Before the workshop

If you are interested in attending the workshop, you must submit a position piece (this can be a thought-piece, description of research, design fiction, or analysis of ethics or policy; design concept, prototype or experience, illustrated through photography, video or similar; or a novel method or tool) to by the 12th of February 2019.

We aim to select 15-20 participants and will send out notifications of acceptance by the 1st of March 2019. On acceptance to the workshop, submissions and links to online portfolios will be posted to this website, to allow participants to gain familiarity with one another’s work in advance of CHI 2019. Participants will be encouraged to visit this ahead of time.

At the workshop

The one-day workshop will be held on the 5th of May, 2019, in Glasgow, UK. A tentative outline for the day follows.

9-10:30 Short introductions We will outline the goals of the workshop and invite participants to introduce themselves using short presentations following the Pecha Kucha format. Participants will be asked to state (i) their area of interest (ii) how they envision the future of work and (iii) a challenge for HCI in meeting this

ambition. Participants will be asked to send their slides in advance of the day, and organizers will collate the challenges ahead of time.

10:30-11 Coffee

11-12:30 Group discussions Participants will identify four or five challenges, to be discussed in small groups using the World Café Method. The challenges will be discussed for 10 minutes before everyone (except a designated leader) moves on. As the session proceeds, participants will discuss all the themes, and at the end, the leaders will present an overview of the discussion around their challenge. Before lunch, participants (including leaders) will select a challenge that they wish to explore further.

12:30-2 Lunch We will provide a series of questions for participants to reflect on over lunch, relating to food and labor.

2-3:30 Group activities Participants will explore the challenges in groups using methods such as storyboarding or design fictions, highlight requirements and approaches for tackling them, and reflect on the role the CHI community should take in addressing them.

3:30-4 Coffee

4-5:30 Present back, closing discussion Groups will give short presentations (~10 minutes each) and invite discussion from the wider group. As this is occurring, organizers will document potential insights, research questions, opportunities for design and innovation, that emerge.

After the workshop

We will document the workshop outcomes on this website and build on them to produce an Interactions article. We will explore the idea of producing this as a manifesto for the future of work. We will also guest edit a special journal issue on the topic, if there is sufficient interest from workshop participants.