Mensch und Computer 2024

Interactive Systems for Healthcare

Important Dates

  • July 14, 2024: Paper/abstract submission EXTENDED DEADLINE.
  • July 17, 2024: Acceptance notification.
  • July 24, 2024: Submission of the camera-ready version
  • September 01, 2024: Participation and presentation.

Workshop Plan / Schedule


What is the workshop about?

Recent advancements in data science and AI-driven healthcare technologies are fostering the emergence of hybrid healthcare models and novel self-diagnostic tools for everyday use. However, the development of these technologies often overlooks the perspectives of patients and their families, posing significant social, technological, and ethical challenges related to data bias and empowerment. Effective interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration is crucial to address these issues and ensure the meaningful integration of sensitive data and AI technologies into healthcare systems. In this workshop, researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines, including HCI, AI, and Socioinformatics, are invited to share insights and case studies on innovative health technologies and medical AI. Drawing from contextual best practices and mistakes, we aim to collectively devise a systematic approach for co-designing and implementing telemedical innovations in real-world healthcare settings.

Why should you attend?

In this workshop we invite researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and (design) case studies in co-creation of hybrid health systems and learn from contextualized best practices and failures. Through building on these experiences and cases and taking inspiration from praxeological research, we would like to collaborate towards a systematic approach for reflection in co-creation of hybrid healthcare systems.

How can you attend?

Potential participants are asked to submit a position paper no longer than 2-4 pages including references and formatted according to the ACM template. Authors are invited to submit case studies, empirical cases, philosophical or theoretical considerations. The papers should be submitted via Conftool. After submission, the papers will be reviewed by the organisers and selected based on their quality, innovation and relevance to the workshop topics.

We will notify participants of acceptance at an early stage so that both the early bird rate can be selected and conference travels can be arranged.

Submissions can be made here.

Please contact Tim Weiler () or David Struzek () for questions.


Tim Weiler is a research associate at the University of Siegen, Germany. His research focuses on PD and Co-Creation in healthcare. Hybrid interaction systems for maintaining health even in exceptional situations are analysed and a framework for co-creative methods is to be defined.

David Struzek is a PhD student at the Information Systems department, especially IT for the Ageing Society at the University of Siegen. He explores how people in urban public spaces can be supported in their physical movement or motivated by technical interactive systems. Furthermore, his interests lie in the design of good usability and UX with the support of creative methods.

Claudia Müller is a Professor of Socio-Informatics, specialising in “IT for the ageing society” at the University of Siegen, Germany. Her expertise is PD with and for older adults, vulnerable user groups and local communities. She is representative chairwoman of the commission of the Eighth Federal Government Report on Older People.

Alina Huldtgren is Professor of Digital Health and Intelligent User Interfaces at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. She holds a PhD in HCI and runs a co-design lab for digital health ( Her research focuses on empowering, among others, vulnerable groups (e.g. people with dementia, children) in digital health development. She is PI in a project on engagement of older citizens, and partnering CoCre-HIT (, a project on co-creation in hybrid healthcare.

Holger Klapperich works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Media at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. He holds a PhD on the topic of "The compatibility of efficiency and well-being" and researches well-being-oriented design of digital technology in the eHealth sector. He led the funded project "NoStress" in the working group "Experience and Interaction" (Prof. Hassenzahl) and the EFRE-funded research project "Design for Wellbeing.NRW".

Sabrina Großkopp is a research associate in the group “CoDe for Health” (Prof. Huldtgren) at the Faculty of Media at Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. As a practitioner of product design and UX researcher in the field of HCI, she explores how phenomena such as smart homes and IoT affect our well-being through new modes and aesthetics of interaction. She co-managed the funded project “PraktikApp” in the working group "Experience and Interaction" (Prof. Hassenzahl).

Florian Fischer is a research associate at the Bavarian Research Center for Digital Health and Social Care, Kempten University of Applied Sciences. He is an expert in issues related to digital health, global health and evidence-based public health. His main research focus is on social aspects of digitalization in the context of healthy

Angela Osterheider is a research associate at the Catholic University of Applied Social Sciences Berlin. The main focus of her work is on participation, citizen involvement and transdisciplinarity, risk and science communication in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and technological innovation. She is also interested in the evaluation and impact of participation processes.

Wanda Gaertner is a research associate and PhD student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT. Her work focuses on participatory innovation processes and design research with a strong focus on inclusion and accessibility.