Special Issue "New Directions in User-Centered Interaction Design"
A special issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (ISSN 2414-4088).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Interests: Multimodal interaction; intelligent systems; ambient intelligence; sound and lighting; remembering; decentralized systems
Interests: tangible interaction; peripheral interaction; user centered design; calm technology; classroom technology
Interests: tangible interaction, embodied interaction; ambient intelligence; expressivity; personalisation; composition
Advancements in the fields of human–computer interactions (HCI) and interaction design (IxD) co-evolve with developments in other disciplines. As both HCI and IxD are multi-disciplinary in nature, the new directions they explore are strongly influenced by state-of-the-art developments in the core disciplines they seek to integrate.
In this Special Issue, we want to focus on new user-centered methods and tools that support the design of interactive systems that are based on emergent technologies currently under development in the engineering disciplines. Of special interest are methods and tools based on contemporary insights and theories from the social and behavioral sciences.
Take for example, the rise of systems of smart things, or IoT as it is called nowadays. The shift from products to smart products and, more recently, from smart products to systems of smart things clearly puts new challenges to the field of interaction design. The same holds for emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (data analytics, smart things, etc.) or smart materials. However, also new insights in human attention management that inspire new interaction paradigms, like peripheral interaction or, to name a second example, recent understandings in how constructive processes in the brain work to inform application-oriented research on preference elicitation or, for example, everyday remembering.
To take full advantage of these developments, existing user-centered engineering methods and tools need to be adapted or new ones need to be developed to support the design of systems that truly make sense to people and that show a proper balance between advanced technological possibilities and the basic cognitive and social capabilities and needs of people.
Prof. Dr. Berry Eggen
Dr. Saskia Bakker
Dr. Bart Hengeveld
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Interaction Design
- Methods and Tools
- Emerging technologies
- Social and Behavioral Sciences