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Antti Oulasvirta, Per Ola Kristensson, Xiaojun Bi, and Andrew Howes

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198799603

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198799603.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Computational Interaction
Author(s):

Xiaojun Bi

Andrew Howes

Per Ola Kristensson

Antti Oulasvirta

John Williamson

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198799603.003.0001

This chapter introduces the field of computational interaction, and explains its long tradition of research on human interaction with technology that applies to human factors engineering, cognitive modelling, artificial intelligence and machine learning, design optimization, formal methods, and control theory. It discusses how the book as a whole is part of an argument that, embedded in an iterative design process, computational interaction design has the potential to complement human strengths and provide a means to generate inspiring and elegant designs without refuting the part played by the complicated, and uncertain behaviour of humans. The chapters in this book manifest intellectual progress in the study of computational principles of interaction, demonstrated in diverse and challenging applications areas such as input methods, interaction techniques, graphical user interfaces, information retrieval, information visualization, and graphic design.

Keywords:   interaction, efficiency, user-centred design, UX, UI, information theory, Bayesian approach

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