Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium 2015

Experience Design in the Asia Pacific ICT Landscape

Melbourne, 7 December 2015



We are living in an interconnected world, where data and information flow abundantly, pervasively, and instantaneously. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools from the back-end to the front-end have been designed and developed to communicate with each other in order to carry out a multitude of tasks. The Internet of Things is no longer a future vision, but has become a present part of our everyday life.

Apart from machine-to-machine communication, the interaction between humans and technology is the most significant aspect of this information exchange. As designers, we need to understand how these technologies work, what challenges and benefits they pose, and what good and bad experiences can be created when humans interact with the technology. As users, we are expected to have an awareness of what works and does not work from our interactions with the technology, and use these reflections to inform designers.

The fields of HCI and UX, which started in Europe and North America, have also now become significant in the Asia Pacific region. Influenced by the richness of multicultural settings, and multi-levels of ICT literacy and access across Asia Pacific, the interactions between humans and technology become more complex and diverse. Multifaceted design requirements, technological compatibility matters, and social barriers are amongst the challenges faced by users and designers in the Asia Pacific region.

This symposium aims to bring forth issues related to HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific region. We are seeking perspectives from industry and academia to address the following questions:

  1. What is level of awareness of HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific?
  2. What are the design issues concerning ICT product and service development?
  3. How do we apply HCI and UX in the design and development of ICT products and services for Asia Pacific markets?
  4. How do we teach and learn HCI and UX in a relatively new but complex Asia Pacific context?

This one full-day symposium will consist of a keynote presentation, several position papers presentations, and an interactive workshop followed by a BYO networking dinner (optional).


Call for Position Papers

We invite contributions on all topics related to Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Interaction Design and the design of interactive technologies. Areas include practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects of HCI and UX in the Asia Pacific. We welcome submissions from design, architecture, engineering, planning, social science, creative industries, and other related disciplines.
Submissions will be accepted in the extended abstract category (2-4 pages). All submissions must be written in English and follow ACM formatting guidelines. All papers will undergo a double-blind review by an international panel and are evaluated on the basis of their significance, originality, and clarity of writing. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series available from the ACM Digital Library (ISBN To be Confirmed).
Submissions can be made through EasyChair:



As the participant of this symposium, you have the choice to attend only 1-day Conference or 3-day Conference Registration in addition to the Asia Pacific Symposium on HCI and UX Registration.
The registration for this symposium should be done through the OzCHI 2015 registration system.

  • 1-day Symposium + 1-day Conference Registration
  • 1-day Symposium + Full Conference Registration

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: 30 September 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 October 2015
  • Camera-ready Version Submission: 31 October 2015


  • Eunice Sari, UX Indonesia and The University of Western Australia
  • Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology
  • Henry Duh, University of Tasmania
  • Kagonya Awori, University of Melbourne
  • Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Australian National University
  • Wan Fatimah Wan Bt Ahmad, Universiti Teknologi Petronas Malaysia

Who should come

  • UX Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Information Architect
  • UX and Usability Consultant
  • UI and Visual Designers
  • Product Designers
  • Business Developers and Analysts
  • Lecturers
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Students


  • Adi Tedjasaputra, UX Indonesia, Indonesia and Australia
  • Ellya Zulaikha, Ten of November University Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Eunice Sari, UX Indonesia and The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Henry Duh, Tasmania University, Australia
  • Jennyfer Lawrence Taylor, Australian National University, Australia
  • Duncan Stevenson, Australian National University
  • John Thomas, iProblem Solving, USA
  • Hyowon Lee, Singapore University of Technology and Design

More Reviewers

  • Harry B. Santoso, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Idyawati Hussein, MIMOS Berhard, Malaysia
  • Kagonya Awori, Melbourne University, Australia
  • Kate Vaisutis, Plan of Attack and Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Laura Jack, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Margot Brereton, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Michelle Tan, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Mira Kania Sabaria, Indonesia Computer University, Indonesia
  • Novia Admodisastro, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Norazah Mohd Zuki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
  • Norbayah Mohd Zuki, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
  • Yoko Akama, RMIT, Australia
  • Ravinhansa Rajapakse, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Rahmad Dawood, Universitas Syah Kuala Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • Zamhar Ismail, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia