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My robot gets me: how social design can make new products more human
Diana C., Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 304 pp. Type: Book (978-1-633694-42-2)
how social design can make new products more human
--is accurate. Most running exemplars are robots, but Alexa and the Roomba robot vacuum and others also show up. We are living in a time when technology can support a...
Dec 6 2021
Practical natural language processing with Python: with case studies from industries using text data at scale
Sri M., Apress, New York, NY, 2021. 272 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484262-45-0)
Understanding spoken and written communication can be difficult, even for humans. Creating linguistic processes and algorithms for computers is extremely challenging. Natural language processing (NLP) technology is more common than most people rea...
Nov 29 2021
Internet of Things: concepts and system design
Milenkovic M., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2020. 315 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030413-45-3)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm shift. With computers growing from workstations to powerful cloud systems capable of performing huge operations, the IoT has given to such systems the feeling of the physical world. Attaching sensors to a...
Nov 22 2021
The type project book
French N., D’Andrade H., New Riders, San Francisco, CA, 2021. 277 pp. Type: Book (978-1-368160-45-2)
Typography is concerned with the trade of composing or framing type and printing from it. This unusual book is all about typographic projects, written by two experienced designers: Nigel French and Hugh D’Andrade. The book’s intended a...
Nov 15 2021
Quality of experience and learning in information systems
Antoniou J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2021. 110 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030525-59-0)
The primary mission of this book is to discuss the experiences (in toto) of anyone learning and using any new infonomics technology. However, that experience is viewed from several venues, that is, trust, bias in design, and personal freedom. As t...
Nov 8 2021
Technical debt in practice
Ernst N., Kazman R., Delange J., MIT Press, Boston, MA, 2021. 288 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262542-11-1)
Anyone who has worked on a software project of even moderate size or duration will know that projects tend to accumulate technical debt. However, the exigencies of software development in the real world often mean that little is done to deal with ...
Nov 1 2021
The art of immutable architecture
Perry M., Apress, New York, NY, 2020. 444 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484259-54-2)
Here is a crazy idea: imagine an information technology (IT) solution where the only persistent memory is write-once, read-many (WORM), or a database without update and delete commands. This book claims such immutable data stores form the basis of...
Oct 25 2021
Multimodal sentiment analysis
Poria S., Hussain A., Cambria E., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 214 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319950-18-1)
Bringing emotions and sentiment to virtual (human-centric) environments such as social media further improves decision-making, learning, and communication. This task is rather complex and requires an interdisciplinary approach, including computer ...
Oct 18 2021
Financial regulatory and risk management challenges stemming from firm-specific digital misinformation
Casey K., Casey K. Journal of Data and Information Quality 11(1): 1-4, 2019. Type: Article
In today’s digital economy, it is easy to alter the essence of information with regards to both context and value; thus, the potential for misinformation is huge. With this paper, Casey and Casey excellently present a new risk management app...
Oct 11 2021
Designing with the mind in mind: simple guide to understanding user interface design guidelines (3rd ed.)
Johnson J., Morgan Kaufmann, Cambridge, MA, 2021. 290 pp. Type: Book (978-0-128182-02-4)
This thoroughly engaging book offers explicit advice for the construction of user interfaces without involving one specification, development platform, or line of code. This is the third edition, but this review offers no comparison as I have not ...
Oct 4 2021
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