User Interface History

Anker Helms Jørgensen, Brad A Myers

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User Interfaces have been around as long as computers have existed, even well before the field of Human-Computer Interaction was established. Over the years, some papers on the history of Human-Computer Interaction and User Interfaces have appeared, primarily focusing on the graphical interface era and early visionaries such as Bush, Engelbart and Kay. With the User Interface being a decisive factor in the proliferation of computers in society and since it has become a cultural phenomenon, it is time to paint a more comprehensive picture of its history. This SIG will investigate the possibilities of  launching a concerted effort towards creating a History of User Interfaces. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of CHI 2008 : Extended abstracts on Human factors in computer systems
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-012-X
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008
Conference number: 26th


ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008
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