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IEEE MultiMedia

Issue 1 • Date Spring 1994

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  • Multimedia information systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):12 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (49)
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    Presents a gentle introduction to multimedia information systems. The author explores the nature of multimedia data model and information system architecture, and reviews the evolution of multimedia information systems. He also discusses data model design, query processing, and browsing support, and takes a look at some state-of-the-art prototype systems.<> View full abstract»

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  • In our image: interface design in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):25 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (8)
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    People, not technology, have become the focus of current interface design. Multimedia interface designers try to take advantage of human senses to ease our communication with one another and with the computer. This survey of current work highlights the complexity facing them in their task.<> View full abstract»

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  • Architectures for personalized multimedia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):37 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (70)
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    Personalized multimedia on-demand services are fast evolving from a symbiosis of storage, network, and content providers. A major obstacle to their practical realization is the unprecedented cost of storage and transmission. Architectures and caching techniques can minimize the costs of delivering personalized multimedia programs across metropolitan networks.<> View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia systems: an overview

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):47 - 59
    Cited by:  Papers (50)  |  Patents (25)
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    Advances in distributed multimedia systems have begun to significantly affect the development of on-demand multimedia services. Researchers are working within established computer areas to transform existing technologies and develop new ones. Multimedia is shown as the merging of computing, communications, and broadcasting.<> View full abstract»

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  • Ending the tyranny of the button

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (13)
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    In his keynote address to the Hypertext 91 conference, Frank Halasz described "ending the tyranny of the link" as a major issue facing the hypermedia research community at that time. The greatest problem is not that users always focus on buttons because they know a button indicates a link or connection of some kind. Just the opposite, users expect buttons in hypermedia systems, so if no buttons ar... View full abstract»

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  • Active learning through multimedia

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):69 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (19)
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    As a child, did you learn how to walk by taking a walking class? No. Children learn by doing. Then why force them into passivity in school? Properly designed educational software on multimedia computers supports active participation and puts the student in control. Such software demands the right teaching architecture, as explained here.<> View full abstract»

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