HCI and Design Research Education

A Creative Approach
  • Bert Bongers
  • Gerrit van der Veer
Part of the IFIP – International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 289)

This paper describes the latest insights in HCI education inspired and informed by the creative disciplines, how education is implemented, and how it could be fed back into the artistic fields. It contains examples, contrasts different methods, and discusses and concludes the findings for HCI education in general. A course on HCI is described which is supported by a creative approach, related to art, architecture and music. Experiences are described in of HCI tools and insights such as structured design methods, interaction frameworks and interface design heuristics relevant to the arts fields.


Interface Design Multimodal Interaction Student Assistant Design Discipline Artistic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Technology, SydneyUltimo NSWAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceOpen University NetherlandsThe Netherlands

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