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Challenges with Teaching HCI Early to Computer Students
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDALAB - Human Computer Interfaces. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (IxS)
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the fifteenth annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education / [ed] Reyyan Ayfer, John Impagliazzo,Cary Laxer, New York, NY, USA: ACM , 2010, 3-7 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The introductory course on human-computer interaction (HCI) and usable systems, taught early for the computer science and computer engineering education programs, has suffered from bad course evaluations. To investigate the students' beliefs and values in relation to the subject matter and the course, focus groups were used. The results indicate challenges with a lack of maturity and motivation among the students and that they wrongly perceive the subject matter as trivial. An approach for dealing with the challenges in the form of a course re-design is presented and implemented. The evaluation of the new course showed that it worked well and was greatly appreciated.

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New York, NY, USA: ACM , 2010. 3-7 p.
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education, human-computer interaction, usability, usable systems
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58934DOI: 10.1145/1822090.1822094OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-58934DiVA: diva2:347047
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Annual Joint Conference Integrating Technology into Computer Science Education
Available from: 2010-09-02 Created: 2010-09-02 Last updated: 2010-09-06

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