The article focuses on interaction design education and shares a vision for its future based on the combined years of teaching in design schools, in HCI-oriented programs, and in hybrids of the two. The cognitive paradigm may be defined as a focus on understanding how people understand digital materiality in order to inform the design of interactivity. The kinds of curricular matter associated with this paradigm may include skills training in interviews, surveys, behavioral prototyping, usability studies, user experience studies, and empiricism. As a matter of core competence, students learn how to study and characterize human cognitive models and the mappings between human cognitive models and technology operational models to improve design usability and experience.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction