Why a prep school in Massachusetts replaced its library books with digital versions, and colleges are moving to electronic textbooks.
There’s been nothing like it since ancient times. As producer Sean Prpick explains, Google’s computers will soon hold the largest collection of books in history. What will this mean for our culture and the way we get our information?
User experience is an amalgam of information architecture, visual design, interaction design, user research, prototyping, coding, and a host of other skill sets. Combine this complexity with the rapid rate of change in technology and techniques, and it’s no wonder that there’s a gap between the skills required by the industry of UX designers and those taught by design programs in colleges and universities. In this episode of The Digital Life, we discuss the state of design education and how to build teams with the right skills to ship digital products with Jared Spool, Founding Principal of User Interface Engineering.
"One selfish person was not caring about the rest of us."
Dr Kristian Jensen, head of collections at the British Library, on the academic who stole pages from historic books.
The full story is here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/21/british-library-sues-iranian-academic