1 - HCI education disconnected from real world

2 - Amateur practitioners

2 - Master's students need to understand research (too)

2 - CS degree with no HCI is common

3 - Practitioners need a research background or some training to collaborate with researchers


Solutions
  • Service learning projects for grad students
  • Faculty exchange program
  • Training for managers
  • Bring CEUs back into CHI conference courses
  • (CHI 2011) Special package for amateur practitioners. After you leave CHI, do this...
  • Short blog postings (on SIGCHI site)
  • Get stuff on other sites, like usabilitynews, where ever they are
  • TED-like talks (at the CHI 2011 conference) to teach them key concepts we want them to know
  • Lots of practitioner stories/photos collected at 2010 for use in 2011 web site. Why here. 1 paper they liked.
  • PechaKucha format