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si688f09-Week1-Intro - Intro SI 688 Fall 09 Week 1...

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Unformatted text preview: Intro SI 688 Fall 09 Week 1 September 14, 2009 Mark W. Newman What does HCI study? Design Organizational & Social Issues Technology Humans Task What does HCI study? Design Organizational & Social Issues Technology Humans Task SI 688 H CI The human/computing connection Using what we can observe about people's interactions with computers to update our knowledge of them psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, public health Using computer technology to impact human psychology abnormal psychology Using computers to model humans, testing theories about humans cognitive science Using what we know about people to design systems (applications, UIs) Perspectives on HCI Behavioral and social sciences Human behavior and capabilities Human factors engineering Human-machine systems Software engineering Design & development processes Computer science New software technologies for interaction Design (industrial, graphic) The craft of design History of HCI Technical History of Computing Intellectual History of HCI History of the HCI Profession History of Computing: Ancient History 1940s: Colossus, Harvard Mk 1, ENIAC Programmed with switches and wires 1950-60s: Transistors, ICs (smaller, faster, cheaper) Birth of computer science First programming languages Programmed with punchcards and the like History of Computing: 70s 1970s: VLSI (smaller, faster, cheaper) Minicomputing: many scientists had unlimited access to interactive computing Operating systems, programming languages, software engineering A lot of things invented (ethernet, GUIs, personal computing) that had impact in the 1980s History of Computing: 80s 1980s: Microcomputing Personal computers in the office (people other than researchers using them) Local-area networks Graphical computing Internet access common for researchers History of Computing: 90s 1990s: The Internet WWW, Internet for everyone (people other than knowledge workers using them) Personal computers at office and home Explosion of new applications History of Computing: 00s 2000s: Everywhere, all the time Mobile computing: laptops, smartphones, netbooks (at home, in the car, on the street, kids, older adults,… everyone!) Information appliances: TiVo, Slingbox History of HCI: Early Visionaries Early Visionaries (1940s – 1960s) Vannevar Bush: The Memex Using technology for organizing, accessing, and sharing...
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