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Designing for Life

A Human Perspective on Technology Development

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 1-24
  3. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 25-48
  4. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 49-77
  5. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 79-136
  6. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 137-170
  7. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 171-206
  8. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 207-241
  9. Pertti Saariluoma, José J. Cañas, Jaana Leikas
    Pages 243-250
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-267

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews the history of technology and suggests how it will continue to develop in relation to human use. Technology and humans are bound together inextricably as more of our daily life, and even emotions, are influenced by objects which in turn are designed to reflect nature.

Throughout the chapters, the authors take readers through the various uses of technology. They discuss archifact analysis, usability and cognitive engineering, as well as motivation and emotion in user interface design. The book also crucially introduces a new, holistic approach to designing human-technology interaction.

The book is suitable for researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students of cognitive and social psychology as well as all those who are interested in technological design and its societal impact.

Keywords

Nature Technology Adaptation Design Change Innovation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Cognitive ScienceUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  3. 3.Ltd.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.TampereFinland

About the authors

Pertti Saariluoma is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. 
José J. Cañas is Professor at The Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center of the University of Granada, Spain. 
Jaana Leikas is Principal Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. 

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Reviews

“The work includes well-cited perspectives from psychology, philosophy, sociology, engineering, and other academic fields to offer a well-rounded survey of topics that are approachable across disciplines and educational levels. … As the work is thoroughly researched well cited, and clearly written, it has great value and is approachable for entry-level to professional readers. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (S. M. Weiss, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)