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Creative Selection
by Ken Kocienda ~ Paperback / softback

An insider’s account of Apple’s creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of...

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Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
by Steve Krug ~ Paperback / softback
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Since it was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and mos...

Due Apr 2nd
by Nick Bostrom ~ Paperback / softback

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains ...

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Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-it-yourself Guide to Finding and...
by Steve Krug ~ Paperback / softback

It's been known for years that usability testing can dramatically improve products. But with a typical price tag of $5,000 to $10,000 for a usability consultant to conduct each round of tests, it rarely happens. In this how-to companion to Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usabilit...

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Collaborative Product Design
by Austin Govella ~ Paperback / softback

UX designers today can piece together several frameworks and have a new website or app up and running in a matter of days-as long as everyone on the project has the same vision, that is. Implementing a product is no longer a problem, but collaboration often is. This practical guide provides tools an...

Pre-order - out 31 May 2019
by Nick Bostrom ~ Hardback
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Human beings occupy a dominant position on our planet, not because we have stronger muscles or sharper teeth than other species, but because we have smarter brains. Our brains developed the technologies and the complex social organization that make us powerful. For example, our smartness gave us bul...

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Infographics For Dummies
by John T. Meyer ~ Paperback / softback

Create stunning infographics with this hands-on guide Infographics For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to creating data visualization with viral appeal. Written by the founder of Infographic World, a New York City based infographic agency, and his top designers, the book focuses on the how-to of ...

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Emotional Design in Human-Robot Interaction

While social robots participation increases in everyday human life, their presence in diverse contexts and situations is expected. At the same point, users tend to become more demanding regarding their roles, abilities, behaviour and appearance. Thus, designers and developers are confronted with the...

Pre-order - out 11 Sep 2019
Brain-Computer Interface Research
Paperback / softback

Each year, the Annual BCI Research Award recognizes the top new projects in brain-computer interface (BCI) research. This book contains summaries of these projects from the 2017 BCI Research Award. Each chapter is written by the group that submitted the BCI project that was nominated, and introducti...

Pre-order - out 23 Jun 2019
Interface Development for Learning Environments
by Joseph Frantiska, Jr. ~ Paperback / softback

This brief will examine and explore some tools and techniques that can be used to develop interfaces for learning environments. Interface design has been a topic in software engineering for many years. The advent of graphical user interfaces has created many remedies and challenges for the software ...

Pre-order - out 22 May 2019
Macrotask Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is an emerging paradigm that promises to transform several domains: creative work, business work, cultural cooperation, etc. Crowdsourcing reflects the close-knit interplay between the latest computer technologies, the rapidly changing work model of the 21st century, and the very natur...

Pre-order - out 11 Sep 2019
Future-Proof Software-Systems
by Frank J Furrer ~ Hardback

This book focuses on software architecture and the value of architecture in the development of long-lived, mission-critical, trustworthy software-systems. The author introduces and demonstrates the powerful strategy of "Managed Evolution," along with the engineering best practice known as "Principle...

Pre-order - out 2 Aug 2019
Ambient Integrated Robotics
by Thomas Bock ~ Hardback

The new research field of Ambient/Active Assisted Living (AAL) is quickly evolving. Ambient Integrated Robotics provides an easy-to-understand medical perspective to architects, designers, and engineers, bridging the different disciplines and showing how they fuse together to create the future of AA...

Pre-order - out 31 Aug 2019
Personalizing Haptics
by Hasti Seifi ~ Hardback

This monograph presents a vision for haptic personalization tools and lays the foundations for achieving it. Effective haptic personalization requires a suite of tools unified by one underlying conceptual model that can easily be incorporated into users' workflows with various applications. Toward t...

Pre-order - out 12 Aug 2019
Bored and Brilliant
by Manoush Zomorodi ~ Hardback

"Bored and Brilliant shows the fascinating side of boredom. Manoush Zomorodi investigates cutting-edge research as well as compelling (and often funny) real-life examples to demonstrate that boredom is actually a crucial tool for making our lives happier, more productive, and more creative. What's m...

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This Is Service Design Methods
by Markus Edgar Hormess ~ Paperback / softback

In this book, you'll find 54 hands-on descriptions that help you do the key methods used in service design. These methods include instructions, guidelines, and tips-and-tricks for activities within research, ideation, prototyping, and facilitation. This is the print version of the method companion t...

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Museums and Digital Culture

This book explores how digital culture is transforming museums in the 21st century. Offering a corpus of new evidence for readers to explore, the authors trace the digital evolution of the museum and that of their audiences, now fully immersed in digital life, from the Internet to home and work. In ...

Pre-order - out 30 Jun 2019
The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology

The internet is so central to everyday life, that it is impossible to contemplate life without it. From finding romance, to conducting business, receiving health advice, shopping, banking, and gaming, the internet opens up a world of possibilities to people across the globe. Yet for all its positive...

Pre-order - out 30 Apr 2019
Robotics and Well-Being

This book highlights some of the most pressing safety, ethical, legal and societal issues related to the diverse contexts in which robotic technologies apply. Focusing on the essential concept of well-being, it addresses topics that are fundamental not only for research, but also for industry and ...

Pre-order - out 2 Jun 2019
Designing with Sound
by Amber Case ~ Paperback / softback

Sound can profoundly impact how people interact with your product. Well-designed sounds can be exceptionally effective in conveying subtle distinctions, emotion, urgency, and information without adding visual clutter. In this practical guide, Amber Case and Aaron Day explain why sound design is crit...

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Fuzzy Quantitative Management
by Lin Shaopei ~ Hardback

This book is devoted to fuzzy quantitative studies in managerial science, discussing the philosophical background and decision-making essentials. For reference, a series of practical examples illustrate broad areas of application that are important in project risk management problems, and in complic...

Pre-order - out 10 Sep 2019
Interaction Design
by Helen Sharp ~ Paperback / softback

A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information ...

Pre-order - out 9 Apr 2019
Value Sensitive Design
by Batya Friedman ~ Hardback

Using our moral and technical imaginations to create responsible innovations: theory, method, and applications for value sensitive design. Implantable medical devices and human dignity. Private and secure access to information. Engineering projects that transform the Earth. Multigenerational inform...

Pre-order - out 21 May 2019
People, Personal Data and the Built Environment

Personal data is increasingly important in our lives. We use personal data to quantify our behaviour, through health apps or for 'personal branding' and we are also increasingly forced to part with our data to access services. With the proliferation of embedded sensors, the built environment is play...

Pre-order - out 8 May 2019
Exploring the DataFlow Supercomputing Paradigm

This useful text/reference describes the implementation of a varied selection of algorithms in the DataFlow paradigm, highlighting the exciting potential of DataFlow computing for applications in such areas as image understanding, biomedicine, physics simulation, and business. The mapping of additi...

Pre-order - out 5 Jun 2019
by Mari Swingle ~ Paperback / softback

An entertaining, scientifically rigorous exploration of the social and biological effects of our wireless world The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can...

Pre-order - out 23 May 2019
Enterprise Interoperability VIII

This book gathers the proceedings of the I-ESA'18 Conference, which was organised by the Fraunhofer IPK, on behalf of the European Virtual Laboratory for Enterprise Interoperability (INTEROP-VLab) and the DFI, and was held in Berlin, Germany in March 2018. It presents contributions ranging from acad...

Pre-order - out 11 Jun 2019
Robot, Take the Wheel
by Jason Torchinsky ~ Hardback

From the witty senior editor of Jalopnik, Gizmodo Media's acclaimed website devoted to cars, technology, and more, comes a revealing, savvy, and humorous look at self-driving cars. Self-driving cars sound fantastical and futuristic and yet they'll soon be on every street in America. Whether it's ...

Pre-order - out 2 Apr 2019
Precision Motion Systems
by Lei Liu ~ Paperback / softback

Precision Motion Systems: Modeling, Control, and Applications presents basic dynamics and the control knowledge needed for the daily challenges of researchers and professionals working in the field. The book explains accurate dynamics and control algorithms, along with experimental validation of pre...

Pre-order - out 1 Jun 2019
This is Service Design Doing
by Marc Stinkdorn ~ Paperback / softback

How can you establish a customer-centric culture in an organization? This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually do service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers. You'll learn specific facilitation guidelines on how to run workshops, pe...

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UI UX Design
by Xia Jiajia ~ Hardback

With the further development and maturation of Internet business and the use of smartphones and tablets, more and more companies are developing Apps as a main promotional method. The knock-on effect of this is that it's necessary to pay more attention to the quality of the interface design; your App...

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Haptic Interaction

This book constitutes the proceedings of the third international conference AsiaHaptics 2018, held in Songdo, Korea. It presents the state-of-the-art of the diverse haptics (touch)-related research, including perception and illusion, development of haptics devices, and applications to a wide variety...

Pre-order - out 22 Aug 2019
Artificial Intelligence
by Charles Jennings ~ Hardback

Self-learning machines called AIs are popping up all around us. They're real, and really important. They're affecting our lives-as workers, consumers, investors, citizens, patients and students. AIs bring huge promise, but also existential risk. The biggest risk isn't killer robots-it's the renegade...

Pre-order - out 8 May 2019
Designing Thriving Systems
by Leslie J Waguespack ~ Hardback

This monograph illuminates a design mindset for systems, artefacts, that not only survive, but thrive. Of itself an artefact is devoid of design quality - until encountered in a specific social context by human attendants. Design quality is the affect of an intertwining of (a) an artefact's structur...

Pre-order - out 3 May 2019
Design and Development of Web Information Systems
by Klaus-Dieter Schewe ~ Hardback

This book describes the research of the authors over more than a decade on an end-to-end methodology for the design and development of Web Information Systems (WIS). It covers syntactics, semantics and pragmatics of WIS, introduces sophisticated concepts for conceptual modelling, provides integrated...

Pre-order - out 28 Mar 2019
Measuring the User Experience
by William Albert ~ Paperback / softback

Measuring the User Experience was the first book that focused on how to quantify the user experience. Now in the second edition, the authors include new material on how recent technologies have made it easier and more effective to collect a broader range of data about the user experience. As more...

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The UX Book
by Rex Hartson ~ Hardback

The UX Book: Process and Guidelines for Ensuring a Quality User Experience aims to help readers learn how to create and refine interaction designs that ensure a quality user experience (UX). The book seeks to expand the concept of traditional usability to a broader notion of user experience; to prov...

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Human-Robot Interaction

Human-Robot Interaction: Safety, Standardization, and Benchmarking provides a comprehensive introduction to the new scenarios emerging where humans and robots interact in various environments and applications on a daily basis. The focus is on the current status and foreseeable implications of robot ...

Pre-order - out 1 May 2019
Personalized Human-Computer Interaction
by Mirjam Augstein ~ Paperback / softback

User modeling and adaptive systems deal with creating and maintaining a user model with the aim to adapt interactive systems. User models can be inferred from implicitly observed user behavior or explicitly entered information, such as the user's profile data, the user's current location or items th...

Pre-order - out 1 Apr 2019
Web and Digital for Graphic Designers
by Neil Leonard ~ Paperback / softback

Creative web design requires knowledge from across the design and technical realms, and it can seem like a daunting task working out where to get started. In this book the authors take you through all you need to know about designing for the web and digital, from initial concepts and client needs, ...

Pre-order - out 14 Nov 2019