Calm Technology

Calm Technology
Author: Amber Case
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2015-12-18
ISBN: 149192585X
Category: ART
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calm Technology Book Excerpt:

How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. This book is ideal for UX and product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers. You’ll learn: The importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention Principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness Calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses Exercises for improving existing products through calm technology Principles and patterns of calm technology for companies and teams The origins of calm technology at Xerox PARC

Human Computer Interaction Interaction in Context

Human Computer Interaction  Interaction in Context
Author: Masaaki Kurosu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN: 3319912445
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Computer Interaction Interaction in Context Book Excerpt:

The 3 volume-set LNCS 10901, 10902 + 10903 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2018, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters included in the 30 HCII 2018 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. HCI 2018 includes a total of 145 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Part I: HCI theories, methods and tools; perception and psychological issues in HCI; emotion and attention recognition; security, privacy and ethics in HCI. Part II: HCI in medicine; HCI for health and wellbeing; HCI in cultural heritage; HCI in complex environments; mobile and wearable HCI. Part III: input techniques and devices; speech-based interfaces and chatbots; gesture, motion and eye-tracking based interaction; games and gamification.

Person Centered Health Records

Person Centered Health Records
Author: Gary A. Christopherson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2005-03-03
ISBN: 9780387232829
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Person Centered Health Records Book Excerpt:

Divided into three sections for easy use, including examples from person-centered systems already in place in the US Editors have brought together contributors from varied health care sectors in the United States and elsewhere—public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit

Smart Technologies Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Smart Technologies  Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1522525904
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Technologies Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Book Excerpt:

Ongoing advancements in modern technology have led to significant developments with smart technologies. With the numerous applications available, it becomes imperative to conduct research and make further progress in this field. Smart Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary research on the most emerging areas of information science and technology. Including innovative studies on image and speech recognition, human-computer interface, and wireless technologies, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for researchers, academicians, practitioners, and students interested in advanced technological applications and developments.

Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing

Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing
Author: Tei-Wei Kuo,Edwin Sha,Minyi Guo,Laurence T. Yang,Zili Shao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2007-11-25
ISBN: 3540770925
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2007, held in Taipei, Taiwan, in December 2007. The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 217 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections. They include sections on power aware computing, reconfigurable embedded systems, wireless networks, real-time/embedded operating systems, and embedded system architectures.

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment
Author: Mark Maybury,Oliviero Stock,Wolfgang Wahlster
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005-11-18
ISBN: 3540316515
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005 held in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy in November/December 2005. Among the intelligent computational technologies covered are adaptive media presentations, recommendation systems in media scalable crossmedia, affective user interfaces, intelligent speech interfaces, tele-presence in entertainment, collaborative user models and group behavior, collaborative and virtual environments, cross domain user models, animation and virtual characters, holographic interfaces, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, computer graphics and multimedia, pervasive multimedia, creative language environments, computational humour, etc. The 21 revised full papers and 15 short papers presented together with 12 demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 39 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics, including intelligent interactive games, intelligent music systems, interactive cinema, edutainment, interactive art, interactive museum guides, city and tourism explorers assistants, shopping assistants, interactive real TV, interactive social networks, interactive storytelling, personal diaries, websites and blogs, and comprehensive assisting environments for special populations (impaired, children, elderly).

Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing

Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing
Author: Hans-W. Gellersen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1999-09-15
ISBN: 3540665501
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing Book Excerpt:

Truly personal handheld and wearable technologies should be small and unobtrusive and allow access to information and computing most of the time and in most circumstance. Complimentary, environment-based technologies make artifacts of our surrounding world computationally accessible and facilitate use of everyday environments as a ubiquitous computing interface. The International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, held for the first time in September 1999, was initiated to investigate links and synergies in these developments, and to relate advances in personal technologies to those in environment-based technologies. The HUC 99 Symposium was organised by the University of Karlsruhe, in particular by the Telecooperation Office (TecO) of the Institute for Telematics, in close collaboration with ZKM Karlsruhe, which generously hosted the event in its truly inspiring Center for Arts and Media Technology. The symposium was supported by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the German Computer Society (Gesellschaft f r Informatik, GI) and held in cooperation with a number of special interest groups of these scientific societies. HUC 99 attracted a large number of paper submissions, from which the international programme committee selected 23 high-quality contributions for presentation at the symposium and for inclusion in these proceedings. In addition, posters were solicited to provide an outlet for novel ideas and late-breaking results; selected posters are also included with these proceedings. The technical programme was further complemented by four invited keynote addresses, and two panel sessions.

Home Oriented Informatics and Telematics

Home Oriented Informatics and Telematics
Author: Andy Sloane
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2005-09-14
ISBN: 0387251790
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Oriented Informatics and Telematics Book Excerpt:

Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the field of home informatics. The home is a key aspect of society and the widespread use of computers and other information appliances is transforming the way in which we live, work and communicate in the information age. This area of study has seen remarkable growth in the last few years as information technology has encroached into every corner of home and social spheres. The papers selected here cover a growing range of topics, including assistive technology; smart homes; home technology; memory aids; home activity; appliance design; design methodology; time, space and virtual presence; social and ethical aspects; and home activities. This state-of-the-art volume presents the proceedings of the Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics conference held in York, U.K, April 13-15, 2005. This collection will be important not only for home informatics experts and researchers, but also for teachers, administrators, and anyone else seeking to keep up to date in this rapidly emerging field.

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications
Author: Rivero, Laura C.,Doorn, Jorge Horacio,Ferraggine, Viviana E.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN: 1591407958
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications Book Excerpt:

"Addresses the evolution of database management, technologies and applications along with the progress and endeavors of new research areas."--P. xiii.

Learning and Collaboration Technologies

Learning and Collaboration Technologies
Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Andri Ioannou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 739
Release: 2015-07-18
ISBN: 3319206095
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Collaboration Technologies Book Excerpt:

The LNCS volume 9192 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, USA in August 2015, jointly with 15 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers address addressing the following major topics: technology-enhanced learning, adaptive and personalised learning and assessment, virtual worlds and virtual agents for learning, collaboration and Learning Serious Games and ICT in education.

Garments of Paradise

Garments of Paradise
Author: Susan Elizabeth Ryan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-06-13
ISBN: 0262027445
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garments of Paradise Book Excerpt:

A historical and critical view of wearable technologies that considers them as acts of communication in a social landscape. Wearable technology—whether a Walkman in the 1970s, an LED-illuminated gown in the 2000s, or Google Glass today—makes the wearer visible in a technologically literate environment. Twenty years ago, wearable technology reflected cultural preoccupations with cyborgs and augmented reality; today, it reflects our newer needs for mobility and connectedness. In this book, Susan Elizabeth Ryan examines wearable technology as an evolving set of ideas and their contexts, always with an eye on actual wearables—on clothing, dress, and the histories and social relations they represent. She proposes that wearable technologies comprise a pragmatics of enhanced communication in a social landscape. “Garments of paradise” is a reference to wearable technology's promise of physical and mental enhancements. Ryan defines “dress acts”—hybrid acts of communication in which the behavior of wearing is bound up with the materiality of garments and devices—and focuses on the use of digital technology as part of such systems of meaning. She connects the ideas of dress and technology historically, in terms of major discourses of art and culture, and in terms of mass media and media culture, citing such thinkers as Giorgio Agamben, Manuel De Landa, and Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. She examines the early history of wearable technology as it emerged in research labs; the impact of ubiquitous and affective approaches to computing; interaction design and the idea of wearable technology as a language of embodied technology; and the influence of open source ideology. Finally, she considers the future, as wearing technologies becomes an increasingly naturalized aspect of our social behavior.

Collective Rights and Digital Content

Collective Rights and Digital Content
Author: Cláudio Lucena
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN: 3319159100
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collective Rights and Digital Content Book Excerpt:

This book starts with an exercise, proposing a theoretical reflection on the technological path that, over time, has transformed the ways we produce, consume and manage intellectual content subject to copyright protection. This lays the groundwork for a further analysis of the main legal aspects of the new European Directive, its improvements, its tendencies and its points of controversy, with special and more concrete attention to how it proposes to address the issues of competition, transparency and multi-territorial licensing. Digital technologies, networks and communication have boosted the production and distribution of intellectual content. These activities are based on a renewable and infinite resource – creativity – which turns this content into strategic artistic, cultural, social, economic and informational assets. Managing the rights and obligations that emerge in this system has never been an easy task; managing them collectively, which is more often than not the case, adds even more complexity. The European Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market is a policy initiative that seeks to establish an adequate legal framework for the collective management of authors’ rights in a digital environment, recognizing this goal as crucial to achieving a fully integrated Single Market. Part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, it is an effort to promote simplification and to enhance the efficiency of collective rights management by tackling three of the main issues that are currently undermining the business model of collecting societies: competition, transparency and multi-territorial licensing. The book is intended to support students, academics and practitioners by enhancing their general and legal grasp of these phenomena, while also encouraging their collaboration with policymakers and other interested parties in the ongoing task of transposing the Directive into concrete national legislation.

HCI and Usability for e Inclusion

HCI and Usability for e Inclusion
Author: Andreas Holzinger,Klaus Miesenberger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2009-11-06
ISBN: 3642103081
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HCI and Usability for e Inclusion Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of HCI and Usability for e-Inclusion, held as the 5th Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2009, in Linz, Austria, in November 2009. The 12 revised full papers and 26 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on gender and cognitive performance, usefulness, usability, accessibility, emotion, confidence and elderly, usability testing, evaluation, measurement, education, learning and e-inclusion, design for adaptive content processing, grounded theory, activity theory and situated action, smart home, health and ambient assistent living, user centred design and usability practice, interaction, assistive technologies and virtual environments, communication, interfaces and haptic technology as well as new technologies and challenges for people with disabilities.

Engineering Interactive Systems

Engineering Interactive Systems
Author: Jan Gulliksen,Morten Borup Harning,Philippe Palanque,Gerrit C. van der Veer,Janet Wesson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2008-12-23
ISBN: 3540926984
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Interactive Systems Book Excerpt:

Engineering Interactive Systems 2007 is an IFIP working conference that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in strengthening the scientific foun- tions of user interface design, examining the relationship between software engine- ing (SE) and human–computer interaction (HCI) and on how user-centerd design (UCD) could be strengthened as an essential part of the software engineering process. Engineering Interactive Systems 2007 was created by merging three conferences: • HCSE 2007 – Human-Centerd Software Engineering held for the first time. The HCSE Working Conference is a multidisciplinary conference entirely dedicated to advancing the basic science and theory of human-centerd software systems engineering. It is organized by IFIP WG 13.2 on Methodologies for User-Centerd Systems Design. • EHCI 2007 – Engineering Human Computer Interaction was held for the tenth time. EHCI aims to investigate the nature, concepts, and construction of user interfaces for software systems. It is organized by IFIP WG 13.4/2.7 on User Interface Engineering. • DSV-IS 2007 – Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems was held for the 13th time. DSV-IS provides a forum where researchers wo- ing on model-based techniques and tools for the design and development of - teractive systems can come together with practitioners and with those working on HCI models and theories.

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies
Author: Sumanth Gopinath,Jason Stanyek
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 0195375726
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies Book Excerpt:

The two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consolidate an area of scholarly inquiry that addresses how mechanical, electrical, and digital technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile-portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. At once a marketing term, a common mode of everyday-life performance, and an instigator of experimental aesthetics, "mobile music" opens up a space for studying the momentous transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and experience of music and sound that took place between the late nineteenth and the early twenty-first centuries. Taken together, the two volumes cover a large swath of the world-the US, the UK, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Mexico, France, China, Jamaica, Iraq, the Philippines, India, Sweden-and a similarly broad array of the musical and nonmusical sounds suffusing the soundscapes of mobility. Volume 1 provides an introduction to the study of mobile music through the examination of its devices, markets, and theories. Conceptualizing a long history of mobile music extending from the late nineteenth century to the present, the volume focuses on the conjunction of human mobility and forms of sound production and reproduction. The volume's chapters investigate the MP3, copyright law and digital downloading, music and cloud computing, the iPod, the transistor radio, the automated call center, sound and text messaging, the mobile phone, the militarization of iPod usage, the cochlear implant, the portable sound recorder, listening practices of schoolchildren and teenagers, the ringtone, mobile music in the urban soundscape, the boombox, mobile music marketing in Mexico and Brazil, music piracy in India, and online radio in Japan and the US.

ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures Surveillance Locative Media and Global Networks

ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures  Surveillance  Locative Media and Global Networks
Author: Firmino, Rodrigo J.,Duarte, Fabio,Ultramari, Clovis
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2010-10-31
ISBN: 1609600533
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICTs for Mobile and Ubiquitous Urban Infrastructures Surveillance Locative Media and Global Networks Book Excerpt:

"This book investigates how a shift to a completely urban global world woven together by ubiquitous and mobile ICTs changes the ontological meaning of space, and how the use of these technologies challenges the social and political construction of territories and the cultural appropriation of places"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Media Ethics

Digital Media Ethics
Author: Charles Ess
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-24
ISBN: 1509533451
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Media Ethics Book Excerpt:

The original edition of this accessible and interdisciplinary textbook was the first to consider the ethical issues of digital media from a global, cross-cultural perspective. This third edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and developments, including the rise of Big Data, AI, and the Internet of Things. The book’s case studies and pedagogical material have also been extensively revised and updated to include such watershed events as the Snowden revelations, #Gamergate, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, privacy policy developments, and the emerging Chinese Social Credit System. New sections include “Death Online,” “Slow/Fair Technology”, and material on sexbots. The “ethical toolkit” that introduces prevailing ethical theories and their applications to the central issues of privacy, copyright, pornography and violence, and the ethics of cross-cultural communication online, has likewise been revised and expanded. Each topic and theory are interwoven throughout the volume with detailed sets of questions, additional resources, and suggestions for further research and writing. Together, these enable readers to foster careful reflection upon, writing about, and discussion of these issues and their possible resolutions. Retaining its student- and classroom-friendly approach, Digital Media Ethics will continue to be the go-to textbook for anyone getting to grips with this important topic.

Workshops Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments

Workshops Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
Author: M. Schneider,A. Kröner,J.E. Alvarado
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1607504642
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Workshops Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments Book Excerpt:

The 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE’09), held at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain, provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and engineers from across the world to present their latest research and to discuss future directions in the area of Intelligent Environments. This volume forms the combined proceedings of five workshops held at the IE’09. Included are the proceedings of the: Workshop on Digital Object Memories (DOMe’09); Workshop on RFID Technology: Concepts, Practices and Solutions (RFID’09); Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (AITAmI09); Workshop on Ethical Design of Ambient Intelligence (EDAmI’09); Workshop on Smart Offices and Other Workplaces (SOOW’09)

Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction

Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction
Author: Ghaoui, Claude
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 780
Release: 2005-12-31
ISBN: 1591407982
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction Book Excerpt:

Esta enciclopedia presenta numerosas experiencias y discernimientos de profesionales de todo el mundo sobre discusiones y perspectivas de la la interacción hombre-computadoras

Cooperative Buildings

Cooperative Buildings
Author: Norbert Streitz,Shin'ichi Konomi,Heinz-Jürgen Burkhardt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2007-08-03
ISBN: 3540697063
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Buildings Book Excerpt:

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the First International Workshop on - operative Buildings (CoBuild’98) – Integrating Information, Organization, and Ar chitecture, held in Darmstadt, Germany, on February 25–26, 1998. The idea for this workshop and actually the term “cooperative building” was created during the activi ties of initiating the consortium “Workspaces of the Future” for conducting an inter disciplinary R&D program in cooperation with partners from industry. We discovered that there was no appropriate forum to present research at the intersection of informa tion technology, organizational innovation, and architecture. The theme “Integrating information, organization, and architecture” reflects the challenges resulting from current and future developments in these three areas. In the future, work and cooperation in organizations will be characterized by a degree of dynamics, flexibility, and mobility that will go far beyond many of today's develop ments and examples. The introduction of information and communication technology has already changed processes and contents of work significantly. However, the de sign of work environments, especially physical work spaces as offices and buildings, remained almost unchanged. It is time to reflect these developments in the design of equally dynamic, flexible, and mobile work environments. The papers of this volume show that this is an interdisciplinary endeavor requiring a wide range of perspectives and the utilization of results from various areas of research and practice.