The Gap Between HCI Research and Practice A popular definition of HCI as a discipline (ACM SIGCHI Curricula for Human-Computer Interaction, 1996) reflects a duality: HCI is a discipline concerned on the one hand with practice, and on the other, with the research into phenomena associated with this practice. But if one would ask practitioners engaged in the design, evaluation, and/or implementation of interactive computing systems if they benefit from research into phenomena associated with these systems, many would probably agree with the following quote: "There are very few, if any, research articles published in scientific and academic journals…
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