Call for Participation

Key information

Format: 2 to 4 pages in the EUSSET Exploratory Papers Template format or alternative material (e.g., a case study, a design portfolio) of rough equivalence [Template in .docx format]
Submission: by email in PDF format to transferable-ux@ifi.uzh.ch 
Deadline: April 23, 2021, AoE
Notification: April 30, 2021
Workshop: June 8, 2021

The online ECSCW 2021 workshop on “Challenges of transferring UX designs and insights across products and services” aims to bring together practitioners and scholars working on conceptualization, maintenance, and preservation of transferable UX artifacts within their organizations. 

In this workshop, we aim on synthesizing the challenges and highlighting opportunities of transferring UX insights while developing multiple products and services. We ask: “How can we depart from a paradigm of designing a single product and turn to the holistic UX design approach at work?”

Instead of focusing on a product, we call UX researchers, designers, experts and practitioners, to center on an ecology of artifacts, e.g. a portfolio. This, in turn, may help to improve existing work environments and to develop novel integrated work environments, where many actors need to effectively coordinate their actions using a myriad of tools.

That change, ultimately, may lead not only to improved quality of work and create pleasurable experiences for the end-users, but also establish a ground for successful company-wide collaboration when it comes to preserving and transferring UX insights and rules. 

We call for participants from diverse backgrounds to contribute to a critical discussion at the intersection of design, enterprise architecture, product/portfolio management, and agile software development to create a UX research agenda for designing integrated digital work environments, unpacking development, users, and change perspectives to aid establishing long-living UX practices that extend across projects and overtime.

How to submit?

To apply, please submit a position paper explaining your interests and experience in transferable UX in relation to the workshop theme in PDF format by April 23, 2021 by emailing it to transferable-ux@ifi.uzh.ch . To promote broader participation from UX design practitioners (e.g., UX researchers, UX designers, Product Managers, Portfolio Managers, Enterprise Architects, Human Factors Specialists), and design leaders, we offer the option of submitting alternative material in the form of a design portfolio, a case study, or the like.

If you have any questions, please drop us an email at transferable-ux@ifi.uzh.ch 

Attendance

The workshop will take place online on June 8. The workshop organizers will arrange a virtual program for up to twenty participants. Participation in the workshop will be free of charge for the EUSSET members.
The membership cost is 50 EUR for academics/practitioners and 35 EUR for students. Registration: https://ecscw.eusset.eu/2021/registration/