How to Join Theoretical Concepts, Industry Needs and Innovative Technologies in HCI Courses? The Big Challenge of Teaching HCI

  • Clodis BoscarioliEmail author
  • Sílvia Amélia Bim
  • Milene S. Silveira
  • Simone D. J. Barbosa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9169)


The relation between HCI Education and the Industry needs is a challenge to the HCI community. HCI professors should be aware of their role to persuade students that user experience and experience design are cross-cutting concepts, which therefore influence all other areas involved in innovative product and service development, from conceptual design to implementation and testing. In this paper we present a revised HCI Brazilian syllabus for undergraduate Computer Science courses, discussing HCI requirements for UX professional and academic formation of the students. We also describe some research questions that have been raised in this context.


HCI education and industry needs Syllabi recommendations HCI in Brazil 



The authors thank the São Paulo chapter of UxPA (User Experience Professionals Association) for the survey data available on the web. Simone DJ Barbosa thanks CNPq for her research grant (#313031/2009-6).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clodis Boscarioli
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sílvia Amélia Bim
    • 2
  • Milene S. Silveira
    • 3
  • Simone D. J. Barbosa
    • 4
  1. 1.Colegiado de Ciência da ComputaçãoUNIOESTECascavelBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento Acadêmico de InformáticaUTFPRCuritibaBrazil
  3. 3.Faculdade de InformáticaPUCRSPorto AlegreBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de InformáticaPUC-RioRio de JaneiroBrazil

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