Importance of the Study of HCI for Systems Analysts and the SDLC

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"Explain the reasons why the study of HCI has become increasingly important for systems analysts and for the SDLC." The answer to the question is in two parts; reason & why 1. reason is simply “incorporation” and the 2. why is for “business efficiency”, HCI (human-computer interaction) is the study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings. A significant number of major corporations and academic institutions now study HCI. Historically and with some exceptions, computer system developers have not paid much attention to computer ease-of-use. Many computer users today would argue that computer makers are still not paying enough attention to…show more content…
Managers need to understand that costs are associated with the production, distribution, security, storage, and retrieval of all information. Although information is all around us, it is not free and its strategic use for positioning a business competitively should not be taken for granted. The ready availability of networked computers, along with access to the Internet and the Web, has created an information explosion throughout society in general and business in particular. Managing computer-generated information differs in significant ways from handling manually produced data. Usually there is a greater quantity of computer information to administer. Costs of organizing and maintaining it can increase at alarming rates, and users often treat it less skeptically than information obtained in different ways. In general, HCI is concerned with the ways humans interact with information, technologies, and tasks within various contexts (Zhang et al., 2002). HCI issues include all possible aspects that affect humans interacting with a system during the entire life cycle of the system; thus HCI issues exist during the system development stage, the use stage, and the system impact stage (Zhang and Li, 2004). This human-centeredness approach considers human requirements of the whole system (not just the user interface) and focuses on the entire interaction

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