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Designing Interactions: Repositioning Design in HCI

  This paper describes three case studies which discuss different ways in which HCI and multimedia students in the School of Computing at Napier University are exposed to design in its widest sense. This is achieved through engaging students in activities that are both interdisciplinary and collaborative, whilst also encouraging and supporting dialogue. The justification and reflection are not only on the product on but also on the process itself. This allows students to broaden their design experience and mirrors more closely what might be their future working environment. The paper highlights the benefits that students gain from such experiences but also discusses some of the difficulties associated with introducing innovative modules.

  • Type:

    Conference Paper (unpublished)

  • Date:

    23 March 2006

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Varey, A., Smyth, M. & Cairncross, S. (2006, March). Designing Interactions: Repositioning Design in HCI. Paper presented at HCIEd 2006 Inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI, Limerick, Ireland



HCI; design; education; interdisciplinary; collaborative working; engagement; reflection

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