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Learning Approaches for Teaching Interaction Design

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper


Publication date2006
Original languageEnglish


ConferenceHCI Educators Workshop
CityLimerick, Ireland


The paper focuses on investigating some of the challenges of teaching interaction design. This analysis is based on two pillars: a series of learning theories that can be used to inform the paper topic and a set of interviews with design practitioners who were previously enrolled in a third level education program aimed to prepare them for this profession. The findings suggest that both teaching and practicing design require good coaching, practical experience together with a thorough understanding that can occur through reflecting on experience, and not at least access to community of practice that can enable successful communication, both with the coacher and the peers.