if there are any takeaways from this hci class for me, it's about the value of alternative representations (visual, aural, etc.), higher levels of manipulation and representation (because there's no sense in futzing with the lower level stuff if you don't have to), abstraction, the value of letting computers/programming languages (visual and textual, high and low level) do the work, the power of interaction and networks with both human and machine (and human mediated by machine)
and also that i am still so very bad and very slow at reading and so very easily distracted, i mean it's taken me hours to read 8 pages and i fell asleep twice in the middle of it and i still have so many more pages to go why why why
@mrufrufin I've been reading around hci/interaction design/cscw recently as well although not part of a course. Finding some aspects are definitely more interesting than others! Some parts of the field seem to be all about social science, others problem-solving engineering. I probably enjoy bits overlapping with psychology the most.
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