Studio-Based Learning as a Natural Fit to Teaching Human-Computer Interaction

  • Paula Alexandra Silva
  • Martha E. Crosby
  • Blanca J. Polo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)


The creative element of HCI tends to be neglected due to the rapid advancement of hardware platforms as well as software development. HCI books cannot keep up with this rapid growth, nor can they provide students with the necessary tools to succeed. Considering these facts, HCI instructors need to implement techniques that not just complement but also enhance learning while preparing students for the real world. Studio-based learning, being a constructivist pedagogy that includes critiques and reflection can greatly enhance HCI Education.


HCI Education HCI Pedagogy HCI Methodologies Studio-Based Learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Alexandra Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martha E. Crosby
    • 1
  • Blanca J. Polo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computer SciencesUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2.Departamento de Inovação Ciência e TecnologiaUniversidade Portucalense Infante D. HenriquePortoPortugal
  3. 3.Leeward Community CollegeUniversity of HawaiiPearl CityUSA

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