Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction

Volume 6, issue 3–4

Designing for Healthy Lifestyles: Design Considerations for Mobile Technologies to Encourage Consumer Health and Wellness

As the rates of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease continue to rise, the development of effective tools that can help people adopt and sustain healthier habits is becoming ever more important. Mobile computing holds great promise for providing effective support for help
Volume 6, issue 2

Methods and Techniques for Involving Children in the Design of New Technology for Children

Children have participated in the design of technologies intended to be used by children with varying degrees of involvement, using diverse methods, and in differing contexts. This participation can be characterized as involving children as users, testers, informants, or design partners. It is only
Volume 6, issue 1

Supporting and Exploiting Spatial Memory in User Interfaces

Spatial memory is an important facet of human cognition – it allows users to learn the locations of items over time and retrieve them with little effort. In human-computer interfaces, a strong knowledge of the spatial location of controls can enable a user to interact fluidly and efficiently, withou...