The Role of Human Computer Interaction in Management Information Systems Curricula:A Call to Action
Communications of the Association for Information Systems
This article presents a multifaceted case for the inclusion of the important Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) subject matter at both the graduate and undergraduate levels of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) model curricula. Based on the presentations and discussions during a panel at the 2003 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), we first present the rationale for incorporating HCI materials in Management Information Systems (MIS) curricula. Second, we present a list
... relevant and important HCI knowledge and skills that our students need for effective careers. Third, given the limited number of credit hours available to each MIS program, we explore several strategies and options for the integration of HCI into current and future MIS courses. Finally, drawing upon teaching experiences of the authors, we provide pedagogical suggestions for teaching HCI to undergraduate and graduate students. related journals and conferences. Dov Te'eni is a professor on the faculty of management at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is also the chairman of Israel's Higher Education E-learning center. Dov studies several related areas of information systems in the organizational context: human-computer interaction, computer support for decision-making and for communication, systems design, and information systems for nonprofit organizations. His research usually combines model building, laboratory and field experiments and the development of prototype systems such as Spider and kMail. He is currently working on the design of adaptive Web Articles and the use of information technology for supporting communication within multi-national corporations.