HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context

This paper describes Dr Shaimaa Lazem’s (Hilali Lead in Egypt) experience of teaching HCI for Engineering students in Alexandria University, Egypt, highlighting some of the cultural and institutional challenges. It further presents an ongoing effort for developing an Egyptian HCI living curriculum in partnership with established Higher Education and HCI institutes in UK. We discuss the relevance of this partnership in overcoming some of the cultural challenges for introducing HCI in the Egyptian context. The characteristics, pedagogical, and technological support of the proposed curriculum are discussed. HCI Living Curriculum: Perspectives from the Egyptian Context.