In the first wave of HCI, humans and cognition were studied to improve productivity and efficiency as if they were computers themselves. Their environments and emotions went unexplored. The GOMS (Goals, Operations, Methods and Selection Rules) model was an observation tool.
During the third wave, Jeff Bardzell's HCI Foundation's students at Indiana University studied the history of HCI and GOMS. The students transformed from bright insightful students into sad desolate users stripped of joy and dreams.
This video set to The Cranberrie's Zombie song is a dedication to all the users who feel demeaned by HCI's first wave's inability to recognize humanity.
This video in no way reflects the views and beliefs of Indiana University, The School of Informatics, Jeff Bardzell, Lynn Dombrowski or HCId (but we're pretty sure GOMS depresses them too).
Watch the Google Wave ideation process ninamehta.com/images/GOMS.swf