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Volume 14 / Issue 16

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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-014-16-2599


The State of HCI in Ibero-American Countries

Toni Granollers (University of Lleida, Spain)

César A. Collazos (University of Cauca, Spain)

María Paula González (University of Lleida, Spain)

Abstract: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a challenging discipline that is currently concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation of interactive systems for human use, as well as the study of major phenomena surrounding them. Indeed, interdisciplinary communities formed by scientists, university teachers and students, people coming from the industry and customers related to HCI are emerging in different parts of the world. In particular, this article overviews the HCI community in the Ibero-American context, which involves hundreds of millions of people working or studying in HCI, whose cultural background is primarily associated with the Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures, regardless of ethnic and geographical differences. Our final goal is to improve the visibility of this particular HCI community, enhancing the self awareness of its members and their individual motivation and future exchanges.

Keywords: human-computer interaction

Categories: A.1, H.5.2