Event Detail

31.08.2021 | Bari (IT)

DEAP 2021 – Designing for Aging People | INTERACT 2021 Workshop, 31 August, Bari (IT)

Our modern day society is aging at an unprecedented pace, and as such, all fields of design need to adapt and cater for the resulting age-related changes. This workshop aims to promote debate among design researchers and practitioners on how to better design to accommodate for the needs of aging people, while also enabling them rather than stigmatizing them as a lesser able segment of the population.

This aim will be achieved through having the workshop participants contribute with their perspectives and previous experiences in the field, through engaging and structured hands-on workshop activities. These will increase the participants' awareness of the value of developing effective co-design practices and ethically appropriate processes involving older adults.

This workshop is the third in a series of workshops, following from those previously held at IFIP ICEC 2018 (DEAP 2018) and INTERACT 2019 (DEAP 2019) conferences.

At this stage, it should be held physically at the conference. However, should this not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop would be held online or in a hybrid mode.

The potential participants should submit short position papers, presenting their own approaches and/or arguing for novel approaches to designing for aging people. The contributions may describe processes of ideation, design, prototyping, development, evaluation, and deployment of digital products, technologies, tools, and services.

Workshop paper submissions should be of maximum 6 pages and prepared in the Springer LNCS format, using the templates provided for CS Proceedings and other Multiauthor Volumes.

Please submit your workshop paper through Easychair.

Paper Submission: 16 April 2021
Notification: 14 May 2021
Camera-ready: 4 June 2021
Workshop date: 31 August 2021