“HCI is a legitimate (and relatively new) domain of human sexuality in its own right and is worthy of study as such.”

(Source: Kannabiran et al. 2011. How HCI talks about sexuality)

This one day workshop aims to serve as a communal platform to identify opportunities, critically engage with challenges, and share innovation strategies for developing novel socio-technical interfaces to promote sexual wellbeing as applicable to the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (IxD) domains of application. We invite inter-/cross disciplinary contributions on designing digital interactive technology for promoting sexual wellbeing as a fundamental human rights issue and social justice concern. We seek position papers from design practitioners, sexual health experts, HCI researchers, educators, artists, activists, and other stakeholders who are interested in developing socio-technical interventions for sexual wellbeing.

  • Submissions must be 2-4 pages long with appropriate references and author details (name, institutional affiliation, and email address).
  • Position papers may include theoretical arguments, empirical case studies, interactive demos, and critical reflections.
  • A strong argument will unpack the dimensions of relevance and/or capture the complexity of a situation and/or propose avenues of design action.
  • A strong case study will provide rich context, tell a coherent story, unpack complexities, and explore possible courses of action by drawing on related literature and professional experience.
  • All submissions must be in PDF format and submitted through email to d4sw.chi2018@gmail.com on or before Jan 31, 2018.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by organizers based on their quality, relevance, and applicability to the workshop themes and goals.
  • Upon acceptance, at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop at CHI 2018 on Apr 21, 2018. All workshop participants
    are required to register for both the workshop and at least one day of the