HCI in Practice

This track is directed to all professionals aiming at presenting experiences with the design of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) involving technical, business, social and management aspects and the main challenges related to the use of UX (User Experience) methods and techniques in the development of products and services.

It is an interesting opportunity not only for companies to present their point of view, but specially to share experiences among people that use HCI in practice. Submissions may report either work-in-progress or concluded works.

Topics of Interest

Any theme relevant to the practice of HCI is expected in this track, including but not limited to:
  • User Centered Design into the development of products and services;
  • Usability, User Experience (UX), Design Thinking;
  • Product Design and strategic HCI;
  • HCI and business rules;
  • Design Systems and standardization of organizational interfaces;
  • Integration of HCI in software developments processes and agile methods: DesignOps, Agile UX, Lean UX etc.;
  • Quality and management of User Centered Design: UX culture, ROI, quality assessment of products and processes;
  • Organizational aspects of User Centered Design: multidisciplinary teams, collaboration among different departments (marketing, IT, design, customer support etc.);
  • Internal and external UX teams management;
  • Tools and equipments for prototyping;
  • Co-located and remote evaluation;
  • HCI, assistive technologies, accessibility and inclusion;
  • HCI for Mobile Devices;
  • Big Data and HCI;
  • HCI and the Internet of Things (IoT);
  • Persuasive and Behavior Change Technologies;
  • Artificial Intelligence applied to HCI;
  • Software Ecosystems and HCI;
  • Empirical studies related to Collaboration and Communication;
  • Adoption and use of collaborative technologies;
  • Tools for supporting IHC, Communication and Collaboration;
  • Applications of IHC and Technologies for Communication and Collaboration in specific domains such as e-commerce, health, education, public management, social and economic development.


Submissions can be written in either Portuguese or English by practitioners and professionals that work in the field of HCI. They should report real world cases and experiences relevant to the HCI area, whether they have been successful or not. There are two forms of submission:

1) Submit a link to a video up to 3 minutes length (shared via Youtube). For that, the author should submit a document following the 2017 ACM Master article (SIGCHI) template. MS Word users should use the Interim layout.docx template and LaTex users should follow the sample-sigchi.tex template. The document must include the following information:
  • Title, authors’ names, company name;
  • Abstract;
  • Youtube video link.


2) Experience report text with no more than 2 pages, following the 2017 ACM Master article (SIGCHI) template (links above). The submissions must contain:
  • Title, authors’ names, company name;
  • Abstract;
  • Description of the problem;
  • Solution/approach adopted;
  • Results;
  • Reflections;
  • Conclusion.

Regardless of the submission format selected, submissions must be made via the JEMS system.

Final Version of the Accepted Works Submission

The authors of accepted works must submit a document considering the reviewers’ suggestions and comments. The document must be in PDF format and must follow the 2017 ACM Master article (SIGCHI) template (links above). For accepted video submissions, the submission of the final version of the experience report text is also mandatory.

The accepted submissions will be presented during the symposium orally and the experience report texts will be published in the extended conference proceedings.

Authors should make their submissions electronically via the JEMS System (link pending).

Authors are responsible for the content of the submission and for getting the approval from the company to submit the proposal and publish the paper.

Review Process

Submissions will be evaluated by a team of professionals from the industry and the academia, and assessed based on the relevance of the theme and the contributions to both business and academic communities.

References to products and companies are allowed in the submissions, but should not present them only for marketing purposes. The main goal of the submission should be the presentation of a case based on HCI techniques or methods in a real world problem.


At least one of the authors of accepted submissions must register to the IHC 2019 to present the work at the conference. Only presented works will be included in the conference proceedings. The authors of accepted submissions may present their work as a poster or a demo. Detailed information about the modality of the presentations will be sent later to the authors of accepted submissions.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 31st, 2019
  • Notification of results: Jul 7th, 2019
  • Submission of camera-ready: Jul 12th, 2019


  • Frederick van Amstel (UTFPR) - amstel@utfpr.edu.br
  • Rodrigo Santos (UNIRIO) - rps@uniriotec.br


  • Alberto Raposo
  • Alessandro Assis
  • Alessandro Vieira Reis
  • Alex Gomes
  • André da Silva
  • Andre Freire
  • Anna Beatriz Marques
  • Awdren Fontão
  • Cesar Collazos
  • Claudia Cappelli
  • Ecivaldo Matos
  • Flavio Horita
  • Flávio Soares Corrêa da Silva
  • Frederick van Amstel
  • Isabela Gasparini
  • Luis Rivero
  • Marcelo Morandini
  • Maria Villela
  • Milene Silveira
  • Paulo Melo
  • Roberto Pereira
  • Rodrigo Gonzatto
  • Rodrigo Santos
  • Vagner Santana
  • Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto
  • Viviane Delvequio