Awareness Systems

Overview

Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field focused on human aspects of the development of computer technology. As computer-based technology becomes increasingly pervasive - not just in developed countries, but worldwide - the need to take a human-centered approach in the design and development of this technology becomes ever more important. For roughly 30 years now, researchers and practitioners in computational and behavioral sciences have worked to identify theory and practice that influences the ...

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Overview

Human-Computer Interaction is a multidisciplinary field focused on human aspects of the development of computer technology. As computer-based technology becomes increasingly pervasive - not just in developed countries, but worldwide - the need to take a human-centered approach in the design and development of this technology becomes ever more important. For roughly 30 years now, researchers and practitioners in computational and behavioral sciences have worked to identify theory and practice that influences the direction of these technologies, and this diverse work makes up the field of human-computer interaction. Broadly speaking it includes the study of what technology might be able to do for people and how people might interact with the technology.

In this series we present work which advances the science and technology of developing systems which are both effective and satisfying for people in a wide variety of contexts. The human-computer interaction series will focus on theoretical perspectives (such as formal approaches drawn from a variety of behavioral sciences), practical approaches (such as the techniques for effectively integrating user needs in system development), and social issues (such as the determinants of utility, usability and acceptability).

Awareness systems can be broadly defined as those systems that help people construct and maintain awareness of each others' activities, context or status, even if the participants are not co-located. Originally intended for supporting people involved in the same activities at different locations, such systems are now used to support social interactions between any connected individuals and to support socialrelationships over sustained periods of time.

Providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art this book provides a theoretical foundation for the design and development of Awareness Systems. It offers a reflection on the field, tracking research progress from past visions to current trends and future challenges, while presenting a representative collection of design concepts in the area and helping to systematize evaluation practices. It will be welcomed by all those working in the area of Awareness Systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848824782
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Awareness in Context

1 An Historical Reflection of Awareness in Collaboration Markus Rittenbruch Gregor McEwan 3

2 A Design Framework for Awareness Systems Panos Markopoulos 49

3 Awareness in the Home: The Nuances of Relationships, Domestic Coordination and Communication Saul Greenberg Carman Neustaedter Kathryn Elliot 73

Part II Theoretical Perspectives

4 Making Sense of What Is Going on 'Around': Designing Environmental Awarness Information Displays Berry Eggen Koert Van Mensvoort 99

5 Social Inference Through Technology Antti Oulasvirta 125

6 Abstractions of Awareness: Aware of What? Georgios Metaxas Panos Markopoulos 149

7 Phatic Interactions: Being Aware and Feeling Connected Frank Vetere Jeremy Smith Martin Gibbs 173

8 Privacy Considerations in Awareness Systems: Designing with Privacy in Mind Sameer Patil Alfred Kobsa 187

9 Grounding Privacy with Awareness: A Social Approach to Describe Privacy Related Issues in Awareness Systems Natalia Romero Panos Markopoulos 207

10 Awareness Information with Speech and Sound Anssi Kainulainen Markku Turunen Jaakko Hakulinen 231

Part III Applications

11 Awareware: Narrowcasting Attributes for Selective Attention, Privacy, and Multipresence Michael Cohen Owen Noel Newton Fernando 259

12 Emotinet: A Framework for the Development of Social Awareness Systems Jesús Ibáñez Oscar Serrano David García 291

13 Conversational Awareness in Text-Based Computer Mediated Communication Minh Hong Tran Yun Yang Gitesh K. Raikundalia 313

14 Fostering Social Engagement and Self-Efficacy in Later Life: Studies with Ubiquitous Computing Margaret E. Morris JayLundell Terry Dishongh Brad Needham 335

15 Awareness of Daily Life Activities Georgios Metaxas Barbaros Metin Jutta Schneider Panos Markopoulos Boris de Ruyter 351

16 Design and Evaluation of Intentionally Enriched Awareness Markus Rittenbruch Tim Mansfield Stephen Viller 367

17 Situatedness of Awareness Information: Impact on the Design and Usage of Awareness Systems Keith Cheverst Alan Dix Dan Fitton Connor Graham Mark Rouncefield 397

Part IV Evaluating Awareness Systems

18 Supporting Family Awareness with the Whereabouts Clock Abigail Sellen Alex S. Taylor Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye Barry Brown Shahram Izadi 425

19 Evaluating Peripheral Displays Tara Matthews Gary Hsieh Jennifer Mankoff 447

20 Measuring Affective Benefits and Costs of Mediated Awareness: Development and Validation of the ABC-Questionnaire Wijnand IJsselsteijn Joy van Baren Panos Markopoulos Natalia Romero Boris de Ruyter 473

Index 489

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