CHI 2006, HCI Introduction and Overview

I attended the HCI: Introduction and Overview course on Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.

This course has been around since CHI 2001.

The participants of this course consisted of practitioners such as designers, programmers, content planners, and academics.
It was a Sunday evening and over 100 people attended.

Three prominent people divided the lectures into three parts.
Keith A. Butler, Microsoft, USA
David Kieras, University of Michigan, USA
Robert J. K. Jacob, Tufts University, USA

Keith A. Butler, currently at Microsoft Research, is said to be one of the founders of usability engineering. Usability Jacob. It was confirmed that it was not defined as easy of use as Nielsen did, but viewed in a broader sense of the system's end-user position.

The name usability engineering was known as the 1988 definition of DEC in the Handbook of HCI, but Keith said usability engineering in a nutshell, to test the concept and interface of a product by making a prototype before the product is released. Keith talked about ergonomics by giving examples of Fitt's airplanes and pilots from World War II. Since airplanes are important products that have to perform tasks in various situations and fight, pilot side tests were performed before release. It was meant to be done.
It was thought that the concept of product concept testing and usability evaluation in market research and user research these days already existed like this.

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The second is a professor of computer science and psychology at the University of Michigan. David Kieras gave a lecture on the topic Psychology in HCI.

Psychology topics at HCI were covered below.

1. Big picutre: User and system
2. Small picture: The Model Human Process (MHP)
3. Input Basics
4. Output Basics
5. Procedure Basics

Many of the attendees were from the fields of computer science or design, but it must have been difficult to understand with a 25-minute lecture.

Third, Professor Robert Jacob, professor of computer science at Tuft University, gave a lecture entitled Computer Science and HCI.

Most of the lectures were about 50 minutes on UIMS (User Interface Management System). I was also interested in the past, but I know research has stalled after Mayer. This person is a person who studies interaction technology, so I introduced it in quite detail.

At 9 o'clock, the course was over. When I went down to the second floor, Networking Gathering, which started at 2:5 in the evening, was already over.


This HCI introductory course seems to be quite theoretical as it was presented by a scholar. In a broader context, it is rather helpful to understand HCI, but for a first-timer, it seems that it is not easy to understand while going back and forth between introduction and discussion.

The HCI approach in ergonomics and psychology, which can be said to be the predecessor of HCI, and the HCI approach in computer science, seemed to be able to feel a great breath.



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