Human-Work Interaction Design (HWID’18)
5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference
August 20-21, 2018
Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

The Human Work Interaction Design (HWID) working conference is organised by IFIP TC 13.6 working group. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer.

The previous HWID conferences (Proceedings):

  1. HWID 2006 in Madeira, Portugal (Clemmensen, Campos, Orngreen, Pejtersen, & Wong, 2006)
  2. HWID 2009 in Pune, India (Katre, Orngreen, Yammiyavar, & Clemmensen, 2010)
  3. HWID 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark (Campos, Clemmensen, Abdelnour-Nocera, Katre, Lopes, Pejtersen, & Orngreen, 2012).
  4. HWID 2015 in London, England (Abdelnour Nocera, Barricelli, Lopes, Campos, & Clemmensen, 2015)

In continuation with this series of the IFIP WG 13.6 on Human Work Interaction Design, the fifth HWID conference will take place in Espoo, Finland, on 20 and 21 August, 2018.

Theme, Scope and Focus:

The theme of Human Work Interaction Design 2018 working conference is Designing Engaging Automation. While we do not exclude other aspects of work analysis and designing interactions for work contexts, we encourage authors to share especially their research on human aspects in workplace automation in the 2018 edition of HWID conference.

Interaction design for work engagement has lately started to gather more attention, especially in designing tools for employees. Work engagement takes usability of interactive systems to the next level by providing employees pleasurable and meaningful experiences via the tools used at work. The theme of HWID’18 emphasizes the need for providing these experiences also when parts of the work are automated.

Examples of relevant questions include

  • Is automation making work less interesting or more engaging?
  • How to improve work engagement by automation?
  • How to share work optimally between humans and automation?
  • How to maintain operator vigilance in highly automated environments?
  • How to support situation and/or automation awareness?
  • How to evaluate the impact of automation on work engagement?

This working conference aims to answer these questions to support professionals, academia, national labs, and industry engaged in human work analysis and interaction design for the workplace. We will discuss the tools, procedures, and professional competences needed for designing for and evaluating engaging automation in workplace contexts.