November 2007

Recently, in lecture, in another class, one of my professors (a very cool and intelligent one IMHO) was venting a little steam about how people commonly over- and mis-use the term “experiment” to describe what he refers to as “experiences”. Experiments, as he described them, take place in a completely controlled environment, in which there…

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A quick note that the mappings between HCI and film in this post are not intended to be accurate, but are meant to ask some hopefully thought provoking questions. The early days of film saw a split into the realist and formalist camps. You can loosely associate realism with the early focus of HCI on…

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