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Press on : principles of interaction programming

Author: Harold Thimbleby
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Press On provides the insights, concepts, and programming tools to improve usability. Knowing the computer science is fundamental, but Press On also shows how essential it is to have the right approaches to manage the design of systems that people use. Particularly for complex systems, the social, psychological, and ethical concerns - the wider design issues - are crucial, and these are covered in depth." "Press On  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Thimbleby
ISBN: 9780262201704 0262201704
OCLC Number: 77575077
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2007.
Description: xvii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Dodgy magic --
Our perception --
Reality --
Transition to interaction programming --
Communication --
States and actions --
Statecharts --
Graphs --
A framework for design --
Using the framework --
More complex devices --
Grand design --
Improving things --
Four key principles.
Responsibility: Harold Thimbleby.
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How to understand and program interactive devices so that they are reliable and easy to use; includes wide-ranging programming insights, tools, and code.  Read more...

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