Talk:Outline of human–computer interaction

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Why a separate article?[edit]

Why is this a separate article. While its categorization is useful, Wikipedia has support for proper categorization (see Wikipedia:Category) and I do not understand why we need this second (less integrated) method? Aspects of this article that can not be turned into wikipedia categories should be merged into the main Human-computer interaction article in my opinion. --Ben Houston 04:38, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

I say leave this article as is for now. Most, if not all of it, should be turned into sections with commentary in human-computer interaction, which may take a while to happen, but for now it serves as a useful high-level map of the mess of stuff on wikipedia related to HCI. If it gets turned into "proper" categorizations, this could be quite messy (it's not clear at all what the correct categories should be) and make it difficult for authors/editors to see a high-level picture since only 1 level will be visible at a time in the hierarchy. MichaelMcGuffin 16:05, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I would support redirecting this article to the main article, or an appropriate list. 09:15, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

another person?[edit]

Should Ben Shneiderman be added to the people list? He seems to be a significant author/researcher in the field. Notably coining [[Direct_m

anipilation]]. -- Stephen De Gabrielle 16:05, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:07, 9 August 2015 (UTC)