4,895 results for 2009

  • User-centred mobile navigation system interface development for improved personal geo-identification and navigation

    Delikostidis, I.; van Elzakker, C.P.J.M. (2009)

    Conference Contributions - Other
    University of Canterbury Library

    Introduction Orientating and navigating with the use of mobile navigation systems involves interaction with different sources of information. Landmarks are very important into linking these sources. However, outcomes of user research projects in such fields are not yet fully implemented in the mobile navigation systems that are currently available. Objectives The objectives of this paper are the presentation and explanation of a conceptual model of the interactions between the users of a geo-mobile application, their mental maps, reality and the mobile map displays. This model is used to create a series of guidelines for a usable mobile (carto-) graphic interface which contributes to the implementation of a prototype design solution. Methodology In order to meet the objectives of the research, two main sources of information are used: already existing research literature and the results of the analysis of two of our experiments with real users. The aim of the first experiment was to compare different methodologies for field-based usability testing of geo-mobile applications. Investigating the behaviour of pedestrian visitors to unfamiliar cities while orientating and navigating with the use of already existing geo-mobile applications was the aim of the latter. Results A conceptual design of a user interaction model as well as user interface prototype design solutions for personal geo-identification and navigation can be considered as the concrete outcomes of the research described in this paper. The results also demonstrate the importance of landmarks in the geo-identification and navigation processes of the users. Conclusions Following User-Centred Design in order to develop a more usable mobile cartographic interface for pedestrian navigation can reveal a lot of information regarding the user-environment-system interactions. Several design aspects can be extracted from modeling these interactions that could be used for the prototype development. However, usability testing is needed to determine the success of the followed approach.

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  • Ethics and practice: Australian and New Zealand conservation contexts

    Smith, Catherine Ann; Scott, Marcelle (2009-01)

    Book item
    University of Otago

    Peer Reviewed

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  • Holy pharma! : healthism discourses in a pharmaceutical advertising website : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University

    Hathaway, Madeleine (2009)

    Masters thesis
    Massey University

    Pages 123 and 143 are missing from the original copy.

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  • The Canadian response to Aboriginal Residential Schools: Lessons for Australia and the United States?

    Cassidy, Julie (2009)

    Journal article
    The University of Auckland Library

    The common policy of the Australian, Canadian and United States governments of removing Aboriginal children from their families and placing them in institutions is now well documented. This article considers the responses to the stolen generations in Australia, Canada and United States. A major focus of the article is the historic compensation package agreed to by the Canadian government. Whilst the Canadian federal government has not been without criticism on this issue, it must be applauded for its efforts to meet a peaceful solution to a tragic past. The political responses in Australia and United States and Canada are simply incomparable. The failure to address the plight of the stolen generations of Australia and the United States evidences a major failing in Indian/Aboriginal policy in these two nations that needs to be addressed. Australia and the United States have much to learn from the reconciliatory policies of the Canadian government.

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  • Bullying the boss : upwards bullying as a response to destructive supervisory leadership in the workplace.

    Wallace, Belinda (2009)

    Masters thesis
    University of Canterbury Library

    Despite a growing acknowledgement of the negative outcomes for organizational functioning and the health and well-being of individuals attributable to workplace bullying, research into the phenomenon of upward bullying (supervisors bullied by their subordinates), particularly its aetiology, has received modest attention. The aim of the present study was to explore the link between destructive supervisory leadership and upward bullying and the mediating or moderating roles of perceived interactional justice, continuance commitment and workrelated meaning in this relationship. Two hundred and eight post-graduate students and two hundred and four work-based subordinate employees completed an on-line survey of their perceptions of the leadership style and interactional justice of their immediate supervisor, the levels of their own continuance commitment and work-related meaning, and the frequency with which they engaged in specific bullying behaviours targeting their supervisor. As expected, subordinate perceptions of destructive supervisory leadership were strongly associated with an increased incidence of upward bullying, with the strength of this relationship partially mediated by subordinate perceptions of interactional justice within supervisory interactions. In addition, subordinate levels of continuance commitment and work-related meaning moderated the relationship between subordinate perceptions of interactional justice and the incidence of upward bullying, such that this relationship was intensified when either, or both the level of subordinate continuance commitment or work-related meaning was higher. This paper offers preliminary support for conceptualizing upwards bullying as a retaliatory response to destructive leadership, however due to a reliance on cross-sectional data, inferences of causality cannot be made. Practical implications and directions for future research are discussed.

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  • European Union Interregionalism and the Capability-Expectations Gap

    Doidge, M. (2009)

    Journal Articles
    University of Canterbury Library

    This article addresses interregionalism in EU external relations. It considers the nature of interregionalism centred on two functional varieties - an internally focused, capacity building interregionalism and an externally focused, globally active form - and, in broad brush strokes, the evidence for each of these forms in EU interregional strategies. On this basis, it notes a capability-expectations gap in the EU's approach to interregionalism, with a certain dissonance between the Union's apparent acknowledgement of limited regional actorness in its partner groupings on the one hand and, on the other, its coincident high-level expectations as to what is achievable in the context of these relationships. The article concludes by suggesting priority areas for EU interregional strategy.

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  • Re-presenting climate change in the alternative and mainstream press of New Zealand

    Kenix, L.J. (2009)

    Oral Presentations
    University of Canterbury Library

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  • Influenza della composizione granulometrica sul comportamento tenso-deformativo dei terreni sabbiosi

    Gazzellone, A.; Albano, M.; Chiaro, G.; Modoni, G. (2009)

    Conference Contributions - Published
    University of Canterbury Library

    La ricerca intrapresa, di carattere sperimentale e teorico ha l'obiettivo di analizzare l'influenza della composizione granulometrica sulle caratteristiche fisiche e sulla risposta meccanica di terreni sabbiosi sottoposti a condizioni di carico variabile. A questo scopo si riportano i primi risultati di una vasta campagna di indagini sperimentale su campoini di terreno sabbioso ricostituiti in laboratorio con diverse composizioni granulometriche. In particolare si sono considerati Quattro assortimenti monogranulari, ciascuno caratterizzato da una diversa dimensione dei grani, sei assortimenti bi-granulare ed uno tri-granulare, ottenuti componendo con diverse percentuali i materiali monogranulari. Per tutti questi terreni si sono determinati, attraverso procedure sperimentali standard (ASTM D4252 e D4253), i valori minimi e massimi della densita e si e valutata l'efficacia di diverse modalita di compattamento. Successivamente sono state analizzate le permeabilita dei diversi materiali variando il loro livello di addensamento. L'ultima fase, tuttora in corso, riguarda l'esecuzione di prove triassiali eseguite applicando percorsi di carico monotonici e ciclici con una cella a percorso di carico controllato munita di idonea strumentazione per la misura locale degli spostamenti. I risultati di queste prove costituiscono la base sperimentale per la valutazione, attraverso l'impiego di modelli teorici opportunamente scelti, dell'influenza della composizione granulometrica dei terreni sulla loro risposta meccanica a diversi livelli di deformazione.

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  • Synthesising the Wanganui District Council (Prohibition of Gang Insignia) Act 2009 and the right to freedom of expression

    Galbreath, Stephen. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Regulating commercial advertising aimed at children

    Ernst, Dominik. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Maori and the right to self-determination : exercising their right to self-determination through Treaty settlements

    Williams, Jaclyn. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Three strikes and you're out! : the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill

    Sheehan, Christopher. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Issues of lis pendens and kompetenz-kompetenz in international commercial arbitration

    Thomas, Kym. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Holocaust denial laws versus hate speech laws in general : how far can we stretch freedom of expression?

    Duppelfeld, Monika. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Name suppression under Section 140 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985 : is the price of justice eternal publicity?

    Edwards, Adam, 1986- (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Orders for the disordered : the sentencing and disposition of mentally disordered offenders

    Bunn, Kristen. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • New Zealand copyright law affecting libraries in the information age : the resposibility of libraries to keep the balance : how far should it go?

    Duppelfeld, Monika. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Under the spotlight : private lives of public people in Germany and New Zealand

    Bellitto-Grillo, Massimo. (2009)

    Scholarly text
    Victoria University of Wellington

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  • Identification of the floral source of New Zealand honeys

    Petchell, Laura Eleanor (2009)

    Masters thesis
    University of Waikato

    Depending on the nectar source, honey is either unifloral (derived mostly from one plant type), or polyfloral (derived from multiple plant types). Unifloral honey has characteristic sensory properties, and is therefore of greater commercial value. Currently, identification of floral source involves pollen counting, a specialised and labour intensive process. The current research was aimed at developing an alternative, rapid, chemistry-based method of floral identification. The aroma of honey depends on volatile compounds present; these may be derived from the plant from which nectar was taken. Therefore by identifying volatiles in honey it could be possible to identify floral source. Solid-phase microextraction (SPME) is a technique that is useful for the headspace analysis of volatile compounds; when coupled with GC-MS it provides a powerful tool for fingerprinting volatiles in honey. GC-MS chromatograms of ten New Zealand unifloral honey types were obtained after headspace SPME extraction. Statistical analysis of the GC-MS chromatographic data was used to discriminate between floral types. Probability plots were used to identify compounds indicative of floral source; this method discriminated between honey types with 90% success. Hierarchical cluster analysis and principal component analysis were used to study the structure of the data. Learning algorithms in Weka (machine-learning software) were used to build models of data to classify honey types. The logistic model tree algorithm classified 89.8% of samples correctly. Such a model has the potential to be used to classify future honey samples, once further samples have been tested to validate the model.

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  • Identifying the 'New Zealand' in Pipe Bands

    Milosavljevic, D (2009)

    Conference Contributions - Other
    University of Canterbury Library

    Overview - Pipe bands = combined bagpipe and drum ensemble. Globally associated with Scotland and military. Questions - What do New Zealand pipe bands represent? Has localisation created a distinctive cultural identity for New Zealand pipe bands?

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