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Challenges in Human-Computer Interaction Design for Mobile Devices

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Executive Summary

Designs in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) aim to create interactive products that are easy and enjoyable to use. However, owing to the multidisciplinary nature of HCI and the different value systems of interface users from various backgrounds and experiences, it is highly challenging for designers to create applications which are usable and affordable to such a heterogeneous set of users. Nowadays, more and more people are heard complaining about the bad interaction design of mobile devices. Is this problem caused by the bad design of products or by the users' ignorance of the logics of human machine interaction design? This paper aims to explore the human-computer interaction challenges in designing applications in both hardware and software for mobile devices.

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