Browsing shelves of cookbooks at Powell's Books, I often select a book and open immediately to the index. Investigating the index provides me with a few things: 1) a gestalt-level overview of the book's topics, affinities, and preoccupations that is more granular than the table of contents and yet more precise than flipping through pages. [...]
In an effort to learn more about the nascent impact of the internet on various aspects of daily life, I’ve been looking into early predictions of the web.
I think I got 10,000 hours of library-wandering under my belt by 8th grade. I achieved most of this in the New City Library decades before it was to have a digitized catalog, let alone a twitter feed. Among my favorite sections in that air-conditioned temple of intellectual meandering (in my memories, I’m always there [...]
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I’ve given a presentation called ‘Hopeful Monsters: Punctuated Equilibrium and the Post-book Era’ recently at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference (thanks @KatMeyer) and generic viagra price then again at a Portland Mobile event (thanks @grigs). They were very similar talks, with the latter a bit more textbook / eTextbook oriented and tying in some thoughts [...]
This week, the Portland Art Museum launched a redesigned web site. A new logo perches proudly atop pages with attractive palettes, clean typography, and soft lines. Beneath the colors, between the lines, behind t viagra super active he typeface lies the unseen but ever-present work of Exprima Media. Exprima was brought in to design the [...]
Magazines are a prime candidate for successful portage to digital means. The very first magazine, The Gentleman’s Magazine (launched in 1731), was an innovative type of publication presenting monthly installments of “news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in” with unique layout and design elements. Fresh content and compelling design [...]
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We were heads-down and sleeves up for all of 2011, engaged in a number of exciting projects. As we near completion on a few, I thought it would be nice to (finally) talk about them. Museum
I’m writing today to share my delight in finding the 2009 Fast Company article by Adam Penenberg entitled Forget E-Books: The Future of the Book Is buy levitra online no prescription Far More Interesting. Nearly two years old, Penenberg’s article predicts an interactive reading experience beyond the ebook. As you may know, I’ve extolled at [...]
Earlier this month, The Tribune Co. announced they are developing their own Android-based tablet device. The tablet is to be distribute free or very cheap to folks who subscribe to their daily newspapers, including the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune. Seeing that the company is up to its sleeve garters in Chapter 11 proceedings, [...]
We are very excited. At last, someone has entered the app market with a shining beacon of hope; an app that represents the next stretch in that not-so-straight cialis online pharmacy line between papyrus, manuscripts, Guttenberg, and computer input. That app is Writer by iA. With its curated typography, focus mode, and groovy custom keyboard, [...]
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the statements made by Bill Gates earlier this year regarding technology and education. His comments regarding the eclipse of “place-based” universities are compelling, broad-minded, and long-sighted for sure. However, we found his comments regarding a more specific topic – one particularly close to our hearts – to [...]
It is easy to be sympathetic to students who because of the greed, vanity, and corruption of the people who make and assign textbooks must spend inordinate amounts for worthless tomes stuffed full of unnecessary graphics and obeisances to political correctness of one sort or another… but they are not so oppressed that this is [...]
Exprima Media and its textbook publisher partners have begun their tentative (but inevitable) portage of pedagogy onto mobile platforms. As our products become more robust and more useful, the implications for the US college student are easy to imagine. However, there is a wider set of possibilities worth considering – those surrounding the enormous distribution [...]
In his excellent book New Physical Ideas Are Here Needed, Art Bardige posits a view of textbooks and pedagogical media that deeply resonates with our mission at Exprima Media.
This seems like the very definition of the one place where we often find we must “continue in our pursuit” despite the presence of invisible, real, and threatening monsters: the public restroom. So what magic have we prepared to protect us in this place? Some of our most cutting-edge technologies arose in the public restroom: interactive gesture. Where was the fist place you encountered a technological interface that responded to physical movement without direct touch? The bathroom.
The transition from hand-scribed manuscripts to printed books was marked by a quarter-century interaction design lag. This stretch of the 15th century is known for the production of incunabula – printed books lacking the interface design advancements that have since become standard navigational features of book user experience such as page numbering, the table of contents, punctuation, and footnotes.
While designing software is our bread and butter, ultimately we are in the interface trade. More specifically, we produce computer-human interfaces. At first, the computer hardware that housed our software creations was solely the personal computer. Now, we (and our interface-designing colleagues) are now designing computer-human interfaces for new hardwares – for example, we're in-production [...]
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