Spaces of interaction.

Benyon, David, Hook, Kristina and Nigay, Laurence (2010) Spaces of interaction. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science Conference. British Computer Society , pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-1-4503-0192-3

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As the world becomes increasingly computationally enabled, so our view of human-computer interaction (HCI) needs to evolve. The proliferation of wireless connectivity and mobile devices in all their various forms moves people from being outside a computer and interacting with it to being inside an information space and moving through it. Sensors on the body, wearable computers, wireless sensor networks, increasingly believable virtual characters and speech-based systems are all contributing to new interactive environments. New forms of interaction such as gesture and touch are rapidly emerging and interactions involving emotion and a real sense of presence are beginning. These are the new spaces of interaction we need to understand, design and engineer. Most importantly these new forms of interaction are fundamentally embodied. Older views of a disembodied cognition need to be replaced with an understanding of how people with bodies live in and move through spaces of interaction

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-4503-0192-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human-Computer Interaction; Interaction Design; Navigation of Information Space; gesture; emotion; presence; software architecture;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3753
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 08:37
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2013 11:30

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