Designing with Sound

Principles and Patterns for Mixed Environments
Author: Amber Case,Aaron Day
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
ISBN: 9781491961100
Category: Computers
Page: 250
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Sound is one of the most commonly overlooked components in product design, even though it's often the first way people interact with many products. When designers don't pay enough attention to sound elements, customers are frequently left with annoying and interruptive results. This practical book covers several methods that product designers and managers can use to improve everyday interactions through an understanding and application of sound design. Understand the place of sound in design, and how it can make a difference in your product Learn key concepts in sound design, with patterns and principles you can use to improve user experience Learn how to integrate sound design into a project Use exercises to help evaluate sound design

Calm Technology

Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design
Author: Amber Case
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192585X
Category: ART
Page: 152
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How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. This book is ideal for UX and product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers. You’ll learn: The importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention Principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness Calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses Exercises for improving existing products through calm technology Principles and patterns of calm technology for companies and teams The origins of calm technology at Xerox PARC

Calm Technology

Principles and Patterns for Non-Intrusive Design
Author: Amber Case
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 149192585X
Category: ART
Page: 152
View: 4159
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How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. This book is ideal for UX and product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers. You’ll learn: The importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention Principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness Calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses Exercises for improving existing products through calm technology Principles and patterns of calm technology for companies and teams The origins of calm technology at Xerox PARC

The Book of What If...?

Questions and Activities for Curious Minds
Author: Matt Murrie,Andrew R McHugh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481430742
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory texts to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!

Cultural Geography

A Critical Dictionary of Key Ideas
Author: David Atkinson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860647024
Category: Reference
Page: 222
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This text identifies the territory occupied by cultural geography and the larger network of ideas of which it forms a part. It should be invaluable to students of cultural geography and related disciplines such as cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

The Cyborg Handbook


Author: Chris Hables Gray,Steven Mentor,Heidi J. Figueroa
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415908498
Category: Computers
Page: 540
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This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.

Memory and Technology

How We Use Information in the Brain and the World
Author: Jason R. Finley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319991698
Category:
Page: N.A
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Feed


Author: M. T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763662623
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 299
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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Machine Dreams

Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science
Author: Philip Mirowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775267
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 655
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This was the first cross-over book into the history of science written by an historian of economics. It shows how 'history of technology' can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. The analysis combines Cold War history with the history of postwar economics in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. It links the literature on 'cyborg' to economics, an element missing in literature to date. The treatment further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents, arguing that neoclassical economics has participated in the deconstruction of the integral 'self'. Finally, it argues for an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism.

40 Days of Dating

An Experiment
Author: Timothy Goodman,Jessica Walsh
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 1613127154
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
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“What would happen if Harry met Sally in the age of Tinder and Snapchat? . . . A field guide to Millennial dating in New York City” (New York Daily News). When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since.

Misbehavior Online in Higher Education


Author: Laura A. Wankel,Charles Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780524579
Category: Education
Page: 420
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Misbehavior Online in Higher Education is rich in contemporary case studies, analytical reports, and up-to-date research providing detailed overviews of various misbehavior, including cyberbullying, cyberstaling, cyberslacking, and privacy invasion, hacking, cheating, teasing, and enhanced prejudicial attitudes.

Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters

Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann
Author: Sara Lennox
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495524
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 387
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Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann is widely regarded as one of the most important 20th century authors writing in German. This book examines her poetry and prose in historical context, arguing that the feminist interpretations of her writings are the result of shifts in theoretical emphases over a period of three decades.

Mapping Intermediality in Performance


Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng,Chiel Kattenbelt,Andy Lavender
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642552
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 304
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This insightful book explores the relationship between theater and digital culture. The authors show that the marriage of traditional performance with new technologies leads to an upheaval of the implicit “live” quality of theatre by introducing media interfaces and Internet protocols, all the while blurring the barriers between theater-makers and their audience.

Mapping Cyberspace


Author: Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113463899X
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

Feminist, Queer, Crip


Author: Alison Kafer
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009413
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
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In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.

The OCD Mormon

Finding Healing and Hope in the Midst of Anxiety
Author: Kari Ferguson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462128408
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR MENTAL ILLNESS
IT IS POSSIBLE for mental illness and peaceful family relationships to coexist. Perfection is not a prerequisite for spiritual worthiness.
USING HER OWN STRUGGLES with OCD and anxiety, Kari Ferguson encourages others to combat the stigmas surrounding mental illness, invite an open dialogue as it relates to the gospel, and find freedom in healing and hope.
LEARN HOW TO regain control of your life or how to better support your loved ones through their trials. Take action against your mental illness and work to become the person you want to be.
I have been treating OCD and OCD-related disorders for close to thirty years and have been very much aware of the lack of resources for people of faith who have OCD. Kari openly describes her personal struggle with several types of OCD and is quite candid in describing the challenges she has faced. Kari’s book has already found a permanent place on my list of favorite books to recommend to clients. —Robert W. McLellarn, PhD, founder and director of the Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, Portland, Oregon

The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age


Author: Cathy N. Davidson,David Theo Goldberg
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262258137
Category: Education
Page: 88
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In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the Internet is its capacity for world-wide community and the limitless exchange of ideas. The Internet brings about a way of learning that is not new or revolutionary but is now the norm for today's graduating high school and college classes. It is for this reason that Davidson and Goldberg call on us to examine potential new models of digital learning and rethink our virtually enabled and enhanced learning institutions.This report is available in a free digital edition on the MIT Press website at http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262513593.John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

Mindhacker

60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind to the Next Level
Author: Ron Hale-Evans,Marty Hale-Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118166434
Category: Computers
Page: 408
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Compelling tips and tricks to improve your mental skills Don't you wish you were just a little smarter? Ron and Marty Hale-Evans can help with a vast array of witty, practical techniques that tune your brain to peak performance. Founded in current research, Mindhacker features 60 tips, tricks, and games to develop your mental potential. This accessible compilation helps improve memory, accelerate learning, manage time, spark creativity, hone math and logic skills, communicate better, think more clearly, and keep your mind strong and flexible.