Professor Paul Atkinson to give lecture at Oxford University on 26 November 2016

Front cover of Professor Paul Atkinson's 'Delete' published by Bloomsbury

Professor Paul Atkinson has been invited to give a lecture about the research behind his book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware to Masters students in History of Design at Oxford University on Saturday 26 November 2016. While most historical accounts of the development of computer design focus on specific computers or manufacturers, examining the success stories of hardware […]

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Monday 24 October 2016 – Research Seminar – Professor Yvonne Dittrich (IT University Copenhagen)

Speaker: Professor Yvonne Dittrich (IT University Copenhagen) Title: Software Product Eco-Systems – what it is and how it effects Use-Centered Design. Software is increasingly developed, adopted and deployed in the form of customizable and configurable products. This has repercussions for the design, development and implementation of a configured or customized piece of software in the end-user organization. The design decisions […]

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Paul Atkinson’s ‘Delete’ featured in ICON magazine

ICON magazine logo

Professor Paul Atkinson is to be featured in the April edition of ICON magazine, in a six-page spread featuring examples of vapourware from Paul’s book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware. See below for an extract: Vapourware is a term for computer products that a company announces, but doesn’t put into production. This might seem a straightforward concept, but […]

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