Professor Andy Clark on Natural-born Cyborgs
by Andy Clark
July 2008Bio of Dr. Clark: Dr. Andy Clark is a professor of philosophy and chair in logic and metaphysics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Previously, he taught at Washington University at St. Louis and the University of Sussex in England. Clark is one of the founding members of the Contact collaborative research project, whose aim is to investigate the role environment plays in shaping the nature of conscious experience. Dr. Andy Clark research interests include philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, including robotics, artificial life, embodied cognition, and mind, technology and culture. Dr. Clark's papers and books deal with the philosophy of mind and he is considered a leading scientist in mind extension. He has also written extensively on connectionism, robotics, and the role and nature of mental representation.
Four Short Reviews of Current Software Engineering Books of Interest
by Ross Gagliano
June 2008Associate editor Ross Gagliano offers four short reviews of current software engineering books of interest.
Four short reviews of current software engineering books of interest
by Ross Gagliano
May 2008Associate Editor Ross Gagliano offers four Short Reviews of current Software Engineering books of interest.
Mental Models: Aligning design strategy with human behavior
by Indi Young
April 2008I ndi got her BS in Computer Science from Cal Poly and began her master's at Colorado State. She then worked as a software engineer, later managing Web applications that focused on the user. Her concepts in mental models derive from attempting to bridge the developer-user gap. Her expertise ranges from structuring crossfunctional teams, to managing participant recruiting, and conducting user interviews, thereby creating effective tools for exchanging results.