Learning HCI Across Institutions, Disciplines and Countries: A Field Study of Cognitive Styles in Analytical and Creative Tasks

José Abdelnour-Nocera, Torkil Clemmensen, Tatiane G. Guimaraes

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Human-computer interaction (HCI) is increasingly becoming a subject taught in universities around the world. However, little is known of the interactions of the HCI curriculum with students in different types of institutions and disciplines internationally. In order to explore these interactions, we studied the performance of HCI students in design, technology and business faculties in universities in UK, India, Namibia, Mexico and China who participated in a common set of design and evaluation tasks. We obtained participants’ cognitive style profiles based on Allinson and Hayes scale in order to gain further insights into their learning styles and explore any relation between these and performance. We found participants’ cognitive style preferences to be predominantly in the adaptive range, i.e. with combined analytical and intuitive traits, compared to normative data for software engineering, psychology and design professionals. We further identified significant relations between students’ cognitive styles and performance in analytical and creative tasks of a HCI professional individual. We discuss the findings in the context of the distinct backgrounds of the students and universities that participated in this study and the value of research that explores and promotes diversity in HCI education.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017 : Proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference. Part IV
RedaktørerRegina Bernhaupt, Girish Dalvi, Anirudha Joshi, Devanuj K. Balkrishan, Jacki O’Neill, Marco Winckler
Antal sider20
UdgivelsesstedCham
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2017
Sider198-217
ISBN (Trykt)9783319680583
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783319680590
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedThe 16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction: INTERACT 2017 - Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Indien
Varighed: 25 sep. 201729 sep. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 16
https://www.interact2017.org/

Konference

KonferenceThe 16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction
Nummer16
LokationIndustrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
LandIndien
ByMumbai
Periode25/09/201729/09/2017
Internetadresse
NavnLecture Notes in Computer Science
Vol/bind10516
ISSN0302-9743

Emneord

  • HCI education
  • Cognitive styles
  • Culture
  • Design
  • Evaluation

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