Unit 1: Computer-Human Interaction
Looking around at different types of computers of the 21st Century, imagining the evolutions becomes difficult to imagine. In Unit 1, Computers-Human Interaction, the focus is on the history of computers.
Keywords: Human-Computer Interactions (HCI), input, output, process
The learner will be able to:
- Identify five generations of computers and different types of computers hardware devices
- Compare the relationship between computer devices and human parts
- Create a computer timeline related to his / her birth
History of Computers
Thakur, D. (n.d.). History of computer | Generation of computer [EcomputerNotes]. Retrieved from ecomputernotes.com/fundamental/introduction-to-computer/what-are-different-computer-generations-explain-in-brief
Five Generations of Computers
Beal, V. (2018). The Five Generations of Computer [Webopedia]. Retrieved from https://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/FiveGenerations.asp
Computer and Human Relationship
Guitton, M. (2016). Computers in human behavior [Elsevier]. Retrieved from
Jones, D. E. (2019). Discovering the wonderful world of computers: Infographic.
Don't Bomb Out
Jones, D.E. (2013). Don't bomb out, video game. Just for fun, stress-relieving game
The Human Factor Video Game Under constructions:
Jones, D. E. (2019). The human factor video game: Key terms, playing with wordsGame Maker software.
The infographic shown above has six categories of computer hardware devices, memory chips, types of computers, input, output, storage, and input/output (I/O). Describe the relationship between two of the categories of computers, devices, and humans parts.
Ex: Output Device: Printer and Human Part: Eyelash
The printer and eyelash are both outputs (only). The relates between the two is they both go in one direction, outward.
After reading the articles, analyzing the infographics and playing the video game, create a 15-year timeline (using a software of your choice) that reflects the events of your life during that time.
Your age, location (city, state, country), grade, and educational materials used.
Who was president?
What was the top story or event happening?
Your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents