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Computers Are People Too

13 May

The study of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is all of the rage these days.  I was recently talking to some students from the Information School at UW the other day and found out that they even have a program specifically focusing on it now.  When I was at the Information School, this program did not exist yet, though I do remember the curriculum having a focus on HCI, and I have even have brought up subject matter from the classes from time to time in casual conversations about technology.  Since one could make the argument that the current bottleneck of the efficiency of technology is not necessarily how fast computers are as it has been in the past, but more-so how effectively interfaces can be designed to make users more efficient, a lot of HCI research studies on the nature of how people perceive computer interfaces are of prime importance now. Continue reading

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