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Designing Interactions, w. DVD-ROM
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A pioneer in interaction design tells the stories of designers who changed the way people use everyday things in the digital era, interviewing the founders of Google, the creator of The Sims, the inventors and developers of the mouse and the desktop, and many others.Digital technology has changed the way we interact with everything from the games we play to the tools we use at work. Designers of digital technology products no longer regard their job as designing a physical object--beautiful or utilitarian--but as designing our interactions with it. In Designing Interactions , award-winning designer Bill Moggridge introduces us to forty influential designers who have shaped our interaction with technology. Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer (the GRiD Compass, 1981) and a founder of the design firm IDEO, tells us these stories from an industry insider's viewpoint, tracing the evolution of ideas from inspiration to outcome. The innovators he interviews--including Will Wright, creator of The Sims , Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, and Doug Engelbart, Bill Atkinson, and others involved in the invention and development of the mouse and the desktop--have been instrumental in making a difference in the design of interactions. Their stories chart the history of entrepreneurial design development for technology.Moggridge and his interviewees discuss such questions as why a personal computer has a window in a desktop, what made Palm's handheld organizers so successful, what turns a game into a hobby, why Google is the search engine of choice, and why 30 million people in Japan choose the i-mode service for their cell phones. And Moggridge tells the story of his own design process and explains the focus on people and prototypes that has been successful at IDEO--how the needs and desires of people can inspire innovative designs and how prototyping methods are evolving for the design of digital technology.Designing Interactions is illustrated with more than 700 images, with color throughout. Accompanying the book is a DVD that contains segments from all the interviews intercut with examples of the interactions under discussion.Interviews with:Bill Atkinson, Durrell Bishop, Brendan Boyle, Dennis Boyle, Paul Bradley, Duane Bray, Sergey Brin, Stu Card, Gillian Crampton Smith, Chris Downs, Tony Dunne, John Ellenby, Doug Englebart, Jane Fulton Suri, Bill Gaver, Bing Gordon, Rob Haitani, Jeff Hawkins, Matt Hunter, Hiroshi Ishii, Bert Keely, David Kelley, Rikako Kojima, Brenda Laurel, David Liddle, Lavrans Loslash;vlie, John Maeda, Paul Mercer, Tim Mott, Joy Mountford, Takeshi Natsuno, Larry Page, Mark Podlaseck, Fiona Raby, Cordell Ratzlaff, Ben Reason, Jun Rekimoto, Steve Rogers, Fran Samalionis, Larry Tesler, Bill Verplank, Terry Winograd, and Will WrightReview text:'Designing Interactions offers multiple interfaces in its own right. It's not just a well-designed, nicely indexed book, with a heft that strains the tendons (the back of my review copy cracked after only a few hours of gentle use), but also an enclosed DVD with interviews, and a website (designinginteractions.com) that includes a weekly downloadable chapter. There's an inherent lesson in this arrangement, which is the value of choice. The very randomness of Moggridge's archive shows the truest quality of good interaction design: personality.'-- I.D. Magazine'This is one hell of a book.... Part history lesson, part computer science thesis, part design education, part personal design philosophy, it is fascinating, inspirational, occasionally baffling, and often hilarious.'-- Helen Walters, BusinessWeek.com'This will be the book--the book that summarizes how the technology of interaction came into being and prescribes how it will advance in the future. Written by the designer who was there, who helped make it happen, who pioneered the digital revolution. Essential, exciting, and a delight for both eyes and mind.'--Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group and Northwestern University, author of Emotional Design'During the past forty years, interaction designers have powerfully transformed the daily lives of billions. Designing Interactions is a deeply knowing, intimate portrayal of these people: who they are, how they think, and precisely what they do. If you live or work with computers or cell phones--and who among us has any choice about that?--then you owe it to yourself to read this. A labor of love that was years in the making, this classic has no rival in its field.'--Bruce Sterling, author of Shaping Things'An engaging, informative, and enjoyable history of interaction design that helps us appreciate the contributions of some incredible people who shaped this corner of the design field. What fun!'--Dan Boyarski, Professor and Head, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

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Designing Interactions, w. DVD-ROM
45,99 € *
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A pioneer in interaction design tells the stories of designers who changed the way people use everyday things in the digital era, interviewing the founders of Google, the creator of The Sims, the inventors and developers of the mouse and the desktop, and many others.Digital technology has changed the way we interact with everything from the games we play to the tools we use at work. Designers of digital technology products no longer regard their job as designing a physical object--beautiful or utilitarian--but as designing our interactions with it. In Designing Interactions , award-winning designer Bill Moggridge introduces us to forty influential designers who have shaped our interaction with technology. Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer (the GRiD Compass, 1981) and a founder of the design firm IDEO, tells us these stories from an industry insider's viewpoint, tracing the evolution of ideas from inspiration to outcome. The innovators he interviews--including Will Wright, creator of The Sims , Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, and Doug Engelbart, Bill Atkinson, and others involved in the invention and development of the mouse and the desktop--have been instrumental in making a difference in the design of interactions. Their stories chart the history of entrepreneurial design development for technology.Moggridge and his interviewees discuss such questions as why a personal computer has a window in a desktop, what made Palm's handheld organizers so successful, what turns a game into a hobby, why Google is the search engine of choice, and why 30 million people in Japan choose the i-mode service for their cell phones. And Moggridge tells the story of his own design process and explains the focus on people and prototypes that has been successful at IDEO--how the needs and desires of people can inspire innovative designs and how prototyping methods are evolving for the design of digital technology.Designing Interactions is illustrated with more than 700 images, with color throughout. Accompanying the book is a DVD that contains segments from all the interviews intercut with examples of the interactions under discussion.Interviews with:Bill Atkinson, Durrell Bishop, Brendan Boyle, Dennis Boyle, Paul Bradley, Duane Bray, Sergey Brin, Stu Card, Gillian Crampton Smith, Chris Downs, Tony Dunne, John Ellenby, Doug Englebart, Jane Fulton Suri, Bill Gaver, Bing Gordon, Rob Haitani, Jeff Hawkins, Matt Hunter, Hiroshi Ishii, Bert Keely, David Kelley, Rikako Kojima, Brenda Laurel, David Liddle, Lavrans Loslash;vlie, John Maeda, Paul Mercer, Tim Mott, Joy Mountford, Takeshi Natsuno, Larry Page, Mark Podlaseck, Fiona Raby, Cordell Ratzlaff, Ben Reason, Jun Rekimoto, Steve Rogers, Fran Samalionis, Larry Tesler, Bill Verplank, Terry Winograd, and Will WrightReview text:'Designing Interactions offers multiple interfaces in its own right. It's not just a well-designed, nicely indexed book, with a heft that strains the tendons (the back of my review copy cracked after only a few hours of gentle use), but also an enclosed DVD with interviews, and a website (designinginteractions.com) that includes a weekly downloadable chapter. There's an inherent lesson in this arrangement, which is the value of choice. The very randomness of Moggridge's archive shows the truest quality of good interaction design: personality.'-- I.D. Magazine'This is one hell of a book.... Part history lesson, part computer science thesis, part design education, part personal design philosophy, it is fascinating, inspirational, occasionally baffling, and often hilarious.'-- Helen Walters, BusinessWeek.com'This will be the book--the book that summarizes how the technology of interaction came into being and prescribes how it will advance in the future. Written by the designer who was there, who helped make it happen, who pioneered the digital revolution. Essential, exciting, and a delight for both eyes and mind.'--Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group and Northwestern University, author of Emotional Design'During the past forty years, interaction designers have powerfully transformed the daily lives of billions. Designing Interactions is a deeply knowing, intimate portrayal of these people: who they are, how they think, and precisely what they do. If you live or work with computers or cell phones--and who among us has any choice about that?--then you owe it to yourself to read this. A labor of love that was years in the making, this classic has no rival in its field.'--Bruce Sterling, author of Shaping Things'An engaging, informative, and enjoyable history of interaction design that helps us appreciate the contributions of some incredible people who shaped this corner of the design field. What fun!'--Dan Boyarski, Professor and Head, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

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Whole Self
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Deep inside everyone alive today is an elemental state of being, Whole Self, which is a natural, instinctive, intuitive state of being that has been chiseled and honed in our biology over billions of years as it was handed down from ancestor to ancestor, generation by generation, in an unbroken chain of DNA. At rest, Whole Self is a tranquil state of confidence. In action, it enables us to decipher the truth of each moment, and respond spontaneously and appropriately to that truth with minimal effort. Over time, evolution has enriched this elemental state, enabling humans to be the only animals that can adapt to, survive, and thrive in every type of environment on Earth. Sixty thousand years ago-a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms-human consciousness made a massive leap forward... Following a prehistoric disaster of global proportions, our Cro-Magnon ancestors evolved a second, higher form of thought, abstract reasoning, unleashing a genius for innovation, and with it a powerful desire to control everyone and everything around us that causes us stress, fear, conflict, and tremendous suffering. This modern mode of thinking shadows, clouds, and represses Whole Self. In his remarkable new book, Kendrick Mercer explains why each of us should reclaim Whole Self, enabling us to have access to the full spectrum of consciousness for greater peace, freedom, joy, and fulfillment. Unfortunately, this Shift in cognitive ability had a major drawback: It introduced fear into our minds, along with the response to fear-control. Ever since, we've had to contend with these two issues, which are major sources of human suffering. Kendrick offers a concise exploration of post-Shift forces that have led to the planet-wide disruption of social configurations that supported the healthy psychological development of our 'uncivilized' forbearers, such as the parent-child bond. He makes the case that modern cognition has the potential to lead us either to collectively annihilate ourselves or to work together wisely in common purpose to solve the pressing problems of the day-particularly if it is blended with the more confident, spontaneous, and joyful state of Whole Self that is our birthright. He explains how our generation, with its advanced understanding of the brain, has a great evolutionary opportunity now to find ways to combine the best of post-Shift reasoning with our reawakened capacity for spontaneous and joyful life lived in harmony with nature and all living beings on our planet. As individuals, on reawakening to Whole Self we gain: . The return to the normal and natural state of being: tranquility. . The ability to perceive the unspun truth of each moment. . The capacity to come from the state of tranquility and respond spontaneously and appropriately, with minimal effort, to the truth of each moment. Collectively, we gain a path to peace, prosperity, and better mental and emotional health. At the present stage in humanity's evolution, human consciousness itself has clouded and shadowed the incredible power and benefits of Whole Self, creating stress, fear, and insecurity within the entire human population. Nonetheless, Whole Self lies latent in the DNA of each human being, where it is always ready to awaken an elemental state of tranquility and power. The reawakening of Whole Self is appropriate and necessary for the continuing survival of humans, and possibly all life on Earth. As we reawaken to the implicit gifts of Whole Self, these gifts will automatically merge with the powerful force of our human consciousness to create wisdom and help us solve the dire issues we currently face, such as overcrowding, shortages of resources like food and water, violence, poverty, and climate change.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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November Night Tales
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Towards the end of his life, the eccentric archaeologist, historian, architect, and collector Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) channeled his antiquarian interests and his love of Gothic literature into November Night Tales (1928), a volume of highly imaginative weird tales in the mode of M.R. James. In 'Castle Valley,' unexpected consequences ensue when an artist gazes into an old crystal and sees visions of a Gothic castle. In 'The Blackbirds,' a flock of vultures may portend an ominous fate for a young man who has been warned that calamity will befall him on his birthday. 'The Dolls' Castle' is a sinister place with a dark past that lays supernatural snares to catch unwary children. And in 'The Wolf Book,' a scholar visits a Transylvanian monastery where he discovers a mysterious manuscript that may be connected with a legendary werewolf. This first-ever republication of Mercer's tales includes all six stories from the scarce first edition, plus an additional rare story, 'The Well of Monte Corbo,' discovered among Mercer's papers after his death, and a new introduction by Cory M. Amsler of the Mercer Museum.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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Whole Self
11,89 € *
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Deep inside everyone alive today is an elemental state of being, Whole Self, which is a natural, instinctive, intuitive state of being that has been chiseled and honed in our biology over billions of years as it was handed down from ancestor to ancestor, generation by generation, in an unbroken chain of DNA. At rest, Whole Self is a tranquil state of confidence. In action, it enables us to decipher the truth of each moment, and respond spontaneously and appropriately to that truth with minimal effort. Over time, evolution has enriched this elemental state, enabling humans to be the only animals that can adapt to, survive, and thrive in every type of environment on Earth. Sixty thousand years ago-a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms-human consciousness made a massive leap forward... Following a prehistoric disaster of global proportions, our Cro-Magnon ancestors evolved a second, higher form of thought, abstract reasoning, unleashing a genius for innovation, and with it a powerful desire to control everyone and everything around us that causes us stress, fear, conflict, and tremendous suffering. This modern mode of thinking shadows, clouds, and represses Whole Self. In his remarkable new book, Kendrick Mercer explains why each of us should reclaim Whole Self, enabling us to have access to the full spectrum of consciousness for greater peace, freedom, joy, and fulfillment. Unfortunately, this Shift in cognitive ability had a major drawback: It introduced fear into our minds, along with the response to fear-control. Ever since, we've had to contend with these two issues, which are major sources of human suffering. Kendrick offers a concise exploration of post-Shift forces that have led to the planet-wide disruption of social configurations that supported the healthy psychological development of our 'uncivilized' forbearers, such as the parent-child bond. He makes the case that modern cognition has the potential to lead us either to collectively annihilate ourselves or to work together wisely in common purpose to solve the pressing problems of the day-particularly if it is blended with the more confident, spontaneous, and joyful state of Whole Self that is our birthright. He explains how our generation, with its advanced understanding of the brain, has a great evolutionary opportunity now to find ways to combine the best of post-Shift reasoning with our reawakened capacity for spontaneous and joyful life lived in harmony with nature and all living beings on our planet. As individuals, on reawakening to Whole Self we gain: . The return to the normal and natural state of being: tranquility. . The ability to perceive the unspun truth of each moment. . The capacity to come from the state of tranquility and respond spontaneously and appropriately, with minimal effort, to the truth of each moment. Collectively, we gain a path to peace, prosperity, and better mental and emotional health. At the present stage in humanity's evolution, human consciousness itself has clouded and shadowed the incredible power and benefits of Whole Self, creating stress, fear, and insecurity within the entire human population. Nonetheless, Whole Self lies latent in the DNA of each human being, where it is always ready to awaken an elemental state of tranquility and power. The reawakening of Whole Self is appropriate and necessary for the continuing survival of humans, and possibly all life on Earth. As we reawaken to the implicit gifts of Whole Self, these gifts will automatically merge with the powerful force of our human consciousness to create wisdom and help us solve the dire issues we currently face, such as overcrowding, shortages of resources like food and water, violence, poverty, and climate change.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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