HCI Research (in Management Information Systems): ”Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”*

Izak Benbasat 30.10.2023, 10:30 - 13:00 Boğaziçi University South Campus, Nafi Baba Building, Room: 204

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of the design and use of, and experience with, computer technology focusing on the interfaces enabling communications between humans and computers. It has been a topic of key interest to Management Information Systems (IS) researchers since the late 1960s. My talk, which is intended mainly for an audience of IS scholars, will be built around 10 conjectures which describe my personal of opinions about the current state of HCI research, which I will differentiate as HCI-IS to distinguish it from HCI research in computer science. I will demonstrate that the origins of current HCI-IS research are based in many instances on studies conducted several decades ago, point out how the aims of HCI-IS research might differ than those of HCI research in general, and suggest, rather than predict, which directions HCI-IS research might take on in order to encourage debate among IS scholars about the types of HCI-related questions we should focus on in the future,

*(A previous version of this talk was delivered as an academic keynote talk at the SIG-HCI Workshop, the International Conference on Information Systems, Copenhagen, 2022.)

Biography of Izak Benbasat

B.A. (1969) in Business Administration (Robert College, Istanbul); M.S. (1971) and Ph.D. (1974) in MIS (University of Minnesota); and Doctorat Honoris Causa (2009) (Université de Montréal).

Professor Benbasat is a member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest honors for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Social Sciences) and a member of the Bilim Akademisi, Türkiye. He was formerly CANFOR Professor of Management Information Systems (1991-2001), and CANADA Research Chair in Information Technology Management (2001-2014). He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) (2002) and recipient of the LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievements in Information Systems (IS) from AIS (2007). He received the INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) IS Society Distinguished Fellow Award in 2009. He was awarded the University of British Columbia Killam Research Prize in 1998 and the Killam Teaching Prize in 1996.

Professor Benbasat was a Marvin Bower Fellow during the 1985-6 academic year at the Harvard Business School. He was Cycle & Carriage Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, in 1995; Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor, McMaster University in 1996 and in 2003; Shaw Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, in 2000; and the Otto Monsted Guest Professor at the Copenhagen Business School in 2015.

Professor Benbasat was editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research, the Editor of the Information Systems & Decision Support Systems Department of Management Science, and a Senior Editor of the MIS Quarterly.

Professor Benbasat’s h index is 103, and his citation count according to Google Scholar is over 82,500. He has the highest numbers of papers in the world for the period 1990-2022 in terms of publications in the top two (MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research), top three (plus Journal of MIS), and top four (plus Journal of AIS) ranked research journals in Information Systems.