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Bebe Barrow <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:04:31 -0800
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I am pleased to announce the latest title in Morgan & Claypool's series on
Human-Centered Informatics:


Representation, Inclusion, and Innovation: Multidisciplinary Explorations
Clayton Lewis, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paperback ISBN: 9781681732480
eBook ISBN: 9781681732497
November 2017, 112 pages



A representation is a thing that can be interpreted as providing information
about something: a map, or a graph, for example. This book is about the
expanding world of computational representations, representations that use
the power of computation to provide information in new forms, and in new
ways. Unlike printed maps or graphs, computational representations can be
dynamic, and even interactive, so that what is represented, and how, can be
shaped by user actions. Exploring these new possibilities can be guided by
an emerging theory of representation, that clarifies what characteristics
representations must have to express the meaning being represented, and to
enable users to discern that meaning easily and accurately. The theory also
shows the way to inclusive design, for example using sounds to represent
information commonly presented visually, so that people who cannot see can
understand what is being presented. Because representations must be shaped
by the abilities of their users, and by the nature of the meanings they
convey, creating them requires perspectives from multiple disciplines,
including psychology, as well as computer science, and the sciences
appropriate to the content being expressed. The book presents a series of
explorations of this large and complicated space, as invitations to further
study, and to innovation.

Table of Contents: Preface / Theory of Representation / Interactive
Simulation I: Dynamic Electric Field / Interactive Simulation II: Balloons
and Static Electricity / Amodal Representations for Interactive Simulations
/ Non-visual Visual Programming I: Dataflow / Non-visual Visual Programming
II: A Blocks Language / Auditory Turtle Graphics / Music and Movement:
Truslit / Representing Higher-dimensional Structures / References / Author



Series: Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics

Editor: John M. Carroll, Penn State University





Bebe Barrow

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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