"The era of ferment": how practitioners and educators frame HCI

Austin, Ann, Abdelnour-Nocera, Jose ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7935-7368 and Clemmensen, Torkil (2022) "The era of ferment": how practitioners and educators frame HCI. Journal of User Experience, 18 (1). pp. 7-40. ISSN 1931-3357

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Abstract

This study examined various roles in HCI and incongruences between practitioners’ and educators’ perceptions and experiences. The incongruences are articulated through the conceptual lens of Technological Frames (TF), which are evidenced by shared understanding of theory, practice, and a common approach to practice. We conducted 21 interviews with HCI practitioners, educators, and people who both practice and teach. We adopted a template analysis approach with matrix queries to identify similarities and distinctions between the different TFs of these roles. Our findings include incongruences between these roles in how they frame and elicit users’ mental models, how they define HCI success, and their levels of enthusiasm for HCI. Congruence was found in framing communication skills, collaboration, and creativity. We contribute proposals for new requirements to frames and skills within HCI curricula that may help close the gap between education and practice. We conclude that despite some convergence across and within groups, perceptions of the HCI field are still unstable, resembling an “era of ferment.”

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Technological Frames, HCI Practitioner, HCI Educator, Era of Ferment, Human-Computer Interaction
Subjects: Computing > Innovation and user experience > Computing interaction design
Computing > Innovation and user experience
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Depositing User: Jose Abdelnour-Nocera
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 19:40
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2022 15:38
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9665

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