We have an exciting schedule planned for participants. We have chosen to:

  • Respect a plurality of perspectives on what it means to do philosophy with HCI
  • Acknowledge that all of us learn philosophy in diverse ways and levels
  • Prioritize group activities
  • Try to find a balance between finding cross-cutting themes and preserving diversity
  • Seek activities that are contrarian, fun, and/or uplifting

Pre-workshop Prep

Authors of position papers should prepare one slide (PDF format please) that they will present for about 90 seconds (1.5 minutes):

The slide should address:

  • Who are you?
  • Why are you here?
  • What do you hope to get out of this?
  • What specific philosophical schools, approaches, and/or concepts are you using?

Please email the slides to Norman with the subject: “CHI19 workshop madness slide”


Room: Gala 2
Venue Overview
Workshop Building Map: Scottish Event Campus (SEC) (See the far right-hand side of the map, “upper level of Armadillo”)

9:00-10:30 I. Opening presentation, organized madness, theme iteration

  • Opening presentation by organizers, setting the mood
  • Madness presentations (each about 90 seconds, 1.5 minutes)
  • Group activity: Brainstorm on themes of papers

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:20 II. Motivations for using philosophy with HCI

  • Group activity: Discuss motivations and stories behind doing philosophy with HCI

12:20–2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 III. Case study for applying philosophy

  • Group activity: apply your philosophical lens(es) with a case study for HCI (where bolded portions can be interpreted broadly)

3:30–4:00 Coffee break

4:00–4:50 IV. Provocation via inversion

  • Presentation by fictional opponents of philosophy in HCI: Philosophy is a waste of time for HCI
  • Group activity: Defend philosophy’s role in HCI

4:50-5:30 V. Concluding session

  • Discuss “grand challenges” with philosophy and HCI
  • Identify follow up plans

6:30–8:00 Off-site dinner