Join us on Monday 2 December 2019 for an OzCHI workshop. Prospective participants should check the website of the relevant workshop for further details and information about submitting a position paper.

Potential workshop participants submit a position paper to the organisers in the format specified by organisers. Workshop organisers will review position papers using their own criteria, and determining the final list of attendees is the responsibility of workshop organisers. We aim for a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 participants; workshops with low participant numbers may be cancelled. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop. Attendees (organisers and participants) will need to pay the workshop participation fee.

Important Dates

  • Sun 13 October’19: Deadline for prospective workshop participants to submit position paper to workshop organisers
  • Sun 27 October’19 : Deadline for organisers to notify participants
  • Mon 2 December’19: Workshops conducted


Wine and User Experience Design (Sunday 1 Dec)

Wine is an experience. It engages all of our senses. Before we even taste wine we hold the bottle, admire the label, listen to it being poured in the glass, assess the colour and texture of the wine, swirl it around the glass, smell it and finally taste it. However, human pleasure in the experience can be designed to go far beyond the value of simply drinking the wine. What about the journey the wine has taken to reach you? Who made it, and why? Who else is drinking it now? Why does it taste the way it does?

The social, cultural and scientific aspects of wine making, marketing and drinking offer opportunities for designers and HCI researchers to enhance the user experience of wine. This workshop offers academics and practitioners interested in designing wine futures, the chance to envision new experiences, products and services. Through participative design activities we will explore ways for design and technology to push our knowledge and craft into this unexplored applied research area.

This workshop will run on Sunday 1 Dec, allowing participants to also attend the doctoral consortium and other workshops


Contact: Jeni Paay, 

Organisers: Jeni Paay, Bridgette Engeler, Mark Taylor, Kirsten Day, Margot Brereton and Yvonne Rogers

Virtual and Augmented Reality for Positive Social Impact

This workshop invites researchers and industry practitioners designing Virtual and Augmented Reality (VAR) for positive social impacts to join us at OzCHI 2019 in Perth, Australia to discuss the research and industry landscape and opportunities for collaboration with like-minded professionals. Participants will have an opportunity to share their VAR experiences with other attendees, and to discuss the challenges they have experienced in working with VAR. This workshop will aim to provide help researchers to overcome these challenges and as an outcome, plans will be made for future workshops to establish and promote VAR as a long-term research focus for researchers in Australasia.


Contact: Kate Ferris, 

Organisers: Kate Ferris, Ryan Kelly, Ross Brown, Greg Wadley, Steven Baker, Jenny Waycott, Eduardo Velloso and Selen Turkay

Designing Smart for Sustainable Communities: Reflecting on the Role of HCI for Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

This workshop reflects on the role of the HCI community in ad- dressing sustainable development in cities, regional centres and rural communities. The workshop will bring together academics, researchers and practitioners to share their experiences, expertise and visions for: (1) evolving HCI design approaches to move beyond the individual; (2) re-engaging with institutions in order to repoliticise HCI practices, projects and methods; and (3) counteracting depoliticisation in large parts of the design field. We are specifically interested in ways of ’designing smart’ by engaging communities throughout the process of addressing complex challenges, such as social inequality, economic disparity and environmental degradation.



Organisers: Joel Fredericks, Callum Parker, Glenda Caldwell, Marcus Foth, Hilary Davis and Martin Tomitsch

EnviroCHI: Advancing Computer Human Interaction for Environmental Science and Education

Our natural environment is under significant pressure: climate change, plastic pollution, and biodiversity loss, are among the major threats that our planet is currently facing. Scientists study environmental phenomena to understand these changes and develop models of future impact. Technology plays an ever- important role in these endeavours and effectively dealing with the overwhelming number of data sources is imperative in making informed decisions. The human element plays a particularly important role in leading positive change towards a more sustainable society and resilient environment. It is therefore imperative to enable scientists to do their research, educate the general public, and reach out to key decision makers. The aim of this workshop is to bring the CHI, environmental science, and education communities together to identify major challenges and opportunities in this space. Initial output may consist of a publication (e.g. white paper) but longer-term outcomes intend to include a national collaborative research agenda for CHI in environmental science.


Organisers: Ulrich Engelke, Dirk Slawinski and Anais Pages

1st Workshop on Human Technologies and Interaction Design in Outer Space (SpaceUX’19)

Outer space is steadily evolving as a site of human-computer interactions. With the ongoing investments of state and private companies in space exploration, these interactions and their design are becoming increasingly crucial for the unfolding of our futures on and beyond the globe. Yet outside the Earth, our relations with technologies necessitate situational adjustments, requiring a range of adaptive strategies designed to negotiate the extreme extra-terrestrial. While the domain of human- computer-interaction adopted methods from spaceflight as e.g. the NASA Task Load Index (TLX), in this workshop we especially consider ways in which the setting of outer space provides a testing ground for new forms of designing and performing human-computer interactions. Through a range of examples, we will explore the nuances emerging amidst exchanges between humans, technologies and space environments, and address them from a range of different research perspectives.


Contact: Katarina Damjanov,

Organisers: Katarina Damjanov and Artur Lugmayr

Workshop on Indigenous HCI

The Workshop on Indigenous HCI aims to bring together researchers and practitioners (Indigenous and otherwise) who work with Indigenous communities on technology projects.

The workshop is oriented to establishing connections and supporting discussion; designed to enable participants to network and to share ideas and experiences in a diverse environment. As such, we invite academic and industry participants as well as community representatives. Our approach is inclusive; recognizing the importance of all areas of the technology ecosystem including teaching, research, design, development and implementation. We especially encourage those who are interested to do technology work with Indigenous communities, but are unsure of how to begin, to join us in our workshop.

While the focus is on work involving Australian Indigenous communities, we strongly encourage those with experiences working with other Indigenous communities to attend and share their wisdom and experiences.

Our long-term aims are to establish Indigenous HCI as an ongoing theme in Australian HCI and to shape a set of guidelines for doing work in this field.


Contact: Christopher Lawrence, 

Organisers: Chris Lawrence, Tuck Wah Leong, Margot Brereton, Jennyfer Taylor, Nicola Bidwell and Greg Wadley


Successful proposals will be included in the OZCHI proceedings in the ACM digital library. Position papers will not be included. However organisers are encouraged to generate their own proceedings if they wish to do so.

Workshop chairs

  • Greg Wadley, The University of Melbourne
  • Sarah Webber, The University of Melbourne
  • Jo Jung, Edith Cowan University

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