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

Editors: Earnshaw, R., Guedj, R., Van Dam, A., Vince, J. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Earnshaw, Rae (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Virtual Environments: a Review

    Vince, John A.

    Pages 13-26

  • The Role of Virtual Humans in Virtual Environment Technology and Interfaces

    Thalmann, Daniel

    Pages 27-38

  • Perceptual User Interfaces

    Turk, Matthew

    Pages 39-51

  • Guidelines for Telepresence and Shared Virtual Environments

    Earnshaw, Rae

    Pages 52-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers of Human-Centered Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments
Editors
  • Rae Earnshaw
  • Richard Guedj
  • Andries Van Dam
  • John Vince
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0259-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0259-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-85233-238-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-1069-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 482
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