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Partizipation und nachhaltige Entwicklung: Ein Überblick

by Michael Schönhuth Maja Tabea Jerrentrup

Das vorliegende Buch führt in das Feld der partizipativen Lern- und Forschungsansätze für nachhaltige Entwicklung ein. Es richtet sich an alle, die auf der akademischen oder praktizierenden Seite arbeiten und ihr Wissen in diesem Feld vertiefen, bzw. ihr Methodenrepertoire erweitern wollen. Die Theoriebezüge, methodologischen Ansätze, Instrumente und Beispiele wurden so gewählt, dass Sie am Ende das Feld in seinen wesentlichen Einsatzbereichen (Lernen, Forschung, Beratung) kennengelernt haben, seine Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einschätzen und diesen Lernfortschritt für Ihre Arbeit nutzen können.

Proceedings of the 23rd Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization #12)

by Hiroshi Sato Saori Iwanaga Akira Ishii

This book presents selected papers from the 23rd Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES 2019), which was held in Tottori, Japan, on December 6–8, 2019.Today, various types of intelligent system can be found everywhere. However, none of them can be developed or understood from only one perspective. As such, this book collects unique ways of thinking about intelligent systems.It discusses evolutionary and complex adaptive systems, which have been useful approaches for tackling intelligent systems. It also examines the recent developments in the field of artificial intelligence that are driving research on intelligent systems.Addressing topics related to intelligent transport systems, machine learning and neural networks, data science and decision analytics, evolutionary and nature-inspired computation, and agents and complex systems, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners wanting to develop or understand intelligent and evolutionary systems.

Applications of Computational Intelligence: Second IEEE Colombian Conference, ColCACI 2019, Barranquilla, Colombia, June 5-7, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1096)

by Juan Carlos Figueroa-García Alvaro David Orjuela-Cañón Julián David Arias-Londoño

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Second IEEE Colombian Conference, ColCACI 2019, held in Barranquilla, Colombia, in June 2019. The 21 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. The papers cover such topics as video processing; biomedical systems; image processing, etc.

Henry Miller and Modernism: The Years in Paris, 1930–1939

by Finn Jensen

Henry Miller and Modernism: The Years in Paris, 1930–1939 represents a major reevaluation of Henry Miller, focusing on the Paris texts from 1930 to 1939. Finn Jensen analyzes Miller in the light of European modernism, in particular considering the many impulses Miller received in Paris. Jensen draws on theories of urban modernity to connect Miller’s narratives of a male protagonist alone in a modern metropolis with his time in Paris where he experienced a self-discovery as a writer. The book highlights several sources of inspiration for Miller including Nietzsche, Rimbaud, Hamsun, Strindberg and the American Transcendentalists. Jensen considers the key movements of modernity and analyzes their importance for Miller, studying Eschatology, the Avant-Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Expressionism, and Anarchism.

3D Bioprinting: Modeling In Vitro Tissues and Organs Using Tissue-Specific Bioinks

by Ge Gao Dong-Woo Cho Byoung Soo Kim Jinah Jang Wonil Han Narendra K. Singh

This text advances fundamental knowledge in modeling in vitro tissues/organs as an alternative to 2D cell culture and animal testing. Prior to engineering in vitro tissues/organs,the descriptions of prerequisites (from pre-processing to post-processing) in modeling in vitro tissues/organs are discussed. The most prevalent technologies that have been widely used for establishing the in vitro tissue/organ models are also described, including transwell, cell spheroids/sheets, organoids, and microfluidic-based chips. In particular, the authors focus on 3D bioprinting in vitro tissue/organ models using tissue-specific bioinks. Several representative bioprinting methods and conventional bioinks are introduced. As a bioink source, decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) are importantly covered, including decellularization methods, evaluation methods for demonstrating successful decellularization, and material safety. Taken together, the authors delineate various application examples of 3D bioprinted in vitro tissue/organ models especially using dECM bioinks.

Mechanics of Composite and Multi-functional Materials, Volume 5: Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series)

by Raman Singh Geoffrey Slipher

Mechanics of Composite, Hybrid, and Multifunctional Materials, Volume 5 of the Proceedings of the 2019 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the fifth volume of six from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of areas, including: Recycled Constituent Composites Damage Detection Advanced Imaging of Composites Multifunctional Materials Composite Interfaces Tunable Composites

Advancements in Optical Methods & Digital Image Correlation in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3: Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series)

by Cosme Furlong Cesar Sciammarella Michael Sutton Horacio D. Espinosa Luciano Lamberti Ming-Tzer Lin Phillip Reu Chi-Hung Hwang

Advancement of Optical Methods & Digital Image Correlation in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3 of the Proceedings of the 2019 SEM Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the third volume of six from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on a wide range of optical methods ranging from traditional photoelasticity and interferometry to more recent DIC and DVC techniques, and includes papers in the following general technical research areas: DIC Methods & Its ApplicationsPhotoelsticity and Interferometry ApplicationsMicro-Optics and Microscopic SystemsMultiscale and New Developments in Optical MethodsDIC and its Applications for Inverse Problems

Sudan’s “Southern Problem”: Race, Rhetoric and International Relations, 1961-1991 (African Histories and Modernities)

by Sebabatso C. Manoeli

The book offers a history of the discourses and diplomacies of Sudan’s civil wars. It explores the battle for legitimacy between the Sudanese state and Southern rebels. In particular, it examines how racial thought and rhetoric were used in international debates about the political destiny of the South. By placing the state and rebels within the same frame, the book uncovers the competition for Sudan’s reputation. It reveals the discursive techniques both sides employed to elicit support from diverse audiences, amidst the intellectual ferment of Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and Black liberation politics. It maintains that the interplay of silences and articulations in both the rebels' and the state’s texts concealed and complicated aspects of the country’s political conflict. In sum, the book demonstrates that the war of words waged abroad represents a strategic, but often overlooked, aspect of the Sudanese civil wars.

InsurTech: A Legal and Regulatory View (AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation #1)

by Kyriaki Noussia Pierpaolo Marano

This Volume of the AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation explores the key trends in InsurTech and the potential legal and regulatory issues that accompany them. There is a proliferation of ideas and concepts within InsurTech that will fundamentally change the market in the next few years. These innovations have the potential to change the way the insurance industry works and alter the relationships between customers and insurers, resulting in insurance products that are more closely aligned to individual preferences and priced more appropriately to the risk. Increasing use of technology in the insurance sector is having both a disruptive and transformative impact on areas including product development, distribution, modelling, underwriting and claims and administration practice. The result is a new industry, known as InsurTech. But while the insurance market looks to technology for greater efficiency, regulators are beginning to raise concerns about managing potential risks. The first part of the book examines technological innovations relevant for insurance, such as FinTech, InsurTech, Sharing Economy, and the Internet of Things. The second part then gathers contributions on insurance contract law in a digitalized world, while the third part focuses on cyber insurance and robots. Last but not least, the fourth part of the book discusses legal and ethical questions regarding autonomous vehicles and transportation, including the shipping industry, as well as their impact on the insurance sector and civil liability. Written by legal scholars and practitioners, the book offers international, comparative and European perspectives. The Chapters "FinTech, InsurTech and the Regulators" by Viktoria Chatzara, "Smart Contracts in Insurance. A Law and Futurology Perspective" by Angelo Borselli and "Room for Compulsory Product Liability Insurance in the European Union for Smart Robots?” by Aysegul Bugra are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Histories of Cultural Participation, Values and Governance (New Directions in Cultural Policy Research)

by Eleonora Belfiore Lisanne Gibson

This book develops the first integrated, critical-historical examination of the terms, narratives and assumptions constructing present day notions of participation and value, and the relations between them. Histories of Cultural Participation, Values and Governance proposes a radical re-evaluation of these relationships, organized in two inter-related sections, on political discourses of participation and value, and on culture and governance. The essays collected here provide an in-depth historical understanding of the development of definitions, assumptions and beliefs around the nature and value of cultural participation, their place in contemporary cultural governance and exploitation in local socio-economic development strategies. They also bring a novel perspective to current policy, practice and scholarly debates on the connections between culture, place-making and the creative economy. As such, the essays provide vital historical insight that sheds light on contemporary issues of cultural participation, value and governance.

Professionelle Android App-Entwicklung

by Reto Meier

Reto Meier, Entwickler und Führungskraft bei Google, verrät Ihnen in diesem Buch seine vielversprechendsten Techniken und Erfolgsrezepte. Sie erfahren, wie Sie die neuesten Features von Android am besten einsetzen und wie Sie damit schnell und sicher robuste und überzeugende Apps entwickeln. Anhand zahlreicher Beispielprojekte erhalten Sie einen tiefen Einblick in die aktuelle Android-Plattform. Die Übungen beginnen einfach, mit allmählich wachsendem Schwierigkeitsgrad.

Prehistoric Maritime Cultures and Seafaring in East Asia (The Archaeology of Asia-Pacific Navigation #1)

by Chunming Wu Barry Vladimir Rolett

This book focuses on prehistoric East Asian maritime cultures that pre-dated the Maritime Silk Road, the "Four Seas" and "Four Oceans" navigation system recorded in historical documents of ancient China. Origins of the Maritime Silk Road can be traced to prosperous Neolithic and Metal Age maritime-oriented cultures dispersed along the coastlines of prehistoric China and Southeast Asia.The topics explored here include Neolithisation and the development of prehistoric maritime cultures during the Neolithic and early Metal Age; the expansion and interaction of these cultures along coastlines and across straits; the "two-layer" hypothesis for explaining genetic and cultural diversity in south China and Southeast Asia; prehistoric seafaring and early sea routes; the paleogeography and vegetation history of coastal regions; Neolithic maritime livelihoods based on hunting/fishing/foraging adaptations; rice and millet cultivation and their dispersal along the coast and across the open sea; and interaction between farmers and maritime-oriented hunter/fisher/foragers. In addition, a series of case studies enhances understanding of the development of prehistoric navigation and the origin of the Maritime Silk Road in the Asia-Pacific region.

Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #582)

by Rui Wang Zengqiang Chen Weicun Zhang Quanmin Zhu

This book includes original, peer-reviewed research papers from the 11th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC2019), held in Tianjin, China on July 13-15, 2019. The topics covered include but are not limited to: System Identification, Linear/Nonlinear Control Systems, Data-driven Modelling and Control, Process Modelling and Process Control, Fault Diagnosis and Reliable Control, Intelligent Systems, and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.The papers showcased here share the latest findings on methodologies, algorithms and applications in modelling, identification, and control, integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), making the book a valuable asset for researchers, engineers, and university students alike.

Modeling and Application of Electromagnetic and Thermal Field in Electrical Engineering

by Zhiguang Cheng Norio Takahashi Behzad Forghani

Co-authored by an international research group with a long-standing cooperation, this book focuses on engineering-oriented electromagnetic and thermal field modeling and application. It presents important contributions, including advanced and efficient finite element analysis used in the solution of electromagnetic and thermal field problems for large and multi-scale engineering applications involving application script development; magnetic measurement of both magnetic materials and components under various, even extreme conditions, based on well-established (standard and non-standard) experimental systems; and multi-level validation based on both industrial test systems and extended TEAM P21 benchmarking platform. Although these are challenging topics, they are useful for readers from both academia and industry.

Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond

by Fulvio Castellacci Arne Melchior Dibyendu Maiti

This book investigates the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on development and well-being (beyond economic benefits) and highlights some emerging issues relating to the realities, constraints and digital divides with particular reference to India. It collects a series of novel contributions, studying the Indian experience in an international cross-country perspective. The book also discusses economic, social, and behavioural aspects of well-being as well as access to ICTs across regions, states and individuals to account for the digital divide. The book establishes an aggregate relationship between ICT exposure and well-being at the country level and addresses a number of fundamental issues, such as whether ICT raises the level of transparency and governance. Based on case studies and anecdotal evidence, it then further assesses the effective implementation of service delivery through ICT innovations. The book is divided into four parts: The introductory part surveys the literature and presents background information on the Indian case; introduces the main themes on the relationships between ICT, socio-economic development and digital divides; and provides a summary and roadmap to the chapters of the book. Part II focuses on the impact of ICT on economic performance, including economic growth, productivity and trade. Part III examines the extent of the digital divides in India, including international, regional as well as inter-personal inequality. Finally, Part IV investigates the impact of ICT on governance, users’ well-being and social outcomes. Combining insights from analyses of a variety of socio-economic dimensions related to digitalisation, this book is relevant for a wide range of scholars and researchers across disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy-makers. While the book has a main focus on India, various contributions take an international cross-country comparative perspective, and the results have general relevance for digitalisation and development. On the whole, the main message of this book is that the impact of ICTs is contingent upon other assets, capabilities and institutional conditions. National policies should, therefore, not only promote digitalization as such but also ensure its co-evolution and complementarity with a variety of other country-specific factors. Chapter 'Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at

Advances in Computer Science and Ubiquitous Computing: CSA-CUTE 2018 (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering #536)

by Yi Pan Young-Sik Jeong James J. Park Doo-Soon Park

This book presents the combined proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2018) and the 13th KIPS International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications (CUTE 2018), both held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec 17 - 19, 2018. The aim of these two meetings was to promote discussion and interaction among academics, researchers and professionals in the field of ubiquitous computing technologies. These proceedings reflect the state of the art in the development of computational methods, involving theory, algorithms, numerical simulation, error and uncertainty analysis and novel applications of new processing techniques in engineering, science, and other disciplines related to ubiquitous computing.

Responsible Innovation: Business Opportunities and Strategies for Implementation (SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance)

by Katharina Jarmai

This Open Access book, Responsible innovation provides benefits for society, for instance more sustainable products, more engagement with consumers and less anxiety about emerging technologies. As a governance tool it is mostly driven by research funders, including the European Commission, under the term “responsible research and innovation” (RRI). To achieve uptake in private industry is a challenge. This book provides successful case studies for the implementation of responsible innovation in businesses. The importance of social innovations is emphasized as a link between benefits for society and profits for businesses, especially SMEs. For corporate industry it is shown how responsible innovation can offer a competitive advantage to adopters. The book is based on the latest insights from theory and practice and combines conceptual work with first-hand experience. It is of interest to innovation managers, entrepreneurs and academics. For academics, the book will provide a combination of analysis and discussion, and present recent learnings from first-hand interaction with entrepreneurs. For innovation managers and entrepreneurs, it will provide inspiration and better ideas about what responsible innovation can look like in practice, why others have “done it” and what the potential benefits might be. The book will thus serve the purposes of spreading the word about the responsible innovation concept among different audiences whilst making it more accessible to innovation managers and entrepreneurs.

Tutorium Analysis 2 und Lineare Algebra 2: Mathematik von Studenten für Studenten erklärt und kommentiert

by Martin Kreh Florian Modler

Nach dem großen Erfolg von "Tutorium Analysis 1 und Lineare Algebra 1" erscheint nun ein Fortsetzungsband der beiden Autoren, mit dem sie den Zweitsemestern und allen, die Analysis 2 und Lineare Algebra 2 oder verwandte Vorlesungen hören müssen, wieder unterstützend unter die Arme greifen.Das Konzept bleibt das Altbewährte: Es gibt wieder einen mathematischen Teil, in dem die Definitionen, Sätze und Beweise stehen, und einen erklärenden Teil, in dem die schwierigen Definitionen und Sätze auf gewohnte lockere und lustige Art und Weise mit vielen Beispielen und Abbildungen mit Leben gefüllt werden.Das Buch ist für die zweite Auflage vollständig durchgesehen und an etlichen Stellen geändert und weiter verbessert.

Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen: Einführung in die Entwicklung zuverlässiger softwarebasierter Funktionen unter Echtzeitbedingungen

by Hubert B. Keller

Ein hilfreicher Wegweiser zur Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen Dieses Buch führt Sie umfassend in die Entwicklung zuverlässiger softwarebasierter Echtzeitsysteme ein. Dazu beleuchtet der Autor Hubert B. Keller alle Entwicklungsaspekte dieser Systeme, nämlich:· Die wichtige Rolle von Automatisierungssoftware· Software-Engineering· Safety- und Security-Aspekte· Scheduling· Implementierung Eignen Sie sich mit diesem Werk konstruktive Ansätze an und erfahren Sie, welche Anforderungen eine erfolgreiche Implementierung an Realzeitsysteme in der Automatisierung stellt. Zudem erhalten Sie mit diesem Buch eine konkrete Anleitung zu einer inkrementellen Vorgehensweise, um mögliche Fehler, Kosten und Risiken bei der Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen zu minimieren.Die integrative Darstellung und Bewertung der notwendigen Randbedingungen und die Methoden zur Realisierung von softwarebasierten Funktionen unter Echtzeitbedingungen machen dieses Buch zu einer wertvollen Ergänzung in der Berufspraxis. So konzipieren und entwickeln Sie zuverlässige SystemeZu Beginn erläutert der Autor die Grundlagen. Erfahren Sie in diesem Buch, welche Motivation hinter der Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen steht, wie der aktuelle Entwicklungsstand aussieht und welche Rolle Programmiersprachen und die Wertschöpfung durch Software in Unternehmen spielen. In den folgenden Kapiteln stehen u. a. diese weiterführenden Aspekte im Vordergrund:· Herstellungsprozesse für Software· Analyse und Bewertung von Konzepten zur Ereignisbehandlung unter Echtzeitbedingungen· Prozesskonzept und Scheduling als Basis für zuverlässige Echtzeitsysteme· Programmierung von Echtzeitsystemen mit hoher Zuverlässigkeit· Integrative Betrachtung von technischer Sicherheit und Informationssicherheit· Beispielhafte Umsetzung der Entwicklungsmethodik Abschließend gibt Ihnen der Autor konkrete Empfehlungen für die Entwicklung einer zuverlässigen Automatisierungssoftware. Zu empfehlen ist das Buch „Entwicklung von Echtzeitsystemen“ speziell für: a) Ingenieureb) Informatikerc) Entwickler Durch die behandelten Inhalte eignet sich das Buch sowohl für Studium als für das Selbststudium.

Wirtschaftsinformatik Klipp und Klar (WiWi klipp & klar)

by Anett Mehler-Bicher Frank Mehler Nicolai Kuntze Sibylle Kunz Bernhard Ostheimer Lothar Steiger Hans-Peter Weih

In Zeiten digitaler Transformation liefert dieses Buch eine schnelle und zugleich fundierte Einführung in alle wichtigen Bereiche der Wirtschaftsinformatik. Es richtet sich an Studierende und Studieninteressierte aller Studiengänge, die einen Bezug zur Wirtschaftsinformatik aufweisen, aber ebenso an erfahrene IT-Praktiker, die einen leicht verständlichen Überblick über Grundlagen und aktuelle Entwicklungen der Wirtschaftsinformatik erlangen möchten. Anschauliche Grafiken, praxisorientierte Beispiele und Übungen helfen, das Gelernte direkt zu überprüfen und anzuwenden. Der modulare Aufbau erlaubt, direkt in einzelne Themen einzusteigen.

The Potato Crop: Its Agricultural, Nutritional and Social Contribution to Humankind

by Hugo Campos Oscar Ortiz

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a fresh, updated and science-based perspective on the current status and prospects of the diverse array of topics related to the potato, and was written by distinguished scientists with hands-on global experience in research aspects related to potato. The potato is the third most important global food crop in terms of consumption. Being the only vegetatively propagated species among the world’s main five staple crops creates both issues and opportunities for the potato: on the one hand, this constrains the speed of its geographic expansion and its options for international commercialization and distribution when compared with commodity crops such as maize, wheat or rice. On the other, it provides an effective insulation against speculation and unforeseen spikes in commodity prices, since the potato does not represent a good traded on global markets. These two factors highlight the underappreciated and underrated role of the potato as a dependable nutrition security crop, one that can mitigate turmoil in world food supply and demand and political instability in some developing countries. Increasingly, the global role of the potato has expanded from a profitable crop in developing countries to a crop providing income and nutrition security in developing ones. This book will appeal to academics and students of crop sciences, but also policy makers and other stakeholders involved in the potato and its contribution to humankind’s food security.

Internal Diversity: Iranian Germans Between Local Boundaries and Transnational Capital (Global Diversities)

by Sonja Moghaddari

This book explores the interrelation between diversity in migrants’ internal relations and their experience of inequality in local and global contexts. Taking the case of Hamburg-based Iranians, it traces evaluation processes in ties between professionals – artists and entrepreneurs – since the 1930s, examining migrants’ potential to act upon hierarchical structures. Building on long-term ethnographic fieldwork and archival work, the book centers on differentiation, combining a diversity study with a focus on locality, with a transnational migration study, analysing strategies of capital creation and anthropological value theory.The analysis of migrants’ agency tackles questions of independence and cooperation in kinship, associations, transnational entrepreneurship and cultural events within the context of the position of Germany and Iran in the global politico-economic landscape. This material will be of interest to scholars and students of anthropology, sociology, migration, urbanism and Iranian studies, as well as Iranian-Germans and those interested in the entanglement of global and local power relations.

The Amazing Journey of Reason: from DNA to Artificial Intelligence (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science)

by Mario Alemi

This Open Access book explores questions such as why and how did the first biological cells appear? And then complex organisms, brains, societies and –now– connected human societies? Physicists have good models for describing the evolution of the universe since the Big Bang, but can we apply the same concepts to the evolution of aggregated matter –living matter included? The Amazing Journey analyzes the latest results in chemistry, biology, neuroscience, anthropology and sociology under the light of the evolution of intelligence, seen as the ability of processing information. The main strength of this book is using just two concepts used in physics –information and energy– to explain: The emergence and evolution of life: procaryotes, eukaryotes and complex organismsThe emergence and evolution of the brainThe emergence and evolution of societies (human and not)Possible evolution of our "internet society" and the role that Artificial Intelligence is playing

The Responsible University: Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond

by Rómulo Pinheiro Lars Geschwind Mads P. Sørensen Jouni Kekäle

This book explores how the notion of the responsible university manifests itself at various levels within Nordic higher education. As the impetus of the knowledge society has catapulted the higher education sector to the forefront of policy agendas, universities and other types of higher education institutions face increasing scrutiny, assessment and accountability. This book examines this phenomenon using the Nordic countries as cases in point, given the strong public commitment towards widening participation and public research investments. The editors and contributors analyse the history and current transformations of the idea of the responsible university, investigate new innovations in the educational landscape and look into how universities have begun to organise themselves to become more responsible. Drawing together scholars from the humanities and the social sciences, this interdisciplinary collection will be of interest and value to students and scholars of the role and nature of the modern university, in addition to practitioners and policy makers tasked with finding solutions to address the competing and often contradictory demands posed by a responsibility agenda.

Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication (Human–Computer Interaction Series)

by Carey Jewitt Sara Price Nikoleta Yiannoutsou Douglas Atkinson Kerstin Leder Mackley

Communication is increasingly moving beyond ‘ways of seeing’ to ‘ways of feeling’. This Open Access book provides social design insights and implications for HCI research and design exploring digitally mediated touch communication. It offers a socially orientated map to help navigate the complex social landscape of digitally mediated touch for communication: from everyday touch-screens, tangibles, wearables, haptics for virtual reality, to the tactile internet of skin. Drawing on literature reviews, new case-study vignettes, and exemplars of digital touch, the book examines the major social debates provoked by digital touch, and investigates social themes central to the communicative potential and societal consequences of digital touch: · Communication environments, capacities and practices · Norms associations and expectations · Presence, absence and connection · Social imaginaries of digital touch · Digital touch ethics and values The book concludes with a discussion of the significance of social understanding and methods in the context of Interdisciplinary collaborations to explore touch, towards the design of digital touch communication, ‘ways of feeling’, that are useable, appropriate, ethical and socially aware.

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