David Siegel, Susan Dray
This inaugural installment of the forum on evaluation and usability is naturally a time for us, as its editors, to let readers know what to expect here and to inspire contributions by defining the forum's scope. We see this as a timely opportunity to reexamine the core value that evaluation contributes as a specialized activity within HCI. The need for this reexamination is driven by the evolution of evaluation as a practice area within HCI, as well as by trends in the evolution of HCI itself, some of which have challenged the centrality or even relevance of evaluation in…
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