Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Human-Centered Computing: Application to Multimedia

  • Nicu SebeEmail author
  • Alejandro Jaimes
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1035


HCC; HCM; Human-centered multimedia


Human-centered computing (HCC) is an emerging, interdisciplinary academic field broadly concerned with computing and computational artifacts as they relate to the human condition.

HCC consists of a set of methodologies for designing, implementing, and deploying computing in any field that uses computing in any form. The definition of HCC is purposely broad, and this reflects the view that computing plays an active and crucial role in a huge number of human activities.

One important area of HCC is concerned with the design, implementation, and deployment of computing systems or devices in everyday environments. In such cases, it is desirable for HCC approaches to:
  • Integrate input from different types of sensors and communicate through a combination of media as output.

  • Act according to relevant social and cultural contexts.

  • Be useful to diverse individuals.

In general, HCC methodologies guide the design of effective computer systems...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Telefonica R&DMadridSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Oria
    • 1
  • Shin'ichi Satoh
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceNew Jersey Inst. of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Digital Content and Media Sciences ReseaMultimedia Information Research DivisionNational Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan