Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction

Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction

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The author discusses the existing theoretical approaches of semiotically informed research in HCI, what is useful and the limitations. He proposes a radical rethink to this approach through a re-evaluation of important semiotic concepts and applied semiotic methods. Using a semiotic model of interaction he explores this concept through several studies that help to develop his argument. He concludes that this semiotics of interaction is more appropriate than other versions because it focuses on the characteristics of interactive media as they are experienced and the way in which users make sense of them rather than thinking about interface design or usability issues.Furthermore, the music on my iPod is synchronized to my computer and my iPod has an attachment that allows me to play the music on it as if it were my own FM radio station. All I have to do to use it in my car is to tune my car radio to the same frequency that my iPod is transmitting on. ... She is acutely aware of the role of human cognition in the use of objects, and she realizes the connection betweenanbsp;...

Title:Interactive Media: The Semiotics of Embodied Interaction
Author:Shaleph O'Neill
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-09-18


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