Case studies

Case Studies are compelling stories about applied HCI practice, based on real-world experiences that are instructive and of interest to researchers, practitioners, and other non- researchers. Based on concrete research and design cases, HCI practitioners and researchers will learn how HCI principles and methods can be applied in a practical HCI setting. Case Studies need to contribute beyond the study itself and reflect on methods or situations that can be interesting to the broader HCI Community.

NordiCHI 2024 invites original case-study articles of the highest international standard, presenting original work that contributes to moving the field of Human-Computer Interaction.

Case studies should therefore describe how a problem has been carried out in a real setting and describe challenges experiences and how they were tackled. Case studies are to inspire HCI researchers to investigate further issues that arise from practical research and design work. Case studies can illustrate, explore, report, analyze, summarize, challenge, or describe practical HCI work. They might focus, for instance, but not limited to the following topics:

• Design to support specific experiences, discussing its rational and lessons learned
• Research on specific areas, user groups, experiences, or applications, discussing insights and lessons learned
• Domain-specific topics, lesser known but essential to the field of HCI
• Pilot studies preceding and informing large-scale investigations
• Application, critique, or evolution of a method, process, or tool
• Innovation through Research or Design (disruptive or otherwise
• Practical issues associated with HCI Teaching and Learning in education, training, or knowledge sharing.

Since this years’ conference theme is, Live- Uniting HCI for a Hyperlocal and Global Experience, we especially welcome real-world cases addressing and sensitizing diverse conditions, challenges, and relationships featuring a spectrum of local and global perspectives. We encourage you to elaborate on models, methods and tools describing how to elicit and design societal values (e.g., sustainability, inclusion, diversity, ethics, equality, and social justice) in digitally transformed societies.


Submission Instructions and Schedule

Case-study articles are 3000-10000 words describing your case study. Case studies can include the following sections:
● Abstract
● ACM Classification
● Author Keywords
● The settings: What is the context of the case study
● The process: What we did? How we did it?
● Findings: What we learnt?
● Discussion: What it means, how others might use the findings, implications for practice (Answering: So what?)
● Conclusion & What’s Next?

Submission of video material to accompany case-study articles is encouraged in all cases. Case studies are subject to a double-blind peer review process. Templates and instructions for submission are found here.

Important Dates

Please note that the deadlines are firm and will not be extended.

  • Case studies deadline: April 26th 2024
  • Author notification: July 1st 2024
  • Camera-ready deadline for accepted work: August 15th 2024

Selection Process

Case-study articles are peer-reviewed in a double-blind review process. Each submission will receive 2 external reviews and one committee member review. Submissions in the case study category must be appropriately anonymized to conceal the authors’ identities and institutions, see submission instructions for details

Accepted submissions to the NordiCHI paper track are considered archival and made available through the ACM digital library. Video materials will be published as source material in the ACM digital library.

Authors of accepted case-study articles must present at the NordiCHI 2024 Conference either physically in Uppsala or as part of the NordiCHI online program. Presenters must register for the NordiCHI 2024 conference.

Presentation Format

Upon acceptance, you will be invited to present your case study at the conference. Onsite, we can generally provide a projector and screen. Additional technical requirements must be discussed with the chairs. It is also possible to present case studies as part of the NordiCHI’24 online program.

We hope you will join us in Uppsala or Online in October 2024

Case studies chairs

Anna Croon (Umeå University)
Christine Grünloh (Roessingh Research and Development)


Andreas Balaskas, University College Dublin
Justin Edwards, University of Oulu
Gerhard Hartmann, TH Köln
Kalle Jegers, Umeå Universitet
Claudia Müller-Birn, FU Berlin


Conference Secretariat

For practical questions please contact Academic Conferences.

Phone: +46 18 671003



Umeå University
Uppsala University

Important dates

April 19, 2024
Submission deadline for Full paper abstract and Workshop and Tutorial proposals submission

April 26, 2024
Submission deadline for Full papers, Case studies, Critiques, Panel

May 17, 2024
Author notification for Workshops and Tutorials

June 1, 2024
Deadline for Demos, Doctoral Consortium and Late-Breaking Work submissions

July 1, 2024
Author notification for Full papers, Case studies, Critiques, Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Panels and Late-breaking work

August 15, 2024
Camera-ready deadline for all accepted work

August 20, 2024
Deadline for early bird registration