Designing with Blends: Conceptual Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering

Designing with Blends: Conceptual Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering

by Manuel Imaz, David Benyon
     
 

How recent research in cognitive science offers new ways to understand the interaction of people and computers and develops a new literacy for well-informed, sensitive software design.See more details below

Overview

How recent research in cognitive science offers new ways to understand the interaction of people and computers and develops a new literacy for well-informed, sensitive software design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262090421
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"For too many years, software engineers and computer scientists have deliberately designed human beings out of the systems they developed. In *Designing with Blends*, Benyon and Imaz bring to these fields the sensibility of cognitive scientists: a concern for how ordinary people think, not simply how systems work. In the process, they show that conceptual blending is an even more powerful tool for good software design than metaphors were. As we move into the age of embodied computing, designing with blends will become what all software programmers do,
whether they are aware of it or not."--Tim Rohrer, Director, Colorado Advanced
Research Institute

The MIT Press

"An excellent and detailed demonstration of the ways in which cognitive science provides new tools for software design."--Mark Turner, Institute Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science, Case Western Reserve University

The MIT Press

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