Teaching HCl: A challenging intercultural, interdisciplinary, cross-field experience

Cristian Rusu, Virginia Rusu

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The extraordinary development of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is still poorly reflected in South America, with the notable exception of Brazil. Our interest in HCI came from practice, as we have an extensive experience in software development. We are teaching HCI in a Chilean university (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) since 2003. Teaching HCl was a highly challenging intercultural, interdisciplinary, cross-field, but very rewarding experience. It was an intercultural experience, as we were born, raised, educated, with work experience both as professionals and professors in an East-European ex-communist country (Romania), but we taught HCI in a Latin-American country (Chile). Moreover, we did it in English, for Spanish speaker students. It was an interdisciplinary experience as HCI is a highly interdisciplinary science itself. It was a cross-field experience, as it allowed us to build a bridge between theory and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntercultural Collaboration - First International Workshop, IWIC 2007, Invited and Selected Papers
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2007
Event1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 25 Jan 200726 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4568 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration, IWIC 2007


  • Computer science curricula
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Intercultural
  • Interdisciplinary


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