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'It's about the information stupid!': why we need a separate field of human-information interaction (panel)

 

The past few years have seen increasing discussion of the need for, even the inevitability of, a field of human information interaction (HII) —as either a major sub-branch of human-computer interaction (HCI) or as a separate field altogether. The "I" in HII implies a focus on information and not computing technology. But what does this mean? Is there any way to focus on information without also considering the supporting tools, applications, and gadgets that are enabled by computing technology? The panel will explore both the pros and cons in favor of a separate field of HII.

 
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Jones, W.; Pirolli, P. L. ; Card, S. K. ; Fidel, R.; Gershon, N.; Morville, P.; Nardi, B.; Russell, D. M. 'It's about the information stupid!': why we need a separate field of human-information interaction (panel). ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2006) Extended Abstracts; 2006 April 22-27; Montreal; Canada. NY: ACM; 2006; 65-68.