Special Issue "User Experience Research and Practice in Intelligent Environments"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communication Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stavroula Ntoa
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Guest Editor
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Institute of Computer Science, N. Plastira 100,Vassilika Vouton, GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: human-computer interaction; usability; user experience; intelligent environments; human centered AI; digital accessibility; design for all
Prof. Dr. Constantine Stephanidis
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Guest Editor
1. Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Human Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCI Lab), GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
2. Department of Computer Science, University of Crete, GR-70013 Heraklion, Greece
Interests: human–computer interactions; universal access; design for all; ambient intelligence; interaction in smart environments
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intelligent environments, supported by interconnected cyber-physical systems, computer vision, and artificial intelligence, aim to unobtrusively sense, anticipate and satisfy the needs of the inhabitants by appropriately adapting their behavior. Interactions in such environments extend beyond traditional human–computer interactions to accommodate human interplay with devices embedded in everyday artifacts, as well as novel and multimodal, implicit, escalated, and collaborative interactions. At the same time, the user interface design space is expanded with new perspectives and interactive materials.

In this context, User Experience (UX) research and practice is challenged to evolve to accommodate the technological richness of such environments. Furthermore, design for human control and ethical design have become of paramount importance and merit particular attention from the community of UX researchers and designers. Besides challenging UX, however, intelligent environments constitute a powerful assistant in current UX methods and practices, catering to the needs and requirements of UX researchers and practitioners.

The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together research findings and best practices from academia and industry, elaborating on the challenges faced, methodologies and practices applied, and lessons learned in the process of designing and evaluating systems, applications, or services for intelligent environments. The relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Design for human control;
  • Ethical design;
  • Natural interaction and novel forms of interaction;
  • Multimodal and multisensorial interactions;
  • Escalated interactions;
  • Collaborative interactions;
  • Embodied and affective interactions;
  • Intelligent user interfaces;
  • Frameworks and methods for designing interactive systems, applications or services;
  • Frameworks and methods for evaluating and measuring UX;
  • Use cases and lessons learned;
  • UX studies.

Prof. Dr. Constantine Stephanidis
Dr. Stavroula Ntoa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Technologies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • user experience (UX)
  • usability
  • interaction design
  • evaluation
  • intelligent user interfaces
  • intelligent environments
  • smart environments
  • artificial intelligence
  • human–computer interaction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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