This commentary will not predict future directions of HCI, or impose a research agenda. Rather, I will reason general advice regarding the four main tenets of HCI in hopes of providing guidance for future research. Mindful that interaction is the ultimate phenomenon of interest to HCI; I assert that scholars should situate their work within the tenets in such a way as to address both design and use/impact (with one or both being emphasized). To assist toward this end, I provide a diagram and accompanying examples from the literature. I also address the importance of design as a component that distinguishes HCI from IS, drawing on more examples from the literature. This commentary is intended to serve academics by providing a clear framework in which to think about and compose their work going forward. I also encourage readers to challenge the model and examples I present here. At the most, this will spark a productive debate about the nature of HCI research in IS; while at the least, it will help the reader solidify an understanding of how to define HCI and conduct appropriate research.
Recommended CitationScialdone, Michael J. (2010) "Establishing Best Practices for Scholarly Research Based on the Tenets of Human-Computer Interaction," AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (2) 4, pp. 141-150
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