Category: User Experience Usability

Haptic Interaction: Perception, Devices and Applications by Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Hideyuki Ando, Ki-Uk Kyung

By Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Hideyuki Ando, Ki-Uk Kyung

This booklet is aimed not just at haptics and human interface researchers, but in addition at builders and architects from production organisations and the leisure who're operating to alter our lives. This booklet contains the lawsuits of the 1st foreign AsiaHaptics convention, held in Tsukuba, Japan, in 2014. The e-book describes the cutting-edge of the various haptics- (touch-) similar study, together with medical examine into haptics notion and phantasm, improvement of haptics units, and functions for a wide selection of fields comparable to schooling, drugs, telecommunication, navigation, and entertainment.

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PHP Hacks: Tips & Tools For Creating Dynamic Websites by Jack D. Herrington

By Jack D. Herrington

All in all, it is a lovely reliable book.

It covers many complex issues that almost all humans will be capable of think about, however it is an exceptional approach to spark the lightbulb on your head into considering up anything a good idea. for instance, after studying the bankruptcy approximately HTML bar grapsh, i assumed of utilizing one-pixel desk parts to exploit a line graph.

I may recommend this publication to an individual with a practical heritage in HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, XSLT/XML, simply because this booklet is absolutely not concerning the cool stuff of Hypertext Preprocessor itself, it is approximately what you could produce with it.

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Visualization of Time-Oriented Data by Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Heidrun Schumann, Christian

By Wolfgang Aigner, Silvia Miksch, Heidrun Schumann, Christian Tominski

Time is an outstanding measurement that's universal to many software domain names corresponding to drugs, engineering, enterprise, technological know-how, biography, historical past, making plans, or undertaking administration. knowing time-oriented information allows us to benefit from the prior with the intention to are expecting, plan, and construct the longer term. end result of the special features of time, applicable visible and analytical tools are required to discover and examine them.

This e-book starts off with an creation to visualization and a few ancient examples of visible representations. At its center, the e-book offers and discusses a scientific view of the visualization of time-oriented information. This view is established alongside 3 key questions. whereas the elements of time and linked info describe what is being visualized, person projects are regarding the query why anything is visualized. those features and initiatives ascertain how the visualization is to be designed. To aid visible exploration, interplay thoughts and analytical equipment are required to boot, that are mentioned in separate chapters. The thoughts defined during this publication are illustrated with quite a few examples.

A huge a part of this e-book is dedicated to a established survey of current options for visualizing time and time-oriented info. total, one hundred and one various visualization recommendations are offered on a per-page foundation; each one of those self-contained descriptions is followed via a demonstration and corresponding references. This survey serves as a reference for scientists carrying out similar examine in addition to for practitioners looking info on how their time-oriented info can top be visualized to be able to achieve invaluable insights.

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Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: 23rd by Christian Kreiner, Rory V. O'Connor, Alexander Poth, Richard

By Christian Kreiner, Rory V. O'Connor, Alexander Poth, Richard Messnarz

This quantity constitutes the refereed court cases of the twenty third EuroSPI convention, held in Graz, Austria, in September 2016.The 15 revised complete papers provided including 14 chosen key notes and workshop papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from fifty one submissions. they're prepared in topical sections on SPI and the ISO/IEC 29110 commonplace; verbal exchange and crew concerns in SPI; SPI and evaluation; SPI in safe and safeguard serious environments; SPI projects; GamifySPI; useful safeguard; helping innovation and improvement.

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Diagrammatic Reasoning in AI by Robbie T. Nakatsu

By Robbie T. Nakatsu

Pioneering paintings indicates how utilizing Diagrams allows the layout of higher AI platforms

The ebook of Diagrammatic Reasoning in AI marks a big milestone for a person looking to layout graphical consumer interfaces to help decision-making and problem-solving projects. the writer expertly demonstrates how diagrammatic representations can simplify our interplay with more and more advanced info applied sciences and computer-based details structures. specifically, the e-book emphasizes how diagrammatic consumer interfaces will help us larger comprehend and visualize man made intelligence (AI) structures. It examines how diagrammatic reasoning complements quite a few AI programming suggestions used to emulate human considering and problem-solving, together with:

  • Expert structures
  • Model-based reasoning
  • Inexact reasoning akin to walk in the park elements and Bayesian networks
  • Logic reasoning

A key a part of the publication is its broad improvement of functions and graphical illustrations, drawing on such fields because the actual sciences, macroeconomics, finance, company logistics administration, and medication. regardless of such great variety of utilization, when it comes to functions and diagramming notations, the booklet classifies and organizes diagrams round six significant subject matters: approach topology; series and movement; hierarchy and type; organization; reason and impression; and good judgment reasoning. Readers will enjoy the author's dialogue of the way diagrams will be greater than only a static photo or illustration and the way diagrams could be a vital a part of an clever consumer interface, intended to be manipulated and converted, and often times, applied to deduce options to tricky difficulties.

This e-book is perfect for plenty of forms of readers: practitioners and researchers in AI and human-computer interplay; company and computing execs; image designers and architects of graphical consumer interfaces; and with reference to a person attracted to realizing the facility of diagrams. by way of learning the numerous varieties of diagrams and their purposes in AI, all readers will achieve a deeper appreciation of diagrammatic reasoning.

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Personality capture and emulation by William Sims Bainbridge

By William Sims Bainbridge

Personality seize and Emulation is the gateway to an awesome destiny that truly should be accomplished, permitting the renovation and simulation of human personalities at gradually larger degrees of constancy. This problem isn't any longer the province only of uninhibited visionaries, yet has turn into a fantastic box of analysis, drawing upon a variety of details applied sciences in human-centered computing and cyber-human platforms. Even at modest degrees of achievement, examine during this rising quarter calls for convergence of cognitive, social, and cultural sciences, in cooperation with info engineering and synthetic intelligence, therefore stimulating new multidisciplinary views. hence this ebook will encourage many particular study and improvement initiatives that would produce their very own worthwhile results, while the totality of the paintings strikes us towards an immense revolution in human lifestyles. Will it ever quite be attainable to move a human character at loss of life to a know-how that allows persevered lifestyles? Or will humans come to determine themselves as components in a bigger socio-cultural approach, for which a societal info approach offers collective immortality even after the death of people? a multitude and diversity of pilot reports and programming tasks are provided as prototypes for learn that innovators in lots of fields may possibly take advantage of for the success in their personal pursuits. jointly, they supply an empirical foundation to reinforce the highbrow caliber of a number of present debates on the frontiers of the human and data sciences.

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Multimodal User Interfaces: From Signals to Interaction by Dimitros Tzovaras

By Dimitros Tzovaras

Where multimodal sign processing meets multimodal human desktop interaction...

Signal Processing (SP) and Human-Computer interplay (HCI), very hot clinical parts, are introduced jointly to supply strategies to a sequence of serious demanding situations within the box of multimodal interfaces. concentration is on multimodal interfaces that reply successfully to speech, gestures, imaginative and prescient, haptics and direct mind connections profiting from fresh advancements in either HCI and SP.

The booklet provides a standard theoretical framework for fusion and fission of multimodal info utilizing the main complex sign processing algorithms limited by means of HCI principles, defined intimately and built-in within the context of a standard dispensed software program platform for simple and effective improvement and value evaluate of multimodal instruments. The e-book additionally demonstrates using the multimodal framework for the advance of a collection of functions within the components of edutainment, interfaces for disabled humans and interfaces for clinical applications.

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Barriers and Biases in Computer-Mediated Knowledge by Rainer Bromme, Friedrich W. Hesse, Hans Spada

By Rainer Bromme, Friedrich W. Hesse, Hans Spada

What are the limitations in computer-mediated verbal exchange for cooperative studying and paintings? in keeping with empirical study, the chapters of this ebook provide diversified views at the nature and factors of such boundaries for college kids and researchers within the box.

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USB complete : everything you need to develop custom USB by Jan Axelson

By Jan Axelson

Who should still learn this booklet?

This e-book is for you so that it will understand how to layout and software a peripheral with a common Serial Bus (USB) interface, or in an effort to understand how to speak with USB peripherals from the functions you write. those are a few of questions the publication solutions:

What is USB and the way do peripherals use it to speak with computers? There’s much to the USB interface, and realizing how USB works is vital in growing and application code that works successfully and reliably. This book’s concentration is at the functional wisdom you’ll want in picking out elements and writing machine firmware to speak over the bus.

How am i able to come to a decision if my venture should still use a USB interface? probably your layout isn’t suited to USB. I’ll enable you make a decision if it is. If the answer's convinced, I’ll assist you make a decision which of USB’s 3 speeds and 4 move varieties to exploit.

How do i select a USB controller chip for my peripheral layout? each USB peripheral needs to comprise an clever controller. There are dozens of controller chips designed to be used in USB peripherals. during this ebook, I evaluate renowned chip households and supply how you can come to a decision, in response to either your project’s wishes and your individual heritage and personal tastes. as with all embedded-system undertaking, constructing a USB equipment additionally calls for a improvement method for loading and debugging code, and that i hide the choices the following to boot.

How do purposes converse with USB peripherals? to speak with a USB peripheral, a computer wishes issues: a tool driving force that is aware how you can converse with the PC’s USB drivers and an software that is familiar with how you can check with the machine driving force. a few peripherals can use drivers integrated with home windows. Others may possibly require a customized driving force. This publication will exhibit you in case you can use home windows’ integrated drivers and the way to speak with units from visible simple and visible C++ purposes. You’ll additionally discover what’s all in favour of writing a tool motive force and what instruments might help to hurry up the method.

How do USB peripherals speak? USB peripherals in most cases use a mix of and embedded code to speak with desktops. during this e-book, I express the way to write the gadget firmware that permits home windows to spot a tool and cargo definitely the right gadget driving force. I additionally contain instance firmware for changing info with a computer.

How do I come to a decision no matter if my peripheral can use bus strength, or even if it wishes its personal offer? a huge virtue to USB is that many peripherals might be powered totally from the bus. discover no matter if your machine can use this power and the way to regulate strength use, specially for units that use battery strength.

How am i able to make sure my machine will function as easily as attainable for its finish clients? at the peripheral part, soft operation calls for realizing the specification’s standards and the way the equipment can meet them. within the computer, right operation calls for a appropriately based details (INF) dossier that allows home windows to spot the gadget and software program that understands how one can converse with the machine as successfully as attainable. This e-book has info and examples to assist with each one of those.

What’s new within the moment version?

In the months after the booklet of the 1st variation of USB entire, a lot occurred on this planet of USB, together with the discharge of model 2.0 of the USB specification. USB 2.0 helps a bus fee of 480 Megabits in step with moment, 40 instances speedier than USB 1.1. This and different advancements in and software program triggered this moment variation of the ebook.

Rather than simply tacking on a bankruptcy approximately USB 2.0, I’ve revised the booklet from begin to end to mirror the adjustments in 2.0. through well known request, one other addition is visible C++ code to accompany the visible simple examples for software communications with USB units. I’ve additionally improved the fabric approximately home windows drivers and functions to incorporate home windows 2000, and feature extra info on new controller chips and improvement instruments. different additions and updates are sprinkled all through, many triggered via reader feedback.

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New Geometric Data Structures for Collision Detection and by René Weller

By René Weller

Starting with novel algorithms for optimally updating bounding quantity hierarchies of gadgets present process arbitrary deformations, the writer provides a brand new info constitution that permits, for the 1st time, the computation of the penetration quantity. The penetration quantity is said to the water displacement of the overlapping quarter, and therefore corresponds to a bodily prompted and non-stop strength. The practicability of the ways used is proven by way of understanding new purposes within the box of robotics and haptics, together with a consumer learn that evaluates the impression of the levels of freedom in advanced haptic interactions. New Geometric info buildings for Collision Detection and Haptics closes by means of featuring an open resource benchmarking suite that evaluates either the functionality and the standard of the collision reaction with a purpose to warrantly a good comparability of other collision detection algorithms.

Required within the fields of special effects, physically-based simulations, desktop animations, robotics and haptics, collision detection is a basic challenge that arises at any time when we engage with digital gadgets. the various open demanding situations linked to collision detection comprise the dealing with of deformable gadgets, the sturdy computation of physically-plausible touch details, and the tremendous excessive frequencies which are required for haptic rendering. New Geometric facts buildings for Collision Detection and Haptics provides new strategies to all of those demanding situations, and may end up to be a priceless source for researchers and practitioners of collision detection within the haptics, robotics and special effects and animation domains.

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