These are books I've authored.
Unlike print books, they are digital, searchable, interactive, and web
accessible. I write them on Bookish.press, a platform I created to write simple, beautiful, accessible web-based
books. The books are also living documents: I update them regularly with new
ideas, citations, and chapters, especially in response to feedback.
Foundations of Information
. This book covers information, and all of the things that intersect with it: power, politics, oppression, data, knowledge, encoding, metadata; information technology, management, and policy; and the many domains in which information is crucial, including science, social media, automation, health, democracy, and sustainabiity. It serves as the foundation of our survey course on information, INFO 200 Intellectual Foundations of Informatics.
Informatics Teaching Guide
. Supports new higher education teachers, including new faculty, guest faculty, doctoral student teachers, and teaching assistants. It uses our undergraduate Informatics program for examples, but is in essence a practical, but also research-informed introduction to teaching in a university.
Cooperative Software Development
. An online, self-published book that covers software engineering fundamentals, but from a human, social, collaborative, and organizational perspective, rather than from a purely technical perspective.
. An online, self-published book that surveys HCI and Design methods in a simple, accessible, and direct manner.
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