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The Three Paradigms of HCI

  title={The Three Paradigms of HCI},
  author={Steve R. Harrison and Phoebe Sengers},
Informal histories of HCI commonly document two major intellectual waves that have formed the field: the first orienting from engineering/human factors with its focus on optimizing man-machine fit, and the second stemming from cognitive science, with an increased emphasis on theory and on what is happening not only in the computer but, simultaneously, in the human mind. [] Key Result We demonstrate the underlying unity of these approaches, and document how they suggest the centrality of currently marginal…

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