iD Cards are an outcome from research at Loughborough Design School from 2005 to 2011 that responded to problems in the use of language and understanding for design representations (sketches, drawings, models, prototypes) during NPD. iD Cards have been supported, distributed and adopted by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for use by its global members (students/educators/practitioners).
The research responded to a need to enhance communication and understanding between industrial designers and other professions during NPD. The research commenced in 2005 and was undertaken by Dr Eujin Pei (PhD researcher, Loughborough University 2005 – 2009), Dr Mark Evans (PhD supervisor and Reader in Industrial Design) and Dr Ian Campbell (PhD supervisor and Reader in Computer Aided Product Design). Following a literature review and interviews with 31 industrial designers and engineering designers in the UK and Singapore, differences in the language used for design representations and a general lack of understanding of how they were used were identified as key barriers to communication. This resulted in an original taxonomy of design representations comprising sketches, drawings, models and prototypes (Pei, E., Campbell, R.I., and Evans, M.A., Taxonomic Classification of Visual Design Representations Used by Industrial Designers and Engineering Designers, Design Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1, p64-91). The accuracy and relevance of the taxonomy was confirmed via interviews with 27 industrial designers and engineering designers from 17 companies. The interviewees were also asked when the design representations were used and for what types of information. The outcomes from the interviews provided rich data that had the potential to standardise language and increase understanding in the role and contribution of design representations. After investigating ways in which this information might be presented, the need for immediacy and portability resulted in a physical card-based format being selected and developed. Prototype cards were designed by the researchers and refined following interviews with industrial designers, engineering designers and academics (total 10). Validation of the final version involved interviews with 61 stakeholders. A two week case study in which the mocked-up cards were employed during NPD was also undertaken. The overwhelmingly positive response to the cards during all stages of the final validation indicated that they contributed to enhance understanding and collaboration during NPD during design education and professional practice.
Having validated the contribution of the knowledge framework and successful completion of the PhD, post-doctoral research and development was undertaken to make the tool available to practitioners. This resulted in the creation of a completely revised graphic design solution by Mark Evans and use of a two-sided, 8 x 3 panel A3 paper Z Card format that was approved, launched and distributed by the IDSA in 2011. Despite having made 5000 sets of iD Cards available to members, in response to overwhelming positive feedback and continuing demand for the information embodied in the print production iD Cards, a modified pdf download was made available via the IDSA web site and work started to translate the physical cards into a smartphone app. With support from the IDSA and Higher Education Innovation Funding, Mark Evans worked with Kyle Bayliss, Senior Web Developer at the Leicester-based agency Rock Kitchen Harris, to faithfully reproduce the nuance of the physical cards as a smartphone app (Android and iPhone) that was launched in January 2014.
Users can narrow the species list for any location in North America using the phone's GPS, network signal or any entered address or zip code. Basically the application can become “Woody Plants of Where You Are Standing”. For example, it can become the “Woody Plants of Southwestern Oregon” , the “Woody Plants of Central Park” or the or “The Woody Plants of 37.108 lat., -80.452 long., elevation 2118”.
Users can further narrow the species list by answering a series of very simple tree attribute questions such as where the plant is growing, leaf shape, leaf arrangement, flower color or fruit type.
The species list can also be narrowed by typing a keyword such as oak, Abies, red or palm. For example if oak is typed only oaks found in the defined area will be listed.
A feature also allows you to send any tree related question to “Dr. Dendro”, a tree expert in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech. You can send a tree description or pictures of your plant and experts will help with identification.
• 969 woody plants from all over North America
• Over 6,400 color photographs of leaves, flowers, fruit, twig, bark, form, and range map for each species
• In depth description of all plant parts
• Narrows species list based on your location and elevation using the phones GPS, network signal or user entered location
• Search for species by a key word, e.g. maple
• Identify species by answering a series of simple questions. A picture is displayed showing what is being asked.
• Navigate between species with a push of a button.
• Send a tree question to “Dr. Dendro” a tree expert at Virginia Tech
VIRGINIA TECH TREE IDENTIFICATION DIGITAL MATERIAL
Visit our web sites at: http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu
Woody Plants in North America, 2012, Kendall/Hunt Publishing is a multimedia tutorial on DVD covering 920 woody plants with over 23,000 color photographs of leaves (summer and fall), flowers, fruits, twigs,
bark and form for each plant. The software displays multiple images of all plant parts so user can develop a “feel” for normal field variation. A customizable, self-quizzing section allows users to evaluate their progress in plant identification. For more features on this software visit: http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/wpina.htm
The 650 MB database of tree photographs and text is downloaded from our server. We recommend you install Virginia Tech Tree Identification using a fast WIFI connection. A cellular connection will generally be too slow.
Text and photography by John R. Seiler, John A. Peterson Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech and Ed Jensen, Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University
Programming by Robert Potts
Technical support by Andrew Meeks
If you have been read a lot of manga or watched the films.I believe you can't ignore this application,This application have included a lot of tutorial which help you know how to draw anime manga.
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- 20 Beautiful and eye catching pictures of animals (realistic animal noises free)
- Simple and intuitive navigation
- Pronunciation in different languages
- Animal sound on/off
- Voice on/off
Full version features more than 75 animal pictures and no advertisement.
This touch sound app is specifically designed with toddlers or babies in mind with a simple and intuitive navigation between the different pictures. An interactive toddler app or toddler book for infant teaching with free infant learning cards.
The app uses real pictures which is much easier for your baby to relate to compared to drawings or animated images. Get to know the animals in the forrest, the fish in the sea or the dolphin in the ocean.
We are continuously expanding the range of themes of learning apps and games for children. If you want to get the latest news on apps like us on http://www.facebook.com/kidstaticapps.
How does it work? Simple, even a baby can do it!! Touch the screen with your finger and swipe to go to the next page of the book or use the big kid friendly buttons. Toddler tap to hear animal sight and e.g. bird call. The animal will be shown and its sound will be played. Afterwards, click or tap the picture of the animal to hear the sound played again. Infants love to hear the moo of the cow (moo box), the roar of the lion or the sound of the rooster waking up the farm. Enjoy animal sounds from the zoo, jungle, desert, forest, farm (domestic) and wild animals.
The app features carefully selected photos of the most common animals in the world. A toddler soundboard with picture of wild animals. We advise you to sit along with your child to enhance the learning experience or entertainment even more. Toddlers will learn the sounds and names associated with animals and stimulate their motor skills. The app is not only for toddlers. Older kids loves to hear and learn more about the different animals and thereby increasing their vocabulary and possible the intelligence. Please note it is not possible to export the sound effect as ringtone.
The app is optimized for both phones and tablets and has been tested on both toddlers, kids and parents.
Got any questions or ideas for improvement. Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want you to provide the best interactive learning app available.
Kidstatic aims at delivering educational apps and games for toddlers and kids in a simple and intuitive manner.
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