Time Activity
09:00 Welcome and introductions
09:10 – 09:40 Group A presentations + panel discussion
09:40 – 10:10 Group B presentations + panel discussion
10:10 – 10:30 Group C presentations + panel discussion
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:30 Group D presentations + panel discussion
11:30 – 12:15 Summary of discussions
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:30 Provocation talk by Rafael Calvo
14:30 – 15:30 World cafe round tables
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:45 Group activity: design patterns for digital wellbeing
16:45 – 17:00 Wrap up and workshop ends
20:00 Optional workshop dinner


In the first half of the day, we will focus on unpacking some of the key themes of the workshop. After a brief introduction, participants will give a 3-minute presentation of their work, followed by a group discussion. We will group presentations based on common themes if at all possible, and structure the discussions around two topics: firstly, we will discuss what we mean by digital wellbeing; secondly, we will focus on the roles and responsibilities of users, researchers and practitioners. To aid the discussions, participants will be asked to share their own definitions of digital wellbeing and how they see it evolve over time. After a coffee break, we will then come together to identify emerging themes for understanding and designing for digital wellbeing.

In the second half of the workshop (after lunch), we will organize participants into smaller groups and carry out design exercises for designing for digital wellbeing. Through these exercises, participants will be asked to rethink whether digital wellbeing features should be layered on top of existing features that promote engagement, and when should they instead re-examine or re-design the features that promote engagement themselves. We will provide all materials for these design exercises. Following a coffee break, we will come together as a group again to review the designs and the outcomes of the day in relation to the workshop’s goals. Finally, we will discuss next steps for digital wellbeing research and dissemination plans for the workshop.