Media Technology MSc

The Human Processor: Changing the Relation Between Human and Computer


Abstract

In the HCI field it is common to see the human as the task-giver and the computer as the obedient servant. HCI seeks to construct an interface between people and the computer in such a way that people need to adapt as little as possible. We propose a role-reversal whilst maintaining the goal of minimizing the perceived disruption of normal human activities. The human will be coaxed to operate as a computer and perform basic logic operations. This setup explores whether HCI would benefit by looking at the interaction from the other direction and to reconsider the extend to which HCI can facilitate interaction between fallible users and machines.

Reference

Joris Slob and Maarten H. Lamers, The Human Processor: Changing the Relation Between Human and Computer. In: Proceedings of the 13th Computer-Human Interaction Netherlands Conference, June 2009, Leiden (The Netherlands), pp 75-79

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