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Human Attention in Digital Environments

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  • Editor: Claudia Roda, The American University of Paris, France
Claudia Roda, Ronald A. Rensink, Renae Low, Putai Jin, John Sweller, Howard Bowman, Li Su, Brad Wyble, Phil J. Barnard, Benoit Morel, Laurent Ach, Kari-Jouko Räihä, Aulikki Hyrskykari, Päivi Majaranta, Hans-Christian Schmitz, Martin Wolpers, Uwe Kirschenmann, Katja Niemann, Georgi Stojanov, Andrea Kulakov, Frank Kooi, Inge Molenaar, Carla van Boxtel, Peter Sleegers, Thierry Nabeth, Nicolas Maisonneuve
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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107670433

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  • Digital systems, such as phones, computers and PDAs, place continuous demands on our cognitive and perceptual systems. They offer information and interaction opportunities well above our processing abilities, and often interrupt our activity. Appropriate allocation of attention is one of the key factors determining the success of creative activities, learning, collaboration, and many other human pursuits. This book presents research related to human attention in digital environments. Original contributions by leading researchers cover the conceptual framework of research aimed at modelling and supporting human attentional processes, the theoretical and software tools currently available, and various application areas. The authors explore the idea that attention has a key role to play in the design of future technology and discuss how such technology may continue supporting human activity in environments where multiple devices compete for people's limited cognitive resources.

    • Addresses the issue of how digital tools can be designed so that, in addition to allowing fast access to information and people, they also support human attentional processes
    • A collection of contributions from leaders in the field with each chapter addressing the most recent findings in the specific subject treated
    • Will stimulate researchers in neuroscience and psychology to consider the applicative value of their work, and human computer interaction experts to ground their work in theoretical findings
    • Extensive reference material will enable further research, and open research areas are highlighted to provide inspiration for future research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book offers a timely and well-conceived response to a growing interest in how attention affects computer interaction and the problems this poses for designing systems, making a valuable, well-grounded contribution to this burgeoning area.' Sharon Wood, University of Sussex

    'How may digital systems be designed to facilitate human attention? The introduction to this collection notes that human attention, not information, is the scarce resource in today's world. … a list of authors cited and a general index support the overall collection. Many developments are unfolding in applied attention theory, and this collection will stimulate the reader.' Computing Review

    'This volume provides an effective overview of the topic, including its theoretical foundations and design considerations … Highly recommended.' Choice

    '… this book provides a nice, neat and enjoyable journey to the fields of psychology and human computer interaction, and convinces the reader for the need to focus further on human attention research in relation to interactive systems design.' The Psychologist

    'Those of us interested in learning many of the latest developments of how information systems interact with users and how that knowledge can help to communicate more effectively should read this book.' Journal of Technology in Human Services

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107670433
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 40 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Claudia Roda
    Part I. Concepts:
    2. Human attention and its implications for HCI Claudia Roda
    3. The management of visual attention in graphic displays Ronald A. Rensink
    4. Cognitive load theory, attentional processes and optimized learning outcomes in a digital environment Renae Low, Putai Jin and John Sweller
    5. Salience sensitive control, temporal attention and stimulus-rich reactive interfaces Howard Bowman, Li Su, Brad Wyble and Phil J. Barnard
    Part II. Theoretical and Software Tools:
    6. Attention-aware intelligent embodied agents Benoit Morel and Laurent Ach
    7. Tracking of visual attention and adaptive applications Kari-Jouko Räihä, Aulikki Hyrskykari and Päivi Majaranta
    8. Contextualised attention metadata Hans-Christian Schmitz, Martin Wolpers, Uwe Kirschenmann and Katja Niemann
    9. Modelling attention within a complete cognitive architecture Georgi Stojanov and Andrea Kulakov
    Part III. Applications:
    10. A display with two depth layers: attentional segregation and declutter Frank Kooi
    11. Attention management for self-regulated learning: AtGentSchool Inge Molenaar, Carla van Boxtel, Peter Sleegers and Claudia Roda
    12. Managing attention in the social web: the AtGentNet approach Thierry Nabeth and Nicolas Maisonneuve.

  • Editor

    Claudia Roda, The American University of Paris, France
    Claudia Roda is Professor of Computer Science and Global Communication and Director of the Division of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Paris.

    Contributors

    Claudia Roda, Ronald A. Rensink, Renae Low, Putai Jin, John Sweller, Howard Bowman, Li Su, Brad Wyble, Phil J. Barnard, Benoit Morel, Laurent Ach, Kari-Jouko Räihä, Aulikki Hyrskykari, Päivi Majaranta, Hans-Christian Schmitz, Martin Wolpers, Uwe Kirschenmann, Katja Niemann, Georgi Stojanov, Andrea Kulakov, Frank Kooi, Inge Molenaar, Carla van Boxtel, Peter Sleegers, Thierry Nabeth, Nicolas Maisonneuve

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