Download E-books Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse User Populations PDF

Universal Usability is the idea that of designing laptop interfaces which are effortless for all clients to make use of. it's a inspiration which many decry as elusive, very unlikely, or impractical, yet this publication, which addresses usability matters for a few different person teams, proves that there's no challenge in interface layout that can not be solved, or at the very least better upon. people with cognitive, motor, and perceptual impairments, in addition to older, more youthful, and economically deprived clients, face various advanced demanding situations while interacting with pcs. in spite of the fact that, with person involvement, strong layout perform, and thorough trying out, laptop interfaces might be effectively built for any consumer inhabitants.

This publication, that includes key chapters by way of Human-Computer interplay luminaries resembling Jonathan Lazar, Ron Baecker, Allison Druin, Ben Shneiderman, Brad Myers and Jenny Preece, examines cutting edge and groundbreaking examine and perform, and offers a pragmatic evaluation of a few profitable tasks that have addressed a necessity for those particular person populations. Chapters during this ebook handle subject matters together with age range, financial variety, language range, visible impairment, and spinal wire accidents. a number of of those trailblazing tasks within the publication are among the 1st to check usability matters for clients with Down Syndrome, clients with Amnesia, clients with Autism Spectrum issues, and clients with Alzheimer's illness, and insurance extends to tasks the place a number of different types of wishes are addressed.

These chapters characterize real-world initiatives, being performed on diverse continents. The authors of the chapters additionally signify diversity—interface researchers and software program builders in college, business, and executive settings. within the functional spirit of the e-book, bankruptcy authors supply directions and recommendations for these trying comparable tasks, in addition to implications for various stakeholders akin to policymakers, researchers, and architects. excellent for college students of HCI and consumer Interface layout, and crucial analyzing for usability practitioners, this attention-grabbing choice of real-world initiatives demonstrates that laptop interfaces can really be designed to fulfill the wishes of any type of user.

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Download E-books Trust in Cyber-societies: Integrating the Human and Artificial Perspectives (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

This publication is the results of the workshop “Deception, Fraud, and belief in Agent Societies”, held in Barcelona on June four, 2000 as a part of the self sustaining brokers 2000 convention, and arranged through Rino Falcone, Munindar Singh, and Yao-Hua Tan. the purpose of the workshop was once to assemble researchers from di?- ent ?elds (Arti?cial Intelligence, Multi-Agent structures, Cognitive technology, online game idea, and Social and Organizational Sciences) that may give a contribution to a b- ter knowing of belief and deception in agent societies. The workshop scope integrated theoretical effects in addition to their functions in human-computer - teraction and digital trade. This booklet contains the revised and prolonged types of the works awarded on the workshop, incorporating many issues that emerged in our discussions, in addition to invited papers from specialists within the ?eld, which in our view permits a whole insurance of all suitable matters. We gratefully recognize the ?nancial help from the Italian nationwide examine Council - Institute for Cognitive S- ence and expertise and the ALFEBIITE ecu venture, agreement quantity IST-1999-10298. we want to precise our gratitude to Cristiano Castelfranchi for his stimulating and invaluable reviews and proposals either for the association of the workshop and for the coaching of this booklet.

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Download E-books Expanding the Frontiers of Visual Analytics and Visualization PDF

The box of special effects combines demonstrate undefined, software program, and interactive thoughts as a way to demonstrate and have interaction with information generated via purposes. Visualization is anxious with exploring info and data graphically in the sort of method as to achieve details from the information and be certain value. visible analytics is the technology of analytical reasoning facilitated by way of interactive visible interfaces.

Expanding the Frontiers of visible Analytics and Visualization presents a evaluate of the state-of-the-art in special effects, visualization, and visible analytics via researchers and builders who're heavily excited about pioneering the newest advances within the box. it's a specific presentation of multi-disciplinary elements in visualization and visible analytics, structure and screens, augmented truth, using colour, person interfaces and cognitive features, and know-how move. It offers readers with insights into the most recent advancements in components resembling new screens and new reveal processors, new collaboration applied sciences, the position of visible, multimedia, and multimodal consumer interfaces, visible research at severe scale, and adaptive visualization.

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Download E-books Kasparov versus Deep Blue: Computer Chess Comes of Age PDF

By Monty Newborn

In February 1996, a chess-playing machine referred to as Deep Blue made background by means of defeating the reigning international chess champion, Gary Kasparov, in a video game performed below fit stipulations. Kasparov went directly to win the six-game fit 4-2 and on the finish of the fit introduced that he believed that chess computing had come of age. This e-book presents a captivating account of the fit and of the tale that lies in the back of it: the evolution of chess-playing pcs and the improvement of Deep Blue. the tale of chess-playing pcs is going again some distance and the writer offers a whistlestop journey of the highlights of this historical past. because the improvement involves its end result in Philadelphia, we meet the Deep Blue crew, Garry Kasparov and every of the old six video games is supplied in complete with a close observation. Chess grandmaster Yasser Seirawan supplied a full of life statement in the course of the fit and right here offers a Foreword concerning the value of this occasion.

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Download E-books Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design PDF

By Randy Drisgill, John Ross, Jacob J. Sanford, Paul Stubbs, Larry Riemann

A should have consultant for growing attractive and usable SharePoint 2010 branding

With SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has supplied a better atmosphere for growing collaboration and content material administration websites that rival any of the preferred web pages on the web. making a branded SharePoint web site consists of knowing either conventional website design thoughts in addition to subject matters which are normally reserved for builders. This ebook bridges that hole by way of not just offering specialist information for growing appealing public dealing with and inner intranet websites however it additionally addresses the desires of these readers that purely are looking to comprehend the fundamentals adequate to use a few kind to their sites.

Things like artistic layout, the event viewers have navigating your consumer interface, ease of use—these are all very important branding concerns and never consistently intuitive. This certain booklet from a staff of SharePoint branding specialists lays all of it out. 

Whether you must make SharePoint glance totally different or simply make minor layout alterations, this professional consultant will offer suggestions, thoughts, and insights to get the activity done.

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Download E-books Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen (Communications in Computer and Information Science) PDF

This quantity collects chosen papers from the previous situations of electronic artwork Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland) and Interactive Futures (Victoria, BC, Canada), parallel fairs of electronic media artwork. The paintings represented in Transdisciplinary electronic paintings is a affirmation of the power and breadth of the electronic arts. gathering essays that largely surround the electronic arts, Transdisciplinary electronic artwork supplies a transparent evaluation of the on-going power of clinical, philosophical, aesthetic and inventive learn that makes electronic artwork possibly the defining medium of the twenty first Century.

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Download E-books The Locales Framework: Understanding and Designing for Wicked Problems (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) PDF

A lot expertise works, now not by way of strong layout or via being an exceptional healthy to goal, yet simply because humans make it paintings simply because they need to for a few cause. We people are quite artistic and inventive in terms of getting anything performed. there are various tales shall we all inform of the creative work-arounds we have now built to make whatever do what we'd like it to; or the large period of time we've got spent searching for out the right way to make a few know-how paintings as we need, e.g., looking for out how you can flip off auto-editing instructions in a be aware processing package deal whilst all we need is for it to 'do what we inform it'. a superb instance of this precept used to be what inspired me to modify from neural networks to the world of desktop Supported Cooperative paintings (CSCW) for my PhD learn. I had undertaken a case research the deployment of a multi-million buck healthiness info procedure all through a health center community.

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Download E-books Algorithms in Ambient Intelligence (Philips Research Book Series) PDF

The appearance of the electronic period, the web, and the advance of quickly com­ puting units that may entry mass garage servers at excessive verbal exchange bandwidths have introduced inside our succeed in the realm of ambient clever platforms. those structures supply clients with info, verbal exchange, and leisure at any wanted position and time. due to the fact that its creation in 1998, the imaginative and prescient of Ambient Intelligence has attracted a lot consciousness in the re­ seek neighborhood. in particular, the necessity for intelligence generated via shrewdpermanent al­ gorithms, which run on electronic systems which are built-in into customer elec­ tronics units, has bolstered the curiosity in Computational Intelligence. This newly constructing learn box, which might be situated on the inter­ part of computing device technological know-how, discrete arithmetic, and synthetic intelligence, incorporates a huge number of attention-grabbing themes together with computer studying, con­ tent administration, imaginative and prescient, speech, info mining, content material augmentation, profiling, contextual wisdom, function extraction, source administration, protection, and privateness.

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Download E-books Electronic Participation: 7th IFIP 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 30 -- September 2, 2015, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

This e-book constitutes the refereed complaints of the seventh IFIP WG 8.5 overseas convention on digital Participation, ePart 2015, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in August/September 2015.
The 12 revised complete papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 19 submissions. The papers were equipped within the following topical sections: eParticipation and social media, delibration and session, overview, and coverage formula and modelling.

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Download E-books Social Robotics: 7th International Conference, ICSR 2015, Paris, France, October 26-30, 2015, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) PDF

This e-book constitutes the refereed court cases of the seventh foreign convention on Social Robotics, ICSR 2015, held in Paris, France, in October 2015. The 70 revised complete papers offered have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 126 submissions. The papers specialize in the interplay among people and robots and the combination of robots into our society and current cutting edge rules and concepts, new discoveries and enhancements, novel purposes at the most recent primary advances within the middle applied sciences that shape the spine of social robotics, amazing developmental initiatives, in addition to seminal works in aesthetic layout, ethics and philosophy, reports on social effect and impression concerning social robotics, and its interplay and conversation with humans and its social influence on our society.

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