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Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate
Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate
von Steven R. Johnson
  Taschenbuch

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Yeah! The culture is understandable now, 2. April 2000
Johnson has a very unusual, yet helpful way of explaining how we have come to our current level of human computer interaction. This book uses each of it's chapters to weave a perspective based in historical information as well as analogies and technical expertise. Johnson's skillful combination of the three elements paints a picture of understanding that turns on light bulbs for the reader.
Johnson's discussion of links as they relate to the internet and Dicken's favorite phrase "Links of association" allows the reader to understand why we are thrilled with the simplistic idea of linking. Then just as the reader is shaking their head yes, he expands the reader's mind to where the next phase of "linking" could/should go.
Another interesting discussion surrounds the need for more "pull" technology as Johnson feels this is what "...compelling interface design is about" (p.191)
While the book would be on the recommend list. It is important to note that as with many books about design, it sounds good in theory and it's ideas are ones to be sought after on a daily basis. Yet there is little "how to" in this book. In the end many may feel the need for some reality checks with regards to real feasability.


Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years Of Computing
Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years Of Computing
von Peter J. Denning
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 18,14

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5.0 von 5 Sternen WOW! What the future can hold..., 24. Februar 2000
A compulation of essays by some awesome minds. This book examines the ideas of the future via a technique of developing scenarios.
Each author was asked to predict what the next fifty years would bring. Some of the authors look at advancement of technology itself. Other authors review what some of those advancements might mean with regards to our living space. Additional essays explore what business will look like in the year 2047.
A key theme running through the essays is the ubiquitious nature technology will have in years ahead. Having technology inter-woven and abundant in our lives will change many social and political institutions. "Beyond Calculation" depicts these ideas with both tactical information to consider as well as futuristic ideas of what might be possible.
The book also works through ideas about how technology will become more user friendly and design simplificaton will become essential.
All of the ideas are exciting and interesting. Great read if you like considering the unknown, the reachable, or endless possiblities.
A BOOK TO REALLY MAKE YOU THINK!


The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why High-tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Why High-tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
von Alan Cooper
  Gebundene Ausgabe

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Where is the reality check?, 24. Februar 2000
Good read, just be cautious of the one sided slant to this book!
According to this book, the inmates are everywhere and as is the main premise of this book, they are in charge of not only shaping the asylum known as software design, but also our world. Cooper uses various anecdotal examples throughout the book to illustrate his ideas and views on technological design. Focusing entirely on how it has run amuck. Many of the examples are painfully obvious and basic.
While points are well made and key to adding to ones thought process about designing software and better ways to bring product to market. Cooper misses the boat with regards to some of the realities of business. I found Cooper's ideas a little too idealistic with little suggestion in terms of comprimise or strategic change.
Methodology also seems to be off as book is all general impression based on observation and personal experience.
Finally, If you are looking for a reminder about good common sense and a prompt on how to make your customer king, you'll find this a helpful read.


Customers.com
Customers.com
von Patricia Seybold
  Audio CD
Preis: EUR 24,05

4.0 von 5 Sternen EXCELLENT BASIL READER, 3. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Customers.com (Audio CD)
A "Must Read" for anyone thinking about or interested in starting up an e-commerce business. The ideas are smart, wholistic and exciting. The book outlines the key need to make the "Customer King" and just how to go about considering an organizational design to meet that very need. It has both strategy and common sense. Seybold's use of specific case study examples as well as day-to-day examples that the non-techology oriented individual can internalize makes this book a home run for those just getting started in the e-world community.


Customers.com
Customers.com
von Patricia Seybold
  Audio CD
Preis: EUR 24,05

4.0 von 5 Sternen EXCELLENT BASIL READER, 3. Februar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Customers.com (Audio CD)
A "Must Read" for anyone thinking about or interested in starting up an e-commerce business. The ideas are smart, wholistic and exciting. The book outlines the key need to make the "Customer King" and just how to go about considering an organizational design to meet that very need. It has both strategy and common sense. Seybold's use of specific case study examples as well as day-to-day examples that the non-techology oriented individual can internalize makes this book a home run for those just getting started in the e-world community.


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