An Alternative Avatar

Maguire, J. and Renaud, K. (2011) An Alternative Avatar. British HCI 2011 Health, Wealth and Happiness, Newcastle, UK, 4-8 Jul 2011.

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Fragments of information are generated and maintained, everyday. In the aggregate, these fragments are crucial to companies like Google and Facebook. Therefore, they create free services which drive the creation of fragments and discourage the destruction of them. However, there are potentially unforeseen costs, in terms of security and energy, in managing all these fragments. We propose an image-based avatar, which fluctuates depending on the information generated by an individual online.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:authentication, username, avatar, graphical, energy
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Renaud, Professor Karen and Maguire, Dr Joseph
Authors: Maguire, J., and Renaud, K.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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