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Human Bandwidth<br />© Copyright 2010 Pedro Alves - Opensoft Barcamp 2010<br />
212 wpmMrs. Barbara Blackburn<br />
bandwidth:The amount of data that can be passed along a communications channel in a given period of time.<br />http://dict...
talking face to face (two friends)<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expres...
talking face to face (two strangers)<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expr...
talking face to face with skype<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expressio...
talking on the phone<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation (↓)<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />...
Sending a handwritten letter<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expre...
Sending a typewritten letter<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expre...
Filling a contact form<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<...
Filling a checklist<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br ...
Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />Ge...
How do computers deal with limited bandwidth?<br />Force the user to provide more information<br />Extra user effort<br />...
Amazon<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />...
Facebook<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br ...
Wii/Kinect<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<b...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/emzii/3554047913/<br />I'm not completely blind, I just kind of see things through a veil tha...
We need more<br />
We need less<br />
We need less effort<br />
3-axis accelerometerdigital compassproximity sensormicrophonedual cameragpsbluetoothin the future:polution/air quality sen...
Jogging<br />
Urbanistic Sensing<br />
Touristic information<br />
Reduce interruptions<br />
- detects the user is hungry (or she’s not but should eat anyway)- looks up nearby restaurant based on the user interests-...
“The other night, however, a very amazing thing happened. I downloaded an app called Color ID. It uses the iPhone's camera...
Thank you<br />www.inospito.net@inospito<br />
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Human Bandwidth

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We usually talk about bandwidth while we’re downloading a movie from the Internet or playing an online game. But what’s the actual required bandwidth for efficient communication between an human and a computer?

This was a short talk I gave at Opensoft Barcamp 2010.

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Human Bandwidth

  1. 1. Human Bandwidth<br />© Copyright 2010 Pedro Alves - Opensoft Barcamp 2010<br />
  2. 2. 212 wpmMrs. Barbara Blackburn<br />
  3. 3. bandwidth:The amount of data that can be passed along a communications channel in a given period of time.<br />http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bandwidth <br />
  4. 4. talking face to face (two friends)<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  5. 5. talking face to face (two strangers)<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  6. 6. talking face to face with skype<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  7. 7. talking on the phone<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Voice intonation (↓)<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  8. 8. Sending a handwritten letter<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  9. 9. Sending a typewritten letter<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />
  10. 10. Filling a contact form<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  11. 11. Filling a checklist<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  12. 12. Words<br />Sentences<br />Calligraphy / Drawings<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/33367398@N00/2999591242/<br />
  13. 13. How do computers deal with limited bandwidth?<br />Force the user to provide more information<br />Extra user effort<br />User becomes unhappy<br />
  14. 14. Amazon<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  15. 15. Facebook<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  16. 16. Wii/Kinect<br />Words<br />Sentences<br />Emotion Cues<br />Voice intonation<br />Facial expression<br />Body expression<br />General look/style<br />Environment (around)<br />Personal history<br />
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/emzii/3554047913/<br />I'm not completely blind, I just kind of see things through a veil that i can't remove<br />
  18. 18. We need more<br />
  19. 19. We need less<br />
  20. 20. We need less effort<br />
  21. 21. 3-axis accelerometerdigital compassproximity sensormicrophonedual cameragpsbluetoothin the future:polution/air quality sensorGSR “emotion sensor”RFID/NFC<br />
  22. 22. Jogging<br />
  23. 23. Urbanistic Sensing<br />
  24. 24. Touristic information<br />
  25. 25. Reduce interruptions<br />
  26. 26. - detects the user is hungry (or she’s not but should eat anyway)- looks up nearby restaurant based on the user interests- make a reservation- tell her<br />
  27. 27. “The other night, however, a very amazing thing happened. I downloaded an app called Color ID. It uses the iPhone's camera, and speaks names of colors....”Austin Seraphin<br />
  28. 28. Thank you<br />www.inospito.net@inospito<br />

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