Human-centered computing: Defining a research agenda

Andrew Sears, Jonathan Lazar, Ant Ozok, Gabriele Meiselwitz

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Three National Science Foundation (NSF) programs - Human-Computer Interaction, Universal Access, and Digital Society and Technologies - were recently combined into one new cluster called "Human-Centered Computing" (HCC). Two workshops were held to share information about this new cluster with researchers, provide guidance to researchers who are early in their research careers and have yet to receive NSF funding, and provide feedback to NSF from the affected research communities regarding topics that are considered particularly important by this community. Continuing and emerging research opportunities identified included privacy and security issues in HCC context, intelligent user interfaces, universal access including research for different populations such as children and older adults, mobile and ubiquitous computing, and social computing, among others. Various issues concerning interdisciplinary research opportunities were also raised, including understanding the disciplines, promotion and tenure concerns, administrative overhead, and where to publish. Education discussions produced a list of curricular recommendations and a number of opportunities to enhance the education of future HCC practitioners and researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-16
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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