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


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

This online AffecTech workshop over 2 half days offers an interdisciplinary forum of discussion for academics and practitioners interested in shaping the HCI agenda on mental wellbeing. The workshop will involve before, during and after activities.


Corina Sas is Professor in HCI and Digital Health at Lancaster University in the UK. She has over 15 years of research expertise in emotions, memories and wellbeing technologies, is member of Editorial Boards for the ACM ToCHI andTaylor and Frances Human Computer Interaction Journals, and coordinates the European Commission-funded AffecTech: Personal technologies for affective health consortium.

Kristina Höök is Professor in Interaction Design at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and has over 20 years of experience in affective interaction design. She co-founded and led the Mobile Life centre, is ACM Distinguished Scientist, Editor in Chief of ToCHI and was CHI’12 Programme Chair.

Gavin Doherty is Associate Professor in Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, and Co-Founder and UX Director of SilverCloudHealth. He is an ACM Distinguished Member, has over 15 years of expertise in mental health technologies, several CHI awards and co-organized the ACII’19 Workshop on Machine Learning for Mental Health.

Pedro Sanches is Postdoctoral researcher at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm with interest in affective health technologies. He has received a CHI’19 Honourable Mention award as lead author of systematic review of HCI research in affective health over the last 10 years.

Tim Leufkens is Senior Scientist at Philips Research focusing on behavioral research for the development of technological innovations for mental health and wellbeing.

Joyce Westerink is Principal Scientist at Philips Research and Professor in Wellbeing and Psychophysiology at Eindhoven University of Technology. She has been involved in European projects, and published in HCI conferences and journals and holds over 15 US patents.

For more information please visit our DIS 2020 workshop page.


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