Information Warfare and Organizational Decision-Making Organizations are among the most valuable and yet most fragile structures of our civilization. We rely on organizations to obtain information, to comprehend and process information, to accumulate and internalize information, to make decisions based in part on that information, and to execute those decisions. Organizations are ubiquitous because...
Human Machine Interaction: Research Results of the MMI Program
Human Machine Interaction, or more commonly Human Computer Interaction, is the study of interaction between people and computers. It is an interdisciplinary field, connecting computer science with many other disciplines such as psychology, sociology and the arts.
The present volume documents the results of the MMI research program...
Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals
For hundreds of years, the field of game design has drifted along under the radar of culture, producing
timeless masterpieces and masterful time-wasters without drawing much attention to itself-without, in fact,
behaving like a "field" at all. Suddenly, powered by the big bang of computer technology, game design has...
The Human Central Nervous System: A Synopsis and Atlas
The human central nervous system or neuraxis
consists of the brain (encephalon) and the spinal
cord (medulla spinalis). The brain is encased by
the skull; the spinal cord lies within the spinal
canal, extending from the foramen magnum to
the level of the second lumbar vertebra. Globally,
the brain can be subdivided into... The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive...
Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste
From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love.
Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us?...
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