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A Historiography of Human–Computer Interaction (2020)


This essay examines the state of the history of human-computer interaction (HCI) from multiple fields of study. In many ways, there is a lack of consensus about what we mean by not only HCI but also computer interfaces. I find that the different definitions and approaches found primarily in history and media studies offer many different avenues for scholars to continue exploring how humans and computers relate to each other. A theoretical background on the topic is provided and then historical case studies concerning both computer interfaces and the embodied use of computers are discussed to understand what conversations are held in common and what areas are still left to be explored.

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Article E. Mori; S. Kelkar (2020) Introduction to the Special Issue on Interface Architects: The Evolution of Human–Computer Interaction. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing (pp. 6-7). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Roba Abbas
Mori, Elisabetta
Misa, Thomas J.
Martin, Shawn
Martin, I.
Mahoney, Michael Sean
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Journal of the Association for History and Computing
Metascience: An International Review Journal for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
Technology's Stories
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Harvard University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Illinois Institute of Technology
The MIT Press
Computers and computing
Human-computer Interaction
User interfaces
Technology and society
Mahoney, Michael Sean
Kare, Susan
Wurman, Richard Saul
Price, Cedric
Alexander, Christopher
Negroponte, Nicholas
Great Britain
21st century
20th century, late
20th century

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