What Is the Relationship Between HCI Research and UX Practice?

By Stuart Reeves Published: August 4, 2014 “Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a rapidly expanding academic research domain. Academic institutions conduct most HCI research….” Human-computer interaction (HCI) is a rapidly expanding academic research domain. Academic institutions conduct most HCI research—in the US, UK, Europe, Australasia, and Japan, with growth in Southeast Asia and China. HCI research often occurs in Computer Science departments, but retains its historically strong relationship to Psychology and Human Factors. Plus, there are several large, prominent corporations that both conduct HCI research themselves and engage with the academic research community—for example, Microsoft Research, PARC, and...