CHI2022

Self-Determination Theory in HCI: Shaping a Research Agenda

CHI 2022 Workshop

Self-determination theory (SDT)—a multifaceted theory stating that people are motivated by innate and universal psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness—has become one of the most frequently used and well-validated theories used in HCI research, but its use often remains superficial and disjointed. This workshop therefore convenes researchers across application domains (games, health and wellbeing, learning, etc.) to co-create a research agenda on how SDT-informed HCI research can maximise its progress in the coming years.

Interested participants should submit a short position piece (up to 1500 words, excluding references, in the ACM single column format) outlining one challenge or opportunity they’ve identified around SDT in HCI. We invite submissions on questions including but not limited to:
  • Forming theories: Articulating ‘mid-range’ and domain-specific theories and models of SDT for HCI issues.
  • Testing predictions: Identifying key untested predictions of SDT in HCI areas.
  • Advancing methods: Issues and advances for robust HCI study designs and measurements on SDT constructs.
  • Widening application areas: Identifying new HCI areas of application for SDT.
  • Exploring mini-theories: Unpacking possible HCI applications of under-used SDT mini-theories.
  • Computational interaction: Computational methods for measuring, modelling, predicting SDT constructs and adapting interfaces.
  • Translational research: Methods, patterns, and other translational resources making SDT applicable in interaction design.
Accepted papers will be published on the workshop site prior to the event and are invited to be submitted in extended form to a special issue with Interacting with Computers, which will also publish the resultant joint research agenda.

Keynotes

    Richard Ryan - "The next 10 years of SDT research"
    Marc Hassenzahl
- "Contextualising SDT in wider user experience and wellbeing-driven design'
    Yvonne Rogers
- "The role and value of theory-related work in HCI"

How to Participate

  • What: Submissions comprise a short position piece outlining one challenge or opportunity they’ve identified around SDT in HCI (up to 1500 words excluding references, in the ACM single-column format as a PDF)
  • Where: Attendees can join either a remote 4-hour session during the CHI 2022 web exclusive (April 14–15, 2022) or a fully in-person full-day session at CHI 2022 in New Orleans (April 30–May 6)
  • How: Submissions should be made on Easy Chair: https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sdthci21#
  • When: Position paper submissions due: end of 24 February 2022, anywhere on earth
  • Decisions: Participants notified of acceptance decision: 1 March 2022.
Attendees can join either a remote 4-hour session during the CHI 2022 web exclusive (April 14–15, 2022) or a fully in-person full-day session at CHI 2022 in New Orleans.
 
Please note: at least one author of each accepted position paper must attend one of the workshop sessions, and that all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the CHI 2022 conference.

Chairs

  • Nick Ballou, Queen Mary University 
  • Rafael Calvo, Imperial College London
  • Sebastian Deterding, University of York
  • Elisa Mekler, Aalto University 
  • Dorian Peters, University of Cambridge 
  • Selen Turkay, Queensland University of Technology
  • April Tyack, Aalto University
  • Gabriela Villalobos-Zúñiga, University of Lausanne

Download Workshop Description Paper [PDF]

Contact

For any questions, email us at n.ballou@qmul.ac.uk