Special Issue "Selected Papers from TIKI IEEE ICASI 2019"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Siu-Tsen Shen

Guest Editor
Department of Multimedia Design, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan
Interests: multimedia design, creative thinking, design methods, cognitive psychology, emerging technology
Prof. Dr. Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam

Guest Editor
School of Design, Fujian University of Technology, Fuzhou, Fujian, P.R. China
Interests: nanotechnology, innovation design, creative design, fractal theory
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: optical and electronic devices; semi-conductive materials; nanotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2019 (IEEE ICASI 2019, https://2019.icasi-conf.net/) will be held in Fukuoka, Japan on April 11–15, 2019, and will provide a communication platform for researchers in the field of educational innovations. This conference aims to enable interdisciplinary collaboration between educators and experts from other areas in the academic and industrial fields, as well as international networking.

Sustainability is an international and cross-disciplinary scholarly, open-access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings, which provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development. It publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications, and short notes, and there is no restriction on the length of the papers.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to publish selected papers from “The 5th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2019 (TIKI IEEE ICASI 2019)”. Our aim is to discover new scientific knowledge relevant to green technology, IT-based intelligent electrical/mechanical systems, mechanics, human–computer interaction (HCI), and design innovations. We invite investigators interested in systems design innovations to contribute their original research articles to this special collection.

The potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • green technology;
  • healthcare;
  • Multimedia systems;
  • Network operating system (NOS);
  • Smart electromechanical system analysis and design;
  • Computer-aided methods for mechanical design procedure and manufacture;
  • Internet technology on mechanical system innovation;
  • Various computational topics of methodologies and procedures of design;
  • Machine diagnostics and reliability;
  • Smart sensors, actuators, and materials;
  • Intelligent mechanical manufacturing system;
  • Human–computer interactions (HCI);
  • Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality;
  • Cross-cultural design;
  • Social computing and social media;
  • Design, user experience, and usability;
  • Learning and collaboration technologies;
  • Augmented cognition;
  • HCI in games;
  • HCI for cybersecurity, privacy, and trust;
  • Human aspects of IT for the aged population;
  • Distributed, ambient, and pervasive interactions;
  • Universal access in HCI;
  • Human interface and management of information;
  • Visual design in educational innovation;
  • Film and television in educational innovation;
  • Comic and animation in educational innovation;
  • Video games in educational innovation;
  • Arts and technology in educational innovation.

Prof. Dr. Siu-Tsen Shen
Prof. Dr. Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Dr. Sheng-Joue Young
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Green technology
  • Human–computer interactions
  • Social computing and social media
  • Visual design
  • Film and television
  • Comic and animation
  • Video games
  • Arts and technology

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Application of User Experience and Design Thinking to the Construction of a Class Assistance System for Hearing- and Speech-Impaired People
Sustainability 2019, 11(24), 7191; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11247191 - 15 Dec 2019
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According to a study by the Department of Statistics, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, a total of 15,145 people had a voice function impairment or speech function impairment, and a total of 122,533 people had a hearing impairment by the second quarter [...] Read more.
According to a study by the Department of Statistics, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, a total of 15,145 people had a voice function impairment or speech function impairment, and a total of 122,533 people had a hearing impairment by the second quarter (Q2) of 2018. Hearing and speech are the most commonly used sensory functions for communication. Therefore, a person will suffer unimaginable difficulties with the loss of both functions during her/his life. The problems that a handicapped student might encounter during school are often neglected. The way a teacher teaches during a class and how a student interacts with others should be highlighted. The deficiency in assistive devices for hearing- and speech-impaired people is due to several factors. In fact, there is insufficient information and not enough researchers. The translation of language by foreign assistive devices is more rigorous; however, domestic resources for assistive devices for hearing- and speech-impaired people are limited. No relevant information on learning through assistive devices is available. The subject examined in this study was a hearing-impaired student in her junior year, who lost speech capability after an ear stroke. This study examined the problems that she encountered during her learning in a class with average students. After a literature review and the investigation of the case study, user experience and design thinking approaches were implemented for the development of an assistive device. A class learning assistive system, which is based on a simple innovative design and a highly flexible combination of elements, was created. After a series of experimental verifications and improvements, the results indicated that this learning assistive system could effectively enhance the research subject’s confidence and autonomy during learning in class. Full article
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Constructing an Evaluation Model for User Experience in an Unmanned Store
Sustainability 2019, 11(18), 4965; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11184965 - 11 Sep 2019
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Traditional stores feature three characteristics: the goods, convenience, and the service provided to its customers (users). Due to the development of the online/offline omni channel consumption model, the starting point for supplying the user with services is no longer the time at which [...] Read more.
Traditional stores feature three characteristics: the goods, convenience, and the service provided to its customers (users). Due to the development of the online/offline omni channel consumption model, the starting point for supplying the user with services is no longer the time at which a user arrives at the store door. Instead, it is expected that services can be merged seamlessly into users’ lives at any point in time. Convenience and quality of service can be maximized and optimized via any medium or device. Therefore, in light of the foreseen commercial requirements of the supply end, we introduce a strategy for implementing intelligent equipment in order to achieve the goals of enhanced efficiency and reduced manpower. We investigate the possibility of traditional stores being replaced by other types of convenient store. This study investigates the experience evaluation of unmanned stores with respect to three dimensions: the economic experience, marketing experience, and qualia experience. A case study approach is implemented in this study. The goal is to investigate the course of the user experience in the X-Store, which was founded by the Uni-President Enterprises Corporation in Taiwan. By determining the relationship between users’ interactions with tangible and intangible objects, it is possible to understand the reasons behind the insufficiency in a bad user experience. It is then possible to deal with the insufficiency represented by an intangible service guidance interface, rather than the single and tangible factor of there being no clerks. Finally, a type I quantification theory is applied to the quantification of qualitative data. It is known that the elements corresponding to higher user ratings include, respectively, entertaining setting, positive sensory experience, and innovative products or facilities. The most representative factors for these elements include an interactive drinks cabinet, a futuristic layout, and facial recognition. In contrast, the elements of lower satisfaction level include a setting far from feelings of hustle and bustle, the experience of being introduced to new ideas (thinking), and facilities that are easy to operate. The most representative factors behind these elements include being unable to perform immersive shopping, there being no memory of limited-edition souvenirs, and apps that are not good to use. The contributions of this study are twofold. Firstly, we provide an evaluation of user experience for the first unmanned store in Taiwan, along with a subsequent ranking of the factors. This could provide companies with a reference for either maintaining or improving upon their current state. Secondly, we analyzed the five-stage experience activities for the embodiment of the interactive relationship between users and other people who were analyzed. Any follow-up changes to user influence can be traced back by means of this approach. Full article
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Design of Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Control Scheme for Real World System Control
Sustainability 2019, 11(14), 3855; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11143855 - 15 Jul 2019
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In this study, a novelty dual Takagi-Sugeno (TS) fuzzy control scheme (DTSFCS) is proposed for real world system control. We propose using a ball robot (BR) system control problem, where the BR has the ability to move omnidirectionally. The proposed control scheme combines [...] Read more.
In this study, a novelty dual Takagi-Sugeno (TS) fuzzy control scheme (DTSFCS) is proposed for real world system control. We propose using a ball robot (BR) system control problem, where the BR has the ability to move omnidirectionally. The proposed control scheme combines two fuzzy control approaches for a BR. In this fuzzy control approach, the TS fuzzy model was adopted for the fuzzy modeling of the BR. The concept of parallel distributed compensation (PDC) was utilized to develop a fuzzy control scheme from the TS fuzzy models. The linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) can formulate sufficient conditions. Moreover, in this study, the motors of the BR were mounted on two orthogonal axes. Then, the dual TS fuzzy controller was designed to independently operate without coupling. Finally, the efficiency of the proposed control scheme is illustrated by the experimental and simulation results that are presented in this study. Full article
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