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Visual Complexity And Intelligent Computer Graphics Techniques Enhancements

Author : Dimitri Plemenos
ISBN : 9783642012594
Genre : Computers
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In this book, three main notions will be used in the editors search of improvements in various areas of computer graphics: Artificial Intelligence, Viewpoint Complexity and Human Intelligence. Several Artificial Intelligence techniques are used in presented intelligent scene modelers, mainly declarative ones. Among them, the mostly used techniques are Expert systems, Constraint Satisfaction Problem resolution and Machine-learning. The notion of viewpoint complexity, that is complexity of a scene seen from a given viewpoint, will be used in improvement proposals for a lot of computer graphics problems like scene understanding, virtual world exploration, image-based modeling and rendering, ray tracing and radiosity. Very often, viewpoint complexity is used in conjunction with Artificial Intelligence techniques like Heuristic search and Problem resolution. The notions of artificial Intelligence and Viewpoint Complexity may help to automatically resolve a big number of computer graphics problems. However, there are special situations where is required to find a particular solution for each situation. In such a case, human intelligence has to replace, or to be combined with, artificial intelligence. Such cases, and proposed solutions are also presented in this book.
Category: Computers

Visual Complexity

Author : Manuel Lima
ISBN : 1616892196
Genre : Design
File Size : 66.17 MB
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Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book—the first to combine a thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications—clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook to depicting interactions among proteins in a human cell, Visual Complexity presents one hundred of the most interesting examples of informationvisualization by the field's leading practitioners.
Category: Design

Emerging Research And Trends In Interactivity And The Human Computer Interface

Author : Blashki, Katherine
ISBN : 9781466646247
Genre : Computers
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With a variety of emerging and innovative technologies combined with the active participation of the human element as the major connection between the end user and the digital realm, the pervasiveness of human-computer interfaces is at an all time high. Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface addresses the main issues of interest within the culture and design of interaction between humans and computers. By exploring the emerging aspects of design, development, and implementation of interfaces, this book will be beneficial for academics, HCI developers, HCI enterprise managers, and researchers interested in the progressive relationship of humans and technology.
Category: Computers

Engineering Psychology And Cognitive Ergonomics

Author : Don Harris
ISBN : 9783642027284
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The 13th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, HCI Inter- tional 2009, was held in San Diego, California, USA, July 19–24, 2009, jointly with the Symposium on Human Interface (Japan) 2009, the 8th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, the Third International Conf- ence on Virtual and Mixed Reality, the Third International Conference on Internati- alization, Design and Global Development, the Third International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing, the 5th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, the Second International Conference on Digital Human Mod- ing, and the First International Conference on Human Centered Design. A total of 4,348 individuals from academia, research institutes, industry and gove- mental agencies from 73 countries submitted contributions, and 1,397 papers that were judged to be of high scientific quality were included in the program. These papers - dress the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of the design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Human Computer Interfaces And Interactivity Emergent Research And Applications

Author : Isaías, Pedro
ISBN : 9781466662292
Genre : Computers
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In more ways than one, assistive technologies can have a profound impact on humans and their operations within society. Understanding these emerging technologies is crucial to their effective use in improving human lives. Human-Computer Interfaces and Interactivity: Emergent Research and Applications aims to address the main issues of interest within the culture and design of interactive systems for individuals living with disabilities. This premier reference work addresses a range of approaches including, but not limited to, the conceptual, technological, and design issues related to human-computer interaction, issues of interest to a range of individuals including academics, university teachers, researchers, post-graduate students, public and private institutions, and HCI developers and researchers.
Category: Computers

Eye Tracking For Visual Marketing

Author : Michel Wedel
ISBN : 9781601981547
Genre : Business & Economics
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Eye-Tracking for Visual Marketing examines the structure of the eye, the visual brain, eye-movements, and methods for recording and analyzing them. It describes the authors' theory and reviews eye-tracking applications in marketing based on this theory.
Category: Business & Economics

Graph Drawing

Author : Roberto Tamassia
ISBN : 3540589503
Genre : Computers
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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the DIMACS International Workshop on Graph Drawing, GD '94, held in Princeton, New Jersey in October 1994. The 50 papers and system descriptions presented address the problem of constructing geometric representations of abstract graphs, networks and hypergraphs, with applications to key technologies such as software engineering, databases, visual interfaces, and circuit layout; they are organized in sections on three-dimensional drawings, orthogonal drawings, planar drawings, crossings, applications and systems, geometry, system demonstrations, upward drawings, proximity drawings, declarative and other approaches; in addition reports on a graph drawing contest and a poster gallery are included.
Category: Computers

Advances In Multimedia Information Processing Pcm 2013

Author : Benoit Huet
ISBN : 9783319037318
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2013, held in Nanjing, China, in December 2013. The 30 revised full papers and 27 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 153 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the area of multimedia content analysis, multimedia signal processing and communications and multimedia applications and services.
Category: Computers

Advances In Affective And Pleasurable Design

Author : Yong Gu Ji
ISBN : 9781495121098
Genre :
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This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies. The book emphasizes the importance of designing products and services to maximize user satisfaction. By combining this with traditional usability methods it increases the appeal of products and use of services. This book focuses on a positive emotional approach in product, service, and system design and emphasizes aesthetics and enjoyment in user experience and provides dissemination and exchange of scientific information on the theoretical and practical areas of affective and pleasurable design for research experts and industry practitioners from multidisciplinary backgrounds, including industrial designers, emotion designer, ethnographers, human-computer interaction researchers, human factors engineers, interaction designers, mobile product designers, and vehicle system designers.
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Photography

Author : Bruce Warren
ISBN : 1401887457
Genre : Business & Economics
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Describes the basic and intermediate materials, techniques, and concepts used in black-and-white and color photography, covering such topics as film selection, printing photographs, and working with light.
Category: Business & Economics

Human Factors Guidelines For Road Systems

Author : John L. Campbell
ISBN : 9780309154697
Genre : Roads
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NCHRP report 600 explores human factors principles and findings for consideration by highway designers and traffic engineers. The report is designed to help the nonexpert in human factors to consider more effectively the roadway user's capabilities and limitations in the design and operation of highway facilities.
Category: Roads

Category Specificity In Brain And Mind

Author : Emer Forde
ISBN : 9781135426248
Genre : Psychology
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Some of the most fascinating deficits in neuropsychology concern the failure to recognise common objects from one semantic category, such as living things, when there is no such difficulty with objects from another, such as non-living things. Over the past twenty years, numerous cases of these 'category specific' recognition and naming problems have been documented and several competing theories have been developed to account for the patients' disorders. Category Specificity in Brain and Mind draws together the neuropsychological literature on category-specific impairments, with research on how children develop knowledge about different categories, functional brain imaging work and computational models of object recognition and semantic memory. The chapters are written by internationally leading psychologists and neuroscientists and the result is a review of the most up-to-date thinking on how knowledge about different categories is acquired and organized in the mind, and where it is represented in the human brain. The text will be essential reading for advanced undergraduates and researchers in the field of category specificity and a rich source of information for neuropsychologists, experimental and developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists and philosophers.
Category: Psychology

What Makes Written Words So Special To The Brain

Author : Gui Xue
ISBN : 9782889193790
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Reading is an integral part of life in today’s information-driven societies. Since the pioneering work of Dejerine on “word blindness” in brain-lesioned patients, the literature has increased exponentially, from neuropsychological case reports to mechanistic accounts of word processing at the behavioural, neurofunctional and computational levels, tapping into diverse aspects of visual word processing. These studies have revealed some exciting findings about visual word processing, including how the brain learns to read, how changes in literacy impact upon word processing strategies, and whether word processing mechanisms vary across different alphabetic, logographic or artificial writing systems. Other studies have attempted to characterise typical and atypical word processes in special populations in order to explain why dyslexic brains struggle with words, how multilingualism changes the way our brains see words, and what the exact developmental signatures are that would shape the acquisition of reading skills. Exciting new insights have also emerged from recent studies that have investigated word stimuli at the system/network level, by looking for instance, at how the reading system interacts with other cognitive systems in a context-dependent fashion, how visual language stimuli are integrated into the speech processing streams, how both left and right hemispheres cooperate and interact during word processing, and what the exact contributions of subcortical and cerebellar regions to reading are. The contributions to this Research Topic highlight the latest findings regarding the different issues mentioned above, particularly how these findings can explain or model the different processes, mechanisms, pathways or cognitive strategies by which the human brain sees words. The introductory editorial, summarising the contributions included here, highlights how varieties of behavioural tests and neuroimaging techniques can be used to investigate word processing mechanisms across different alphabetic and logographic writing systems.
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Unifying Themes In Complex Systems Iv

Author : Ali A. Minai
ISBN : 9783540738497
Genre : Science
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In June of 2002, over 500 professors, students and researchers met in Boston, Massachusetts for the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems. The attendees represented a remarkably diverse collection of fields: biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology, The goal of the conference was to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen understanding of the properties common to all complex systems. This volume contains 43 papers selected from the more than 200 presented at the conference. Topics include: cellular automata, neurology, evolution, computer science, network dynamics, and urban planning. About NECSI: For over 10 years, The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. NECSI conducts research, education, knowledge dissemination, and community development around the world for the promotion of the study of complex systems and its application for the betterment of society. NECSI hosts the International Conference on Complex Systems and publishes the NECSI Book Series in conjunction with Springer Publishers. ALI MINAI is an Affiliate of the New England Complex Systems Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Cincinnati. YANEER BAR-YAM is President and founder of the New England Complex Systems Institute. He is the author of Dynamics of Complex Systems and Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World.
Category: Science