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Inventing the Medium gathers humanistic insights from Murray's pioneering scholarship, demonstrates how they apply to a wide range of digital design problems, and invites readers to begin using these conceptual tools themselves in an engaging and broadly accessible manner. I've already seen it have a powerful impact on my students.(Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Computer Science Department, University of California, Santa Cruz; author of Expressive Processing)
Janet Murray has built a practical theory of digital design that centers around the four affordances of networked media: encyclopedic, spatial, procedural, and participatory. Asserting that successful design endeavors are human-centered and help shape the medium, Murray asserts that design is ethical and aesthetic as well as instrumental. There is no book quite like this. Students and educators are sure to embrace it.(Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and author of Thinking with Type)
Inventing the Medium is an epic accomplishment, one which we will all be mining for years to come.(Henry Jenkins, Confessions of an Aca-Fan)
This fascinating book...I suspect will become something of a 'Bible' of interaction design. Certainly, anyone who is at all serious about designing Websites, whether they be personal home pages, library Websites, digital libraries, or electronic journals should have this on their desks as a constant source of ideas and stimulation.(Professor Tom Wilson, Editor-in-Chief Information Research)
Inventing the Medium might be considered a 'Swiss army knife' for interaction design.(Choice)