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    Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    ( 2015-10-01) Humes, Edward
    For 2015-2016, the theme for Project One is "Serve.Learn.Sustain." In keeping with this theme, Edward Humes's "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash" has been selected as the common reading.
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    Mobile Technologies and New Narratives of the Self
    ( 2014-09-30) Chiang, Ted
    In the very near future it will become practical for a wearable computer to record every moment of your waking life. There's an ongoing discussion about the etiquette of devices like Google Glass, but there are also long-term implications that are completely separate from questions of privacy. As we make greater use of mobile computing devices, our cognitive habits are likely to shift away from relying on our own recollection of events and toward consulting digital video. Will this change the way we understand our pasts?
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    Design Now: A Panel Discussion
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-04) Murray, Janet H. ; Zimring, Craig ; Starner, Thad ; Sprigle, Stephen ; Norman, Donald A.
    Panel discussion at College of Architecture on technology, evidence-based design, assistive technology, human-centered design. The primary audience will include Industrial Design, Architecture, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Science, and the local ID/HCI community.
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    Living with Complexity Book Reading
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-10-03) Norman, Donald A.
    If only today’s technology were simpler! It’s the universal lament, but it’s wrong. We don't want simplicity. Simple tools are not up to the task. The world is complex; our tools need to match that complexity. Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this provocative and informative book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It’s not complexity that’s the problem, it’s bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity. Norman gives us a crash course in the virtues of complexity. But even such simple things as salt and pepper shakers, doors, and light switches become complicated when we have to deal with many of them, each somewhat different. Managing complexity, says Norman, is a partnership. Designers have to produce things that tame complexity. But we too have to do our part: we have to take the time to learn the structure and practice the skills. This is how we mastered reading and writing, driving a car, and playing sports, and this is how we can master our complex tools.Complexity is good. Simplicity is misleading. The good life is complex, rich, and rewarding—but only if it is understandable, sensible, and meaningful.