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nakatsu ryohei (curatore); rauterberg matthias (curatore); ciancarini paolo (curatore) - handbook of digital games and entertainment technologies

Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 08/2016
Edizione: 1st ed. 2017


The topics treated in this handbook cover all areas of games and entertainment technologies, such as digital entertainment; technology, design/art, and sociology. The handbook consists of contributions from top class scholars and researchers from the interdisciplinary topic areas.  The aim of this handbook is to serving as a key reference work in the field and provides readers with a holistic picture of this interdisciplinary field covering technical issues, aesthetic/design issues, and sociological issues. At present, there is no reference work in the field that provides such a broad and complete picture of the field. Engineers and researchers who want to learn about this emerging area will be able to find adequate answers regarding technology issues on digital entertainment. Designers and artists can learn how their skills and expertise can contribute to this emerging area. Also researchers working in the field of sociology and psychology will find how their experience and knowledge are connected to other areas such as technology and art/design. Although topics are written by foremost experts from the field, the description for each topic has been intended to be easily understandable but yet comprehensive enough so that it caters not only for the experts but also beginners and students in the field.


Monte-Carlo Tree Search in Board Games.- Action Games.-  Motor Imagery.-  and Control Strategies: Toward a Multi-button Controller.- Hand Gesture Interface for Entertainment Games.- Interactive Storytelling Paradigms and Representations: A Humanities-based Perspective.- Video Gaming on Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges and Solutions.- Serious games and their application in creating corporate identity.- Interface-Centric Art Games.- Design and Development of Playful Robotic Interfaces for Affective Telepresence.- Interactive Digital Narratives for iTV and Online Video.- Addiction and Entertainment Products.- Ethics.-  Privacy and Trust in Serious Games.


Ryohei Nakatsu received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1982 respectively.  After joining NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone) in 1971, he mainly worked on speech recognition technology.  In 1994, he joined ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) as the president of ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories.  In 2002 he became Professor at School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University.  Since March of 2008 he is Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and Research Director at Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS. His research interests include interactive media, entertainment technologies and communication robot/agent. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan (IEICE-J), and Virtual Reality Society of Japan.
Matthias Rauterberg received the B.S. in Psychology (1978) at the University of Marburg (Germany), the B.S. in Philosophy (1981) and Computer Science (1983), the M.S. in Psychology (1981, summa cum laude) and Computer Science (1986, summa cum laude) at the University of Hamburg (Germany), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science/Mathematics (1995, awarded) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He was a senior lecturer for ‘usability engineering’ in computer science and industrial engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was the head of the Man-Machine Interaction research group (MMI) from the Department of Industrial Engineering at the ETH-Zurich (Switzerland). In 1998 he was appointed as fulltime professor for 'Human Communication Technology' and since 2012 he is professor for ‘Interactive Systems Design’, first at IPO - Center for Research on User-System Interaction, and later at the department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). From 1999 till 2001 he was director of the Center for Research on User-System Interaction (IPO), and director of the User-System-Interaction (USI) design program. He is now the head of the Designed Intelligence (DI) group. The DI group has a Simulation Lab, Robotics Lab, Biofeedback Lab, Game Lab, Cultural Computing Lab and an Interactive Vision Studio.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 2530 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:118 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 1362
Pagine Romane: xxv

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