Filling in the Human in Human-Computer-Interaction (Terry Winograd, 2011)

For those interested in a long view of how thinking in computing has changed, Terry Winograd provided a historical overview of changes from the 1960s to the current day.


Terry Winograd | “Filling in the H in HCI” | CHI 2011 at

As a shortcut alternative to the Youtube transcript, there’s a digest by Anamary Leal at

Some highlights for me include:

  • Doug Engelbart as a a precursor to CSCW
  • Language Action Perspective with Fernando Flores
  • Shifting from ontologies into unstructured search (at the rise of Google)

Something I’ll have to ponder is social meaning (as more than low-quality low-interest information, as an alternative to thinking about information value). Searching in the same academic ballpark, social meaning may be explicated in:

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Those Dourish chapters look really helpful. He was/is always one to read.

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