Evolution of the Reader Experience (Part II)

What is “the book” becoming? Will we see the eBook becoming a better delivery of the “reader’s experience?” Or will the printed, bound book continue to deliver a superior interface? In what situations will an eBook outperform the print book? What features will enable the eBook reader to finally excel in supporting a human reader . . . → Read More: Evolution of the Reader Experience (Part II)

eBook Revolution or More Evolution?

How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write

Required reading – Steven Johnson believes eBooks are at a significant tipping point and a widely innovative range of uses will proceed. This is based largely on the Google hegemony of access, visibility, and social interactions around the book. It also sounds a bit . . . → Read More: eBook Revolution or More Evolution?

What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

OCAD’s president Sara Diamond advocates for a Canadian national design strategy in the Globe and Mail.

Design is essential to Canada’s science and technology strategy, which underlines the needs of markets in the developing and developed world for new inventions that make use of new and sustainable materials, medical technologies, ICT, digital media, and biotechnology. . . . → Read More: What is the contribution of Design in a national economy?

Why is innovation NOT a US priority?

Thomas Friedman’s Sunday NY Times article, which informed readers have already seen, raises this question. Why does the US continue to ignore innovation, particularly of the scientific kind, as a national priority? Why do the political conversations in the US continue to fall back on backwater cultural issues and divisive policy? Why does the war . . . → Read More: Why is innovation NOT a US priority?