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Journal Article:

Author(s) :

 

Olson, G. M. & Olson, J. S.

Date of Publication :

 

2003

Article Title :

 

Human-computer interaction: Psychological aspects of the human use of computing

Journal Title :

 

Annual Review of Psychology

Volume ID :

 

54

Pages(s) :

 

491-516

Abstract :

 

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary field in which psychology and other social sciences unite with computer science and related technical fields with the goal of making computing systems that are both useful and usable. It is a blend of applied and basic research, both drawing from psychological research and contributing new ideas to it. New technologies continuously challenge HCI researchers with new options, as do the demands of new audiences and uses. A variety of usability methods have been developed that draw upon psychological principles. HCI research has expanded beyond its roots in the cognitive processes of individual users to include social and organizational processes involved in computer usage in real environments as well as the use of computers in collaboration. HCI researchers need to be mindful of the longer-term changes brought about by the use of computing in a variety of venues.

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