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Fun, Communication and Dependability: Extending the Concept of Usability [chapter]

Andrew F. Monk
2002 People and Computers XVI - Memorable Yet Invisible  
Drawing on the history of HCI, suggestions are made about how these new conceptions of usability could be further developed for design for the home, and more widely.  ...  These are all issues in the home but there are other important components of usability. How do we make the product enjoyable to use? How do we design for effective humanhuman communication?  ...  Further information about the work of the group is available at www.yorkusabilityresearch.org. The author is supported by EPRC through Grant No.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-0105-5_1 fatcat:aabczbk76repbkjdsth3n5cn5e

Policy mixes for business model innovation : The case of off-grid energy for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Philipp A. Trotter, Aoife Brophy
2022 Research policy 51(6)  
We derive the model inductively by studying the emergence of an off-grid renewable energy BMI in sub-Saharan Africa which proposes to actively create sustainable development in rural areas as opposed to  ...  We build on the quickly evolving literature on policy mixes to develop a theoretical model which explains how policy strategies and instruments shape the conditions for BMI.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) ES/S000941/1 as part of Project RISE (Renewable, Innovative and Scalable Electrification) via its Global  ... 
doi:10.18154/rwth-2022-05635 fatcat:l7u7naojdndvldt7mbmuj5qgme

NEWCOMERS: Benefits for community members in terms of increased access to clean, secure and affordable energy

Tanja Kamin, Urša Golob, Tina Kogovšek, Primož Medved
2022 Zenodo  
The conceptual foundation of our qualitative study was based on an individual-practice framework within which the individual-value-practice (IVP) model was developed as a guide to understand the empirical  ...  In this deliverable, our focus is on identifying the variety of possible benefits of new clean energy communities and types of value they have for their members (and could have for society at large), as  ...  o (if yes) What was the deciding factor in becoming involved? o (if no) What made you get involved? • What is your occupation? What have you studied? 2.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6560891 fatcat:makemldyvrevxmnw5jomvisigm

EnergyScout: A Consumer Oriented Dashboard for Smart Meter Data Analytics [article]

Nafees Ahmed, Klaus Mueller
2019 arXiv   pre-print
devices, discover the impact of their usage patterns, compare them with usage patterns of the past, and see via what-if analysis what effects a modification of these patterns may have, also in the context  ...  The increasing popularity of smart meters provides energy consumers in households with unprecedented opportunities for understanding and modifying their energy use.  ...  Predesign Study and Requirement Analysis The predesign study had the following goals: (1) gain an understanding of the data at hand, (2) get a sense for the mindset of energy customers, (3) determine what  ... 
arXiv:1911.09284v1 fatcat:oozi6css7neyxb4o6wtzxx6tmm

Pricing Policy and Partial Collusion

Stefano Colombo
2010 Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade  
But before we discuss algorithmic collusion, what are potential benefits and promise of the algorithm-driven economy?  ...  It depends on how firms use the data and algorithms, their incentives, and the characteristics of the key market in which the technology and data are being employed.  ...  If you are interested, here are a couple of books that we have written on the subject -Big Data and Competition Policy and Virtual Competition and I would love to get your feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10842-010-0087-9 fatcat:6fgvtn5sa5ggpdt7wam34dr4ki

Extending private-collective innovation: a case study

Matthias Stuermer, Sebastian Spaeth, Georg von Krogh
2009 R & D Management  
We present a case study to 1) provide empirical evidence of a case of private-collective innovation, showing specific benefits, and 2) to extend the private-collective innovation model by analyzing the  ...  We examine the development of the Nokia Internet Tablet, that builds on both proprietary and open source software development, and that involves both Nokia developers and volunteers who are not employed  ...  What is more important to you: to give some of your secrets an internal work-out or how much help in creating these products you get for free.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9310.2009.00548.x fatcat:iv7d6fqisvgrtde5qafjorqfh4

Multi-Modal Data Fusion in Enhancing Human-Machine Interaction for Robotic Applications: A Survey [article]

Tauheed Khan Mohd, Nicole Nguyen, Ahmad Y Javaid
2022 arXiv   pre-print
One of the major goals that remain to be achieved is designing an interaction similar to how a human interacts with another human.  ...  On the other hand, developers and researchers need to be aware of state-of-the-art methodologies being used to achieve this goal.  ...  According to our study, there are still avenues open for research in multimodal fusion while exploring different combinations of input modalities.  ... 
arXiv:2202.07732v2 fatcat:7om2tvpw7beuhckmr5rbypzbze

Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence (review)

Mark Erickson
2004 Canadian journal of sociology  
Virtues, perhaps, in a politician, but hardly what we would wish for any child of our own. The image itself is open to empirical question.  ...  Narrowing Consider the simple use of a software agent to suggest new books for you to read or new music for you to hear.  ... 
doi:10.1353/cjs.2004.0038 fatcat:w4y2rzpakbcgbivjhpsbizvmzu

Designing for Learning in Use of Everyday Artefacts

Marianne Graves Petersen
2002 DAIMI Report Series  
The empirical part of the thesis consists of a long-term study of Bang & Olufsen television use in the home of two families.  ...  On this basis, a framework of learning artefacts is developed, and this framework is used to analyse the long-term study of B&O use.  ...  We would like to thank Bang and Olufsen for their active participation in both seeing and moving. We would like to thank Susanne Bødker for her comments on an earlier version of this article.  ... 
doi:10.7146/dpb.v32i568.7125 fatcat:hklqmuvf4jfghb35fez6gl2gju

Foreign objects? Web content management systems, journalistic cultures and the ontology of software

Scott Rodgers
2014 Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism  
Drawing upon a sixyear study of the Toronto Star, this paper provides an account of TOPS, an in-house web content management system (CMS) which served as the backbone of thestar.com for six years.  ...  Based on an outline of this ontology, I suggest software be taken seriously as an object of journalism, which implies: acknowledging its partial autonomy from human use or authorization; accounting for  ...  with online … the masters are IT telling you what you're going to get … 'You want it to scroll?  ... 
doi:10.1177/1464884914545729 fatcat:qbq3s63kvfc3xcceixbyxi52ma

The Alexafication of Adult Social Care: Virtual Assistants and the Changing Role of Local Government in England

James Wright
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
It draws on interviews with managers from eight English local authorities involved in the commissioning and trialling of technologies for adult social care to examine how and why virtual assistants are  ...  Scaling up the application of such technologies could shift the role of local authorities towards one of an app developer and data broker, while generating considerable risks of reliance on the precarious  ...  Acknowledgments: I am grateful to a colleague who was present at ITEC 2018, as well as Kate Hamblin, for the description of the conference.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18020812 pmid:33477872 fatcat:bwgh4zjp2zf2dn3srkn5cikcbq

Platform Owner Entry and Innovation in Complementary Markets: Evidence from Intel

Annabelle Gawer, Rebecca Henderson
2007 Journal of Economics and Management Strategy  
This paper draws on a detailed history of Intel's strategy with respect to the complementary markets for microprocessors to explore the usefulness of the current theoretical literature for explaining behavior  ...  Our results have implications for both our understanding of the dynamics of competition in complements and of the role of organizational structures and processes in shaping competition.  ...  You get to fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't make that an ongoing practice. 21 Intel's actions, and the dilemma that it faced, are broadly consistent with the existing literature.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1530-9134.2007.00130.x fatcat:ioxqpkvmivbxxiyvpndtyzg2oy

The technique of the use of Virtual Learning Environment in the process of organizing the future teachers' terminological work by specialty

Victoria V. Pererva, Olena O. Lavrentieva, Olena I. Lakomova, Olena S. Zavalniuk, Stanislav T. Tolmachev
2019 Workshop on Cloud Technologies in Education  
According to the results of empirical research, the expediency of using VLEs in the study of professional terminology by future biology teachers has been confirmed.  ...  virtual herbarium, with free software have been shown.  ...  To what extend do you consider Latin as a mean to get new professional information? 9.  ... 
dblp:conf/cte/PerervaLLZT19 fatcat:2gvfbpfh6rdqpj4ri5fgaj3yl4

NICHIZATION IN DIGITIZATION ERA: IMPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tevfik Dalgic
2018 Journal of Marketing and Strategic Management  
We have both open Access and Print versions of the journal, but print version is for the authors and review board members.  ...  This issue has an additional part as working paper. We tried to have a balanced combination of marketing and strategy related papers.  ...  The next opportunity for future research in this area of study involves examining the relationship strength among stakeholders of an organization.  ... 
doi:10.21607/jmsm.2018.007 fatcat:6drnurtcvzckbllx4c63pzasea

Circular Economy Competencies for Design

Deborah Sumter, Jotte de Koning, Conny Bakker, Ruud Balkenende
2020 Sustainability  
This study addresses what competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) designers need in order to successfully design products and services for a circular economy.  ...  We conclude that design for a circular economy can be seen as an upcoming, independent field within the sustainability domain, and that requires a specific set of competencies, methods, and tools.  ...  She was in charge of collecting and analyzing the data, wrote the initial drafts of the full paper, and produced the images for this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12041561 fatcat:nrtpxldsj5h6zpxllhzih3sapy
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