The aims of the HWID working group are:

  • To encourage empirical studies and conceptualisations of the interaction among humans, their variegated social contexts and the technology they use both within and across these contexts.
  • Promote the use of knowledge, concepts, methods and techniques that enables user studies to procure a better apprehension of the complex interplay between individual, social and organisational contexts and thereby a better understanding of how and why people work in the ways they do.
  • Promote a better understanding of the relationship between work-domain based empirical studies and iterative design of prototypes and new technologies.
  • Establish a network of researchers, practitioners and domain/subject matter experts working within this field.

Thus on an overall level the working group aims at establishing relationships between extensive empirical work-domain studies and HCI design.


A Human-Work Interaction Design group (HWID) will provide the basis for an improved cross-disciplinary co-operation and mutual inspiration among researchers, but it will also lead to a number of new research initiatives and developments, as well as to an increased awareness of HWID in existing HCI educations. Complexity will be a key notion in the working group, it is not a priori defined or limited to any particular domains. A main target of the work group is the analysis of and the design for the variety of complex work and life contexts found in different business.
Technology is changing human life and work contexts in numerous, multi-faceted ways:

  • Interfaces between collaborating individuals; advanced communication networks
  • Multimedia and embedded technologies
  • Mobile technologies and advanced “intelligent” robots
  • With this evolution, toward new ways of working, has followed an intensive demand for techniques and technologies that address contemporary issues connected to:

  • Communication, collaboration, and problem solving
  • Large information spaces, variability, discretion, learning, and information seeking
  • This evolution toward new ways of working and living must be embraced as a challenge to current knowledge and practice and one, moreover, which presents exciting new opportunities in:

  • Epistemology, with knowledge acquisition, knowledge creation, management and knowledge sharing
  • The symbiosis of users and contexts of use, between work and life-quality and with both professional and individual development.
  • It is a challenge to design applications that support users of technology in complex and emergent organisational and work contexts, and thus opportunities exist to focus on methods, theories, tools, techniques and prototype design on an experimental basis.
    Under these circumstances, the primary question is less whether we choose to study the use of a particular computer application or prefer, instead, to conduct bottom up empirical experiments of work contexts. The new problem is how we can understand, conceptualise and design for the complex and emergent contexts in which human life and work are now embroiled. This problem calls for cross disciplinary, empirical and theoretical approaches that focus on Human-Work Interaction Design, meaning that the technology itself and particularly the design and use of technologies mediates the interaction between humans and specific work contexts.

Position Member & Affiliation
Chair Barbara Rita Barricelli
Department of Information Engineering, Università degli Studi di Brescia (Italy)
Vice-Chair Pedro Campos
University of Madeira, Portugal
Vice-Chair Torkil Clemmensen
Department of IT Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Vice-Chair Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
University of West London, United Kingdom
Vice-Chair Arminda Guerra Lopes
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, Portugal
Vice-Chair Ganesh Bhutkar
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune, India
Secretary Frederica Gonçalves
University of Madeira, Portugal
Advisory Board Member Catherine Burns, The Advanced Interface Design Lab, University of Waterloo, Canada
Advisory Board Member Effie Lai-Chong Law, Department of Computer Science, University of Leicester, UK
Advisory Board Member Dinesh Katre, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune, India
Member Anant Bhaskar Garg, India
Member Anders Jansson, Sweden
Member Anirudha Joshi, India
Member Annelise Mark Pejtersen, Denmark
Member Arminda Lopes, Portugal
Member Bengt Sandblad, Sweden
Member Bernt Meerbeek, The Netherlands
Member Craig Anslow, Canada
Member David Benyon, UK
Member Dinesh Katre, India
Member Ebba Þóra Hvannberg, Iceland
Member Frederica Gonçalves, Portugal
Member Frode Guribye, Norway
Member Ganesh Bhutkar, India
Member Gitte Lindegaard, Sweden
Member Günther Schreder, Austria
Member Helja Franssila, Finland
Member Hildegardo Noronha, Portugal
Member Jan Bobeth, Austria
Member Jan Gulliksen, Sweden
Member Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, UK
Member Lene Nielsen, Denmark
Member Madhumita Gupta, India
Member Manfred Tscheligi, Austria
Member Marc Busch, Austria
Member Martin Murer, Austria
Member Monique Noirhomme, Belgium
Member Morten Hertzum, Denmark
Member Paola Amaldi, UK
Member Pedro Campos, Portugal
Member Pertti Vakkari, Finland
Member Pradeep Yammiyavar, India
Member Rasmus Pedersen, Denmark
Member Rikke Ørngreen, Denmark
Member Saila Huuskonen, Finland
Member Shailey Minocha, UK
Member Siebenhandl Karin, Austria
Member Stefano Valtolina, Italy
Member Teppo Valtonen, Finland
Member Tetsuro Chino, Japan
Member Thomas Visby Snitker, Denmark
Member Torkil Clemmenen, Denmark
Member Yogesh Deshpande, India
Member Valeria Righi, Spain
Member Verena Fuchsberger, Austria
Observer Elina Eriksson, Sweden
Observer Evangelos Karapanos, Portugal
Observer Franco Giacomo Sanna, Italy
Observer Fraser Hamilton, USA
Observer Liam Bannon, Ireland
Observer Nuno Nunes, Portugal
Observer Oscar Pastor, Spain
Observer Paula Kotze, South Africa
Observer Pete Pavan, USA
Observer Sergio España, Spain
Observer Virpi Roto, Finland
Observer Vladimir Abramov, Russia
Observer William Wong, UK

Time and Place Meeting Type Title Organiser Related Publication
August 20-21, 2018,
Espoo, Finaland
Working Conference Fifth IFIP TC 13.6 WG Conference: “Designing Engaging Automation”, HWID 2018 Virpi Roto, Pedro Campos, Barbara Rita Barricelli, Torkil Clemmensen, Arminda Lopes Frederica Gonçalves, Jose Abdelnour-Nocera Related Publication: Barricelli, B.R., Roto, V., Clemmensen, T., Campos, P., Lopes, A., Gonçalves, F., Abdelnour Nocera, J. (Eds.), 2019. Human Work Interaction Design. Designing Engaging Automation. 5th IFIP WG 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2018, Espoo, Finland, August 20 – 21, 2018, Revised Selected Papers. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 544, ISBN 978-3-030-05296-6.
September 25-26, 2017,
Mumbai, India
Workshop Workshop at INTERACT 2017 “Human Work Interaction Design meets International Development Pedro Campos, Torkil Clemmensen, Barbara Rita Barricelli, Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Arminda Lopes, Frederica Gonçalves, Dineshkumar Singh, Veerendra Veer Singh Global Thoughts, Local Designs – INTERACT 2017 IFIP TC 13 Workshops, Mumbai, India, September 25-27, 2017, Revised Selected Papers – Editors: Clemmensen, T., Rajamanickam, V., Dannenmann, P., Petrie, H., Winckler, M. (Eds.) Springer LNCS 10774.
September 14, 2015,
Bamberg, Germany
Workshop Human Work Interaction Design (HWID): Design for
Challenging Work Environments
Verena Fuchsberger
Martin Murer
Manfred Tscheligi
José Abdelnour-Nocera
Pedro Campos
Frederica Gonçalves
Barbara Rita Barricelli
Fuchsberger, V., Murer, M., Tscheligi, M., Abdelnour-Nocera, J., Campos, P., Gonçalves, F., Barricelli, B.R.(2015). Human Work Interaction Design (HWID): Design for Challenging Work Environments. Proc. INTERACT 2015 “Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015″ (pp. 659-660). LNCS 9299, Springer. DOI:
June 24-26, 2015,
London, UK
Working Conference HWID 2015 – Human Work Interaction Design Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Pedro Campos
Torkil Clemmensen
Dinesh Katre
Arminda Lopes
Effie Law
Barbara Rita Barricelli
Abdelnour Nocera, J., Barricelli, B.R., Lopes, A., Campos, P., Clemmensen, T. (Eds.), 2015. Human Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and Interaction Design Methods for Pervasive and Smart Workplaces. 4th IFIP 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2015, London, UK, June 25-26, 2015, Revised Selected Papers. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Volume 468, ISBN 978-3-319-27048-7.
October 27, 2014,
Helsinki, Finland
Workshop HWID NordiCHI Workshop: Human Work Interaction Design for
Pervasive and Smart Workplaces
TC 13.6 Officers Pedro F. Campos, Arminda Lopes, Torkil Clemmensen, and Jose Abdelnour-Nocera. 2014. Human work
interaction design for pervasive and smart workplaces. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational (NordiCHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 825-828. DOI=10.1145/2639189.2654838
May 2014, Madeira,
Workshop HWID retreat: mission, past and future challenges TC 13.6 Officers  
April 27, 2013, Paris,
SIG CHI 2013 human work interaction design (HWID) SIG: past history and future challenges Torkil Clemmensen
Pedro Campos
Dinesh Katre
Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Arminda Lopes
Rikke Orngreen
Shailey Minocha
Torkil Clemmensen, Pedro F.Campos, Dinesh S. Katre, Jose Abdelnour-Nocera, Arminda Lopes, Rikke
Orngreen, and Shailey Minocha. 2013. CHI 2013 human work interaction design (HWID) SIG: past history and future challenges. In CHI ’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2537-2540. DOI=10.1145/2468356.2468824
5-6 December 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark Working Conference HWID 2012 working conference on “Work analysis in HCI” Torkil Clemmensen Human Work Interaction Design. Work Analysis and HCI, Third IFIP 13.6 Working Conference, HWID 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 5-6, 2012, Revised Selected Papers, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer-Verlag, 2012.
6 September 2011,
Lisbon, Portugal
Workshop Human Work Interaction Design for e-Government and Public
Information Systems
Dinesh Katre
Pedro Campos
Torkil Clemmensen
Rikke Orngreen
Annelise Mark Pejtersen
Dinesh Katre, Pedro Campos, Torkil Clemmensen, Rikke Orngreen, and Annelise Mark Pejtersen. 2011. Human work interaction design for e-government and public information systems. In Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 13 international conference on Human-computer interaction – Volume Part IV (INTERACT’11), Pedro Campos, Nuno Nunes, Nicholas Graham, Joaquim Jorge, and Philippe Palanque (Eds.), Vol. Part IV. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 730-731.
16-20 October 2010,
Reykjavik, Iceland
Workshop Crisis management training: design and use of online
William Wong
Rikke Orngreen
Chris Rooney
Janey Barnett
Torkil Clemmensen
Ebba Þóra Hvannberg
7-8 October 2009, Pune,
Working Conference HWID 2009: Usability in social, cultural and
organizational contexts
TC 13.6 Officers Dinesh Katre, Rikke Orngreen, Pradeep Yammiyavar, Torkil Clemmensen, 2010. Human Work Interaction
Design: Usability in Social, Cultural and Organizational Contexts. Second IFIP WG 13.6 Conference, HWID 2009, Pune, India, October 7-8, 2009, Revised Selected Papers, Springer-Verlag 2010.
19 October 2008, Lund,
Workshop HWID NordiCHI 2008 Workshop:
Cultural Usability and Human Work Interaction Design – techniques that
Torkil Clemmensen
6 April 2008, Florence,
Discussion Meeting HWID Discussion Meeting in conjuntion with CHI 2008. Torkil Clemmensen  
11 Spetember 2007 Workshop INTERACT2007 HWID Workshop:


Social, Organizational and Cultural aspects of Human-Work Interaction

Torkil Clemmensen  
February, 2006, Madeira,
Working Conference HWID 2006 First Working Conference: Sketching Users in
Pedro Campos, Torkil
Clemmensen, Rikke Orngreen, Annelise Mark-Pejtersen
Torkil Clemmensen, Pedro
Campos, Rikke Orngreen, Annelise Mark Pejtersen, William Wong, 2006. Human
Work Interaction Design: Designing for Human Work. Springer US.
September 2005, Rome,
SIG HWID SIG Torkil Clemmensen, Rikke
Orngreen, Annelise Mark-Pejtersen
September 2005, Rome,
Workshop INTERACT 2005 HWID Workshop:
Describing Users in Contexts – Perspectives on Human-Work Interaction Design
Torkil Clemmensen, Rikke
Orngreen, Annelise Mark-Pejtersen