Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction

By Shaleph O'Neill

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The author discusses the existing theoretical approaches of semiotically informed research in HCI, what is useful and the limitations. He proposes a radical rethink to this approach and offers a different view of interaction from that of most HCI experts.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8480-0035-3
  • 200 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: September 18, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $89.95
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The author discusses the existing theoretical approaches of semiotically informed research in HCI, what is useful and the limitations. He proposes a radical rethink to this approach through a re-evaluation of important semiotic concepts and applied semiotic methods. Using a semiotic model of interaction he explores this concept through several studies that help to develop his argument. He concludes that this semiotics of interaction is more appropriate than other versions because it focuses on the characteristics of interactive media as they are experienced and the way in which users make sense of them rather than thinking about interface design or usability issues.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Medium, Mediation and Interactive Media.
  3. Approaching Interaction.
  4. Affordance: A Case of Confusion.
  5. Semiotic Theory.
  6. Semiotics and Screen Based Interaction.
  7. Semiotics and Interactive Environments.
  8. Being
  9. with
  10. Media.
  11. Embodied Semiotics.
  12. Understanding Interactive Media .
  13. Concluding Thoughts.
  14. Acknowledgements.
  15. Index.
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