What is required today to understand the notion of interaction design? Looking at most academic programs, it seems that a loose variety of interdisciplinary study opportunities, vaguely related to each of the facets within the overall discipline, can be thought to provide some sort of cohesive body of knowledge. This is unfortunate, but worse is the common perception that, because of interaction design's breadth, we cannot widen our view in order to synthesize a more cohesive knowledge of the discipline; instead, we rely on this piecemeal approach that serves the parts rather than the whole. When it comes to…
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