The Importance of HCI
From an ACM Queue article written by John Canny entitled The Future of HCI. (Disclosure: John was two offices down from me at Berkeley :) )
In spite of their unfamiliar content and methods, HCI courses are strongly in demand in university programs and should be part of the core curriculum. At a recent industry advisory board meeting for U.C. Berkeley's computer science division, HCI was unanimously cited as the most important priority for future research and teaching by our industry experts.