Human Computer Interaction Day at aKademy 2006
Wednesday September 27
The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Day will give insights into the fields of accessibility, artwork, documentation, internationalization and usability, and it will show, practice and deepen intersections with development.
The morning will be in the light of information and practice: In talks and workshops, software developers will learn how to make use of the accessibility framework, how to design settings dialogs or to apply usability principles.
In the afternoon, topics relevant to the development of the KDE 4 desktop will be discussed in several BoF sessions. Apart from topics regarding specific questions from the Human Interface Guidelines, an arts session will actively involve developers in the process of a meaningful and clear-cut icon naming scheme.
The Human Computer Interaction Day is organised by the Human Computer Interaction Working Group which was formed at last year's aKademy. It consists of representatives from the fields of accessibility, artwork, documentation, internationalization and usability and aims to create a more compelling, usable, and understandable interface for all people(s).
For a detailed agenda and more information visit the wiki.
About Human Computer Interaction
Human Computer Interaction is the study of interaction between people (users) and computers. It is an interdisciplinary subject, relating computer science with many other fields of study and research.
A basic goal of HCI is to improve the interaction between users and computers by making computers more user-friendly and receptive to the user's needs. The idea is to develop software around how people can, want, and need to use their computer, rather than forcing them to work in a way that accommodates the system.