Human-Computer Interaction

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is defined as the field that forms the intersection of people and the use of computer systems. As an acronym, HCI is sometimes mistaken for human-computer interface, thus referencing one of the artifacts that is investigated in the overarching field of human-computer interaction. The field of HCI is interdisciplinary and resolves to investigate all of the interactions that occur during the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of computerized systems. The field places its focus on how, when, and why people use interfaces to interact with computers and with people being the focus, there are many factors that affect how and why these interactions occur. This entry discusses the development of HCI, theories and examples of HCI, the implications of HCI for learning, ...

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