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Human Computer Interaction

Posted by Kiran Mova on September 7, 2007

“Human-computer interaction is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them.”

It feels like I have found my parent. There are just too many terms floating around like – usability, user experience, interaction design, information architect, etc., Not only have I found it hard to differentiate the exact job description of these roles, but I have found it very difficult to decide where I belong in these roles.

As it turns out, I design and develop user interface and to do it effectively I apply the principles from human psychology, cognitive science, computer science, visualization.

Now, all those titles form a subset of Human Computer Interaction and as I explore more (now that I have the field categorized), I can figure out my specialization.

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Rambling on what matters..

Posted by Kiran Mova on May 7, 2007

‘What matters?’ The answer to the question in my opinion is an epiphany of something very basic. I had a moment today and the pieces of the puzzle seemed to fall in place. What really matters:

  • Innovative Ideas
  • Implementation Skills
  • Financial Support

Developing or generating them is an art that one has to master over a period of time. Given the diverse scope of each of the above, it is very rare that one single brain can master all three. Of course I am not saying that they don’t exist within the same person.

Each to his own – has to identify what he is passionate about, like I am passionate about the implementation and I am to pair up with those who can bring the other two crucial elements to the table.

What do you think?

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