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Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Multi-disciplinary resources for HCI

"HCI in the large is an interdisciplinary area. It is emerging as a specialty concern within several disciplines, each with different emphases: computer science (application design and engineering of human interfaces), psychology (the application of theories of cognitive processes and the empirical analysis of user behavior), sociology and anthropology (interactions between technology, work, and organization), and industrial design (interactive products)."

--From ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction at http://old.sigchi.org/cdg/cdg2.html 

This guide provides entryways into several of these disciplines.

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Possible ideas for HCI research:

  • Human stress as a factor in HCI design (stress from learning something new, fear of breaking the system, fear of making an error that can't be fixed, fear of losing what's been input so far, etc.)
  • HCI and communication
  • Mobile HCI design for older people
  • The look, design, and placement of ads on websites for maximum response
  • Color preferences related to HCI
  • Cognitive load and HCI design
  • Accommodating learning styles through HCI design
  • New technology fatigue and HCI (people tired of having to learn another new system or device)
  • HCI and user expectations (users expecting one system to work like another system)
  • Preferences for print or online resources (electronic books, for instance)
  • Ethical implications of certain HCI issues or problems
  • System or software feedback and HCI

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