Special Issue "Multi-Dimensional and Multi-Sensory Human Computer Interaction"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Maaruf Ali

Essex Pathways Department, Faculty of Humanities, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, UK
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Interests: HCI; IoT; mobile communications; image coding
Guest Editor
Dr. Mahdi H. Miraz

Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China
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Interests: IoT; blockchain; cloud computing; networking and HCI
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Peter S. Excell

Faculty of Art, Science and Technology, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Wrexham LL11 2AW, UK
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Interests: telecommunications; electromagnetic fields; large-scale simulations; futurology and interdisciplinary studies
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Richard Picking

Faculty of Art, Science and Technology, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Wrexham LL11 2AW, UK
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Interests: human–computer interaction and usability evaluation; assistive technologies especially for older people; applied robotics and how they can benefit society; health informatics and technologies; software engineering; research methodology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the preponderance and permeation of computers throughout the fabric of global human society, the urgent need for effective universal human–computer interactive (HCI) systems has become ever more critical to ensure safety, security, accessibility and efficiency.

This Special Issue invites contributions exploring the frontiers in HCI research covering domains ranging from the use of haptics in HCI to multisensory, multi-dimensional, augmented reality HCI systems. Research on culturally sensitive adaptive HCI is especially encouraged. The special emphasis of this Special Issue is on the latest novel, unorthodox and unconventional applications of HCI systems that will make computing systems, especially embedded computing, universally acceptable. Adaptations to accommodate those with special needs are also very welcome.

The Special Issue will serve to both provide a tutorial and point of reference to the latest research on HCI. High quality papers will be strictly vetted for their novelty, innovativeness and practicality. Only full length journal papers that have not been previously published, nor are under review elsewhere, will be considered for inclusion in this Special Issue on HCI.

Possible topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Haptics Human–Computer Interaction
  • Multi-Sensory Human–Computer Interaction
  • Multi-Dimensional Human–Computer Interaction
  • Immersive Human–Computer Interaction
  • Brain-computer interfaces for HCI
  • Augmented Reality HCI
  • Adaptable and Adaptive HCI
  • Culturally Sensitive HCI
  • Virtual Reality and Telepresence System HCI
  • Smart Systems and Smart Environment HCI
  • HCI for Industry 5.0
  • Non-Verbal HCI
  • Non-Visual HCI

Dr. Maaruf Ali
Dr. Mahdi H. Miraz
Prof. Peter S. Excell
Prof. Richard Picking
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • haptic HCI
  • multi-sensory HCI
  • multi-dimensional HCI
  • augmented reality HCI
  • culturally sensitive HCI

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Emotional Preferences Towards E-Learning Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process and Kansei for Decision Making

Ana Hadiana and Yoto Suharyo

Abstract: Users in software world play key role in determining whether a software, including e-Learning system, has a long time of use or not. Past literature has highlighted the importance of incorporating emotional user requirement into software systems. It is important to consider what users neneds related to software. One of the critical focus of software systems that directly interacts with users is its interface. A User Interface Design (UID) could induce critical emotional experience and impression to users the first time they run a software system. Kansei Engineering is adopted as a methodology to analyse users’ emotional experience towards the software UID. This research implemented a combination approach of Kansei Engineering with Analytic Hierarchy Process in order to analyse students’ emotional experience as users of e-Learning in higher learning institution, and determine the design of an open source e-Learning system that suits their positive emotional experience, to capture their attention. This paper reports an attempt to discover the relationship between UID and users’ emotional experience in e-Learning systems. The research found that there were two critical students’ emotional factors, which are clear and pleasant. These two factors had a big impact in the selection of an e-Learning system, with clear factor as the larger impact. The research result then suggests the preferred e-Learning system for students based on those that evoked positive emotional experience to students. The result will benefit higher learning institution in promoting e-Learning, to extend the outreach potential of e-Learning among students.

Keywords: Kansei engineering; analytical hierarchy process; emotional experience; students; e-learning; UID
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