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

by Manuel Imaz, David Benyon

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ISBN-13: 9780262090421
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Series: The MIT Press
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Manuel Imaz is an independent consultant and has a Ph. D. from the School of Computing at Napier University, Edinburgh.

David Benyon is Professor of Human-Computer Systems at Napier University.

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Tim Rohrer

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.

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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

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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

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

Mark Turner

An excellent and detailed demonstration of the ways in which cognitive science provides new tools for software design.

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