Human Computer Experience

HCI.  Human Computer Interaction.  Whilst I’m an HCI practitioner, it’s an acronym I feel uncomfortable with.  It is a discipline grounded in task-based activities with its roots in organisational computing.  Now that computers are ‘ubiquitous,’ task based analyses of the way that people interact with technology are insufficient. HCI needs to borrow from anthropology, graphic design, sociology, visual arts, to more beyond the “task” to the “experience”.  Human Computer Experience (HCE) anyone?

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