SWord: A Concept Application for Mitigating Internet Terminology Anxiety

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
  • Kari Heikkinen
  • Jari Porras
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8005)

Abstract

The Internet is a dynamic, democratic, and multicultural platform where a wide range of users access sites daily. We cannot presume users on the Internet will understand every single word/term used on any given site. This paper presents a concept for assessing users’ anxiety regarding commonly used words on the Internet, particularly words related to technology and computer science. The concept is highlighted by an application, called SWord, which enables users to collaborate, share, play, and mitigate with difficult words on the web.

Keywords

Wellness human anxiety Anxiety Internet Design user experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Santosh Kumar Kalwar
    • 1
  • Kari Heikkinen
    • 1
  • Jari Porras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Software Engineering and Information ManagementLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

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