Carnegie Mellon University has a long history of pursuing HCI research and education. The idea for a Human Computer Interaction Institute can be traced back to 1967, when founders of the computer science program, Allen Newell, Herbert Simon, and Alan Perlis, wrote that the new discipline of computer science should include the study of phenomena surrounding computers, not just the theory and design of computation devices themselves (Letter to Science, 9/22/67). This led to early research in HCI, including doctoral theses by Tom Moran (CS, 1973) and Stu Card (Psychology, 1978), who later wrote The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction,…
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