Aims and Scope (updated March 2002)
In a considerable number of member countries of IFIP many topics of HCI have been under research during the last two decades.The disciplines have reached notable success in developing new methods, tools and standards for analysing the interaction of humans with technical systems and for designing, developing and evaluating the human-computer interface of complex systems.
Although curriculum development necessarily lags behind the progress of Research and Development, we believe it timely to begin a Working Group on HCI curriculum development, because a) there is now sufficient knowledge and skills, b) there is increasing interest, as the INTERACT workshops showed, c) the number of courses in HCI has grown rapidly during the last two years. Especially the momentum, which the conference workshops at the INTERACT Conferences has provided, ought to our opinion not to be lost.
This leads to the proposal to establish a Working Group on Education in HCI and HCI Curriculum under TC13 of IFIP.
The aims of the Working Group are as follows:
The scope of the Working Group will build upon existing work in IFIP member countries to include:
IFIP Working Group 13.1 (Education in HCI and HCI Curriculum) continues discussion about how to organize the qualification process for HCI in Higher Education. In several workshops at international conferences and task forces that have taken place, the aim has been to explore issues and enhance the integration of HCI education in the curricula of different disciplines such as Computer Science, Psychology, Graphics Design and, because of the growing use of embedded computer systems in all kinds of devices, Industrial Design.
Edited: March 7, 2005; this website will not be maintained anymore.