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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: 17.478 fundamental books
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
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
- H. H. The Dalai Lama. Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind: Living the Four Noble
Truths. Trans. Robert R. Barr. NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1999,
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