Understanding Interaction

Author: Bert Bongers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315355993

Category: Computers

Page: 231

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Understanding Interaction explores the interaction between people and technology in the broader context of the relations between the human-made and the natural environments. It is not just about digital technologies – our computers, smartphones, the Internet – but all our technologies, such as mechanical, electrical, and electronic. Our ancestors started creating mechanical tools and shaping their environments millions of years ago, developing cultures and languages, which in turn influenced our evolution. Volume 1 looks into this deep history, starting from the tool-creating period (the longest and most influential on our physical and mental capacities) to the settlement period (agriculture, domestication, villages and cities, written language), the industrial period (science, engineering, reformation, and renaissance), and finally the communication period (mass media, digital technologies, and global networks). Volume 2 looks into humans in interaction – our physiology, anatomy, neurology, psychology, how we experience and influence the world, and how we (think we) think. From this transdisciplinary understanding, design approaches and frameworks are presented to potentially guide future developments and innovations. The aim of the book is to be a guide and inspiration for designers, artists, engineers, psychologists, media producers, social scientists, etc., and, as such, be useful for both novices and more experienced practitioners. Image Credit: Still of interactive video pattern created with a range of motion sensors in the Facets kaleidoscopic algorithm (based underwater footage of seaweed movement) by the author on 4 February 2010, for a lecture at Hyperbody at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, NL.
Understanding Interaction: The Relationships Between People, Technology, Culture, and the Environment

Author: Bert Bongers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482228632

Category: Computers

Page: 292

View: 439

Understanding Interaction explores the interaction between people and technology in the broader context of the relations between the human-made and the natural environments. It is not just about digital technologies – our computers, smartphones, the Internet – but all our technologies, such as mechanical, electrical, and electronic. Our ancestors started creating mechanical tools and shaping their environments millions of years ago, developing cultures and languages, which in turn influenced our evolution. Volume 1 looks into this deep history, starting from the tool-creating period (the longest and most influential on our physical and mental capacities) to the settlement period (agriculture, domestication, villages and cities, written language), the industrial period (science, engineering, reformation, and renaissance), and finally the communication period (mass media, digital technologies, and global networks). Volume 2 looks into humans in interaction – our physiology, anatomy, neurology, psychology, how we experience and influence the world, and how we (think we) think. From this transdisciplinary understanding, design approaches and frameworks are presented to potentially guide future developments and innovations. The aim of the book is to be a guide and inspiration for designers, artists, engineers, psychologists, media producers, social scientists, etc., and, as such, be useful for both novices and more experienced practitioners. Image Credit: Still of interactive video pattern created with a range of motion sensors in the Facets kaleidoscopic algorithm (based underwater footage of seaweed movement) by the author on 4 February 2010, for a lecture at Hyperbody at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, NL.
NTA CUET UG 2022 Section 2 Domain Humanities

Author: Arihant Experts

Publisher: Arihant Publications India limited

ISBN: 9789326195911

Category:

Page: 469

View: 500

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) in three sections for admission into Under Graduate programs for all Central Universities like DU, JNU, JMI, AMU, etc. Set your preparation in motion with the newly launched “NTA CUET (UG) Section II Domain (Humanities)”, designed to help the students aspiring for admission into the Central Universities. Serving as a study guide, the book constitutes all the theories according to the syllabus directed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Apart from this, it also focuses on the practice part with a good number of questions. Prepared strictly in line with the prescribed format, this book ensures success in the exam. This book possesses: 1. Complete coverage of syllabus 2. Designed as per the latest prescribed format 3. Divided into 4 sections 4. 2 practice sets in each section for thorough revision Table of Contents History, Geography, Political science, Sociology, Psychology, Home Science, Practice Sets
Archaeology

Author: Brian M. Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350125

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 209

Method and Theory in Archaeology Archaeology: A Brief Introduction is an introduction to the fundamental principles of method and theory in archaeology, exposing students to archaeology as a career. The text begins by covering the goals of archaeology, and then moves on to consider the basic concepts of culture, time, and space, by discussing the finding and excavation of archaeological sites. By providing a distinct emphasis on the ethics behind archaeology, and how we should act as stewards of the finite records of the human past, Archaeology: A Brief Introduction continues to be a book with a truly international perspective, not simply focusing on North America or Europe. Teaching and Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - Archaeology: A Brief Introduction's "Archaeology and You" chapter provides students with career advice in an era when archaeology is transitioning from predominantly academic to professional. Engage Students - Each chapter within Archaeology: A Brief Introduction highlights important finds that have shaped our archaeological perspective, and a global perspective that shows students that archaeology is the most global of all sciences, encompassing all of humanity.
Arihant CBSE Term 1 Geography Sample Papers Questions for Class 12 MCQ Books for 2021 (As Per CBSE Sample Papers issued on 2 Sep 2021)

Author: Farah Sultan

Publisher: Arihant Publications India limited

ISBN: 9789325795273

Category:

Page: 196

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This year has witness major changes in the field of academics; where CBSE’s reduced syllabus was a pleasant surprise while the introduction of 2 Term exam pattern was little uncertain for students, parents and teachers as well. Now more than ever the Sample Papers have become paramount importance of subjects with the recent changes prescribed by the board. Give final punch to preparation for CBSE Term 1 examination with the all new edition of ‘Sample Question Papers’ that is designed as per CBSE Sample Paper that are issued on 02 Sept, 2021 for 2021 – 22 academic session. Encouraging with the motto of ‘Keep Practicing, Keep Scoring’, here’s presenting Sample Question Paper – Applied Geography for Class 12th that consists of: 1. 10 Sample Papers along with OMR Sheet for quick revision of topics. 2. One Day Revision Notes to recall the concepts a day before exam 3. Latest CBSE Sample Paper along with detailed answers are provided for better understanding of subject. TOC One Day Revision, The Qualifiers, Latest CBSE Sample Paper, Sample Paper (1- 10).
Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in Militarized Spaces

Author: Julie Carpenter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134802432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 188

View: 717

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel are some of the most highly trained people in the military, with a job description that spans defusing unexploded ordnance to protecting VIP’s and state dignitaries. EOD are also one of the first military groups to work with robots every day. These robots have become an increasingly important tool in EOD work, enabling people to work at safer distances in many dangerous situations. Based on exploratory research investigating interactions between EOD personnel and the robots they use, this study richly describes the nuances of these reciprocal influences, especially those related to operator emotion associated with the robots. In particular, this book examines the activities, processes and contexts that influence or constrain everyday EOD human-robot interactions, what human factors are shaping the (robotic) technology and how people and culture are being changed by using it. The findings from this research have implications for future personnel training, and the refinement of robot design considerations for many fields that rely on critical small group communication and decision-making skills.
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape

Author: F. H. A. Aalen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802042941

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 912

Lush and green, the beauty of Ireland's landscape is legendary. "The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape" has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists to produce an exciting and pioneering study which aims to increase understanding and appreciation for the landscape as an important element of Irish national heritage, and to provide a much needed basis for an understanding of landscape conservation and planning. Essentially cartographic in approach, the Atlas is supplemented by diagrams, photographs, paintings, and explanatory text. Regional case studies, covering the whole of Ireland from north to south, are included, along with historical background. The impact of human civilization upon Ireland's geography and environment is well documented, and the contributors to the Atlas deal with contemporary changes in the landscape resulting from developments in Irish agriculture, forestry, bog exploitation, tourism, housing, urban expansion, and other forces. "The Atlas of the Rural Irish Landscape" is a book which aims to educate and inform the general reader and student about the relationship between human activity and the landscape. It is a richly illustrated, beautifully written, and immensely authoritative work that will be the guide to Ireland's geography for many years to come.
Transcultural Realities

Author: Virginia H. Milhouse

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452262765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 518

Transcultural Realities is an important collection of essays written by an outstanding cast of critical scholars who discuss the importance of transculture in interdisciplinary contexts. The primary goal of the contributors is to help the reader to understand that a state of "community" or "harmony" cannot be achieved in the world until we are all ready to accept different cultural forms, norms, and orientations. In this book, transculture is defined as a form of culture created not from within separate spheres, but in the holistic forms of diverse cultures. It is based on the principle that a single culture, in and of itself, is incomplete and requires interaction and dialogue with other cultures.