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  • Radio-Frequency Human Exposure Assessmentby Joe Wiart

    Wiley 2016; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    Nowadays approximately 6 billion people use a mobile phone and they now take a central position within our daily lives. The 1990s saw a tremendous increase in the use of wireless systems and the democratization of this means of communication. To allow the communication of millions of phones, computers and, more recently, tablets to be connected,... more...

  • Body Tracking in Healthcareby Kenton O'Hara; Cecily Morrison; Abigail Sellen; Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze; Cathy Craig

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 44.00

    Within the context of healthcare, there has been a long-standing interest in understanding the posture and movement of the human body. Gait analysis work over the years has looked to articulate the patterns and parameters of this movement both for a normal healthy body and in a range of movement-based disorders. In recent years, these efforts to understand... more...

  • Clear Speechby Frank Rudzicz

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 32.00

    Approximately 10% of North Americans have some communication disorder. These can be physical as in cerebral palsy and Parkinson's disease, cognitive as in Alzheimer's disease and dementia generally, or both physical and cognitive as in stroke. In fact, deteriorations in language are often the early hallmarks of broader diseases associated with older... more...

  • Qualitative HCI Researchby Ann Blandford; Dominic Furniss; Stephann Makri

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 40.00

    Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) addresses problems of interaction design: understanding user needs to inform design, delivering novel designs that meet user needs, and evaluating new and existing designs to determine their success in meeting user needs. Qualitative methods have an essential role to play in this enterprise, particularly in understanding... more...

  • Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentationby Stefan Carmien

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 48.00

    Assistive Technology Design for Intelligence Augmentation presents a series of frameworks, perspectives, and design guidelines drawn from disciplines spanning urban design, artificial intelligence, sociology, and new forms of collaborative work, as well as the author's experience in designing systems for people with cognitive disabilities. Many of... more...

  • Les sociétés du savoir … en brefby Andreas Credé; Robin Mansell

    International Development Research Centre 1998; US$ 15.00

    This book encapsulates the findings of the Working Group. It argues that although the costs of building ICT infrastructure in the developing world are high, the costs of not doing so ù in terms of benefits foregone ù are likely to be much higher. In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses... more...

  • Devices of the Soulby Steve Talbott

    O'Reilly Media 2007; US$ 18.99

    "Self-forgetfulness is the reigning temptation of the technological era. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers. In the computer's case, the... more...

  • Minimalismby Hartmut Obendorf

    Springer London 2009; US$ 152.41

    In our complex times, simple, powerful systems are an ideal of interaction design. This book traces the development of Minimalism, defines the four types of Minimalism in interaction design, and considers various applications of them. more...

  • Using Social Theory to Make Sense of ISby Gamila Shoib

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book can be described as bringing together articles that provide honest, detailed and reflexive accounts of the usage of social theory, and qualitative research and methods, in Information Systems research. more...

  • The Place of Playby Maaike Lauwaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    A fascinating, eclectic analysis of the changing geographies of play in contemporary society more...