Applying Anthropology-Based Computing

  • John N. A. Brown
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Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Abstract

I developed my first model of interaction based on the triune brain while working on smart homes in Austria. In this chapter I’ll talk a bit about how I based my minor contributions to the Casa Vecchia project on a century-old British nonsense poem, and I’ll also tell you a bit about our findings regarding intuitive multimodal interaction.

We’ll close this chapter with a look at the research project I ran in Portugal, and our attempts to apply ABC and the BRAINS model of interaction to the design of smart ringtones for smartphones.

Let’s start the chapter with a discussion about a black box, and the story of how my colleagues, my students, and I filled it with a series of apps based on a 50-year old communications failsafe from the early days of satellite networks.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John N. A. Brown
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  1. 1.Department of Informatics SystemsAlpen-Adria Universität KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

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