Nadin was the first to maintain that digital technology–the computer–was not “just a tool.” As opposed to tools that are extensions of human physical abilities, the computer should be considered an extension of the human mind. Designers of artifacts with embedded intelligence must realize how to make this intelligence easily available to the user, given the limitations and abilities of the devices and of the users. The new designer–the computational designer–makes the age of ubiquitous computing possible.
The best computer is invisible;
Computational Design: Design in the Age of a Knowledge Society.
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