So, who exactly IS the HCI professional?

Austin, Ann and Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose (2015) So, who exactly IS the HCI professional? In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 18-23 April 2015, Seoul, Korea.

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Abstract

Little is known about the cognitive profile of the HCI practitioner or educator, or how their individual differences impact upon practice in the field or the classroom. To address this, we conducted surveys to collect the cognitive style of practitioners, educators, and those with both roles, followed these up by interviews. It was found that practitioners are more comfortable employing both analytical and intuitive approaches than the general population, and that the educator is able to suppress intuitive tendencies when performing analytical tasks. The profile of the educator who practices is different from the educator who does not practice, and the educator who does not practice is more evangelical about the subject. Recognising and accepting these differences is essential if we are to design a curriculum that supports the needs of the field.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: HCI education; cognitive style; practice
Subjects: Computing
Psychology
Depositing User: Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 14:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 15:00
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1227

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