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

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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 interac­ tion be more centered around human needs and capabilities, and that the human environment be considered in virtual environments and in other contextual infor­ 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.

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Table of contents (34 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Virtual Environments

  3. Augmented Reality and Mobile Computing

  4. Devices for Display and Interaction

  5. Future Interfaces

  6. Applications and Tools

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Electronic Imaging and Media Communications, University of Bradford, Bradford

    Rae A. Earnshaw

  • Institut National Des Télécommunications, France

    Richard A. Guedj

  • Department of Computer Science, Watson Center for Information Technology, Brown University, Providence, USA

    Andries van Dam

  • School of Media Arts and Communications, Bournemouth University, Poole

    John A. Vince

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments

  • Editors: Rae A. Earnshaw, Richard A. Guedj, Andries van Dam, John A. Vince

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer London

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London 2001

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-85233-238-9Published: 26 February 2001

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-1069-9Published: 08 October 2012

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4471-0259-5Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 482

  • Topics: User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, Computer Graphics

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