Other Articles and Lectures on HCI

Wikipedia: Human–computer interaction Review The Wikipedia on Human Computer Interaction gives a good detailed overview of what HCI is. According to Wikipedia, HCI is a study of “design and use of computer technology, focused on the interfaces between people (users) and computers” (Human-Computer Interaction,” 2020, para. 1). Another interesting finding from Wikipedia was that HCI was popularized in 1983 in a book called “The Psychology of Human–Computer Interaction” by Stuart K. Card, Allen Newell, and…

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3.5 Final Fantasy XIV

Quick Reference Guide Game Manual Main guide for Getting Started, Basic Controls, Navigating the Game Screen, Party Play, Active Help, Configuration Settings Getting Started Game Setup Information for Windows, Mac, and PS4 Buying the game Installing the game Registering the game Starting the game Starting the game Data center selection Character creation > Select race, gender, clan, appearance, name, world Basic controls Jump press space bar Press ESC to close all windows W key move…

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3.2 Ubuntu Interface Options

By Chou Khamkeuang The display, mouse, keyboard, and accessibility options in Ubuntu are available in Settings. Display The display settings are under Settings > Devices > Screen Display. Available display options are: Orientation: Landscape, Portrait Right, Portrait Left, Landscape (flipped) Resolution Scale: 100% or 200% Refresh Rate Night Light: On or Off Keyboard Settings for keyboard are under Settings > Devices > Keyboard. The keyboard settings are all keyboard shortcuts, and there are a lot.…

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3.1 Ubuntu

By Chou Khamkeuang Ubuntu is a Linux operating system. It is open source meaning that the code is free to be looked at, and changed by anyone in the world. Linux is designed in a way where each component of the operating system are like pieces that are put together to make the operating system. Components of Ubuntu are also open source, and maintained by other groups of people that are not part of Ubuntu.…

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1.4 Hands-Free Technology

By Chou Khamkeuang References Bloomberg. (July 30, 2015). Stephen Hawking’s Voice and the Machine That Powers It. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=OTmPw4iy0hk&feature=emb_logo de Vries, E. (2019, July 8). In-Car Speech Recognition: The Past, Present, and Future. Globalme. Retrieved on March 25, 2020 from https://www.globalme.net/blog/the-present-and-future-of-in-car-speech-recognition Gregory, J. (n.d.). 4 Industries Where Hands-Free Technology is Changing the Game. Vonage. https://www.vonage.com/resources/articles/4-industries-where-hands-free-technology-is-changing-the-game/ Hands-free Computing. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 29, 202 from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands-free_computing Kinect. (2020, March 24). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 29, 2020 from…

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1.5 Ultimate Level of HCI

By Chou Khamkeuang Personally, the ultimate HCI would be human-robot interaction (HRI). My vision is that everyone has a personal robot like in the Jetsons cartoon. They are able to think with artificial intelligence, and they could look like humans if that helps. They could look less human if it bothers people, but these robots would do everything we want them to do. They would clean our houses, answer our questions to their best abilities,…

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1.3 Man versus Technology

By Chou Khamkeuang While exploring the topic of human versus computer, this article on HCI from www.academia.edu mentions a couple of interesting points about the cons of HCI. It uses smartphones as an example, “human tend sleep with their phone right next to them” (Academia, 2013). I agree with that sentiment. What specific threat or negative quality of computer technology does your example involve? The negative quality of smartphones is that people and society have…

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