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User friendly: how the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live, work, and play
Books that focus on a narrow topic but extend to powerful depths of detail are rare. User-friendliness is such a topic that has deeper connotations. Hence, this book is an effort to dive deep into two viewpoints of user-friendliness: “easy to use” and “easy to want.” The overall narration is... more
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Computer graphic visual displays, like the telescope and microscope beforehand, have begun to open to our vision a heretofore invisible world. We can say that... more
- John Whitney (1971)
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EventAction: a visual analytics approach to explainable recommendation for event sequences: ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

If tables of complex data lack sufficient visual analytics illustrations on which recommender system to use, users will go to another website for better illustrations. The more complex the analysis of similar record... more

Visual (I.6.8...) | Sep 9 21

Law, technology and policies: a complex negotiation to generate value: ICEEG 19

The profoundly worded title refers to issues that are not profoundly analyzed in the paper. The authors discuss the presumably poor performance of a government-owned electronic market portal (relative to privately owned... more

Legal Aspects of Computing (K.5) | Sep 1 21

Defining through expansion: conducting asynchronous remote communities (ARC) research with stigmatized groups: CHI 18

An asynchronous remote community is basically a web-based focus group. The research reported here confirms the expectation that it is especially effective in research with stigmatized groups--in this case, people... more

Ethics (K.4.1...) | Sep 1 21

Automated expertise retrieval: a taxonomy-based survey and open issues: ACM Computing Surveys

Due to the rigorous advancement in skill sets through knowledge enhancement, multiple methods of sharing the required skills can challenge industries that are looking for the “right fit.” At the same time, the storage of information... more

General (H.0) | Aug 31 21

Dynamic spectrum allocation with maximum efficiency and fairness in interactive cognitive radio networks: Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal

Cognitive radio is a promising technology to leverage the radio spectrum in a more effective way. The nature of the interactivities in cognitive radio network... more

Cognitive Simulation (I.2.0...) | Aug 27 21

Skype & Type: keyboard eavesdropping in voice-over-IP: ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security

In our current environment, many people work remotely from their office and routinely use voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) tools for communicating with colleagues. During these voice calls, it is also quite... more

Abuse & Crime Involving Comp. (K.4.1...) | Aug 24 21

Digital behaviour change interventions to break and form habits: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

In simple terms, a habit is defined as a learned impulse. This paper explores the multifaceted world of behavioral change and the myriad associated theories. It is... more

General (K.8.0) | Aug 23 21

Curriculum learning for speech emotion recognition from crowdsourced labels: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing

In computer applications such as synergistic games, gratifying robots, and speech recognition systems, the ability to identify emotions is invaluable. But... more

General (K.3.0) | Aug 20 21

Resource characterisation of personal-scale sensing models on edge accelerators: AIChallengeIoT 19

Edge computing is going through an exciting phase where several chip vendors are looking to infiltrate the ecosystem with accelerators. As compute requirements at the edge increase, choosing the right... more

Real-Time & Embedded Systems (C.3...) | Aug 18 21

Lightweight and informative traffic metrics for data center monitoring: Journal of Network and Systems Management

Modern cloud computing data centers typically deliver virtualized services to tens of thousands of cloud users continuously, using hundreds... more

General (C.2.0) | Aug 16 21

Books
Design automation of cyber-physical systems

Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine the cyber principle of cognitive control systems with the physical elements of information perception and environmental impact, controlled or monitored with the help of computer-based algorithms. CPSs are used in an increasing... more
General (B.0) | Sep 17 21

Exploring advanced features in C#: enhance your code and productivity

Words like “advanced” and “expert” are vague enough to be almost meaningless. It is not unreasonable to expect, however, that a book with the word “advanced” in the title will deliver more than a general... more
C# (D.3.2...) | Sep 16 21

Enterprise risk management models (3rd ed.)

From the back cover: “This book offers a comprehensive guide to several aspects of risk, including information systems, disaster management, supply chain and disaster management perspectives”--the redundancy is not explained. It goes on: “This book comes at... more
Business (J.1...) | Sep 15 21

Digital image forensics: theory and implementation

The introduction promises a great deal for an 89-page volume: the text “investigate[s] which device (or class of device) captured or formed the image” with “several state-of-the-art techniques ... reviewed in detail”; and seven kinds of image forgery detection are... more
Image Processing & Computer Vision (I.4) | Sep 14 21

Retrospectives antipatterns

The book is a collection of antipatterns that can emerge while conducting retrospectives in agile environments. The antipatterns discussed are from the author’s experiences. The collection includes structural, planning, and people antipatterns. The preface introduces... more
Software Maintenance (K.6.3...) | Sep 13 21

Doing agile right: transformation without chaos

By now most computing professionals know that, according to the 2001 Agile Manifesto, agile practitioners aim to improve software development by valuing “individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” “working software over comprehensive documentation... more
Software Development (K.6.3...) | Sep 10 21

Quality of experience and learning in information systems

The primary mission of this book is to discuss the experiences (in toto) of anyone learning and using any new infonomics technology. However, that experience is viewed from several venues, that is, trust, bias in design, and personal freedom. As the various... more
Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.4) | Sep 8 21

Inclusive design for a digital world

Having taught courses in user-centered design (UCD) and human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years, I am familiar with both the history of the field and the methods and tools currently in use. On several occasions, I’ve also had the chance to work... more
Assistive Technologies (K.4.2...) | Sep 7 21

Intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19

The book describes intelligent systems and methods to combat Covid-19. It is composed of ten chapters. The first chapter describes multimodal algorithms to predict Covid-19. It provides background to distinguish between machine learning classification and clustering... more
Health (J.3...) | Sep 6 21

User friendly

Books that focus on a narrow topic but extend to powerful depths of detail are rare. User-friendliness is such a topic that has deeper connotations. Hence, this book is an effort to dive deep into two viewpoints of user-friendliness: “easy to use” and “easy... more
Social & Behavioral Sciences (J.4) | Sep 3 21


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