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Exploring User-Centred Design in Practice: Some Caveats
This paper provides a nuanced perspective on the topic of user-centred design (UCD) in the human–computer interaction (HCI) field. After a brief outline of its emergence, we describe some of theExpand
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Robots as social mediators for children with Autism - A preliminary analysis comparing two different robotic platforms
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Robots can be very helpful therapeutic tools, especially for children with special needs. Expand
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Engaging with artificial pets
This paper is a reflection about the compelling yet difficult nature of interaction dynamics among humans and robots, and a special category among them: robots capable of mediating socialExpand
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On presence
  • P. Marti
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cognition, Technology & Work
  • 1 February 2004
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As often occurs with the development of new technologies, innovative concepts of novel human experiences are mainly derived from the demonstration of ‘‘technological potentials’’. Expand
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Human work in call centres: A challenge for cognitive ergonomics
Many people are currently working in call centres and much more are expected to work in them in the near future. Call centres are, in a sense, 'modern factories' where services are delivered throughExpand
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HIPS: hyper-interaction within physical space
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HIPS is a project recently funded by the European Commission within the I-Cube initiative whose main aim is to study new technologies and interaction modalities that allow people to navigate both a physical space and a related information space at the same time, with a minimal gap between the two. Expand
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Adapting the museum: a non-intrusive user modeling approach
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This work explores issues of audio-guide adaptivity based on physical navigation and information browsing. Expand
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The environment as interface
The more hand-held computing and nomadic systems become popular and significantly address the market, the more the design of applications based on such systems need new metaphors and interactionExpand
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Active surfaces: a novel concept for end-user composition
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This paper describes the design process of a modular system for supporting physical and cognitive rehabilitation in the swimming pool, exploiting the therapeutic properties of the water. Expand
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Scenarios of robot-assisted play for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.
This article presents a novel set of ten play scenarios for robot-assisted play for children with special needs. This set of scenarios is one of the key outcomes of the IROMEC project thatExpand
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