Mini courses Accepted

Evolving is Necessary: Moving from Interaction to Human-Computer Integration

Title: Evolving is Necessary: Moving from Interaction to Human-Computer Integration

Duration: 6h

Lecturers: Glívia Barbosa (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais - Brazil), Raquel Prates (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil)


The rise of autonomous and/or intelligent technologies (e.g., semi-autonomous vehicles and intelligent virtual assistants) is reshaping the relationship between humans and technologies, such that the "Age" of Interaction is expanding into the "Age" of Human-Computer Integration. In this new "Age," humans and technologies physically and/or conceptually integrate, becoming interdependent partners with the autonomy to cooperate and collaborate to achieve common goals. To keep up with this evolution, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers have defined and characterized a new paradigm of interaction, Human-Computer Integration (HCI), which broadens the focus of the HCI field to encompass this new partnership relationship between humans and technologies [Farooq and Grudin 2016, Mueller et al. 2020, Barbosa et al. 2023]. The HCI paradigm and its partner technologies present new challenges for the HCI community, including the need to expand the scope of HCI theories and methods to explore the impacts, design, use, and evaluation of HCI. As HCI is an emerging paradigm, these demands can be explored from different theoretical perspectives, including the perspective of Semiotic Engineering Theory (EngSem) [Barbosa and Prates 2022]. In light of this scenario, the objective of this workshop is: (1) to expand the HCI community's knowledge about HCI, and (2) to present a theoretical foundation, based on EngSem, to enable students, professionals, and researchers in the field to explore the challenges of HCI within the scope of HCI. This workshop is relevant and justified because it can help participants advance their understanding of the existence of HCI and begin addressing this new paradigm from the perspective of Semiotic Engineering Theory. Thus, this workshop can provide a theoretical lens through which the HCI community in Brazil can contribute to the evolution and consolidation of HCI as an HCI paradigm.

Qualitative Analysis in HCI: from coding to creating visualizations

Title: Qualitative Analysis in HCI: from coding to creating visualizations

Duration: 6h

Lecturers: Suéllen Martinelli (Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) - Brazil), Joelma Choma (Universidade Federal de São Carlos - Brazil), Jullia Saad (Locaweb - Brazil), Luciana Zaina (UFSCar - Brazil)


Studies conducted in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) field often require qualitative analyses of different types of data collected through methods such as interviews, observations, etc. Qualitative analysis, whether combined with quantitative analysis or not, allows for deeper insights and new ways of representing results. Scientific articles that employ qualitative analysis methods do not always offer a systematic view of this process, which can lead to uncertainties about how to replicate the same steps in another similar qualitative analysis. Thus, this workshop aims to present methods for qualitative analysis based on coding techniques at various levels of abstraction, which can be utilized by HCI researchers and professionals in studies with diverse purposes.

Ethics in UX: How to Avoid Manipulative Design Patterns

Title: Ethics in UX: How to Avoid Manipulative Design Patterns

Duration: 3h

Lecturers: George Valença (Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco - Brazil), Davi Pradines (CESAR School - Brazil)


The Big Techs (GAFAM - Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft; along with ByteDance, owner of TikTok) implement strategies to attract a diverse audience and monetize their attention. However, such tactics often overlook the protection, security, and even the well-being of individuals who consume or produce online content. On their platforms, these companies adopt manipulative design patterns to alter users' set of choices and shape their flow of information. Above all, such patterns affect ethical development. The harms caused by these patterns vary according to the audience, such as the use of "cute" interfaces in home robots for the elderly, which creates strong emotional attachment and promotes "data myopia." Children, on the other hand, are exposed to apps with manipulative design, including artificial time pressure, navigation restrictions, and incentives to prolong playtime or make purchases (RADESKY, 2022). These practices compromise online well-being, improper data transfer, and privacy breaches (SCHAFFNER et al., 2022). This scenario has heightened scrutiny regarding the well-being and autonomy of users, especially children and individuals with low digital literacy. In this context, the aim of the workshop is to encourage the development of socially responsible and ethical software solutions through a conceptual and practical approach to reflecting on dark design patterns in user experience (UX).

Research on Human-Computer Interaction with People with Disabilities

Title: Research on Human-Computer Interaction with People with Disabilities

Duration: 3h

Lecturers: André Freire (Universidade Federal de Lavras - Brazil), Daniela Tavares (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brazil), Renan Vinicius Aranha (IFMT - Brazil)


The development and evaluation of inclusive interactive technologies require the active involvement of individuals with disabilities in the processes of conception, construction, and evaluation. In order for this to be done effectively, knowledge about the characteristics of these individuals and the assistive technology resources they use is necessary.

About the Mini Courses

Mini courses are short-duration events on a research, development, or innovative technology topic related to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), allowing participants to learn a new subject related to their area of expertise or extract elements that can be applied to their research and/or practice. The target audience for mini courses includes undergraduate and graduate students, professionals in the field, researchers, and teachers. For undergraduate and graduate students, registration for the mini courses is free. However, it is still necessary to register for the main event. All mini course participants will receive a certificate.

Call for Papers

This call invites experts from academia and industry to organize mini courses to be offered during the XXII Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems (IHC'23). The IHC'23 mini courses will last for 3 (three) or 6 (six) hours and can be presented in Portuguese or English.

Submission and Selection of Proposals

Proposals should be limited to two pages in Portuguese or English, using the SBC article format. Submissions must necessarily include the following sections:

  1. Title, authors, and institution (the submission of mini courses should not be anonymous);

  2. Indication of the mini course profile: theoretical, practical, or theoretical-practical;

  3. Justification (summary of the importance of the chosen theme);

  4. Extended summary (brief explanation of what will be taught on each topic);

  5. Target audience and prerequisites (specify the target audience, delimit the maximum number of participants, and indicate why the proposed mini course should attract the attention of this audience. If there are prerequisites, explain and justify them);

  6. Biography of the authors (briefly present each author emphasizing their experience related to the mini course);

  7. Duration of the mini course (3 or 6 hours);

  8. Language in which it will be taught (Portuguese or English);

  9. Infrastructure and necessary and desirable materials (such as post-its, flipcharts, projectors, etc.);

  10. Basic bibliographic references.

The authors should pay attention to the reference format required by the template. Mini course proposals must be submitted electronically in PDF format using the JEMS system.

The submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by at least 2 (two) researchers from the HCI community, with the objective of analyzing the intersection of the mini course proposal with themes related to the area and of interest to the community.

Publication of Selected Mini Courses

The authors of the selected mini-courses should submit a final version of an expanded summary, up to two pages, following the same template, for publication in the Extended Proceedings of IHC' 2023. Additionally, authors may provide supporting resources, such as course notes or slides, substantial and self-contained, accompanied by a bibliography, to event participants for further study of the course topics. It is suggested that the support resources be made available to the community at large on the SOL da SBC platform afterwards.

Optionally, if interested, the authors may submit a complete article, describing the course content and other data from the execution of the mini-course, such as a synthesis of the discussion and suggestions for future work. This optional text should be between six and eight pages and will be published as a complete article in the Extended Proceedings of IHC' 2023. This article replaces the submission of the expanded summary. If the authors of the approved mini-course proposals are interested in publishing book chapters, the organizing committee will make efforts to publish the work. Negotiations for this will take place after the event.

Authors must authorize the publication of the expanded summary or complete article, as well as the mini-course resources or book chapter, if applicable. One presenter of each mini-course will receive free registration to the event.

Publication of a book chapter depends on future arrangements and will follow a schedule to be defined among interested parties.

Program Committee

  • Alessandro Assis - Nuance Communications
  • André Freire - Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Anna Beatriz Marques - Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Bruna Rodrigues da Cunha - Instituto Federal de São Paulo
  • Caroline Queiroz Santos - Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Celso Saibel Santos - Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
  • Claudia Cappelli - Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro
  • Diego Cardoso - Universidade Federal do Pará
  • Ecivaldo Matos - Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Edson Rufino - Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
  • Evandro Miletto - Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Fábio Henrique Oliveira - Instituto Federal de Brasília
  • Fernanda Lima - Universidade de Brasília
  • Flávio Soares Corrêa da Silva - Universidade de São Paulo
  • Georgia Pereira - Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Heitor Costa - Universidade Federal de Lavras
  • Isabela Gasparini - Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
  • Jair Leite - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Jean Rosa - ITI/LARSyS
  • Kadidja de Oliveira - Instituto Federal de Brasília
  • Kamila Rodrigues - Universidade de São Paulo
  • Luciana Zaina - Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Marcelo Pimenta - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Marcos Alexandre Rose Silva - Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Marilia Mendes - Universidade Federal do Ceará
  • Roberto Pereira - Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Silvia Berenice Fajardo-Flores - Universidad de Colima
  • Sylvana Karla Santos - Instituto Federal de Brasília
  • Taciana Pontual Falcão - Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco
  • Tayana Conte - Universidade Federal do Amazonas
  • Tiago Barros Pontes e Silva - Universidade de Brasília
  • Valdecir Becker - Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Vania Almeida Neris - Universidade Federal de São Carlos
  • Yuska Paola Costa Aguiar - Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Mini-course Coordination

Valdecir Becker (UFPB) –

Vânia Neris (UFSCar) –


Proposal submission: June 12th, 2023

Notification of results: August 4th, 2023

Mini-course dates: October 16th to 20th, 2023

Submission of final version of expanded summary or complete article (after the event): November 17th, 2023