Envisioning information

Author: Edward R. Tufte
Publisher: Graphics Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015046333475
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Graphic Communications Today

Author: William E. Ryan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766820750
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn what it takes to become a skilled graphic communicator! This edition of Graphic Communications Today is a staple for beginners as well as a smart, easy-to-use resource guaranteed to spur the creativity of aspiring designers, professional graphic artists, journalists and others. Written in a personal and engaging style, and loaded with examples of some of the finest graphic art in the world, the authors explain modern design principles and shows readers how to apply them to their own work. Extraordinarily complete coverage straddles a variety of media, including: magazines, newspapers, television and film, interactive multimedia, Web sites and more!

Envisioning Architecture

Author: Iain Fraser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471284793
Release Date: 1993-11-15
Genre: Architecture

Examples of world-renowned masters of architecture are used in this enlightening book that explores the "why" of architectural drawing, rather than the "how." By emphasizing the value of drawing over technique, the authors demonstrate how the drawing itself influences the designer's processes of thought, and exerts its own pull on the evolution of the concept.

Software Architecture

Author: Richard N. Taylor
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470167748
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Genre: Computers

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.

Encyclopedia of New Media

Author: Steve Jones
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452265285
Release Date: 2002-12-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure

Author: Danny Dorling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118353998
Release Date: 2012-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

How do you draw a map of 100,000 places, of more than a million flows of people, of changes over time and space, of different kinds of spaces, surfaces and volumes, from human travel time to landscapes of hopes, fears, migration, manufacturing and mortality? How do you turn the millions of numbers concerning some of the most important moments of our lives into images that allow us to appreciate the aggregate while still remembering the detail? The visualization of spatial social structure means, literally, making visible the geographical patterns to the way our lives have come to be socially organised, seeing the geography in society. To a statistical readership visualization implies using data. More widely defined it implies freeing our imaginations. The Visualization of Spatial Social Structure introduces the reader to new ways of thinking about how to look at social statistics, particularly those about people in places. The author presents a unique combination of statistical focus and understanding of social structures and innovations in visualization, describing the rationale for, and development of, a new way of visualizing information in geographical research. These methods are illustrated through extensive full colour graphics; revealing mistakes, techniques and discoveries which present a picture of a changing political and social geography. More complex aspects on the surface of social landscapes are revealed with sculptured symbols allowing us to see the relationships between the wood and the trees of social structure. Today's software can be so flexible that these techniques can now be emulated without coding. This book centres on a particular place and time; 1980s Britain, and a particular set of records; routine social statistics. A great deal of information about the 80s' social geography of Britain is contained within databases such as the population censuses, surveys and administrative data. Following the release of the 2011 census, now is a good time to look back at the past to introduce many new visualization techniques that could be used by future researchers.

F hren Leisten Leben

Author: Fredmund Malik
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593424347
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Eines der besten Wirtschaftsbücher aller Zeiten Fredmund Maliks "Management-Bibel" im neuen Gewand. Wer sich mit Management beschäftigt, kommt an Fredmund Malik nicht vorbei. Er gilt zu Recht als Revolutionär der Managementtheorie. Mit "Führen. Leisten. Leben" hat Malik den Klassiker für wirksame Manager geschrieben. Sie wollen im Managementalltag erfolgreich sein, ohne sich durch einen Berg von Führungsliteratur zu wühlen? - Lesen Sie gleich die "Management-Bibel". Der Klassiker von Fredmund Malik hat ein neues Gesicht bekommen Maliks zentrales Werk erscheint jetzt in einer neuen, völlig überarbeiteten Auflage. - Das neue "Führen. Leisten. Leben" hat ein ansprechendes Layout. - Eine neue Leserführung ermöglicht dem Nutzer einen flexiblen Einstieg in Maliks starken Text. - In einem vollständig neuen Kapitel wendet sich der Vordenker einem der größten Wandlungsprozesse aller Zeiten zu: der "Großen Transformation21". - Die "Bibel" war noch nie so überzeugend wie heute. Sein bahnbrechendes Buch, das bereits mehr als 500 000 Leser begeistert und inspiriert hat, ist gestern wie heute ein Meilenstein der Managementliteratur. - Malik zeigt: Die "ideale" Führungskraft gibt es nicht. - Malik liefert das perfekte Rüstzeug für den Führungsalltag. - Maliks Buch ist für das Management von Unternehmen und Institutionen ebenso bestens geeignet wie für das Selbstmanagement. - "Führen. Leisten. Leben" ist das Triptychon des Managements. Das Werk wird auch morgen für Begeisterung sorgen. Mehr noch: Fredmund Maliks Buch wird Ihr Leben verändern!

Wie schreibe ich eine Seminar oder Examensarbeit

Author: Walter Krämer
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593400068
Release Date: 1999-08-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Spätestens beim Verfassen der ersten Seminararbeit stehen viele Studierende vor großen Schwierigkeiten. Denn noch immer hängt ein erfolgreiches Studium hauptsächlich von der Benotung schriftlicher Hausarbeiten ab. Wie schreibe ich eine Seminar- oder Examensarbeit? ist die erweiterte und aktualisierte Neuauflage eines Standardwerks zu allen Fragen der schriftlichen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit, das vor allem für Studierende der Sozial-, Geistes- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften geeignet ist. Walter Krämer befasst sich in diesem Ratgeber mit allen Problemen, die beim Verfassen von Seminar- oder Examensarbeiten auftauchen: ° Wie wähle ich das richtige Thema aus? ° Wie organisiere ich meine Arbeit effektiv? ° Wie recherchiere ich mittels EDV? ° Was muss ich bei Gliederung und äußerer Form beachten? ° Worauf kommt es beim richtigen Zitieren an? ° Worauf muss ich bei der Niederschrift und der Endredaktion achten? Walter Krämers umfassendes Buch begleitet Studierende kompetent und verlässlich vom ersten Semester bis zum Examen. Autor: Walter Krämer, Autor des Bestsellers So lügt man mit Statistik, ist Professor für Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistik an der Universität Dortmund. Neben zahlreichen weiteren Büchern ist im Campus Verlag von ihm auch das Buch Statistik verstehen (3. Aufl. 1998) erschienen.

New Flatness

Author: Alicia Imperiale
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764362952
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Architecture

In recent architecture theory and practise there has been a tendency to refer to exteriors as a skin concealing an interior, as opposed to the traditional and more physical concepts of surface, flatness, and depth. The computer now enables the architect to call his design into life, free from the rigid material form, and view it as a flexible and interactive creation. In this book, the concepts of flatness and surface tension are examined in the light of virtual design and built reality. A selection of projects are presented to show how the architects regard space and surfaces in modern architectural practice in a digital age.

Shaping Information

Author: Charles Kostelnick
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809325020
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From charts, texts, and graphs to illustrations, icons, and screens, we live in an information age saturated with visual language. Yet the underlying principles that provide structure for visual language have long eluded scholars of rhetoric, design, and engineering. To function as a language that reliably conveys meaning, visual language must embody codes that normalize its practices among both the designers who employ it and the readers who interpret it. In this wide-ranging analysis, Charles Kostelnick and Michael Hassett demonstrate how visual language in professional communication—text design, data displays, illustrations—is shaped by conventional practices that are invented, codified, and modified by users in visual discourse communities. Drawing on rhetorical theory, design studies, and a broad array of historical and contemporary examples, Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions explores the processes by which conventions evolve and proliferate and shows how conventions serve as the medium that designers use to shape, stabilize, and streamline visual information. Kostelnick and Hassett extend contemporary theories that define rhetoric as a social act, arguing that visual conventions also thrive within discourse communities and are fragile forms that vary widely in their longevity and scope. Shaping Information: The Rhetoric of Visual Conventions is a thorough guide for scholars, teachers and practitioners of rhetoric and business and technical communication and for professionals in engineering, science, design, and business.

Evolution of Information Technology in Educational Management

Author: Arthur Tatnall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387938455
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Education

Evolution of Information Technology in Educational Management As the editors of this volume we are very happy to publish a selection of the papers that were presented at the eighth Conference of Working Group 3.7 of the International Federation for Information Processing which was held in July 2008. The focus of Working Group 3.7 is on ITEM: Information Technology in Educational Management (for more information, please visit our website http://item.wceruw.org/), and the theme of its 2008 conference was on the Evolution of Information Technology in Educational Management. Our Working Group started its activities (officially we were not an IFIP Working Group at that time) in 1994 in Israel, so it made sense to look at how ITEM has evolved over the years and to reflect on what its future may be. The conference took place in Darwin (northern Australia) which even during the Australian winter is a very pleasant location for having a conference. The town of Darwin was given its name by the Captain of the Beagle (the ship on which Darwin travelled when he made the investigations on which he based his Theory of Evolution) who came to the area and named the town after the giant of science he admired.

Envisioning Machine Translation in the Information Future

Author: John S. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540399650
Release Date: 2003-07-31
Genre: Computers

Envisioning Machine Translation in the Information Future When the organizing committee of AMTA-2000 began planning, it was in that brief moment in history when we were absorbed in contemplation of the passing of the century and the millennium. Nearly everyone was comparing lists of the most important accomplishments and people of the last 10, 100, or 1000 years, imagining the radical changes likely over just the next few years, and at least mildly anxious about the potential Y2K apocalypse. The millennial theme for the conference, “Envisioning MT in the Information Future,” arose from this period. The year 2000 has now come, and nothing terrible has happened (yet) to our electronic infrastructure. Our musings about great people and events probably did not ennoble us much, and whatever sense of jubilee we held has since dissipated. So it may seem a bit obsolete or anachronistic to cast this AMTA conference into visionary themes.

Digital Design for Print and Web

Author: John DiMarco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470639191
Release Date: 2011-09-19
Genre: Design

The all-inclusive guide—from theory to practice—for print and Web design Any well-conceived print or Web design features the dynamic interplay between visual artistry and technical skill. It becomes important, therefore, for the designer to cultivate an aesthetic eye as well as develop a high degree of computer savvy. By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to working with graphics to designing for print and, ultimately, the Web. In this book, you'll find: Full-color text and illustrated, step-by-step instruction supported by more than 75 video tutorials Coverage of professional software including the Adobe Creative Suite A wide variety of inspirational images from well-known designers Online full-length project assignments from entry level to advanced An ideal resource for design students or practitioners, Digital Design for Print and Web will show you to how to create more effectively and guide you on the path toward digital design mastery.