Position Paper on Design in HCI Education
journal contributionposted on 01.01.2003 by John Zimmerman
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In this position paper I address issues with the integration of design, an intuitive and craft based discipline, into the scientific based disciplines of computer science and behavioural science that traditionally make up HCI education. These issues include (i) clearly defining and communicating the purpose for design in HCI education, (ii) measuring the value of interdisciplinary classes, and (iii) the role and value of qualitative evaluation for students who come from a quantitative background. While no solutions for these issues are presented, I do indicate some directions for advancement.