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This page provides an overview of 7 articles related to 'avatar', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities. It can also refer to a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. It is an object representing the user. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user. For other meanings of this term, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(disambiguation) . (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Avatar)

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Metadata related to 'avatar' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'avatar': 7 (0.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'avatar' across all Ariadne articles: 14
  • Average number of references to 'avatar' per Ariadne article: 2.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'avatar': 2005-07
  • Trending factor of 'avatar': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'avatar':

  1. paul gorman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul walk (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. liza zamboglou (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. gill ferrell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. lorraine paterson (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Accessibility: The Current Situation and New Directions

Kevin Carey describes accessibility by disabled people to digital information systems across broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet, looks into the future and makes recommendations.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Eduserv Foundation Symposium 2007: Virtual Worlds, Real Learning?

Paul Walk reports on the Eduserv Foundation Symposium which took as its theme 'Virtual Worlds, Real Learning?' and which was primarily concerned with educational uses for Second Life.

July 2007, issue52, event report

The Second Life of UK Academics

John Kirriemuir introduces a series of studies investigating how the Second Life environment is being used in UK Higher and Further Education.

October 2007, issue53, feature article

Exploiting the Potential of Blogs and Social Networks

Gill Ferrell reports on a one-day workshop about Blogs and Social Networks, held in Birmingham in November 2007.

January 2008, issue54, event report

Search Engines: Real-time Search

Phil Bradley looks at the concept of real-time search and points to some of the functionality that users can and should expect to find when exploring these engines.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

International UPA 2010 Conference User Experience Design for the World

Liza Zamboglou and Lorraine Paterson report on the Usability Professionals' Association's International Conference held in Munich, Germany in May 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Has Second Life Lived up to Expectations?

Paul Gorman examines to what degree Second Life has justified the claims made for it by its evangelists with particular regard to education.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

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