HCI - Our Changing World Technological advances dictate Human & Human Relations
The question persists and indeed grows whether the computer will make it easier or harder for human beings to know who they really are, to identify their real problems, to respond more fully to beauty, to place adequate value on life, and to make their world safer. It describes how the world around us has changed and continues to change, and how the design of computers is helping to create a new socio-digital landscape and how the field of HCI can contribute to making this landscape one that reflects the values we hold as well as provide opportunities for the expression of diversity in those values. Being human is not simply a label; it is about a set of Aspirations. Recognizing those aspirations and striving to realize them can make the world we live in one to celebrate rather than fear. Humancomputer interaction (HCI) is the study of how people design, implement, and use interactive computer systems and how computers affect individuals, organizations, and society. It is an interdisciplinary area, emerging as a specialty concern within several disciplines, each with different emphases: computer science (application design and engineering of human interfaces), psychology (the application of theories of cognitive processes and the empirical analysis of user behaviour), sociology and anthropology (interactions between technology, work, and organization), and industrial design (interactive products).