Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface

Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface

Katherine Blashki (Noroff University College, Norway) and Pedro Isaias (Portuguese Open University, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 580
ISBN13: 9781466646230|ISBN10: 1466646233|EISBN13: 9781466646247|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4623-0


With a variety of emerging and innovative technologies combined with the active participation of the human element as the major connection between the end user and the digital realm, the pervasiveness of human-computer interfaces is at an all time high.

Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface addresses the main issues of interest within the culture and design of interaction between humans and computers. By exploring the emerging aspects of design, development, and implementation of interfaces, this book will be beneficial for academics, HCI developers, HCI enterprise managers, and researchers interested in the progressive relationship of humans and technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Creativity Support Systems
  • Design Approaches
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interface
  • Interactivity
  • Sensory Applications
  • Transmedia Applications

Reviews and Testimonials

Issues within the culture and design of interaction between humans and computers are addressed by researchers coming from both the computer side and the human side. The areas covered are users' needs and expectations, design approaches, technological approaches, methodological approaches, supporting learning, reflection, and the future. The topics include enhancing the acquisition of social skills through the interacivity of multimedia, a user study on a visual editor to compose rules in active documents, a case study in Malaysia of a location-based visualization tool for tuberculosis and dengue, hand gesture recognition as a means for mobile human computer interaction in adverse working environments, and the impact of visual complexity on children's learning websites in relation to aesthetic preference and learning motivation.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Katherine Blashki has a recognised background in the Communication, Arts and Information Technology faculties at numerous universities including Monash and Deakin Universities in Australia and Noroff University College in Norway, Professor (Dr) Katherine Blashki is also acknowledged for her extensive experience in the creative industries sector with a focus on game-based learning, creating narrative and systems development. Previously Head of School of Multimedia Systems, Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Chair of New Media Technologies, a collaboration between the Faculties of Arts, and Science & Technology, both at Deakin University, and Director of Research and Education at AFTRS, Katherine now consults to aspiring higher education institutions across the world. With a demonstrated commitment to encouraging industry innovation, her research and writing credits include more than 110 papers and journals together with participation in community, industry and international consultancies in communication, IT and the creative industries. Katherine is currently Program Chair for the IADIS Games and Entertainment Technologies and Human Computer Interfaces conferences, held since 2005, and a past Board member for Film Victoria based in Australia.
Pedro Isaías is a Professor at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) in Lisbon, Portugal, responsible for several courses and director of the master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet since its start in 2003. He holds a PhD in Information Management (in the speciality of information and decision systems) from the New University of Lisbon. Author of several books, book chapters, papers and research reports, all in the information systems area, he has headed several conferences and workshops within the mentioned area. He has also been responsible for the scientific coordination of several EU funded research projects. He is also member of the editorial board of several journals and program committee member of several conferences and workshops. At the moment he conducts research activity related to Information Systems in general, E-Learning, E-Commerce and WWW related areas.