Elizabeth Churchill, Anne Bowser, Jennifer Preece
Educational curricula in human-computer interaction (HCI) need to be broad and nimble. To address the first requirement—breadth—HCI focuses on people and technology to drive human-centered technology innovation. HCI students and scholars learn about basic human characteristics and develop the necessary skills to study people's activities with and around technologies. They need to develop investigative, analytical, technical, communication, and advocacy skills to help them shape interactive technologies that augment people's abilities, enhance their creativity, connect them to others, and protect their interests. Sensitivity to diversity is also critical; for a range of reasons including literacy, availability of and access to…
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