Week 1 Reflection

Hao Yan - Sun 1 March 2020, 8:01 pm

The challenges in HCI

Because of the coronavirus, I had to choose to return to Australia after 14 days of self-isolation in Thailand. Due to the unfamiliarity with the network environment, in the past week, I had a hard time keeping up with the progress of the class, because my Internet speed was not enough to support me to update the screen on zoom in real time. So in this reflection, I just want to talk about my own views on the 7 challenges.

It can be said that the past decade is the most breakthrough and innovative decade in human history: the maturity of smart phones, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, cloud computing, gene editing, and the commercialization of genomics. Overall, these new developments have led us to reconsider the challenges facing modern design.

For me: I think one of the most important challenges is learning and creativity. Creativity and learning are two closely related concepts that form the concept of creative learning and should be pursued within the scope of current and future education curricula. And I think creativity is the foundation of all design. Finally, new technologies have the potential to support emerging learning styles, which have recently evolved and are universally influenced by the technology of everyday life in the new generation. Personalization of future learning will be very important. So I think creating and learning is the most important challenge.Also, Changes and innovations in educational methods can really provide great convenience to people and thus improve their work and learning efficiency. For example, the distance learning method that we use now, it still has a lot of imperfections, and it can't be compared with the face-to-face traditional education method, just as we are now. So, I think education is the most important thing, and that's why I think Learning & Creativity is the most important thing.