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HCI, Natural Science and Design: A Framework for Triangulation Across Disciplines

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HCI, Natural Science and Design: A Framework for Triangulation Across Disciplines
Human-computer interaction is multidisciplinary, drawing paradigms and techniques from both the natural sciences and the design disciplines. HCI cannot be considered a pure natural science because it studies the interaction between people and artificially-created artifacts, rather than naturally-occurring phenomena, which violates several basic assumptions of natural science. Similarly, HCI cannot be considered a pure design discipline because it strives to independently verify design decisions and processes, and borrows many values from scientists. The purpose of this paper is to provide a simple framework that describes how the research and design models underlying HCI can be integrated. We explore the relationships among these approaches in the context of a particular research site, CENA, the Centre d' Études de la Navigation Aérienne, and illustrate how the various disciplines can contribute to a complex design problem: improving the interface to the French air traffic cont...
Wendy E. Mackay, Anne-Laure Fayard
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where ACMDIS
Authors Wendy E. Mackay, Anne-Laure Fayard
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