HCI education is not yet as well developed in Japan as it is in the United States. While the JTEC panel did not obtain quantitative information, several important points became quite obvious from discussions with the panel's Japanese hosts:

University education in HCI in Japan lags that of the United States by perhaps 5-10 years. The number of HCI courses and HCI students at Japanese universities is lower than in United States, and the discipline of HCI is not as well established in Japanese universities, although this is changing.

Published: March 1996; WTEC Hyper-Librarian