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"David W. McDonald" <[log in to unmask]>
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David W. McDonald
Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:26:15 -0800
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[Apologies for potential cross posting]

We're pleased to announce a new book that should interest the broad  
community of HCI researchers and practitioners.

HCI Remixed: Reflections on Works That Have Influenced the HCI Community

What is a remix? In music, a remix is an edited version of a song  
that builds on the themes of the original while incorporating new  
elements. But anything can be remixed, and in HCI Remixed we asked  
contributors to reflect on a piece of work -- a paper, system or demo  
-- that is at least ten years old. We asked them to pick a piece of  
work that they were enthusiastic about, and to consider how it had  
changed their view of HCI and shaped their work. The result is a book  
of 51 short, engaging and idiosyncratic essays that take a positive  
and synthetic approach to the work, asking what it got right, and  
what, after ten years or more, still has value.

The essays cover a lot of ground. One considers Murial Cooper's  
contributions to dynamic typography, another the relationship between  
Cinderella and the Diffusion of Innovations, and another how a toy  
doll named Lily can transcend time and space to go Beyond Being  
There. The essayists of HCI Remixed explain how the Wizard of Oz was  
really John Gould, how both adults and children are willing to use  
felt and flannel and how  "1 + 1 = 3" during user interface design.  
Taken together, the essays offer an accessible, lively, and engaging  
introduction to HCI research, illustrating where our community has  
been so that we can better understand where we are going.

Check it out. We think you’ll enjoy it!

--Tom Erickson and David W. McDonald, Editors 
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