Visions in HCI: a short history of Human-Computer Interaction

Speaker:  Michel Beaudouin-Lafon – Orsay Cedex, France
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction


From its very early days, the field of Human-Computer Interaction has been driven by powerful visions, from Doug Engelbart's augmenting human intellect to Alan Kay's Dynabook to Mark Weiser's Ubicomp. In this talk I take a historical (but partial) perspective on these and other visions that have most influenced the field, assessing their power and actual impact. I then present my own vision for a future where interaction with online information is mediated by interaction instruments that can be appropriated by their users, a world without applications and data silos in which information can be shared, manipulated and repurposed through a malleable computational medium.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  45
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English, French
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