DIS Workshop

Mental Wellbeing: Future Agenda Drawing from Design, HCI and Big Data


A free AffecTech Workshop online, organised as part of the 2020 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020)


Submission Deadline: June 16th 2020
Acceptance Notification: June 19th 2020
Workshop: July 6-7 2020 

Email your submissions to: mental-wellbeing@kth.se

Participation is free

Call for Participation

We invite people to submit a short abstract 300 – 500 words. A video or photos is also welcomed but not compulsory.

This free interdisciplinary workshop, originally planned as part of DIS 2020 aims to advance the HCI and design research agenda on mental wellbeing by taking stock of the current and future challenges to design a roadmap for a more cohesive and future-oriented work. It will bring together academics, designers and practitioners interested in tracking, assessing, monitoring and training mental wellbeing, with a view towards shaping the HCI future research agenda in this space.

To achieve this aim, the workshop will focus on the following objectives:

  • reflect on the current and future challenges for designing mental wellbeing technologies that assess, monitor, diagnose, or train
  • critique the current design methodologies and the methods for evaluating technologies’ impact
  • explore value of extending such work to include vulnerable groups for greater social impact, and the increasing associated ethical demands
  • engage in future-oriented thinking to design a roadmap for tackling both the current challenges and well as future ones

The workshop will take place over 2 half days, starting after lunch and ending next day at lunch.

Due to this year’s unique circumstances, i.e. Covid-19 pandemic, the proceedings of the workshop will now not be in ACM DL.

For more information about this workshop please click on the following links:

Workshop Structure

Email address for submissions: mental-wellbeing@kth.se

AffecTech – personal technologies for affective health

AffecTech project is an international collaborative network advancing personal health technologies for affective disorders – depression, anxiety and bipolar.  

For more information about the AffecTech project please visit our Home Page.



AffecTech is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by European Commission H2020