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  • Laws of UX

    Using Psychology to Design Better Products & Services

    by Jon Yablonski

    An understanding of psychology—specifically the psychology behind how users behave and interact with digital interfaces—is perhaps the single most valuable nondesign skill a designer can have. The most elegant design can fail if it forces users to conform to the design rather than working within the “blueprint” of how humans perceive and process the world around them. This practical guide explains ... Read more

    $34.31 AUD

  • The Alignment Problem

    How Can Machines Learn Human Values?

    by Brian Christian

    'Vital reading. This is the book on artificial intelligence we need right now.' Mike Krieger, cofounder of InstagramArtificial intelligence is rapidly dominating every aspect of our modern lives influencing the news we consume, whether we get a mortgage, and even which friends wish us happy birthday. But as algorithms make ever more decisions on our behalf, how do we ensure they do what we want? ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • I Don't Trust You

    But Blockchain and Bitcoin Will Help

    by Damu R Winston

    Blockchain and Bitcoin are trending topics but if you find yourself, like the majority, confused by what they really are, if and how they impact you, or if they are just a passing crave not to worry about then this book is written for you.It is about Blockchain and the future of money, the future of industry and the future of society. But most important, it's about the future of trust in an ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • Practical Programming

    An Introduction to Computer Science Using Python 3.6

    by Paul Gries and 2 more

    Classroom-tested by tens of thousands of students, this new edition of the bestselling intro to programming book is for anyone who wants to understand computer science. Learn about design, algorithms, testing, and debugging. Discover the fundamentals of programming with Python 3.6--a language that's used in millions of devices. Write programs to solve real-world problems, and come away with ... Read more

    $43.11 AUD

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil

    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • UX Strategy

    How to Devise Innovative Digital Products that People Want

    by Jaime Levy

    User experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people want to use.Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Virtual Worlds

    The Impact of Converging Technologies On Authors and the Publishing Industry

    by Joanna Penn

    Artificial Intelligence is already embedded in much of our daily lives and it's increasingly moving into realms that impact authors and the publishing industry. We need to embrace the opportunities and engage in conversations around possible threats in order to reinvent our industry for a very different future.The pandemic of 2020 has accelerated converging technologies and changed human behaviour ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Made by Humans

    The AI Condition

    by Ellen Broad

    Who is designing AI? A select, narrow group. How is their world view shaping our future?Artificial intelligence can be all too human: quick to judge, capable of error, vulnerable to bias. It’s made by humans, after all. Humans make decisions about the laws and standards, the tools, the ethics in this new world. Who benefits. Who gets hurt.Made by Humans explores our role and responsibilities in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • UX Research

    Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products

    by Brad Nunnally and 1 more

    One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • Rage Inside the Machine

    The Prejudice of Algorithms, and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All

    by Robert Elliott Smith

    Shortlisted for the 2020 Business Book AwardsWe live in a world increasingly ruled by technology; we seem as governed by technology as we do by laws and regulations. Frighteningly often, the influence of technology in and on our lives goes completely unchallenged by citizens and governments. We comfort ourselves with the soothing refrain that technology has no morals and can display no prejudice, ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Science of Successful Organizational Change

    How Leaders Set Strategy, Change Behavior, and Create an Agile Culture

    by Paul Gibbons

    Every leader understands the burning need for change–and every leader knows how risky it is, and how often it fails. To make organizational change work, you need to base it on science, not intuition. Despite hundreds of books on change, failure rates remain sky high. Are there deep flaws in the guidance change leaders are given? While eschewing the pat answers, linear models, and change recipes ... Read more

    $76.11 AUD

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

    by Andrew Hodges

    A new edition to celebrate Alan Turing's centenary, includes a new foreword by the author and a preface by Douglas Hofstadter.Alan Turing was the extraordinary Cambridge mathematician who masterminded the cracking of the German Enigma ciphers and transformed the Second World War. But his vision went far beyond this crucial achievement. Before the war he had formulated the concept of the universal ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Falls

    by Ian Rankin

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    A student has gone missing in Edinburgh. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until DI John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom. Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Life 3.0

    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark

    ***'*This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen HawkingTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEARSELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018**AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?Taking us to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Superintelligence

    Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    by Nick Bostrom

    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

    by Brian Christian and 1 more

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives.In this dazzlingly interdisciplinary work, acclaimed author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths show us how the simple, precise algorithms used by computers can also untangle very human questions. Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Uncanny Valley: Seduction and Disillusionment in San Francisco’s Startup Scene

    by Anna Wiener

    ‘Joan Didion at a startup’ Rebecca Solnit ‘Impossibly pleasurable’ Jia Tolentino ‘This is essential reading’ StylistAt twenty-five years old, Anna Wiener was beginning to tire of her assistant job in New York publishing. There was no room to grow, and the voyeuristic thrill of answering someone else’s phone had worn thin.Within a year she had moved to Silicon Valley to take up a job at a data ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Minecraft Redstone: 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know

    by Jason Scotts

    Mastering redstone is one of the more difficult challenges a Minecraft player can take on. It's confusing, complicated and tedious enough to make even the most dedicated players start pulling their hair out. Minecraft Redstone : 70 Top Minecraft Redstone Ideas Your Friends Wish They Know will explain some simple concepts that can give players a head start to understanding how this unusual red ... Read more

    $8.35 AUD

  • The DevOps Handbook:

    How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

    by Gene Kim and 3 more

    Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater—whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

    how Australia’s signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War

    by David Dufty

    A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country’s significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from scratch, how Australian code-breakers cracked Japanese army and air force codes, and how the code ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Accelerate

    The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

    by Nicole Forsgren and 3 more

    Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter―that it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • Gamestorming

    A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers

    by Dave Gray and 2 more

    Great things don't happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Ghost in the Wires

    My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker

    by Kevin Mitnick and 2 more

    In this "intriguing, insightful and extremely educational" novel, the world's most famous hacker teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data (Frank W. Abagnale).Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks at the world's biggest companies -- and no matter how fast the ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

    by Nicholas Carr

    “Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—SalonHailed as “the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement” (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD