Information technology has for decades been used for organisational purposes such as accounting, but is increasingly being applied to the activities of multiple users in complex professional environments. This book covers the latest systems design parameters.
‘User-designer relations’ concerns the sorts of working relationships that arise between developers and end users of IT products. With contributions from leading authors and new voices, this book aims to deepen our understanding of these relationships.
'Trust' is used in a variety of ways in computing literature, and social trust is emerging as an important computational problem. This book brings together a collection of important work in computing social trust from computer science and related disciplines.
Based on a major European Integrated Project, this book explores a new look at human interfaces, one in which computers become participants among humans interacting with humans. It contains over one hundred illustrations, most in color.
Using computing power to analyze human behavior will generate advanced applications in many arenas. This comprehensive guide covers key concepts, details frequently used algorithms and techniques, and discusses examples of real-life applications.
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.