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So much fun to read, so good and soglib about the future.Not that I mind the optimism, God knows I need it given the gutting of higher education, the money we re not putting in to K 12, the devaluing of both science and the humanitiesbut Laurel ends on this note that idolizes future possibilities that are, inherently, problematic.Yes, there s so much cool stuff left to do and all is nowhere near lost But she lacked the nuance that lets one speak well of good, but problematic things. @Ebook õ Computers as Theatre ⚜ Featuring a new chapter that takes the student through virtual reality and beyond, this book presents a new theory of human computer activity It shows how similar principles can help students understand what people experience when interacting with computers The book also describes how the user s enjoyment of a computer system should be the biggest design consideration Land Degradation And Society this book presents a new theory of human computer activity It shows how similar principles can help students understand what people experience when interacting with computers The book also describes how the user s enjoyment of a computer system should be the biggest design consideration It feels like there was a trade off in going for the second edition, which at least makes mention of newer andreadily available technology like smartphone and apps, but each mention of the earlier edition, or indeed earlier technologies like all computers and gaming consoles prior to tablets and Nintendo Wii, feels like I am missing out on discoveries that might have changed the world Now it seems like mostly backhanded compliments to current design Much of the praise goes to herself, o It feels like there was a trade off in going for the second edition, which at least makes mention of newer andreadily available technology like smartphone and apps, but each mention of the earlier edition, or indeed earlier technologies like all computers and gaming consoles prior to tablets and Nintendo Wii, feels like I am missing out on discoveries that might have changed the world Now it seems like mostly backhanded compliments to current design Much of the praise goes to herself, obviously well earned over the decades, and her circle of community players representing the Northern Californian elite who survived the dot com burst Aristotle s Poetics as a theoretical frame is a nice touch, but I wonder how many programmers took up the Computer as Theatre challenge the theme of catarsis Is quite interesting, itS precise and entertaining Introduction to techno utopianism, by Brenda Laurel. Brenda is a pioneer in human computer interfaces I think this book comes from her PhD thesis which envisioned the computer as a virtual place to dream, to laugh, to cry and to play video games tl dr The essentials of contemporary digital product design were laid out by Aristotle.We ve known for a long time what makes a good theatre piece Aristotle and other bright people after him articulated dramatic principles well Turns out, these dramatic principles can help us create digital products that are both effective and enjoyable Brenda Laurel s book explains how a designer can use Aristotle to get there.Laurel introduces Aristotle s six structural elements of drama and applies them t tl dr The essentials of contemporary digital product design were laid out by Aristotle.We ve known for a long time what makes a good theatre piece Aristotle and other bright people after him articulated dramatic principles well Turns out, these dramatic principles can help us create digital products that are both effective and enjoyable Brenda Laurel s book explains how a designer can use Aristotle to get there.Laurel introduces Aristotle s six structural elements of drama and applies them to human computer activity They are action, character, thought, language, melody pattern , spectacle enactment There is a causal relationship in both directions action gives shape to character, character gives shape to thought and so on Aristotle s formal cause conversely, enactment builds up pattern, pattern builds up language, language builds up thought and so on Aristotle s material cause.When it comes to the plot, there s a sequence from exposition to denouement this is a whole action There s value in approaching tasks as a whole action a spreadsheet software can help with all aspects of making a calculation, from entering initial data to visualising results, in apowerful way that a bunch of disparate papers.So what to do with this knowledge Start with designing the action rather than environment, interfaces and objects Then move to characters, representing sources of agency, and further down along the list functionality, design patterns, visual design, UI copy Enactment the essence of dramatic experience that appeal to both thought and emotion is the very user experience the term wasn t used in the book published in 1991 Drama people got so good at creating outstanding experiences Designers can learn something there Now with voice interfaces, computers are sharper than ever perceived as characters With conversational UIs, action through the dialogue is what happens Like in drama So we can as well try a design methodology based on Aristotle