CHI 2014 Workshop: Enabling Empathy in Health and Care: Design Methods and Challenges (April 2014, Toronto Canada)
November 28, 2013 1 Comment
Dates: 26 April – 1 May 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Deadline for submissions: 17 Jan 2014
This one-day workshop will be held as part of the CHI 2014 annual ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, held in Toronto, Canada 26 April – 1 May.
The role of empathy has come to prominence in HCI as the community deals with issues in medical, health and emotionally charged contexts. In such settings empathizing with others is crucial in understanding the experience of living with specific conditions or to be sensitive to the emotions of potentially vulnerable participants. HCI also becomes implicated in designing new tools and technologies that support empathic relations. This workshop aims to develop a richer conceptual and practical understanding of empathic engagement and design methods in this context to support and shape an agenda for future research.