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Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans: Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

by Eirik Albrechtsen & Denis Besnard

It is vital that the oil and gas industry has a detailed understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of Integrated Operations (IO), which this book sets out to do from a multidisciplinary point of view. It analyses...


Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation

by Peter Dahlgren

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that...


Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means

by Murali, Balaji

Thinking Dead: What the Zombie Apocalypse Means, edited by Murali Balaji, examines various aspects of the zombie apocalypse scenario from the perspective of a variety of theoretical frameworks. Essays in the...


Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design

by Neville A. Stanton & Paul M. Salmon

This second edition of Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design now presents 107 design and evaluation methods including numerous refinements to those that featured in the original....


Professional Penetration Testing: Creating and Learning in a Hacking Lab

by Thomas Wilhelm

Professional Penetration Testing walks you through the entire process of setting up and running a pen test lab. Penetration testing-the act of testing a computer network to find security vulnerabilities before...


Online File Sharing: Innovations in Media Consumption: Innovations in Media Consumption

by Jonas Andersson Schwarz

It is apparent that file sharing on the Internet has become an emerging norm of media consumption-especially among young people. This book provides a critical perspective on this phenomenon, exploring issues...


Practical Web Analytics for User Experience: How Analytics Can Help You Understand Your Users

by Michael Beasley

Practical Web Analytics for User Experience teaches you how to use web analytics to help answer the complicated questions facing UX professionals. Within this book, you'll find a quantitative approach for measuring...


The Design of Future Educational Interfaces

by Sharon Oviatt

The Design of Future Educational Interfaces provides a new multidisciplinary synthesis of educational interface research. It explains how computer interfaces can be redesigned to better support our ability to...


Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications

by Marvin Rausand

An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory and state-of-the-art applications

With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory,...


Fundamental Issues in Defense Training and Simulation

by Christopher Best & George Galanis

This book provides the optimum starting point for readers to come to terms with the important issues associated with defense training and simulation. It provides brief, easy-to-understand summaries of the key...


New Tools, Old Tasks: Safety Implications of New Technologies and Work Processes for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry

by Torgeir K. Haavik

New Tools, Old Tasks explores how Integrated Operations (IO) will influence the safety of offshore drilling operations. The book is based on several years of practical experience combined with a research study...


Boundaries in an Overconnected World: Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships, and Sanity

by Anne Katherine

Prescriptive advice for how to handle all sorts of challenges from being online and connected, whether it's maintaining your family's privacy, online dating, chat rooms, work boundaries, email etiquette, etc....


The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything

by Michael Saylor

Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, presents The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence—the fifth wave of computer technology. 


Posthuman Personhood

by Daryl J. Wennemann

Wennemann argues that the traditional concept of personhood may be fruitfully applied to the ethical challenge we face in a posthuman age. The book posits that biologically non-human persons like robots, computers,...


UI is Communication: How to Design Intuitive, User Centered Interfaces by Focusing on Effective Communication

by Everett N McKay

User interface design is a challenging, multi-disciplinary activity that requires understanding a wide range of concepts and techniques that are often subjective and even conflicting. Imagine how much it would...


Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics

by William Albert & Thomas Tullis

Measuring the User Experience was the first book that focused on how to quantify the user experience. Now in the second edition, the authors include new material on how recent technologies have made it easier...


Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

by Annalee Newitz

In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful...


Who Owns the Future?

by Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the...


How to Tame Technology and Get Your Life Back: Teach Yourself

by Kevin Duncan

Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you need help. We don't have to be ruled by our...


The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

by Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a...