HCI@Education Panel

The panel will discuss how HCI education and didactics in our university programs can address the challenges triggered by an ever-changing world, where we witness a rapid advancement of technology, emerging application areas and paradigms shifts, evolving demands from the industry, and changes in students’ characteristics. The panel will gather eminent researchers with different backgrounds who are involved in HCI education in different university programs including computer science, information engineering, design, psychology and cognitive science. Some of the questions that will be discussed include: How can we  improve HCI education in a way that it keeps itself up-to-date and ready to address the above mentioned challenges? How does “traditional” knowledge of HCI play in this process? How can we address the dichotomy between teaching about the plethora of emerging application areas, technologies, and interaction paradigms on the one side, and providing students with a solid methodological foundation on the other side?


Chris Csikszentmihályi, Art Center College of Design, Parsono New School of Design (US)
Maria Francesca Costabile, School of Computer Science, University of Bari (IT)
Paolo Ciuccarelli, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Patrizia Marti, School of Communication Sciences, University of Siena (IT)
Remo Job, School of Psychology and cognitive science, University of Trento (IT)
Roberto Polillo, School of Computer Science, University of Milano Bicocca (IT)
Annika Waern, Mobile Life and Uppsala University (S)


Franca Garzotto
Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano (IT)

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