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Human–Computer Interaction and Learning

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Interaction between humans and computers and learning; Learning and human–computer interaction


What is Human–Computer Interaction?

Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) is generally known as the study of the interface between humans and computers. It typically involves humans (the human computer user), the machine (computer), and the way they work together. It is concerned with all aspects of the design and use of computers. Research in HCI is concerned with obtaining a better understanding of how computers can be designed and used efficiently and effectively. The research aims to lead to information of principles, guidelines, methods, and tools to improve the design of good interactive computer systems.

The number of different types of interface available today has increased steadily over the last few years. In respect of the type of interface, the product must support the users in their tasks. The interfaces must be designed for interaction.

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Uden, L. (2012). Human–Computer Interaction and Learning. In: Seel, N.M. (eds) Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer, Boston, MA.

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