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Computers as theatre

Author: Brenda Laurel
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Addison-Wesley, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Laurel
ISBN: 9780321918628 0321918622
OCLC Number: 903425098
Notes: Comprend un index.
Description: xxi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword xi Preface xvii Acknowledgments xix About the Author xxiii Chapter 1: The Nature of the Beast 1 The Interface 2 Throw the Baggage Out 16 Theatre: More than an Interface Metaphor 28 Chapter 2: Dramatic Foundations-Part I: Elements of Qualitative Structure 41 Hoary Poetics 41 The Four Causes, or Why Things Are the Way They Are 49 The Six Elements and Causal Relations among Them 57 Chapter 3: Dramatic Foundations-Part II: Orchestrating Action 79 Whole Actions 79 Dramatic Potential: The "Flying Wedge" 82 Dramatic Anatomy 95 Chapter 4: Dramatic Interactors: Collaboration, Constraints, and Engagement 109 Human-Computer Interaction as Mediated Collaboration 110 Constraints 128 Engagement: The First-Person Imperative 139 Chapter 5: Design Heuristics 149 Computer as Medium 149 Interface Metaphors: Powers and Limitations 151 The Primacy of Action 156 Designing Character and Thought 163 Understanding Audiences 170 Chapter 6: New Terrain in Interaction Design 177 Methods and Media 177 Extending the Geometry of Dramatic Interaction 199 Design for Emergence 207 Design for the Good 215 References 221 Index 231
Responsibility: Brenda Laurel.

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