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14 Jul 2020

July 14_ Japanese version of the book “Calm Technology” starts selling

On July 14, The Japanese translated version of "Calm Technology" originally written by Amber Case, supervised by mui Lab has been published through the publisher, BNN and has been sold in the national book stores and Amazon.

 

How can we design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? The concept of calm technology is technology that exists in harmony with the human.

This is the book to know about the concept of the calm technology, the practical cases and work tools for designers and students to work on.

Our world is made of information that competes for our attention. What is needed? What is not? We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. The terms calm computing and calm technology were coined in 1995 by PARC Researchers Mark Weiser and John Seely Brown in reaction to the increasing complexities that information technologies were creating. Calm technology describes a state of technological maturity where a user’s primary task is not computing, but being human. The idea behind Calm Technology is to have smarter people, not things. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary.

More details:
https://mui.jp/calmdesigntechlab/