Reflections on Teaching a Mandatory HCI Course to Computer Science Undergraduates

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We report on challenges that we encountered in teaching Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) to undergraduate computer science students. One of the main challenges we experienced is that students seem to come in with negative preconceptions about HCI as a discipline. We discuss how the problem goes beyond disinterested students and is multifaceted and connected to larger societal issues and their relation to perceptions of different scientific disciplines. We aim to start a dialogue with the HCI community about the connection between HCI education and the perception of HCI as a discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 2019 EduCHI Symposium on HCI Teaching and Learning - The 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI' 19), Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20194 May 2019
https://educhi2019.hcilivingcurriculum.org/

Workshop

WorkshopThe 2019 EduCHI Symposium on HCI Teaching and Learning
LocationThe 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI' 19)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period04/05/201904/05/2019
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    Research areas

  • teaching, education, human-computer interaction, HCI, computer science, undergraduate

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