Author : Edward R. Tufte
Category : Cartography
Publisher : Cheshire, Conn. (P.O. Box 430, Cheshire 06410) : Graphics Press
ISBN : UCSC:32106013806200
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 136

Provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, uses extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information display.

Author : Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
Category : Education
Publisher : IAP
ISBN : 9781681234250
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 208

The future of public education and democracy is at risk. Powerful forces are eroding commitment to public schools and weakening democratic resolve. Yet even in deeply troubling times, it is possible to broaden social imagination and empower effective advocacy for systemic progressive reform. Re-envisioning Education and Democracy explores challenges and opportunities for restructuring public education to establish and sustain more broadly inclusive, deeply democratic, and effectively transforming approaches to social inquiry and civic participation. Re-envisioning Education and Democracy adopts a non-traditional format to extend social awareness and imagination. Within each chapter, one episode of an evolving strategic narrative traces the life cycle of a systemic reform initiative. This is followed by an exploratory essay that draws from theory, research, criticism, and practice to prompt consideration of focal issues. Woven through each chapter is a poetically framed meditative stream informed by varied historical and cultural conceptions of oracles. A developmental sequence of social learning strategies (exploratory democratic practices), accompanied by thematic bibliographic references, are included to model democratic teaching and learning applicable in classroom and community settings.

Author : John Cato
Category : Diseño de páginas web
Publisher : Pearson Education
ISBN : 0201398605
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 340

Rather than focusing on technological innovations, specific software packages, or graphic content, this guide to Web design urges designers to approach their work from the perspective of the user, thus encouraging designs that are engaging and easy to use. The book offers an overview of user-centered project management, describes the techniques involved, and offers advice on meeting the needs of both the client and the end-user. A chronological format depicts every step of a project. Cato is a designer, trainer, and consultant. c. Book News Inc.

Author : Laura Scherling
Category : Design
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781350077034
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 272

This timely collection brings together critical, analytic, historical, and practical studies to address what ethics means in the practice of design. Designers face the same challenges as everyone else in the complex conditions of contemporary cultural life-choices about consumption, waste, exploitation, ecological damage, and political problems built into the supply chains on which the global systems of inequity currently balance precariously. But designers face the additional dilemma that their paid work is often entangled with promoting the same systems such critical approaches seek to redress: how to reconcile this contradiction, among others, in seeking to chart an ethical course of action while still functioning effectively in the world. Ethics in Design and Communication acknowledges the complexity of this subject matter, while also demonstrating that in the ongoing struggle towards an equitable and sustainable world, the talents of design and critical thought are essential. Featured case studies include graphic design internships today, the dark web, and media coverage of the 2016 US presidential election. The fact that within this book such a wide array of practitioners, scholars, critics, and professionals commit to addressing current injustices is already a positive sign. Nonetheless, it is essential that we guard against confusing the coercive force of moral imperatives with ethical deliberation when conceiving a foundation for action.

Author : Robert C. Lloyd
Category : Medical audit
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN : 0763748056
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 378

Written by an internationally-recognized expert in the field of quality management, this book will serve as your guide for planning and implementing a successful quality measurement program in your healthcare facility. It begins by presenting an overview of the context for quality measurement, the forces influencing the demand for quality reform, how to listen to the voice of the customer, and the characteristics of quality that customers value most. You'll also learn how to select and define indicators to collect data and how to organize data into a dashboard that can provide feedback on your progress toward quality measurement. Finally, this book shows you how to analyze your data by detailing how variation lives in your data, and whether this variation is acceptable. Case studies are provided to demonstrate how quality measurement can be applied to clinical as well as operational aspects of healthcare delivery.

Author : Huang, Mao Lin
Category : Computers
Publisher : IGI Global
ISBN : 9781466643109
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 464

Due to rapid advances in hardware and software technologies, network infrastructure and data have become increasingly complex, requiring efforts to more effectively comprehend and analyze network topologies and information systems. Innovative Approaches of Data Visualization and Visual Analytics evaluates the latest trends and developments in force-based data visualization techniques, addressing issues in the design, development, evaluation, and application of algorithms and network topologies. This book will assist professionals and researchers working in the fields of data analysis and information science, as well as students in computer science and computer engineering, in developing increasingly effective methods of knowledge creation, management, and preservation.

Author : Steve Jones
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781452265285
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 544

Edited by Steve Jones, one of the leading scholars and founders of this emerging field, and with contributions from an international group of scholars as well as science and technology writers and editors, the Encyclopedia of New Media widens the boundaries of today's information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage. With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the Encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field. Unlike many encyclopedias that provide short, fragmented entries, the Encyclopedia of New Media examines each subject in depth in a single, coherent article. Many articles span several pages and are presented in a large, double-column format for easy reading. Each article also includes the following: A bibliography Suggestions for further reading Links to related topics in the Encyclopedia Selected works, where applicable Entries include: Pioneers, such as Marc Andreesen, Marshall McLuhan, and Steve Jobs Terms, from "Access" to "Netiquette" to "Web-cam" Technologies, including Bluetooth, MP3, and Linux Businesses, such as Amazon.com Key labs, research centers, and foundations Associations Laws, and much more The Encyclopedia of New Media includes a comprehensive index as well as a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and easy access to information. Recommended Libraries Public, academic, government, special, and private/corporate

Author : Alex A.T. Bui
Category : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9781441903853
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 446

Medical Imaging Informatics provides an overview of this growing discipline, which stems from an intersection of biomedical informatics, medical imaging, computer science and medicine. Supporting two complementary views, this volume explores the fundamental technologies and algorithms that comprise this field, as well as the application of medical imaging informatics to subsequently improve healthcare research. Clearly written in a four part structure, this introduction follows natural healthcare processes, illustrating the roles of data collection and standardization, context extraction and modeling, and medical decision making tools and applications. Medical Imaging Informatics identifies core concepts within the field, explores research challenges that drive development, and includes current state-of-the-art methods and strategies.

Author : Richard N. Taylor
Category : Computers
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9780470167748
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 741

Software architecture is foundational to the development of large, practical software-intensive applications. This brand-new text covers all facets of software architecture and how it serves as the intellectual centerpiece of software development and evolution. Critically, this text focuses on supporting creation of real implemented systems. Hence the text details not only modeling techniques, but design, implementation, deployment, and system adaptation -- as well as a host of other topics -- putting the elements in context and comparing and contrasting them with one another. Rather than focusing on one method, notation, tool, or process, this new text/reference widely surveys software architecture techniques, enabling the instructor and practitioner to choose the right tool for the job at hand. Software Architecture is intended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in software architecture, software design, component-based software engineering, and distributed systems; the text may also be used in introductory as well as advanced software engineering courses.

Author : Kim Baer
Category : Design
Publisher : Rockport Publishers
ISBN : 9781631598067
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 242

Information Design Workbook, Revised and Updated takes a methodical, yet comprehensive, approach to conveying the fundamentals of effective, innovative information design by examining history, theory, criticism, technology and media, process, method, and practice. With several new case studies and the latest approaches, you'll learn how to create visually compelling and meaningful graphics. Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information designto effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. You'll learn every aspect of the discovery process, including how to work within your client's business structure, create a project timeline, identify and prioritize possible audiences, construct a creative brief, and explore personas (user profiles) and scenarios. Then, explore best practices and get practical tips on creating planning documents and testing your design. An overview of key design principles—including color, type styling, structure, and graphic elements—shows you how to apply these basic tools to develop powerful information design solutions. A wide range of case studies from premier design firms around the world illustrate how all the complex considerations and techniques outlined in the first half of the book come into play. The author critiques and explains why each design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?). The case studies include cutting edge examples of printed matter, information graphics, interactive experiences, environmental design, as well as experimental projects. Using these principles and methods as a foundation and the real-world examples as a springboard, you can learn to execute well-crafted, functional, and aesthetically beautiful information design.