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Animal-Computer Interaction: the emergence of a discipline

Mancini, Clara; Lawson, Shaun and Juhlin, Oskar (2017). Animal-Computer Interaction: the emergence of a discipline. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 98 pp. 129–134.

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In this editorial to the IJHCS Special Issue on Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), we provide an overview of the state-of-the-art in this emerging field, outlining the main scientific interests of its developing community, in a broader cultural context of evolving human-animal relations. We summarise the core aims proposed for the development of ACI as a discipline, discussing the challenges these pose and how ACI researchers are trying to address them. We then introduce the contributions to the Special Issue, showing how they illustrate some of the key issues that characterise the current state-of-the-art in ACI, and finally reflect on how the journey ahead towards developing an ACI discipline could be undertaken.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 1071-5819
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Animal-Computer InteractionNot SetThe Open University
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 48565
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 01:16
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