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Designing for What is Usually Hidden - Visualization Techniques for Design of Autonomous Media Agents

Novakov, Mariana and Pehrson, Anders (2009)
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Autonomous Agents are usually designed to work in the background and their work is mostly hidden from the user. This causes both ethical and practical problems that can be remedied by providing feedback and control to the user (Bellotti and Sellen, 1993). This thesis presents an overview study exploreing advantages and disadvantages of four visualization techniques: colouring, pictographic symbols, metaphors, and affective computing, as they are employed in providing feedback and control regarding Autonomous Agents. The study is performed by evaluating an example project, with elements of Design Science. The thesis concludes that all techniques have both advantages and disadvantages regarding different aspects of their use.
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author
Novakov, Mariana and Pehrson, Anders
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Informatics, Visual Design, Autonomous Media Agents, Graphical User Interface, Affective computing, Colouring, Metaphors, Pictographic symbols, Informatics, systems theory, Informatik, systemteori
language
English
id
1393447
date added to LUP
2009-04-21 00:00:00
date last changed
2010-08-03 10:52:15
@misc{1393447,
  abstract     = {Autonomous Agents are usually designed to work in the background and their work is mostly hidden from the user. This causes both ethical and practical problems that can be remedied by providing feedback and control to the user (Bellotti and Sellen, 1993). This thesis presents an overview study exploreing advantages and disadvantages of four visualization techniques: colouring, pictographic symbols, metaphors, and affective computing, as they are employed in providing feedback and control regarding Autonomous Agents. The study is performed by evaluating an example project, with elements of Design Science. The thesis concludes that all techniques have both advantages and disadvantages regarding different aspects of their use.},
  author       = {Novakov, Mariana and Pehrson, Anders},
  keyword      = {Informatics,Visual Design,Autonomous Media Agents,Graphical User Interface,Affective computing,Colouring,Metaphors,Pictographic symbols,Informatics, systems theory,Informatik, systemteori},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Designing for What is Usually Hidden - Visualization Techniques for Design of Autonomous Media Agents},
  year         = {2009},
}