We don’t talk very much about physical production values for books. What message does that send to readers of scholarly titles?
Why do US road signs look different from those seen in the rest of the world?
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A look at recent trends in brand logo design, and why things are becoming simpler.
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User-centered design provides a model for improving services, but is the history of print holding publishers back?
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Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.
Minhaj Rais looks at possible solutions for beneficial data mining activities that don’t infringe on user privacy.
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Why is the latest internet craze so difficult? An engineer explains…
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What do we really know about the linkages between good metadata and positive, productive user experiences with scholarly journals?
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Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
Turns out, digital transformation is actually more human than technical. Learn more in these case studies from Emerald and De Gruyter.
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A look at BioASQ — an annual competition to develop AI systems to help drive medical progress.
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