Designing Self-care for Everyday Life Workshop at NordiCHI 2014

Managing chronic conditions can be challenging. People in such conditions, and the people around them, have to: deal with symptoms, adapt to the resulting disability, manage emotions, and change habits to keep the condition under control. Self-care technologies have the potential to support self-care, however they often disregard the complexity of the settings in which they are used and fail to become integrated in everyday life. In this workshop we will discuss how to design self-care technologies that are in harmony with people’s everyday life.

Therefore, we invite designers, researchers and practitioners to participate in a full-day workshop to discuss the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned and theoretical insights to broaden the scope of HCI research in self-care.

Important Dates:

  • 14th August, 2014: Submission deadline for position papers and motivation letters
  • 11th September, 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • 27th September, 2014: Camera ready version
  • 27th October, 2014: Workshop at NordiCHI 2014


  • Nervo Verdezoto, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Francisco Nunes, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Erik Grönvall, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Cristiano Storni, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Morten Kyng, Aarhus University, Denmark

Program Committee

  • Aisling Ann O’Kane, University College London, UK
  • Alison Burrows, University of Bristol, UK
  • Anne Marie Kanstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Antonella de Angeli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Claudia Müller, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Florian Güldenpfennig, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Kelly Caine, Clemson University, USA
  • Ljilja Kascak, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Lone Malmborg, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mads Frost, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Maria Wolters, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Naveen L. Bagalkot, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, India
  • Olav Bertelsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Özge Subasi, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Paula Alexandra Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Tariq Osman Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Tobias Sonne, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Tone Bratteteig, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Yunan Chen, University of California, Irvine, USA

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