Radical Simplicity

Radical Simplicity : Transforming Computers Into Me-centric Appliances

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The next generation is being built around the human, supporting his or her different roles and groups, automating many important as well as mundane tasks. This technology is called me-centric because it fits into the individual's life in a natural way, conforming to preferences and requirements, taking orders, and performing a variety of delegated tasks. In me-centric, computing, every appliance becomes part of my environment, my team, my extension. Readers will find out about the key technologies that are collectively combining to create these disruptions, how they work, and how they work together.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 153.9 x 229.6 x 24.4mm | 576.07g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131002910
  • 9780131002913

Table of contents

Foreword By Ian Browde. Foreword By Dex Smith. INTRODUCTION. 1. From the Backroom to Everyday Life. A Day in Your Life (ca. 2010). History of Computing. Trends in Computing. Conclusion.2. Contrasting the Present and the Future. Mobile Sales Force. Real Estate Agent. Family Life. Work-Life Balance. Construction Site. Holiday Break-In. Extended Manufacturing. Fleet Management. Conclusion.II. DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR RADICAL SIMPLICITY. 3. Human-Computer Interaction. Introduction. Intelligent Input Interfaces. Intelligent Output Interfaces. Context Awareness. Conclusion.4. Designing To Make You Smile. Introduction. Systems Development Methods. Psychological Design Aspects. The Interface Is the Application. Globalization. Conclusion.III. PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGICAL COMPONENTS. 5. Me-Centric Architectures. Introduction. Overview of Architecture-Driven Approach. Key Ideas. Conclusion.6. Web Services. Introduction. Web Services Networks. Extensible Markup Language. Web Services Technologies. Solution Stack. Examples. Conclusion.7. Agents: Igniting Machine-to-Machine Work. Software Agents. Mobile Agents. Challenges with Agents. Automated Web Services. Examples. Conclusion.IV. NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. 8. Intelligent Appliances. Introduction. Infrastructure Needs Me. Appliance Design. Examples. Conclusion.9. Reshaping Everyday Life. The Multifaceted Me. Revisiting Computing and IT. Conclusion.Appendix. Glossary. Me-Centric Web Sites. Bibliography. Subject Index.show more

About Frederick Hayes-Roth

DR. FREDERICK ("RICK") HAYES-ROTH is Hewlett-Packard's Chief Technology Officer for Software. He formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Teknowledge, a company focused on intelligent Internet transactions. A Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, he has held faculty positions at Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, and MIT. DANIEL AMOR, Chief Technologist, E-commerce for HP in Germany, is author of The E-Business (R)evolution, Second Edition, and Internet Future Strategies.show more

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