Monthly Bestsellers: January 2018
The Largest Art
Brent Ryan argues that urban design encompasses more than architecture, and he provides a foundational theory of urban design beyond the architectural scale. In a “declaration of independence” for urban design, Ryan describes urban design as the largest of the building arts, with qualities of its own.
A concise overview of machine learning—computer programs that learn from data—which underlies applications that include recommendation systems, face recognition, and driverless cars.
Design is Storytelling
Design Is Storytelling explores the psychology of visual perception from a narrative point of view. Presenting dozens of tools and concepts in a lively, visual manner, this book will help any designer amplify the narrative power of their work.
New Solutions for Cybersecurity
Edited by Howard Shrobe, David L. Shrier and Alex Pentland
Experts from MIT explore recent advances in cybersecurity, bringing together management, technical, and sociological perspectives.
Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville
An introduction to a broad range of topics in deep learning, covering mathematical and conceptual background, deep learning techniques used in industry, and research perspectives.
How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today’s society.
Joseph E. Aoun
How to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—filling needs that even the most sophisticated robot cannot.
Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
The technology likely to have the greatest impact on the future of the world economy has arrived, and its not self-driving cars, solar energy, or artificial intelligence. Its called the blockchain.
The Inversion Factor
Linda Bernardi, Sanjay Sarma, and Kenneth Traub
Why companies need to move away from a “product first” orientation to pursuing innovation based on customer need.
William B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer
How to rethink innovation and revitalize America’s declining manufacturing sector by encouraging advanced manufacturing, bringing innovative technologies into the production process.