The readings for the current semester are linked directly off the Syllabus page. This page contains those links and additional links for further reading.
You should be able to find most of the book titles using the Bobst library links on your NYU Home account. In particular, many of the technical books are available through Safari Books Online, for which NYU has a free student account for you to use.
- Marc Weiser, “The Computer for the 21st Century” (Scientific American, 1991)
- Weiser, “The Coming Age of Calm Technology“
- Xerox PARC video on Pads, Tabs, and Boards
- Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell, Yesterday’s tomorrows: notes on ubiquitous computing’s dominant vision
- Matthew Chalmers and Ian MacColl, “Seamful and Seamless Design in Ubiquitous Computing“
- Ian MacColl, Matthew Chalmers, Yvonne Rogers, Hilary Smith: “Seamful ubiquity: Beyond seamless integration“
- Konrad Tollmar, Stefan Junestrand, Olle Torgny, “Virtually Living Together: A Design Framework for New Communication Media“
- Saul Greenberg and Hideaki Kuzuoka, “Using Digital but Physical Surrogates to Mediate Awareness, Communication and Privacy in Media Spaces“
- Kevin Ashton, “That ‘Internet of Things’ Thing“
- Ray Bradbury, There Will Come Soft Rains (Or you may prefer the audio version)
- Bruce Sterling, Shaping Things
- Bruce Sterling, The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things
- Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, ©Basic Books, 2012, ISBN: 0465021972
An introduction to interoperability theory, with several useful case studies.
- The Design of Future Things, Donald A. Norman, ©Basic Books,2009. ASIN: B0074A6JUY (Kindle), ISBN: 978-0465002283 (Paperback) Good writing on how connectedness and automation affect industrial and interaction design.
- Adam Greenfield Against the Smart City: The City is Here For You To Use
- Anthony Townsend, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
- Tom Igoe, Making Things Talk, 2nd edition ©O’Reilly Media/Make, 2011, Print ISBN:978-1-4493-9243-7. Ebook ISBN:978-1-4493-9244-4
- Tom Igoe, Don Coleman, And Brian Jepson, Beginning NFC
- Claire Rowland, Elizabeth Goodman, Martin Charlier, Alfred Lui, Ann Light, Designing Connected Products (available in early release on safaribooks.com as well)
- Head First Networking Al Anderson; Ryan Benedetti ©O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2009, ISBN: 978-0-596-52155-4
Readings on REST
- Here’s a good introduction to Building Web Services the RESTful Way
- Rest in Practice is a fairly detailed but clear introduction to REST
- RESTful Web APIs is another good intro. Thanks to Sergio Majluf for the link.
- Nobody Understands REST or HTTP. A very pragmatic, FAQ-like explanation, with examples. Thanks to Noah Crowley for the link.
- Roy Fielding’s dissertation on REST. The primary source.
- What is Node?
- The Node Beginner Book – a useful e-book with many examples. Concentrates a bit too much on making your own server for my tastes; much of what it introduces is better done using express.js. But if you want to understand the concepts behind the express.js library, it’s a good intro.
- Hands-on Node.js – Introduces all the core concepts of node, with plenty of examples.
- John Schimmel’s Dynamic Web Design class notes on node are very good.