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Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii Chapter 1 The Future, So Far 01 Trillions Is a Done Deal 02 Connectivity Will Be the Seed of Change 05 Computing Turned Inside Out 07 The Power of Digital Literacy 11 Chapter 2 The Next Mountain 15 Fungible Devices 16 Liquid Information 25 Cyberspace for Real 30 Interlude Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Platforms and User Interfaces 39 Yesterday 40 Today 41 Tomorrow 44 Chapter 3 The Tyranny of the Orthodoxy 51 Information Interruptus 52 The King and the Mathematician 60 Links to Nowhere 63 The Wrong Cloud 65 The Dream of One Big Computer 67 The Grand Repository in the Sky 68 FUD and the Birth of the Impostor Cloud 69 The Children s Crusade 71 The Peer-to-Peer Bogey 80 Chapter 4 How Nature Does It 83 The Internet of Plants 84 Nature Has Been There Before 85 The Qualities of Beautiful Complexity 93 At the Intersection of People and Information 102 Chapter 5 How Design Does It 105 Birth of Industrial Design 107 Novelty, Beauty, Ritual, and Comfort 113 Hearing History Rhyme 114 Instability as the Status Quo 117 Post-Industrial Design 119 Interlude Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Data Storage 133 Yesterday 133 Today 136 Tomorrow 136 Chapter 6 Design Science on Trillions Mountain 139 Beyond Design Thinking to Design Science 140 Make the Right Thing 143 Chapter 7 Architecture with a Capital A 167 Architecture as Organic Principles 169 Architecture as Model 170 Architecture as Style 171 Information Architecture 173 Architecture and Design Science 178 Chapter 8 Life in an Information Ecology 181 Components 183 Challenges in the Information Ecology 188 Chapter 9 Aspects of Tomorrow 205 Beyond the Internet 206 Simplification 208 Devices 210 The Information Commons 212 The World Wide Dataflow 213 Publishing 216 Safety, Security, and Privacy 218 Epilogue Thriving in the Spacious Foothills 221 Seize the Low Ground 224 Microtransactions and the Rise of T-Commerce 225 Strange Bedfellows 226 Big Data and Information Visualization 226 The Trillions Bubble 227 Notes 231 About the Authors 245 Index 247

About the Author

PETER LUCAS is founding principal at MAYA Design, which he cofounded in 1989. He is also adjunct associate professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds a PhD from Cornell University, where he studied educational and cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He served on the Committee on Networked Systems of Embedded Computers of the National Research Council. JOE BALLAY is former head of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University and a founding principal of MAYA Design. An interdisciplinarian, he holds an MFA in design from Carnegie Mellon University, a BFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois, and a BS in industrial management from Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has taught design at universities throughout the world. MICKEY McMANUS is president and CEO of MAYA Design. He holds a BFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois, with extended studies in communication design and mathematics. His work has been published in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, Fast Company , the Wall Street Journal , and Harvard Business Review . He is a frequent speaker on the topic of design, pervasive computing, and business innovation.

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'...if you want a bit of a challenge, aren't afraid of controversial ideas and are looking for a radical new design approach then this book is for you' (British Computer Society, January 2013)

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