Search for dissertations about: "Philosophy of Computing"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words Philosophy of Computing.

  1. 1. Artefactual Intelligence: The Development and Use of Cognitively Congenial Artefacts

    University dissertation from Department of Cognitive Science, Lund University

    Author : David de Léon; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; pervasive computing; affective computing; persuasive computing; Psychology; Psykologi; computer-mediated extrospection; precommitment; self-control; situated cognition; distributed motivation; cognitive ethnography; distributed cognition; cognitive biographies; redesign; task–artefact cycle; artefact evolution; artefact design; task structure; cognitive task; cognitive congeniality; artefactual intelligence; cognitive artefacts; task environment; tools; Cognition; artefacts; ubiquitous computing;

    Abstract : How can tools help structure tasks to make them cognitively easier to perform? How do artefacts, and our strategies for using them, develop over time in cognitively beneficial ways? These are two of the main questions that are explored in the five papers collected in this thesis. The first paper details an ethnographic study conducted on people cooking in their homes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing

    University dissertation from Västerås : Mälardalens högskola

    Author : Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic; Mälardalens högskola.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TECHNOLOGY Information technology Computer science; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Informationsteknik Datavetenskap; Computer Science; datavetenskap; Computing and Philosophy; Philosophy of Computing; Philosophy of Information; infocomputation; computing nature; computational cognition; ethics; values;

    Abstract : The recent development of the research field of Computing and Philosophy has triggered investigations into the theoretical foundations of computing and information.This thesis consists of two parts which are the result of studies in two areas of Philosophy of Computing (PC) and Philosophy of Information (PI) regarding the production of meaning (semantics) and the value system with applications (ethics). READ MORE

  3. 3. Shadows of Cavernous Shades: Charting the Chiaroscuro of Realistic Computing

    University dissertation from Department of Computer Science, Lund University

    Author : Erik Persson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; history of computing; philosophy of technology; philosophy of computing; realistic computing; virtual reality; object-orientation; business objects; software components; client server database access architectures; Computer science; numerical analysis; systems; control; Datalogi; numerisk analys; system; kontroll;

    Abstract : During the early 1990s, a novel style of programming often referred to as component-oriented programming quickly grew popular as the state-of-the-art in graphical user interface and client/server development on Windows-based personal computers, largely in competition with object-oriented programming, a partly similar, partly different programming paradigm, with which component-orientation is often compared, combined, and confused. Also during the 1990s, the world-wide web spread its arachnoid gossamer over the globe with deep-ranging ramifications for software component technology. READ MORE

  4. 4. Designing Everyday Computational Things

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Johan Redström; Interactive Institute.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2001]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; human-computer interaction; interaction design; design research; experimental design; ubiquitous computing; aesthetics;

    Abstract : The prospect of ubiquitous computing in everyday life urges us to raise basic design issues pertaining to how we will live with, and not only use, computers. To design for everyday life involves much more than enabling people to accomplish certain tasks more effectively, and therefore, traditional approaches to human-computer interaction that focus on usability are not sufficient. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring the Sources of Enterprise Agility in Software Organizations

    University dissertation from Västerås : Mälardalen University

    Author : Jayakanth Srinivasan; Mälardalens högskola.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Software Organizations; Enterprise Agility; Engaged Scholarship; Case Studies; Innovation; Process Improvement; Global Software Development; TECHNOLOGY Information technology Computer science Software engineering; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Informationsteknik Datavetenskap Programvaruteknik; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi; Computer Science; datavetenskap;

    Abstract : Software is one of the core elements that drive the modern economy, with visible use in areas such as personal computing, telecommunications and banking, and background use in areas such as aircraft traffic management, nuclear power generation, and automotive control systems. Organizations that build software are unique in that they span industrial domains, and at their core of what they do is codifying human knowledge. READ MORE