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Awareness Systems

Advances in Theory, Methodology and Design

By Panos Markopoulos , Wendy Mackay

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People live with an awareness of their social and physical environments. Network technology has extended the reach of that awareness. This book considers the design of awareness systems from the theoretical foundations to empirical studies and design concepts.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8488-2476-8
  • 516 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: June 22, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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People go about their daily tasks with an in-built awareness of their social and physical environments. This awareness helps them to work cooperatively in groups, coordinate actions, and to maintain and enhance social communication with others. Networked technology has extended the reach of people's awareness to remote and distributed groups and provided access to a much larger social network than was previously feasible. Awareness systems that are designed to support people to build up, maintain and make use of these extended networks are attracting the interest of industry, and include buddy lists in instant messaging, sustained audio-video links, active contact lists on mobile phones and so forth. This book contains contributions from leading researchers in the field and looks at the design of awareness systems from theoretical foundations through to empirical studies and design concepts and will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in the field of HCI.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. From the contents Section 1: Awareness in Context.
  2. An Historical Reflection of Awareness in Collaboration.
  3. Challenges for the Design of Awareness Systems.
  4. Awareness in the Home.
  5. Section II Theoretical Perspectives.
  6. Making Sense of What is Going Around.
  7. Social Inference Through Technology.
  8. Abstractions of Awareness.
  9. Phatic Interactions.
  10. Privacy Considerations in Awareness Systems.
  11. Grounding Privacy with Awareness.
  12. Presenting Awareness Information with Speech and Sound.
  13. Section III Applications.
  14. Awareware: Narrowcasting Attributes for Selective Attention, Privacy and Multipresence Awareness.
  15. Emotinet: A Framework for the Development of Social Awareness Systems.
  16. Conversational Awareness in Text
  17. Based Computer Mediated Communication.
  18. Technologies for Social Engagement in Later Life.
  19. Awareness of Daily Life Activities.
  20. Design and Evaluation of an International Enriched Awareness System.
  21. Situatedness of Awareness Information.
  22. Section IV: Evaluating Awareness Systems.

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