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Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments - Rae Earnshaw

Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments

By: Rae Earnshaw, Richard Guedj (Editor), Andries Van Dam (Editor), John Vince (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 2001
ISBN: 9781852332389
Number Of Pages: 482

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Rae Earnshawand John A. Vince --_. . _----- 1 Introduction The USPresident's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)recently advised the US Senate of the strategic importance of investing in IT for the 21st century, particularlyin the areas of software,human-computer interaction, scalable information infrastructure, high-end computing and socioeconomic issues [1]. Research frontiers ofhuman-computer interaction include the desire that interacĀ­ tion be more centered around human needs and capabilities, and that the human environment be considered in virtual environments and in other contextual inforĀ­ mation-processing activities. The overall goal is to make users more effective in their information or communication tasks by reducing learning times, speeding performance, lowering error rates, facilitating retention and increasing subjective satisfaction. Improved designs can dramatically increase effectiveness for users, who range from novices to experts and who have diverse cultures with varying educational backgrounds. Their lives could be made more satisfying, their work safer, their learning easier and their health better.

List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Virtual Environments
Virtual Environments: A Reviewp. 13
The Role of Virtual Humans in Virtual Environment Technology and Interfacesp. 27
Perceptual User Interfacesp. 39
Guidelines for Telepresence and Shared Virtual Environmentsp. 52
Augmented Reality and Mobile Computing
Mobile Augmented Reality: a Complex Human-Centered Systemp. 67
Toward Tightly Coupled Human Interfacesp. 80
Situation-Aware Mobile Assistancep. 99
Devices for Display and Interaction
Devices for Display and Interactionp. 119
Technologies for Virtual Reality/Tele-Immersion Applications: Issues of Research in Image Display and Global Networkingp. 137
Future Interfaces
Post-Wimp User Interfaces: the Human Connectionp. 163
Universal Usability: A Research Agenda for Human-Computer Interaction to Empower Every Citizenp. 179
Virtual Spaces Revive Real World Interactionp. 190
An HCI Agenda for the Next Millennium: Emergent Global Intelligencep. 198
Applications and Tools
Application Drivers for Virtual Environment Technology Developmentp. 223
3D Data Visualization Components on the Web - Results from AVS's Involvement in Several EC Esprit Research Projectsp. 237
Creating a Shared Reality for Research and Education Through Networked Virtual Realityp. 252
Online Communities
Online Communities: Usability, Sociability, Theory and Methodsp. 263
Collaboration and Shared Virtual Environments - from Metaphor to Realityp. 278
On the Need for Cultural Representation in Interactive Systemsp. 299
Internet Security from Diverse Viewpointsp. 311
Foundations for Interaction
Why Performance Always Comes Last in Interactive System Design, and What To Do About Itp. 325
Virtual Environments for Human-Centered Computingp. 331
Some Aspects of the Human Communication Process: Preliminary Steps Towards a Conceptual Frameworkp. 340
Natural Human-Human-System Interactionp. 347
The Business/Academia/Research/Government Axis
Challenges and Frontiers of Computer Graphics: a Vision for an Applied Research Agendap. 367
Society and Human Action: Technology Revisitedp. 394
Business, Academia, Government: Toward Symbiotic Collaboration in a Networked Societyp. 413
A Research Agenda for Visualization and Human Interfaces: a Position Paperp. 425
Publishing Technologies: Towards a Wider Concept of Documents and Related Issuesp. 431
The Future and Its Enemiesp. 437
Invited Authors
New Industrial Temporal Objectsp. 445
Cognition and Computers: The Context of the Matter, the Matter of Contextp. 461
Supporting Creativity With Advanced Information-Abundant User Interfacesp. 469
Author Indexp. 481
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ISBN: 9781852332389
ISBN-10: 1852332387
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 26th February 2001
Publisher: Springer London Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 1.94