Monthly Archives: October 2013

Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part V

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  In the discussion, Rogers identifies most and least successful theories in the history of HCI as well as the main changes that have happened in theories. According to her, the most successful theories in HCI have been conceptual frameworks … Continue reading

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Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part IV

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The sixth chapter (Contemporary Theory) describes the recent turns to design, to culture, to the wild, and to embodiment in HCI theory. According to Rogers, the background theme in all these is human values. Human values are taking the place … Continue reading

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Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part III

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The fifth chapter (Modern theories) of the book covers cognitive approaches that differed from traditional cognitive psychology, as well as social approaches that emerged as reactions against dominant cognitive approaches. In addition activity theory and grounded theory are handled as … Continue reading

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Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part II

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The fourth chapter (Classical Theories) covers the traditional and “old” theories in HCI, i.e. theories derived from cognitive psychology. The chapter focuses on three approaches: body of knowledge, applying of basic research, and cognitive modeling. Body of knowledge means the … Continue reading

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Rogers, Y. HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary. Part I

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In introductory chapters (1. Introduction, 2 The Backdrop to HCI Theory, 3 The Role and Contribution of Theory in HCI), Rogers gives a nice overall view of theories and their role in HCI. The main takeaway is that HCI as … Continue reading

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