most of these methods only rely on visual or verbal stimuli, do not capture emotion in a holistic way or are too invasive (e.g. physiological measures), interrupt the experiences of users or face other shortcomings (e.g. exclude blind, illiterate or users with lower cognitive abilities).


We call for submissions of 2-4 page position papers (in English) in the Mensch & Computer-format with ideas, possibilities, limitations and possible study setups on haptic materials for evaluating emotional experiences. Submissions will be collected and reviewed. Please find further information on the subject and the workshop on:

For submissions and related questions please contact


Manfred Tscheligi
ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg

Marc Busch, Stephanie Deutsch, Susanne Schmehl, Christina Hochleitner, Georgine Beranek
CURE – Center for Usability Research & Engineering

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