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# Human-computer interaction

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is the study of interactions between people and computers. It is an interdisciplinary field, relating computer science, psychology, cognitive science, human factors engineering[?] (ergonomics), sociology, library and information science, and other fields. One of the goals of the field is to make computers more user-friendly.

Although much of the practical work in HCI revolves around the design of graphical user interfaces, HCI is concerned with a number of topics, including

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