How to educate HCI students to envision the future of human being, not the future of technology?
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has been rapidly changing from the design and evaluation of interfaces into the enhancement of general human values. Because of this dramatic change, there is a gap between what has been taught in HCI and what is (or will be) required in the HCI field. In the present paper I describe the status quo of HCI education as domain science and then, I argue that we had better focus more on human sides in HCI education: emotions and embodied cognition, socio-cultural interactions, and theoretical and design research approaches. This will enable HCI students to be independent researchers who can envision creating an interspace (a new eco-system), beyond just designing a fashionable interface.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Jeon, Myounghoon, "How to educate HCI students to envision the future of human being, not the future of technology?" (2015). Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences Publications. 45.