Call: Co-Designing Personas for User Experience and Engagement in Automation – NordiCHI 2020 workshop


NordiCHI 2020 Workshop – Co-Designing Personas for User Experience and Engagement in Automation
Workshop date: October 26, 2020
Location: Talinn, Estonia (or possibly virtual)

Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2020

NOTE: In the context of COVID-19, we can say the workshop WILL happen in whichever format is possible at the time of the conference. See the Workshop website and NordiCHI 2020 website for updates.

Grounded on principles of co-designing and user experience engagement in design, this one-day workshop will offer an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners aiming to actively engage in co-design of personas to explore the interplay of autonomous technologies with user experience and engagement.

Interaction designers, educators, policymakers, system, and automation designer or other related stakeholders are encouraged to participate and present their interest by submitting a position statement confirming background, research interest and future scenario of automation, highlighting opportunities and/or issues for UX and engagement in one domain, e.g. work, health, entertainment, learning, and where the co-creation and usage of personas, or their criticism, form the basis of their position statement.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • User Experience Design
  • Human-centered computing
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • User studies
  • Participatory design
  • Socio-technical empirical studies
  • Automation future scenarios
  • Interaction Design
  • Co-Design scenarios
  • Games and gamification
  • Personas

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organisers according to their relevance to the problem and motivations to advance towards a more systemic socio-technical solution.


Workshop paper submission: September 1, 2020
Notification and confirmation of acceptance of position papers/scenarios: September 7, 2020
Workshop date: October 26, 2020


Number of pages: 4 pages, including future scenarios, but excluding references (max).

Submissions must be done in ACM single column format. See the link for instructions:

Submissions and questions, please email:


Jose Abdelnour Nocera: University of West London, UK and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL
Daniel G. Cabrero: Personas Technology Ltd, UK
Pedro Campos: University of Madeira and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL
Torkil Clemmensen: Copenhagen Business School, DENMARK
Robin Gissing: Innovation Domain Consultant, UK
Frederica Gonçalves: University of Madeira and ITI/LARSyS, PORTUGAL
Lene Nielsen: IT University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
Parisa Saadati: University of West London, UK

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