In this paper, I will discuss my own experience and approaches to enhancing students' learning in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) classes by adopting an interdisciplinary approach that integrates academic research and industry practice. Due to the inherent interdisciplinarity of HCI, and to foster a set of "soft" skills known in Interdisciplinary Studies as the "cognitive toolkit," I invite expertise from the other departments at my university as well as industry professionals to give lectures, facilitate workshops, and oversee projects. These collaborations have produced several insights and have had a positive impact on the participants.
"Human-Computer Interaction Research and Education--Crossing Boundaries Between Academic Research and Industry Practices,"
Interface: An International Interdisciplinary Studies Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 1.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/iids/vol1/iss1/1