Human-Computer Interaction: The Agency Perspective

  • Marielba Zacarias
  • José Valente de Oliveira

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 396)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Users as Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pieter Desmet, Marc Hassenzahl
      Pages 3-27
    3. Claudia Nass, Sebastian Adam, Joerg Doerr, Marcus Trapp
      Pages 29-53
  3. Agents and Accessibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Marco de Sá, Luís Carriço, João Faria, Isabel Sá
      Pages 85-109
    3. Abdullah Al Mahmud, Suleman Shahid, Omar Mubin
      Pages 111-129
    4. Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi, David Contreras, Álvaro Sánchez
      Pages 131-167
  4. Agents and Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Nicole C. Krämer, Astrid von der Pütten, Sabrina Eimler
      Pages 215-240
    3. Ary Fagundes Bressane Neto, Flavio Soares Correa da Silva
      Pages 263-285
    4. Stefan Kopp, Kirsten Bergmann
      Pages 287-301
    5. Abey Campbell, Rem Collier, Mauro Dragone, Levent Görgü, Thomas Holz, Michael J. O’Grady et al.
      Pages 303-326
  5. Agent-Centric Paradigms and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Dipak Surie, Thomas Pederson, Lars-Erik Janlert
      Pages 349-374
    3. Francisco Iacobelli, Nathan Nichols, Larry Birnbaum, Kristian Hammond
      Pages 375-387
  6. Collective Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Matthias Rehm, Yukiko Nakano, Tomoko Koda, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus
      Pages 411-436
    3. Wajeeha Khalil, Erich Schikuta
      Pages 437-464
  7. Back Matter

About this book


Agent-centric theories, approaches and technologies are contributing to enrich interactions between users and computers. This book aims at highlighting the influence of the agency perspective in Human-Computer Interaction through a careful selection of research contributions. Split into five sections; Users as Agents, Agents and Accessibility, Agents and Interactions, Agent-centric Paradigms and Approaches, and Collective Agents, the book covers a wealth of novel, original and fully updated material, offering:


ü  To provide a coherent, in depth, and timely material on the agency perspective in HCI

ü  To offer an authoritative treatment of the subject matter presented by carefully selected authors

ü  To offer a balanced and broad coverage of the subject area, including, human, organizational, social, as well as technological concerns.

ü  To offer a hands-on-experience by covering representative case studies and offering essential design guidelines


The book will appeal to a broad audience of researchers and professionals associated to software engineering, interface design, accessibility, as well as agent-based interaction paradigms and technology.


Agency Perspective Collective Agents Computational Intelligence HCI, Human-Computer Interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Marielba Zacarias
    • 1
  • José Valente de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.UAlg Informatics LabUniversity of Algarve FaroPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-25690-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-25691-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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