Designing Together

Author: Dan M. Brown
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321918635
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. Designing Together is a book for cultivating collaborative behaviors and dealing with the inevitable difficult conversations. Designing Together features: 28 collaboration techniques. 46 conflict management techniques. 31 difficult situation diagnoses. 17 designer personality traits.

Designing Together

Author: Dan M. Brown
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133409208
Release Date: 2013-05-22
Genre: Art

WHAT IS THE ONE THING not taught in design school, but is an essential survival skill for practicing designers? Working with other people. And yet, in every project, collaboration with other people is often the most difficult part. The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. Designing Together is a book for cultivating collaborative behaviors and dealing with the inevitable difficult conversations. Designing Together features: 28 collaboration techniques 46 conflict management techniques 31 difficult situation diagnoses 17 designer personality traits This book is for designers: On teams large or small Co-located, remote, or both Working in multidisciplinary groups Within an organization or consulting from outside You’ll also find sidebar contributions from David Belman (Threespot), Mandy Brown (Editorially, A Book Apart), Erika Hall (Mule Design Studio), Denise Jacobs (author), Jonathan Knoll (InfinityPlusOne), Marc Rettig (Fit Associates), and Jeanine Turner (Georgetown University).

The Design Method

Author: Eric Karjaluoto
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321928849
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Computers

Presents advice on creating quality design work using repeatable process that solves visual communications issues.

Communicating Design

Author: Dan M. Brown
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780131385412
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Computers

Successful web design teams depend on clear communication between developers and their clients—and among members of the development team. Wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other design diagrams establish a common language so designers and project teams can capture ideas, track progress, and keep their stakeholders informed. In this all new edition of Communicating Design, author and information architect Dan Brown defines and describes each deliverable, then offers practical advice for creating the documents and using them in the context of teamwork and presentations, independent of methodology. Whatever processes, tools, or approaches you use, this book will help you improve the creation and presentation of your wireframes, site maps, flow charts, and other deliverables. The book now features: An improved structure comprising two main sections: Design Diagrams and Design Deliverables. The first focuses on the nuts and bolts of design documentation and the second explains how to pull it all together. New deliverable: design briefs, as well as updated advice on wireframes, flow charts, and concept models. More illustrations, to help designers understand the subtle variations and approaches to creating design diagrams. Reader exercises, for those lonely nights when all you really want to do is practice creating wireframes, or for use in workshops and classes. Contributions from industry leaders: Tamara Adlin, Stephen Anderson, Dana Chisnell, Nathan Curtis, Chris Fahey, James Melzer, Steve Mulder, Donna Spencer, and Russ Unger. “As an educator, I have looked to Communicating Design both as a formal textbook and an informal guide for its design systems that ultimately make our ideas possible and the complex clear.” —Liz Danzico, from the Foreword

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498759564
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Computers

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Discussing Design

Author: Adam Connor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491902363
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Computers

Real critique has become a lost skill among collaborative teams today. Critique is intended to help teams strengthen their designs, products, and services, rather than be used to assert authority or push agendas under the guise of "feedback." In this practical guide, authors Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry teach you techniques, tools, and a framework for helping members of your design team give and receive critique. Using firsthand stories and lessons from prominent figures in the design community, this book examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of feedback. You’ll come away with tips, actionable insights, activities, and a cheat sheet for practicing critique as a part of your collaborative process. This book covers: Best practices (and anti-patterns) for giving and receiving critique Cultural aspects that influence your ability to critique constructively When, how much, and how often to use critique in the creative process Facilitation techniques for making critiques timely and more effective Strategies for dealing with difficult people and challenging situations

Active Training

Author: Melvin L. Silberman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118972014
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Active Training has become a classic book in the field of training and development and a standard text on graduate-level HRD programs. It turned instructional design on its head by shifting the emphasis away from the instructor and on to the learner. A lot has happened in the training field in the last 10 years since the previous edition was written and this new edition -- the third significant update in 25 years -- adds sections to comprehensively cover new learning technologies and applications, including social media, m-learning, and creating affordable media; addresses the evolving role of trainers, including onboarding, leading change, coaching managers, mentoring, internal consulting, and building teams; tackles new business realities and challenges, including doing more with less, globalization, and working with multi-generational workforces; and offers best practices for new trainer tasks, skills, and knowledge, including working with the C-suite, engaging and retaining employees, developing leaders, vendor management, and working with SMEs. Revisions include updated workplace examples, new and revised templates and worksheets, updated theory and research sections, and expanded guidelines on evaluating and training ROI, extending the value of training programs, and managing Active Training programs to show state-of-the art applications. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.

A Handbook of Children and Young People s Participation

Author: Barry Percy-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135267636
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Education

A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Burn Your Portfolio

Author: Michael Janda
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321918680
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers advice on real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and business rules for those in the graphic arts.

Environmental Conflict Management

Author: Tracylee Clarke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483324951
Release Date: 2015-03-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A step-by-step guide connecting theory to practice Environmental Conflict Management introduces students to the research and practice of environmental conflict and provides a step-by-step process for engaging stakeholders and other interested parties in the management of environmental disputes. In each chapter, authors Dr. Tracylee Clarke and Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson first introduce a specific concept or process step and then provide exercises, worksheets, role-plays, and brief case studies so students can directly apply what they are learning. The appendix includes six additional extended case studies for further analysis. In addition to providing practical steps for understanding and managing conflict, the text identifies the most relevant laws and policies to help students make more informed decisions. Students will develop techniques for public involvement and community outreach, strategies for effective meeting management, approaches to negotiating options and methodologies for communicating concerns and working through differences, and outlines for implementing and evaluating strategies for sustaining positive community relations.

The Power of Curiosity

Author: Kathy Taberner
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781630473952
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description. How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact? The secret is curiosity. It’s the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes so naturally to us as kids, but gets buried so easily beneath our busy, multitasking lifestyles. The good news is that we just have to relearn what we already know! In "The Power of Curiosity", mother-daughter executive coaching team Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner Siggins introduce the Curiosity Skills and a full, step-by-step process to use anytime, even in potentially challenging conversations arise. In "The Power of Curiosity", you’ll learn: * How to be fully present in every conversation, even when distractions abound * The five listening choices you always have available to you, whether at home, work, or school * Specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high * A step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building opportunities Imagine approaching every conversation, even challenging conversations with a sense of calm and even excitement, confident you’ll achieve a win-win result and a stronger relationship than before. That’s the power of curiosity.

101 More Ways to Make Training Active

Author: Elaine Biech
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118971963
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Liven up training with new, dynamic strategies for active participation 101 More Ways to Make Training Active brings together a rich, comprehensive collection of training strategies and activities into one easy source. Designed for quick navigation, this useful guide is packed with classroom-ready ideas and twenty "how-to" lists to enliven any learning situation, helping you better engage their trainees and encourage active participation. These techniques are applicable to almost any topic and learning objective, and provide guidance on every aspect of Active Training design and delivery. Each strategy includes recommendations for length of time, number of participants, and other conditional factors, plus a case study that illustrates the strategy in action. Coverage includes topics like communication, change management, coaching, feedback, conflict, diversity, customer service, and more, providing a complete reference for facilitating active training sessions. Active Training requires the participants to do most of the work. They use their brains, and apply what they've learned. The environment is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging, and encourages participants to figure things out for themselves. This book contains specific, practical strategies for bringing this environment to any training session. Learn new strategies for stimulating active discussion Inspire creativity, innovation, and collaboration Teach better decision making, leadership, and self-management Make lectures active to encourage more participation Active training makes training sessions more enjoyable, and as participants invest themselves more heavily into the material, outcomes begin to improve dramatically. This dynamic atmosphere doesn't happen by accident; the activities and the course itself must be designed and delivered in a way that encourages active participation. In 101 More Ways to Make Training Active, you get a toolkit of creative, challenging, and fun ways to make it happen.

The Art of Community

Author: Jono Bacon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449338671
Release Date: 2012-05-09
Genre: Computers

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities