Advances and Perspectives in Human-Computer Interaction

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart System Infrastructure and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 8244

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Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon 3113, Philippines
Interests: software engineering; artificial intelligence; software services; HCI
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Dear Colleagues,

Human–computer interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary topic of research that focuses on computer technology design and, in particular, the interaction between humans and computers. HCI began with computers and has since grown to encompass nearly all aspects of information technology design.

The aim of HCI has been placed on interaction technologies as well as the design of user interfaces toward establishing an enhanced user experience (UX).

The constant advancement of technology as well as the pervasiveness of an increasing number of devices offering a range of possibilities in intelligent systems necessitate the development of new and sophisticated interaction approaches. Intelligent HCI and UXs, human-centered characteristics, and intelligence in reasoning and diagnostic processes may all be found in the above interaction approaches. Efforts to strengthen HCI have dominated research in recent decades. Despite the growing study interest, more research into these areas is still needed.

Toward this direction, this Special Issue is soliciting original research papers as well as review articles and short communications in specific relevant areas. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • HCI design and paradigms
  • Tangible user interfaces
  • Adaptive user interfaces
  • Extended reality interfaces and systems
  • Usability and user experience evaluation
  • User-centered and intelligent systems
  • Mobile and ubiquitous computing systems

Dr. Christos Troussas
Dr. Akrivi Krouska
Prof. Dr. Cleo Sgouropoulou
Dr. Jaime Caro
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • HCI
  • user experience
  • user-centered design
  • multimodal interfaces
  • interaction technologies
  • usability
  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality

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Assessing Interactive Web-Based Systems Using Behavioral Measurement Techniques
Future Internet 2023, 15(11), 365; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi15110365 - 11 Nov 2023
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Nowadays, e-commerce websites have become part of people’s daily lives; therefore, it has become necessary to seek help in assessing and improving the usability of the services of e-commerce websites. Essentially, usability studies offer significant information about users’ assessment and perceptions of satisfaction, [...] Read more.
Nowadays, e-commerce websites have become part of people’s daily lives; therefore, it has become necessary to seek help in assessing and improving the usability of the services of e-commerce websites. Essentially, usability studies offer significant information about users’ assessment and perceptions of satisfaction, effectiveness, and efficiency of online services. This research investigated the usability of two e-commerce web-sites in Saudi Arabia and compared the effectiveness of different behavioral measurement techniques, such as heuristic evaluation, usability testing, and eye-tracking. In particular, this research selected the Extra and Jarir e-commerce websites in Saudi Arabia based on a combined approach of criteria and ranking. This research followed an experimental approach in which both qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed to collect and analyze the data. Each of the behavioral measurement techniques identified usability issues ranging from cosmetic to catastrophic issues. It is worth mentioning that the heuristic evaluation by experts provided both the majority of the issues and identified the most severe usability issues compared to the number of issues identified by both usability testing and eye-tracking combined. Usability testing provided fewer problems, most of which had already been identified by the experts. Eye-tracking provided critical information regarding the page design and element placements and revealed certain user behavior patterns that indicated certain usability problems. Overall, the research findings appeared useful to user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) designers to consider the provided recommendations to enhance the usability of e-commerce websites. Full article
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Cumulative Impact of Testing Factors in Usability Tests for Human-Centered Web Design
Future Internet 2022, 14(12), 359; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi14120359 - 30 Nov 2022
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The study examines the cumulative impact of factors that affect usability testing for user-centered web design, namely the so-called ‘contextual fidelity model’ factors that include product properties, task features, user traits, and environment/context factors. Today, the design, user experience and usability (DUXU) research [...] Read more.
The study examines the cumulative impact of factors that affect usability testing for user-centered web design, namely the so-called ‘contextual fidelity model’ factors that include product properties, task features, user traits, and environment/context factors. Today, the design, user experience and usability (DUXU) research experiences a lack of studies that would assess combinatorial, rather than individual, effects of these factors upon user performance. We address this gap by seeing both independent factors and the resulting user states as complex and dynamic, and testing the combined impact of aesthetic quality of websites, user traits, and individual/group experiment settings upon formation of two dysfunctional user states that critically affect user performance, namely monotony and anxiety. We develop a research design that allows for assessing the combinatorial effects in formation of user dysfunctionality. For that, we conduct a study with 80 assessors of Russian/European and Chinese origin in individual/group setting, employing two types of tasks and websites of high/low aesthetic quality. As the results of our experiment show, group task solving enhances the synchronous impact of website aesthetics and task features upon user states. Interaction of high-quality design, group environment, and monotonous tasks provides for an antagonistic effect when aesthetic layout in a group environment significantly reduces the fatigue rate. Low aesthetic quality in a group environment leads to cumulative enhancing of dysfunctionality for both monotony and anxiety. We conclude by setting questions and prospects for further research. Full article
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Designing an Interactive Communication Assistance System for Hearing-Impaired College Students Based on Gesture Recognition and Representation
Future Internet 2022, 14(7), 198; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi14070198 - 29 Jun 2022
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Developing a smart classroom can make the modern classroom more efficient and intelligent. Much research has been conducted pertaining to smart classrooms for hearing-impaired college students. However, there have been few significant breakthroughs in mobilizing students’ learning efficiency as measured by information transmission, [...] Read more.
Developing a smart classroom can make the modern classroom more efficient and intelligent. Much research has been conducted pertaining to smart classrooms for hearing-impaired college students. However, there have been few significant breakthroughs in mobilizing students’ learning efficiency as measured by information transmission, communication, and interaction in class. This research collects data through nonparticipatory observation and in-depth interviews and analyzes available data on classroom interaction needs of these students. We found that diversified explanations, recordable interactive contents, and interaction between teachers and students could improve the learning effects in the classroom. We also propose a tracking-processing method based on gesture recognition and representation and present a design for a processing system based on AT89C52 microcontroller and Kinect. In this way, sign language can be translated into text and all students can receive the information and participate in the interaction, which greatly improves students’ autonomy and enthusiasm of learning. This design enables deaf students to fully use classroom learning resources, reduces learning time costs, and improves learning efficiency. It can assist teachers in teaching and tutoring students to enhance their experience. Full article
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Personalizing Environmental Awareness through Smartphones Using AHP and PROMETHEE II
Future Internet 2022, 14(2), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi14020066 - 21 Feb 2022
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Environmental awareness refers to the understanding of the importance of protecting the natural environment. Digital technologies can play an important role in raising awareness of environmental issues. In view of this compelling need, this paper presents a novel way to promote environmental awareness [...] Read more.
Environmental awareness refers to the understanding of the importance of protecting the natural environment. Digital technologies can play an important role in raising awareness of environmental issues. In view of this compelling need, this paper presents a novel way to promote environmental awareness with the use of smartphones. To achieve this, it employs personalization techniques, and specifically the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and PROMETHEE II. In more detail, the mobile application incorporates a user model that holds information, such as location (city, mountain, sea, etc.), age, interests, needs and indicators of waste management, economy of natural resources, general environmental protection, and biodiversity. At the first interaction of the user with the application, the user model is initialized; then, the system uses AHP and PROMETHEE II to provide personalized advice to users in order to help them raise their environmental awareness. The criteria, used to evaluate environmental advice, include the current location, living environment, habits, interests, needs, age, and seasonal suitability of the user. The novelty of this paper is the combination of AHP and PROMETHEE II for personalizing the environmental awareness using mobile technologies, taking into consideration the user profile as well as the surrounding area where the user is at the time that the advice is provided. The presented application has been evaluated regarding the system usefulness and environmental awareness. The findings indicate the high acceptance of this approach and its positive impact on users’ attitude and behavior with regard to reducing their environmental footprint. Full article
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