Ok, I'm not pointing fingers ... But you, you, you, and oh you! ... Lets be
nice ok. I think there is actually something that is really worth discussing
I think kevin Cheng responded with some good thoughts, I'll repeat them
here, as I think they got burried in the later conversations.
<< So summarizing:
1) nobody can separate info/visual/interaction from a product. They're
2) given this, researchers must test knowing this and actively test
all aspects instead of trying to isolate
3) the "obvious" is not always so and research exists partially for
this reason >>
The questions that I have regarding this is whose responsibility is it to
guide programs to be the types that meet our needs as interaction designers?
It seems that the traditional HCI program is not really cuttin' it, and the
"professional" degree that the MID of CMU and Ivrea might not be "academic"
enough, and there definitely isn't a PhD program out there, quite yet to
match the HCI programs.
Is academia even an appropriate venue for this work? Or can "industry" do
better on its own?
I'm not advocating anything, just throwing out a ton of questions. I have a
ton more. ;)