Saturday, May 12, 2007

'Humanware 'in WiA

Dearest Teresinha,
I am glad you loved the term. No, unfortunately, I did not coin it, but I used it for what binds us together in WiA community, which has never been used before for the same purpose.
I came a cross "Human ware" on 2005, when I taught students of Medicine. I was surfing the Web for a reading material about computerized health information systems and came across a study, in which humanware meant "overview of the general impact on people and organizations of introducing high-technology solutions into a relatively unprepared environment"
You can find it here:
Half an hour ago, I Googled and I found the term is a name of companies, firms, organizations and more.
Humanware refers to the human costs of computing, particularly associated with schools. This word was first used by Steve Bergen in a speech to NAIS Heads of Schools in Rensellaersville NY in 1984.More=
A buzzword for both hardware and software that are designed primarily around the end user experience and user interface rather than focusing on the task that the product is meant to accomplish.
Refers to a now-defunct division of Citibank that designed the user interfaces for Citibank's electronic products. Founded in approximately 1987, Humanware typically consisted of a core group of several dozen Citibank employees and several dozen freelance consultants.
Humanware is hardware and software that emphasizes user capability and empowerment and the design of the user interface


Hala said...

Sat, 16 Jun 2007
Dear Hala and all,
the first word that came to my mind when I watched this video
was "Humanware". .. :-) A good reminder that, no matter what,
interaction is still about people!

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Claudia Bellusci said...

Hi Hala!
I know this comment is not directly related to the content of your post, but I wanted to let you know the joy I felt to see you in my blog. What's more, you inspired me to write another post about ChangeDetection (p://, which I came to know through your blog.
You ARE inspiring, Hala!