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Brent Beckley <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:52:53 -0400
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Morgan & Claypool is proud to announce a new title in our series on
Human-Centered Informatics (HCI).  We will be at CHI 2015 and welcome you to
visit the HCI publisher, Diane Cerra in our booth.


The Design of Implicit Interactions
Wendy Ju, Stanford University and California College of the Arts
ISBN (Print): 9781627052672
ISBN (eBook): 9781627052689
March 2015, 93 pages


People rely on implicit interaction in their everyday interactions with one
another to exchange queries, offers, responses, and feedback without
explicit communication. A look with the eyes, a wave of the hand, the lift
of a door handle - small moves can do a lot to enable joint action with
elegance and economy. This work puts forward a theory that these implicit
patterns of interaction with one another drive our expectations of how we
should interact with devices. I introduce the Implicit Interaction Framework
as a tool to map out interaction trajectories, and we use these trajectories
to better understand the interactions transpiring around us. By analyzing
everyday implicit interactions for patterns and tactics, designers of
interactive devices can better understand how to design interactions that
work or to remedy interactions that fail.


This book looks at the "smart," "automatic," and "interactive" devices that
increasingly permeate our everyday lives-doors, switches, whiteboards-and
provides a close reading of how we interact with them. These vignettes add
to the growing body of research targeted at teasing out the factors at play
in our interactions. I take a look at current research, which indicates that
our reactions to interactions are social, even if the entities we are
interacting with are not human. These research insights are applied to allow
us to refine and improve interactive devices so that they work better in the
context of our day-to-day lives. Finally this book looks to the future, and
outlines considerations that need to be taken into account in prototyping
and validating devices that employ implicit interaction.


Series: Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informations

Series Editor: John M. Carroll, Penn State University


Use of this book as a course text is encouraged, and the texts may be
downloaded without restriction by members of institutions that have licensed
accessed to the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer
Science or after a one-time fee of $20.00 each by members of non-licensed
schools. To find out whether your institution is licensed, visit <
<>> or follow the links above and
attempt to download the PDF. Additional information about Synthesis can be
found through the following links or by contacting me directly.


This book can also be purchased in print from Amazon and other booksellers

 <> Individual subscriptions to
Synthesis are available for just $99.00 per year. This subscription will
provide individuals with unrestricted access to all Synthesis titles:


Available titles and subject areas: 


Information for librarians, including pricing and license:


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Brent Beckley
Direct Marketing Manager
Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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