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    Qualitative usability feature selection with ranking: a novel approach for ranking the identified usability problematic attributes for academic websites using data-mining techniques

    The aim of this study is to identify common usability problematic patterns that belong to top-50 academic websites as a whole and then ranking of these identified usability problems is also provided.

    Kalpna Sagar and Anju Saha

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:29

    Published on: 23 October 2017

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    A 3D localisation method in indoor environments for virtual reality applications

    Virtual Reality (VR) has recently experienced rapid development for human–computer interactions. Users wearing VR headsets gain an immersive experience when interacting with a 3-dimensional (3D) world. We util...

    Wei Song, Liying Liu, Yifei Tian, Guodong Sun, Simon Fong and Kyungeun Cho

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:39

    Published on: 13 October 2017

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    Handpad: a virtual mouse for controlling laptops in a smart home

    This study investigates the possibilities of equipping fixed furniture with touch screens to control laptops or other smart home devices, to create a holistic smart home control system. Although multi-touch sc...

    Clerc-Manne Taing, Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and Hanjing Huang

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:27

    Published on: 14 September 2017

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    An AmI-based and privacy-preserving shopping mall model

    Nowadays, large shopping malls provide tools to help and boost customers to buy products. Some of these tools melt down digital operations with physical ones executed by customers into blended commerce experie...

    Carlo Blundo, Francesco Orciuoli and Mimmo Parente

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:26

    Published on: 7 September 2017

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    Efficient motion blurred shadows using a temporal shadow map

    In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm that renders motion blurred shadows efficiently on GPUs using a temporal shadow map. Each triangle moves during a frame and for each pixel, it is visible to the ligh...

    MinhPhuoc Hong and Kyoungsu Oh

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:22

    Published on: 13 July 2017

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    Users’ design feedback in usability evaluation: a literature review

    As part of usability evaluation, users may be invited to offer their reflections on the system being evaluated. Such reflections may concern the system’s suitability for its context of use, usability problem p...

    Asbjørn Følstad

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:19

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    Toward the reduction of incorrect drawn ink retrieval

    As tablet devices become popular, various handwriting applications are used. Some of applications incorporate a specific function, which is generally called palm rejection. Palm rejection enables application u...

    Atsushi Kitani, Taketo Kimura and Takako Nakatani

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:18

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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    Feature extraction for robust physical activity recognition

    This paper presents the development of a Human Activity Recognition (HAR) system that uses a network of nine inertial measurement units situated in different body parts. Every unit provides 3D (3-dimension) ac...

    Jiadong Zhu, Rubén San-Segundo and José M. Pardo

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:16

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Tracking intruder ship in wireless environment

    It is a challenging task for all Harbors or Naval Administration to restrict and monitor the movement of defense or commercial ships. Most commonly used techniques of monitoring are radars and satellite images...

    Madhuri Rao and Narendra Kumar Kamila

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:14

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Exploring the affective, motivational and cognitive effects of pedagogical agent enthusiasm in a multimedia learning environment

    In a traditional classroom environment, instructor enthusiasm has been shown to enhance student’s emotion, affective perceptions, intrinsic motivation, and cognitive outcome. Additionally, emotional response t...

    Tze Wei Liew, Nor Azan Mat Zin and Noraidah Sahari

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:9

    Published on: 5 May 2017

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    Citizen science for pedestrian cartography: collection and moderation of walkable routes in cities through mobile gamification

    Digital geographical maps can be regarded as a user interface for understanding and navigating the city. Nevertheless, contemporary digital maps over-emphasize the needs of motor vehicles. Pedestrian routes ha...

    Ippokratis Kapenekakis and Konstantinos Chorianopoulos

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:10

    Published on: 19 April 2017

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    Transaction processing in consistency-aware user’s applications deployed on NoSQL databases

    NoSQL databases are capable of storing and processing big data which is characterized by various properties such as volume, variety and velocity. Such databases are used in a variety of user applications that ...

    María Teresa González-Aparicio, Adewole Ogunyadeka, Muhammad Younas, Javier Tuya and Rubén Casado

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:7

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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    An investigation into users’ considerations towards using password managers

    Password managers, though commonly recommended by security experts, are still not used by many users. Understanding why some choose to use password managers while others do not is important towards generally u...

    Michael Fagan, Yusuf Albayram, Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan and Ross Buck

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:12

    Published on: 15 March 2017

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