Depending on how you look at it, human-computer interaction has either no home or many homes. We're multidisciplinary without having become particularly interdisciplinary. The first HCI papers were Human Factors & Ergonomics, which is often located in Industrial Engineering departments. Business and Management schools then initiated relevant Information Systems research. CHI originally comprised mainly Cognitive Psychologists, with an influx from Computer Science some years later. HCI is now on the rise in Information and Design schools and departments. Is this a positive instance of letting a thousand flowers bloom, or a dire Franklinian, "We must all hang together or…
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