Human-computer interaction as science

@inproceedings{Reeves2015HumancomputerIA,
  title={Human-computer interaction as science},
  author={Stuart Reeves},
  booktitle={Aarhus Conference on Critical Alternatives},
  year={2015}
}
  • S. Reeves
  • Published in
    Aarhus Conference on Critical…
    17 August 2015
  • Art
The human-computer interaction (HCI) has had a long and troublesome relationship to the role of 'science'. HCI's status as an academic object in terms of coherence and adequacy is often in question---leading to desires for establishing a true scientific discipline. In this paper I explore formative cognitive science influences on HCI, through the impact of early work on the design of input devices. The paper discusses a core idea that I argue has animated much HCI research since: the notion of… 

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