Design Café (cancelled)

The HCII2020 Design Café provides a venue for the discussion and rethinking of important HCI topics in the domain of "Human-Environment Interactions". Inspired by the World Café method, the HCII2020 Design Café aims to provide a small-group forum for productive, critical discussions in a moderated face-to-face group situation and to identify innovative approaches for transfering ideas into practice.

The topics to be discussed are informed by the findings of the article “Seven HCI Grand Challenges”, which arise in the current and emerging landscape of rapid technological evolution towards more intelligent interactive technologies, coupled with increased and widened societal needs, as well as individual and collective expectations that HCI, as a discipline, is called upon to address. The article presents the results of the collective effort of a group of 32 experts involved in the community of the Human Computer Interaction International (HCII) Conference series. In particular, the HCII2020 Design Café will specifically address the Grand Challenge of Human-Environment Interactions. The findings and results of the HCII2020 Design Café will be published.


24 July 2020, 13.30 – 18:00    Room: TBA

  • Opening and Welcome:
    Constantine Stephanidis, HCII2020 Conference General Chair
    Christine Riedmann-Streitz, HCII2020 Design Café Organizer
  • Opening Speech: Introduction to Human-Environment Interactions
    Norbert Streitz

    Overview of the Seven HCI Grand Challenges White Paper

    The Challenge of Human-Environment Interactions:
    - Interactions in hybrid worlds
    - Implicit interactions
    - Novel and escalated interactions
    - Interactions in public spaces
    - Interactions in virtual and augmented reality
    - Evaluation

  • Table-Talks:
    Group Discussions on impactful issues regarding Human-Environment Interactions, organized around tables; participants are expected to contribute to 4 tables
    (20 minutes per table)
  • Walk & Talk:
    Networking and exchange of ideas on key aspects of Human-Environment Interactions
  • Vernissage:
    Presentation of the results of the Table-Talks in the plenary
  • Voting:
    Ranking the most relevant future proposals
  • Close of the event

Registration Fees (USD)



1 January – 15 May


After 16 May
Registered conference participants $75 $100
Non-Registered individuals $100 $125

Cancellation Policy

  • The Design Cafe registration fee is non refundable
  • In case that a registered participant of the Design Cafe will not be able to attend then the registration can be transferred.