The Knowledge of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience Design (UXD) in Malaysia: An Analysis of the Characteristics of an HCI- Focused Conference
Idyawati Hussein1, Azham Hussain2, Emmanuel O.C.Mkpojiogu3, Shelena Soosay Nathan4, Zarul Fitri Zaaba5

1Idyawati Hussein, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia.

2Azham Hussain, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia.

3Emmanuel O.C. Mkpojiogu, School of Computing, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia. Department of Computer and Information Technology, Veritas University, Abuja, Nigeria.

4Shelena Soosay Nathan, Center for Diploma Studies, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.

5Zarul Fitri Zaaba, School of Computer Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 June 2019 | PP: 483-490 | Volume-8 Issue-8S June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H10820688S19/19©BEIESP

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Abstract: This study assesses the level of the knowledge of human-computer interaction (HCI) and user experience design (UXD) in a developing country like Malaysia. This assessment was done based on an analysis carried out from the characteristics of attendees of an HCI-focused conference held in Malaysia. The study observed among others that attendance by practitioners at the conference was comparatively low when compared to comparable conferences in western countries and was also characterized by a low level of knowledge among the HCI-focused conference attendees. The conference was more of a learner’s conference than a conference of experienced experts. The empirical results provided information regarding the low practice of HCI and UXD among practitioners and poor level of awareness of the importance of user involvement in the software development process.

Keywords: HCI and UXD Knowledge, Characteristics of HCI-Focused Conference.
Scope of the Article: Human-Computer Interaction