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  I need your encouragement!: Requesting supportive comments on social media reduces test anxiety
Deloatch R., Bailey B., Kirlik A., Zilles C.  CHI 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO,  May 6-11, 2017) 736-747, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Exam anxiety can make students seriously underperform. Can supportive comments through social media help release exam anxiety? In this paper, Deloatch et al. try to answer this question. Their experiment investigates how supportive comments from s...

Nov 15 2017
  Competing against luck: the story of innovation and customer choice
Christensen C., Dillon K., Hall T., Duncan D.,  Harper Business, New York, NY, 2016. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-062435-61-3)

At a recent meeting of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 279, about 60 experts from 30-plus countries engaged in a spirited discussion and debate about how to help organizations of all shapes and sizes around ...

Nov 8 2017
  Detailing a spectrum of motivational forces shaping nomadic practices
de Carvalho A., Ciolfi L., Gray B.  CSCW 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Portland, OR,  Feb 25-Mar 1, 2017) 962-977, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Early in our professional careers, my husband and I called ourselves “academic gypsies.” The search for stable jobs for two newly minted PhDs was no easy task. In search of that ideal situation, we lived, moved, worked, and straddled s...

Nov 7 2017
  Modelling selective visual attention for autonomous virtual characters
Kokkinara E., Oyekoya O., Steed A.  Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds 22(4): 361-369, 2011. Type: Article

Creating a movie, computer game, or virtual reality scenario with convincing human-like characters poses a number of challenges, among them the appearance and the behavior of autonomous virtual characters (AVCs). In movies and scripted parts of ga...

Oct 30 2017
  Power-up: unlocking the hidden mathematics in video games
Lane M.,  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2017. 264 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691161-51-8)

Beautiful mathematics can be found in unlikely places. Building upon this premise, Power-up tries to address a marketing problem: Why is mathematics far from engaging for most people? Mathematics is not as engaging as, for instance, playing...

Oct 25 2017
  Dynamic secularization: information technology and the tension between religion and science
Bainbridge W.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 268 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319565-01-9)

This book is a highly detailed account of alternative schools of religion and science fueled by the power of the Internet. Ironically, the use of mass communication is not really new. Martin Luther‘s Reformation Theses was undoubtedly helped by th...

Oct 24 2017
  Decoding the representation of code in the brain: an fMRI study of code review and expertise
Floyd B., Santander T., Weimer W.  ICSE 2017 (Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina,  May 20-28, 2017) 175-186, 2017. Type: Proceedings

This paper presents an excellent example of an inter-disciplinary study to understand how the human brain processes common software engineering tasks by using medical imaging....

Oct 20 2017
  Incidental exposure to online news
Yadamsuren B., Erdelez S.,  Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2017. 92 pp. Type: Book (978-1-627054-91-1)

This is a very short book--really more of a monograph at less than 90 pages, including front pieces, table of contents, bibliography, and index. It aims to examine the patterns of how people stumble upon news while engaged in other online act...

Oct 17 2017
  Class confessions: restorative properties in online experiences of socioeconomic stigma
Rho E., Haimson O., Andalibi N., Mazmanian M., Hayes G.  CHI 2017 (Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO,  May 6-11, 2017) 3377-3389, 2017. Type: Proceedings

Since modern society provides more opportunities for those with college and university degrees, the number of applications to most prestigious colleges and universities has risen. It is due to the premise that education from elite universities gua...

Oct 16 2017
  What technological features are used in smartphone apps that promote physical activity? A review and content analysis
Mollee J., Middelweerd A., Kurvers R., Klein M.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(4): 633-643, 2017. Type: Article

A systematic review of the use of mobile technology to promote physical activity is proposed in this paper. The number of apps aimed at healthcare available in commercial stores is strongly and constantly increasing: the underpinning idea, common ...

Oct 12 2017
 
 
 
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