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People and Computers XXI - HCI… but not as we know it.

  At first sight the two themes of this year’s People and
Computers volumes seem to send conflicting messages. On the one hand, “Happy 21st” suggests that British HCI as a
discipline has much to celebrate, having grown from its
inception at the 1985 conference at the University of East
Anglia, through infancy (where it made quite a lot of noise) and its terrible teens (struggling for substantive and methodological independence from its parents), and maturing into an autonomous discipline, ready to make its own way in the world. On the other hand, “HCI…but not as we know it”, darkly hints that British HCI may not be the same creature that saw the light 21 years ago; that it has, perhaps, been led astray or become possessed by an alien force...

  • Type:

    Authored Book

  • Date:

    30 November 2006

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  • Publisher


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


(2006). Ball, L. J., Sasse, M. A., Sas, C., Ormerod, T., Dix, A., Bagnall, P. & McEwan, T. (Eds.). People and Computers XXI - HCI… but not as we know it. BCS. ISBN 1-902505-94-8


Human-computer interaction; interaction design; multimedia systems; internet; creative experience; communication technologies;

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