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Computers as theatre

Author: Brenda Laurel
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lucid and provocative study of the art/craft/business of optimal interfaces ... takes a highly original look at our imperfect relationships with our machines, then points the way to improving things. Fun, and of real importance. -- William Gibson.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laurel, Brenda.
Computers as theatre.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1993
(OCoLC)899682550
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Laurel
ISBN: 0201550601 9780201550603
OCLC Number: 27814295
Notes: "Now featuring Post-virtual reality"--Cover.
Description: xxv, 227 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The nature of the beast --
Dramatic foundations, part 1 : elements of qualitative structure --
Dramatic foundations, part 2 : orchestrating action --
Dramatic techniques for orchestrating human response --
Design principles for human-computer activity --
New directions in human-computer activity --
Post-virtual reality : after the hype is over.
Responsibility: Brenda Laurel.

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A lucid and provocative study of the art/craft/business of optimal interfaces ... takes a highly original look at our imperfect relationships with our machines, then points the way to improving things. Fun, and of real importance. -- William Gibson.

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