Anthropology-Based Computing: Putting the Human in Human-Computer Interaction – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: John N. A. Brown
  • File Size: 10 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: March 16, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01D2O0I2U
  • ISBN-10: 3319244191
  • ISBN-13: 9783319244198


We have in fact continuously made tools to improve our efficiency and help us lead better lives; though we find ourselves continuously battling versus our brand name-brand-new computerized tools, making us less effective and risking our health and our lives. Anthropology-Based Computing: Putting the Human in Human-Computer Interaction, (PDF) has a look at Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) from a truly human-focused viewpoint; highlighting on human physiology and psychology rather of the motley series of wonderful advancements, celebrated mistakes, and cross-generational practices that include the computer system-focused HCI that we practice today.

This 3-part guide states that human interest and calm development requirement to be at the heart of HCI. It starts by exposing the essential threats in previous and present HCI. Employing his previous experiences within Anthropology, Linguistics, Education, Human Factors, Ergonomics and Computer Science the author provides and examines the theory of ‘Anthropology-Based Computing’ (ABC) in addition to creativities like Dynamic Environmental Focus (DEF), a brand name-brand-new style of General Human Interaction (GHI), and a brand name-brand-new triune style of the brain: Brown’s Representation of Anthropogenic Interaction in Natural Settings (BRAINS). Elaborated illustrations show how HCI can be improved by thinking of how human brains and bodies truly work. The tail end is a series of fundamental comprehensive experiments, each utilizing a component of ABC to enhance the technique our computer system systems and digital gizmos treat us.

Anthropology-Based Computing is made up for those who handle computer system systems, not simply for those who handle them. Researchers and students in Design and Psychology, and Computer Scientists likewise, will capitalize from seeing what is losing out on from the gizmos that are presently in area, why that is, and how to make the beneficial adjustments that will right away improve the physiological and psychological experience of making use of phones, on-board navigation systems, and the numerous other computer system systems we make use of at work and in your house today and will continue to make use of in the upcoming days.


The ebook is a great resource to not simply present the subject from a historical point of view nevertheless also to expose readers to the subject supported by experience-based examples equivalent to the HCI environment. … The summary and abstract in every chapter deal the desired focus and help the reader get the important details. … the ebook will build interest from researchers pursuing HCI who are consisted of in experimentation.” — Harekrishna Misra, Computing Reviews, April 2017

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