Accession Number : ADA258634


Title :   Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : John, Bonnie E ; Miller, Philip L ; Myers, Brad A ; Neuwirth, Christine M ; Shafer, Steven A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258634.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The School of Computer Science (SCS) faculty who are interested in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) present their position on what role HCI can play in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. The authors present a short description of the need for HCI research and recommend a task/human/computer approach to satisfying that need. After presenting illustrative research scenarios, they draw implications of adopting this approach for their research and educational programs. SCS is well positioned to implement this approach, given the interests and skills of the faculty and faculty in other organizations at CMU. The authors recommend that the Computer Science Department form a new area in HCI. Research around the periphery of the task/human/computer triad can inform the design of computer systems. The knowledge and techniques resulting from HCI research can help meet the challenges that arise when designing systems of people and artifacts to accomplish complex tasks. Design, in turn, provides the arena within which research problems in HCI can be identified and investigated. To illustrate the potential contribution of HCI in concert with other areas of computer science, this report describes the challenges faced in three hypothetical research areas: computer-aided laparoscopic surgery, crisis action planning, and software development.


Descriptors :   *SCENARIOS , *INTEGRATION , *UNIVERSITIES , *COURSES(EDUCATION) , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , ROBOTICS , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , HUMANS , COMPUTERS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , DATA ACQUISITION , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , INTERACTIONS , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , IMAGE PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE