Theory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Country

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618659
Title:
Theory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Country
Authors:
Ogunyemi, Abiodun Afolayan; Lamas, David; Adagunodo, Emmanuel Rotimi; Loizides, Fernando; Da Rosa, Isaias Barreto
Abstract:
With almost four decades of existence as a community, human–computer interaction (HCI) practice has yet to diffuse into a large range of software industries globally. A review of existing literature suggests that the diffusion of HCI practices in software organizations lacks theoretical guidance. Although many studies have tried to facilitate HCI uptake by the software industry, there are scarce studies that consider HCI practices as innovations that software organizations could or should adopt. Furthermore, there appears to be a lack of structure in the facilitation of HCI methodological development within the specialized emerging regions field such as Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to address this gap, an exploratory investigation regarding the state of uptake of HCI practices in Nigeria is conducted. The aim of this article is to improve our understanding regarding the state of HCI uptake in developing countries and the challenges prevailing. The findings show that HCI practice still remains within its infancy stage in most software companies. Universities are also lacking the required knowledge transfer of HCI to the students, and in effect themselves contributing to the lack of HCI skills in industry. Furthermore, government policies are in need of refinement and end-users’ involvement in software development is not prioritized.
Citation:
Theory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Country 2016, 32 (9):665 International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Issue Date:
12-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/618659
DOI:
10.1080/10447318.2016.1186306
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10447318.2016.1186306
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1044-7318; 1532-7590
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorOgunyemi, Abiodun Afolayanen
dc.contributor.authorLamas, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorAdagunodo, Emmanuel Rotimien
dc.contributor.authorLoizides, Fernandoen
dc.contributor.authorDa Rosa, Isaias Barretoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T09:18:35Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T09:18:35Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-12-
dc.identifier.citationTheory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Country 2016, 32 (9):665 International Journal of Human-Computer Interactionen
dc.identifier.issn1044-7318-
dc.identifier.issn1532-7590-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10447318.2016.1186306-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/618659-
dc.description.abstractWith almost four decades of existence as a community, human–computer interaction (HCI) practice has yet to diffuse into a large range of software industries globally. A review of existing literature suggests that the diffusion of HCI practices in software organizations lacks theoretical guidance. Although many studies have tried to facilitate HCI uptake by the software industry, there are scarce studies that consider HCI practices as innovations that software organizations could or should adopt. Furthermore, there appears to be a lack of structure in the facilitation of HCI methodological development within the specialized emerging regions field such as Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to address this gap, an exploratory investigation regarding the state of uptake of HCI practices in Nigeria is conducted. The aim of this article is to improve our understanding regarding the state of HCI uptake in developing countries and the challenges prevailing. The findings show that HCI practice still remains within its infancy stage in most software companies. Universities are also lacking the required knowledge transfer of HCI to the students, and in effect themselves contributing to the lack of HCI skills in industry. Furthermore, government policies are in need of refinement and end-users’ involvement in software development is not prioritized.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10447318.2016.1186306en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Human-Computer Interactionen
dc.titleTheory, Practice and Policy: An Inquiry into the Uptake of HCI Practices in the Software Industry of a Developing Countryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Interactionen
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