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TYPE OF ARTICLE: Informal - Shedding Light on an Under Investigated Domain

Interesting article suggesting that HCI needs to be considered in the light of neurological diversity. This specifically means diversity in the context for conditions such as Aspergers and the like.

There is nothing really - technically - concrete here about how this should happen; the article just makes the point that neurological diversity exists and that HCI is a field which needs to take account of it. Indeed, the abstract motivates the work with 'Doug Englebart said, “[A] computer is a device for thinking with.” This ability to assist the process of thought separates computing from most other technologies.' we therefore need to build systems to better assist Neuro-Diverse people to think in the same way we provide system to support Neuro-Typical people to think.

DISCLAIMER: You should realise that these are brief notes - primarily for my own use - of my interpretation of the work. IT IS OBVIOUSLY NOT A REVIEW, but is shared in the interests of openness and on the off-chance that others may find it in some way useful.

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