University of Maryland

[Call for Participation] CHI Workshop on Values & Design in HCI Education

December 20th, 2013 by

Workshop Summary

How do we teach future engineers, designers, and citizens to understand values issues that arise in the design of technologies, and to identify and embody specific values in design? This one-day workshop, on Sunday, April 27, 2014, will bring together researchers and practitioners in human-computer interaction (HCI), information science, product design, the learning sciences, educational technology, and related fields to share and develop research, strategies, and tools for teaching about values and design in HCI. We will consider learning environments from classrooms to conference workshops, industry events and more. Through group discussion and exercises, participants will develop solutions to the challenges of theorizing, describing, and teaching about values and design.


Together, workshop participants will explore:

  • Ways of discussing values with learners in a design context
  • Tools, approaches, and core questions related to values and design
  • Best practices and material approaches to values and design
  • Gaps in existing pedagogy and intersections with other approaches in HCI education



The intended workshop size is 15-20 people. Interested participants should submit a 2 – 4 page position paper that describes their interests and experiences in the workshop topic using the CHI Extended Abstracts format. Submissions should be sent to by January 17, 2014. Successful submissions will report on experiences teaching or exploring values and design, and report on successes, limitations, or both of particular approaches. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for the workshop and at least one day of the conference. Submission notifications will be sent by February 10, 2014.



Jes A. Koepfler, University of Maryland, USA

Luke Stark, New York University, USA

Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine, USA

Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University, USA

Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, USA


Key Dates

  • January 17, 2014 – Position papers due in CHI Extended Abstracts format
  • February 10, 2014 – Notifications go out to potential participants
  • April 27, 2014 – Meet in Toronto, ON, for the Values & Design in HCI Education workshop