Human Work Interaction Design: An Overview

  • Frederica GonçalvesEmail author
  • Pedro Campos
  • Torkil Clemmensen
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 468)


In this paper, we review research in the emerging practice and research field of Human Work Interaction Design (HWID). We present a HWID framework, and a sample of 54 HWID related papers from workshops, conferences and journals from the period 2009–2014. We group the papers into six topical groups, and then attempt to map these groups to the framework to find research gaps for future research. We find that the groups of papers cover all areas of the framework well for a variety of work and leisure domains. The area in strongest need for more research papers is the development of the holistic framework itself. Furthermore, much focus has been on studying design sketching or implemented systems-in-use, while little attention has been paid to mature design (prototypes) or early implementation (content templates). In conclusion, we recommend an update to the framework so that it can be also useful for research in prototyping and early organizational implementation.


Human work interaction design User experience Literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederica Gonçalves
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro Campos
    • 1
  • Torkil Clemmensen
    • 2
  1. 1.Madeira Interactive Technologies InstituteFunchalPortugal
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark

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