17.481 fundamental books

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sun Dec 21 2003 - 04:53:07 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 481.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 09:36:36 +0000
             From: Stan Ruecker <sruecker@ualberta.ca>
             Subject: RE: 17.478 fundamental books

    Hi Willard,

    It occurs to me that you might be looking here not necessarily for books
    that provide a survey, but rather for books that are in some way seminal or
    key to understanding an area. An example I have in mind for interface
    design theory (my own field) is Winograd and Flores. (1987). Understanding
    Computers and Cognition. I'd recommend this to any academic reader
    interested in thinking about interfaces. In visual communication design
    (not on your list, yet), I would similarly suggest Frascara. (1997).
    User-centred Graphic Design. But perhaps you were hoping for something more
    recent, or I've got the idea wrong entirely.


    Stan Ruecker, PhD
    Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Humanities Computing
    200 Arts
    University of Alberta

    "Well, now I say good-bye to you. I think we shall meet again soon. In any
    case, whether we see each other again or not, we must lead constructive
    lives. We must have compassion. Life should not be destructive. That is the
    essential thing."

    - H. H. The Dalai Lama. Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind: Living the Four Noble
    Truths. Trans. Robert R. Barr. NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999,
    p. 157.

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