People and Computers XI

Proceedings of HCI’96

  • Martina Angela Sasse
  • R. Jim Cunningham
  • Russel L. Winder
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fundamental Design Issues

  3. Specific Design Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. George R. S. Weir, Giorgos Lepouras, Ulysses Sakellaridis
      Pages 129-138
  4. Extending GUIs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Howell Istance, Christian Spinner, Peter Alan Howarth
      Pages 141-158
    3. Leonard H. Poll, Berry H. Eggen
      Pages 159-168
    4. Stephen Brewster, Veli-Pekka Raty, Atte Kortekangas
      Pages 169-183
  5. User Involvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Carolyn Axtell, Chris Clegg, Patrick Waterson
      Pages 187-200
    3. Simon Buckingham Shum, Ann Blandford, David Duke, Jason Good, Jon May, Fabio Paterno’ et al.
      Pages 201-219
    4. Stephanie Wilson, Mathilde Bekker, Hilary Johnson, Peter Johnson
      Pages 221-240
  6. Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

  7. Multimedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. David Williams, Iain Duncumb, James L. Alty
      Pages 333-347
    3. Mauro Pedrali, Remi Bastide
      Pages 349-368
    4. Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll, David Messner
      Pages 369-382
    5. Jorma Sajaniemi, Ismo Tossavainen
      Pages 383-394
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 395-398

About these proceedings


Disciplines, including Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), consist of knowledge supporting practices which solve general problems (Long & Dowell, 1989). A disci­ pline thus requires knowledge to be acquired which can be applied by practitioners to solve problems within the scope of the discipline. In the case of HCI, such knowledge is being acquired through research and, less formally, through the description of successful system development practice. Some have argued that knowledge is further embodied in the artefacts. HCI knowledge is applied to solve user interface design problems. Such applica­ tion is facilitated if the knowledge is expressed in a conception which makes explicit the design problems of practitioners. A conception has been proposed by Dowell & Long (1989). The conception provides a framework within which to reason about the implications of designs for system performance. The framework is concordant with the trend towards design, discernible in recent HCI research. It is further compatible with notions of top-down design, fundamental to software engineering practice. 2 Teaching and the HeI Research and Development Gap 2.1 An Assessment of Current HCI Education Teaching is one means by which practitioners learn to specify discipline problems. It is also a means by which they acquire knowledge to enable the problems to be solved.


Computer Design Interaction Interface Usability User Interface Design communication groupware human-computer interaction (HCI) interaction design interactive system modeling system telecommunications user interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Martina Angela Sasse
    • 1
  • R. Jim Cunningham
    • 2
  • Russel L. Winder
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Technology and MedicineImperial College of ScienceLondonUK

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