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CHI 2004: European Research Perspectives bring much-needed Theory (18 Aug 2004)
Whereas the first HCI specialists had created the discipline out of backgrounds in psychology, computer science, sociology and maths, to name a few; the new generation was coming straight to HCI without a specialisation and then cherry-picking theory from other disciplines. He said that the anti-intellectualism was a worrying thing: ideas and methods were afloat without their theoretical moorings and the weaker for it.
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