Human-Centered Alphabet Soup: Approaches to Systems Development from Related Disciplines
Event Type
Discussion Panel
Technical Groups
System Development
TimeThursday, October 28th10:00am - 10:50am EDT
LocationVirtual 3
DescriptionThere are several different technical disciplines focused on improving the systems that humans use, creating an ‘alphabet soup’ of acronyms to stay abreast of. While they all build upon a common emphasis of developing systems around their users, there are differences (both perceived and real) across disciplines such as Human Factors Engineering (HFE), Human Systems Integration (HSI), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), User Experience (UX), and Design Thinking (DT). We propose a panel to discuss what each of these disciplines are (and what they are not), when and how they get involved in system development, their philosophies and methods for system development, and where they share common interests. Panelists discussed philosophical, practical, and scenario-based questions, before opening the floor to the audience.