Why do some games become boring quickly, while others remain fun for years? How do games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools? Whether you’re a game developer, dedicated gamer, or curious observer, this illustrated, fully updated edition helps you understand what drives this major cultural force, and inspires you to take it further.
You’ll discover that:Games play into our innate ability to seek patterns and solve puzzlesMost successful games are built upon the same elementsSlightly more females than males now play gamesMany games still teach primitive survival skillsFictional dressing for modern games is more developed than the conceptual elementsTruly creative designers seldom use other games for inspirationGames are beginning to evolve beyond their prehistoric origins
This innovative, comprehensive book examines the user-centered design process from the perspective of a designer. With rich imagery,Interactive Designintroduces the different UX players, outlines the user-centered design process from user research to user testing, and explains through various examples how user-centered design has been successfully integrated into the design process of a variety of design studios worldwide.
Written by the founders of Processing, this book takes you through the learning process one step at a time to help you grasp core programming concepts. You'll learn how to sketch with code -- creating a program with one a line of code, observing the result, and then adding to it. Join the thousands of hobbyists, students, and professionals who have discovered this free and educational community platform.Quickly learn programming basics, from variables to objects Understand the fundamentals of computer graphics Get acquainted with the Processing software development environment Create interactive graphics with easy-to-follow projects Use the Arduino open source prototyping platform to control your Processing graphics
• Think of the customer first, in order to maximize sales
• Create a safe server environment and database
• Use secure transactions and prevent common vulnerabilities
• Incorporate different payment gateways
• Design scalable sites that are easy to maintain
• Build administrative interfaces
• Extend both examples to match the needs of your own sites
Larry Ullman is the president of Digital Media and Communications Insights, Inc., a firm specializing in information technology (www.dmcinsights.com). He is the author of several bestselling programming and Web development books, including PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide. Larry also writes articles on these subjects and teaches them in small and large group settings. Despite working with computers, programming languages, databases, and such since the early 1980s, Larry still claims he’s not a computer geek (but he admits he can speak their language).
You will learn about developing a business plan to guide you to success, increasing seller-buyer communication, selling from your own Web site, keyword marketing, alternative shipping methods, taxes, growing sales, other auction marketplaces, locating inventory to sell, building brand recognition, hints on improving ad copy and photography, dealing with competition, fulfillment options, accounting, and how to get positive feedback.
This book contains marketing tricks that will help you create interest in your product and tips about taking photos, managing e-mail, and shipping. This book contains information on: wholesalers, drop shippers, auctions, closeouts, discontinued merchandise, overstocks, salvage items, surplus merchandise, below wholesale products, customer returns, wholesale trade shows, suppliers, liquidators, foreign and domestic manufacturers, and places to look in your area.
In addition, we spent hours interviewing hundreds of todayâe(tm)s most successful eBay PowerSellers. This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. Additionally, we give you hundreds of tips and tricks to ensure your eBay listings are optimized for maximum search engine effectiveness, which will drive business to your Web site and increase sales and profits.
In this book, you will find actual case studies from companies who have used our techniques and achieved unprecedented success. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to take your eBay business to the next level and ultimately earn enormous profits, this book is for you. With over 500,000 sellers making a living on eBay today, there is no reason you cannot use this medium to become financially successful, too. This book will arm you with the knowledge you need to become an eBay PowerSeller.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you’ll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists.Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniquesConduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique valueFocus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypesDevise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics
eBay has changed the way products and services are purchased all over the world. Daily over 1.5 million online customers and providers log on to bid and sell virtually anything that can be bought or purchased. In 2006, eBay sellers are estimated to post $22 billion in sales. There are businesses earning $1 million a year selling products on eBay today. It is estimated that more than half a million people make full-time incomes just with their eBay business. eBay also allows you to run a business that requires no advertising costs.
eBay is a level playing field--it doesn't matter how old you are, what nationality or income level, whether you own a business now or not, what your background is, or where you are located. Start making money on eBay today!
The book starts with a complete overview of how eBay works. Then you are guided through the whole process of creating the auction and auction strategies, photography, writing copy, text and formatting, managing auctions, shipping, collecting payments, registering, About Me page, sources for merchandise, multiple sales, programming tricks, PayPal, accounting, creating marketing, merchandising, managing e-mail lists, advertising plans, taxes and sales tax, best time to list items and for how long, sniping programs, international customers, opening a storefront, electronic commerce, buy-it now pricing, keywords, Google marketing, and eBay secrets; everything you will ever need to get started making money on eBay!
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Author Melanie Swan, Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, explains that the blockchain is essentially a public ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of all assets—not just finances, but property and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data, and ideas.
Topics include:Concepts, features, and functionality of Bitcoin and the blockchainUsing the blockchain for automated tracking of all digital endeavorsEnabling censorship?resistant organizational modelsCreating a decentralized digital repository to verify identityPossibility of cheaper, more efficient services traditionally provided by nationsBlockchain for science: making better use of the data-mining networkPersonal health record storage, including access to one’s own genomic dataOpen access academic publishing on the blockchain
This book is part of an ongoing O’Reilly series. Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Crypto-Currencies introduces Bitcoin and describes the technology behind Bitcoin and the blockchain. Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy considers theoretical, philosophical, and societal impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.
Social Media is huge - Nothing in the history of the world has brought people together and changed the face of business like social media has.
Reach out to the world and get them to like you.
Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites—not just developers—this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays.Start with content strategy before creating a visual designLearn why your default design should be for the narrowest screensExplore the HTML elements and CSS properties essential for responsive web designUse media queries to display different CSS styles based on a device’s viewport widthHandle elements such as images, typography, and navigationUse performance optimization techniques to make your site lighter and faster
vi has been the standard editor for close to 30 years. Popular on Unix and Linux, it has a growing following on Windows systems, too. Most experienced system administrators cite vi as their tool of choice. And since 1986, this book has been the guide for vi.
However, Unix systems are not what they were 30 years ago, and neither is this book. While retaining all the valuable features of previous editions, the 7th edition of Learning the vi and vim Editors has been expanded to include detailed information on vim, the leading vi clone. vim is the default version of vi on most Linux systems and on Mac OS X, and is available for many other operating systems too.
With this guide, you learn text editing basics and advanced tools for both editors, such as multi-window editing, how to write both interactive macros and scripts to extend the editor, and power tools for programmers -- all in the easy-to-follow style that has made this book a classic.
Learning the vi and vim Editors includes:
A complete introduction to text editing with vi:How to move around vi in a hurryBeyond the basics, such as using buffersvi's global search and replacementAdvanced editing, including customizing vi and executing Unix commands
How to make full use of vim:Extended text objects and more powerful regular expressionsMulti-window editing and powerful vim scriptsHow to make full use of the GUI version of vim, called gvimvim's enhancements for programmers, such as syntax highlighting, folding and extended tags
Coverage of three other popular vi clones -- nvi, elvis, and vile -- is also included. You'll find several valuable appendixes, including an alphabetical quick reference to both vi and ex mode commands for regular vi and for vim, plus an updated appendix on vi and the Internet.
Learning either vi or vim is required knowledge if you use Linux or Unix, and in either case, reading this book is essential. After reading this book, the choice of editor will be obvious for you too.
Rather than focus on design, CSS Secrets shows you how to solve problems with code. You'll learn how to apply Lea's analytical approach to practically every CSS problem you face to attain DRY, maintainable, flexible, lightweight, and standards-compliant results.
Inspired by her popular talks at over 60 international web development conferences, Lea Verou provides a wealth of information for topics including:Backgrounds and BordersShapesVisual EffectsTypographyUser ExperienceStructure and LayoutTransitions and Animations
Introducing JavaFX 8 Programming provides a fast-paced introduction to JavaFX, Java’s next-generation GUI programming tool
In this easy-to-read guide from Oracle Press, Java guru Herb Schildt presents the key topics and concepts that all Java developers will need to begin developing modern, dynamic JavaFX GUI applications. Of course, it’s written in the cohesive, yet concise format that has made Schildt an international best-selling programming author. Designed expressly for Java programmers, the book’s focus is on the new JavaFX API. As a result, all examples are written entirely in Java. The book begins with the fundamentals, including the general form of a JavaFX program. Readers then advance to event handling, controls, images, fonts, layers, effects, transforms, animation s (including 3D animations), menus, and more. Numerous complete examples are included that put key topics and techniques into action.Presents a cohesive, fast-paced overview of key facets of JavaFX 8 programming Sample code used in the text is available for download from the McGraw-Hill/Oracle Press Web site Written in Herb Schildt’s clear, crisp, uncompromising style that has made him the choice of millions worldwide
Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.
You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes, make informed decisions about application design, and elevate the ordinary. We’ll review three key principles that affect application design – consistency, hierarchy, and personality – and illustrate how to apply tools like typography, color, and layout to digital application design. Whether you’re a UI professional looking to fine-tune your skills, a developer who cares about making applications beautiful and usable, or someone entirely new to the design arena, Visual Usability is your one-stop, practical guide to visual design.Discover the principles and rules that underlie successful application design Learn how to develop a rationale to support design strategy and move teams forwardMaster the visual design toolkit to increase user-friendliness and make complicated processes feel straightforward for your product
Using a top down approach, Pro Android UI shows you how to design and develop the best user interface for your app, while taking into account the varying device form factors in the increasingly fragmented Android environment. Pro Android UI aims to be the ultimate reference and customization cookbook for your Android UI Design, and as such will be useful to experienced developers as well as beginners.
With Android’s powerful UI layout classes, you can easily create everything from the simplest of lists to fully tricked-out user interfaces. While using these UI classes for boring, standard user interfaces can be quite simple, customizing a unique UI design can often become extremely challenging.
Samsung's announcement of the new ARTIK modules for IoT has generated tremendous interest in the developer market for wearable and other consumer or industrial devices. This book provides the perfect tutorial-based introduction to the ARTIK family of “Systems on Modules,” which integrate powerful microprocessors, memory, wireless connectivity, and enhanced security on to very small form factor boards.
With Beginning Samsung ARTIK as your guide, take the next steps to creating great solutions with an ARTIK.
What You'll Learn
Establish Wi-Fi connectivity with a wireless network
Upgrade the operating system and install additional software
Bring up Eclipse IDE and create a cross-compiler toolchain on Mac OS X
Cross-compile for the ARM processors in the ARTIK modules using Arduino IDE with libArduino to C
Use C to access the ARTIK hardware via a file based API
Use Node.js and Python inside the ARTIK moduleIntegrate applications with the Samsung SAMI data aggregation hub
Use Temboo to generate IoT software solutions that can be downloaded and compiled natively inside the ARTIK
Debug applications with software and hardware probesWho This Book Is For
Moderately experienced developers wanting to understand ARTIK and how to interact with it from within their own apps or web services.
"Amazon’s Dirty Little Secret" is getting others to do their marketing and sales for them. This is so powerful that Greg created an acronym using the word POWER+.
P – Plenty of traffic
O – Offer something for free
W – Win their trust
E – Engaging experience
R – Request an action
+ – additional tips & secrets
Anyone engaged in Internet sales and marketing will benefit from the specific examples in this book.
Covering the JavaFX API, development tools, and best practices, this book provides code examples that explore the exciting new features provided with JavaFX 8 which comes as part of Oracle's new Java (SE) 8 release. This book also contains engaging tutorials that cover virtually every facet of JavaFX development and reference materials on JavaFX that augment the JavaFX API documentation.
After reading and using this book, you'll have the authoritative knowledge that should give you an edge in your next JavaFX-based application projects for your job or your clients.
The book starts with an introduction to JavaFX and its history. It lists the system requirements and the steps to start developing JavaFX applications. It shows you how to create a Hello World application in JavaFX, explaining every line of code in the process. Later in the book, author Kishori Sharan discusses advanced topics such as 2D and 3D graphics, charts, FXML, advanced controls, and printing. Some of the advanced controls such as TableView, TreeTableView and WebView are covered at length in separate chapters.
This book provides complete and comprehensive coverage of JavaFX 8 features; uses an incremental approach to teach JavaFX, assuming no prior GUI knowledge; includes code snippets, complete programs, and pictures; covers MVC patterns using JavaFX; and covers advanced topics such as FXML, effects, transformations, charts, images, canvas, audio and video, DnD, and more. So, after reading and using this book, you'll come away with a comprehensive introduction to the JavaFX APIs as found in the new Java 8 platform.
Perfect for beginning web developers, this thoroughly revised edition teaches you the basics of installing and using Rails 2.1 and the Ruby scripting language. While Rails is praised for its simplicity, there are still a few tricky steps to master along the way. Rails: Up and Running offers lots of examples and covers just about everything you need to build functional Rails applications right away. Learn how to:Create simple database-backed applications, and build dynamic user-centric web pages using Ajax and RESTExploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails and implement web servicesMap data to an imperfect table, traverse complex relationships, and build custom findersUse techniques to solve common database performance problems
See how fast you can go on Rails, and how reliable it's become with the stability and power of version 2.1. With Rails: Up and Running, you'll discover why Rails is a remarkable new way to build database-driven web applications.
A real-world business book for the explosion of eBay entrepreneurs! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Launching an eBay Business guides you step-by-step through the process of setting up an eBay business, and offers real-world advice on how to run that business on a day-to-day basis and maximize financial success. This book covers determining what kind of business to run, writing an action-oriented business plan, establishing an effective accounting system, setting up a home office, obtaining starting inventory, arranging initial funding, establishing an eBay presence, and arranging for automated post-auction management.
Entirely example-based, JavaFX 8: Introduction by Example begins with the fundamentals of installing the software and creating a simple interface. From there, you'll move in progressive steps through the process of developing applications using JavaFX’s standard drawing primitives. You'll then explore images, animations, media, and web. This new edition incorporates the changes resulting from the switch to Java 8 SDK. It covers advanced topics such as custom controls, JavaFX 3D, gesture devices, and embedded systems. Best of all, the book is full of working code that you can adapt and extend to all your future projects.Entirely example-based Filled with fun and practical code examples Covers all that's new in Java 8 relating to JavaFX such as Lambda expressions and StreamsCovers gesture devices, 3D display, embedded systems, and other advanced topics
"Amazon’s Dirty Little Secret" is getting others to do their marketing and sales for them. This is so powerful that Greg created an acronym using the word POWER+.
P – Plenty of traffic
O – Offer something for free
W – Win their trust
E – Engaging experience
R – Request an action
+ – additional tips & secrets
Anyone engaged in Internet sales and marketing will benefit from the specific examples in this book.
The important stuff you need to know:Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac by cable, network, or disk is the easy part. But how do you extract your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files? Now you’ll know.Recreate your software suite. Many of the PC programs you’ve been using are Windows-only. Discover the Mac equivalents and learn how to move data to them.Learn Yosemite. Apple’s latest operating system is faster, smarter, and more in tune with iPads and iPhones. If Yosemite has it, this book covers it.Get the expert view. Learn from Missing Manuals creator David Pogue—author of OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling Mac book on earth.
Forget dry, technical material. This book—based on the wildly popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh’s blog The Hipper Element—is laced with the author's snarky brand of humor, and teaches UX in a simple, practical way. Becoming a professional doesn’t have to be boring.
Follow the real-life UX process from start-to-finish and apply the skills as you learn, or refresh your memory before the next meeting. UX for Beginners is perfect for non-designers who want to become designers, managers who teach UX, and programmers, salespeople, or marketers who want to learn more.Start from scratch: the fundamentals of UXResearch the weird and wonderful things users doThe process and science of making anything user-friendlyUse size, color, and layout to help and influence usersPlan and create wireframesMake your designs feel engaging and persuasiveMeasure how your design works in the real worldFind out what a UX designer does all day
The important stuff you need to know:Start with the basics. Write CSS-friendly HTML, including the HTML5 tags recognized by today’s browsers.Design for mobile devices. Create web pages that look great when visitors use them on the go.Make your pages work for you. Add animations that capture the imagination, and forms that get the job done.Take control of page layouts. Use professional design techniques such as floats and positioning.Make your layouts more flexible. Design websites with Flexbox that adjust to different devices and screen sizes.Work more efficiently. Write less CSS code and work with smaller files, using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets (Sass).
Visualize This demonstrates how to explain data visually so thatyou can present your information in a way that is easy tounderstand and appealing.
This new book will show you how to build, promote, and make money off of your website or brick and mortar store using the Internet - with minimal costs. Let us arm you with the knowledge you need to make your business a success! Learn how to generate more traffic for your site or store with hundreds of Internet marketing methods, including many free and low-cost promotions.
The revised second edition of this popular book presents a comprehensive, hands-on, step-by-step guide for increasing website traffic and traditional store traffic by using hundreds of proven tips, tools, and techniques. Learn how to target more customers to your business and optimize your website from a marketing perspective. You will learn to target your campaign, use keywords, generate free advertising, utilize search engine and e-mail marketing strategies, build Web communities, and brand your business. This book provides information on auto-responders, Google advertising, banner advertising, eBay storefronts, Web design, search engine registration, and directories. You will also be provided with real-world examples of which strategies are succeeding and which are failing so you can successfully market your business today.
More conversions, fewer dissatisfied users, better return on investment. Can you afford not to improve your forms' user experiences?
This book will walk you through every part of designing a great forms user experience. From the words, to how the form looks, and on to interactivity, you'll learn how to design a web form that works beautifully on mobiles, laptops and desktops. Filled with practical and engaging insights, and plenty of real-world examples, both good and bad.
You'll learn answers to common queries like:Where should field labels go?What makes a question easy to understand?How do you design forms to work on small screens?How does touch impact on form design?How long can a form be?What look and feel should the form have: skeumorphic, flat, or something else?What's best practice for error messaging?
Microsoft's Team Foundation Service is a cloud-based platform that gives you tools for agile planning and work tracking. It has a code repository that can be used not only from Visual Studio but from Java platforms and Mac OS X. The testing tools allow testers to start testing at the same time as developers start developing. The book also covers how to set up automated practices such as build, deploy and test workflows.
This book:Takes you through the major stages in a software development project. Gives practical development guidance for the whole team. Enables you to quickly get started with modern development practices.
With Microsoft Team Foundation Service comes a collaboration platform that gives you and your team the tools to better perform your tasks in a fully integrated way.
Consistently praised as the best volume on classic elements of web site design, Web Style Guide has sold many thousands of copies and has been published around the world. This new revised edition confirms Web Style Guide as the go-to authority in a rapidly changing market. As web designers move from building sites from scratch to using content management and aggregation tools, the book’s focus shifts away from code samples and toward best practices, especially those involving mobile experience, social media, and accessibility. An ideal reference for web site designers in corporations, government, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions, the book explains established design principles and covers all aspects of web design—from planning to production to maintenance. The guide also shows how these principles apply in web design projects whose primary concerns are information design, interface design, and efficient search and navigation.
Are you writing two websites – one for mobile and one for larger displays? Or perhaps you've already implemented your first 'RWD' but are struggling bring it all together? If so, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition gives you everything you need to take your web sites to the next level.
You'll need some HTML and CSS knowledge to follow along, but everything you need to know about Responsive Design and making great websites is included in the book!What You Will LearnUnderstand what responsive design is, and why it's vital for modern web developmentHTML5 markup is cleaner, faster, and more semantically rich than anything that has come before - learn how to use it and its latest featuresIntegrate CSS3 media queries into your designs to use different styles for different media. You'll also learn about future media queries which are evolving in CSS4.Responsive images allow different images to be presented in different scenarios. We'll cover how to load different sets of images depending upon screen size or resolution and how to display different images in different contexts.Conquer forms! Add validation and useful interface elements like date pickers and range sliders with HTML5 markup alone.Implement SVGs into your responsive designs to provide resolution independent images, and learn how to adapt and animate themLearn how to use the latest features of CSS including custom fonts, nth-child selectors (and some CSS4 selectors), CSS custom properties (variables), and CSS calcIn Detail
Desktop-only websites just aren't good enough anymore. With mobile internet usage still rising, and tablets changing internet consumption habits, you need to know how to build websites that will just 'work', regardless of the devices used to access them. This second edition of Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 explains all the key approaches necessary to create and maintain a modern responsive design.
The changing way in which we access the web means that there has never been a greater range of screen sizes and associated user experiences to consider. With these recent trends driving changes in design, typical desktop-only websites fail to meet even minimum expectations when it comes to style and usability, which can be vital when your website is central to yours or your client's brand. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition is an updated and improved guide that responds to the latest challenges and trends in web design, giving you access to the most effective approaches to modern responsive design.
Learn how to build websites with a “responsive and mobile first” methodology, allowing a website to display effortlessly on every device that accesses it. Packed with examples, and a thorough explanation of modern techniques and syntax, Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for all things 'responsive'.
This updated new edition covers all the most up-to-date techniques and tools needed to build great responsive designs, ensuring that your projects won't just be built 'right' for today, but in the future too.
Chapter example code is all hosted on rwd.education, a dedicated site for the book, built by the author, using the approaches and techniques championed throughout.Style and approach
This book should be useful in two ways: as a 'read from the beginning and learn as you go' resource but also as a reference you can come back to in the months to come – when trying to remember this or that syntax or look up a link that may help you out of a development hell-hole.
To this end, rather than follow a single design through from chapter one and build on it incrementally until the end of the book, each chapter exists in relative isolation.
This means that code and examples are particular to each chapter and don't need to be considered along with what has gone before or after.
That doesn't mean that each chapter's techniques won't work in unison; the reference site for this book, rwd.education is an example of them all working in harmony.
However, by limiting the chapter examples to the topic at hand, it should be simpler for you to understand and reference the essence of each example and topic in the future.
Would you like to be able to access your most important files anywhere you go? Even better, would you like to be able to do it without bringing a flash drive with the files with you? Would you like to be able to share files with anyone automatically without having to send them anything? And they would be able to do the same for you.
Dropbox lets you do all of this--and more! This revolutionary cloud technology has a multitude of benefits, many of which that will help you be more productive in your job and school work. Warren R. Sullivan has written a guide to Dropbox that is perfect for everyone, from beginners to those who are looking for more advanced ways to use Dropbox.
Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more
Over the years, you’ve learned a lot. Now, learn eBay!
We’ve identified the eBay skills you need to find bargains on great items, shop safely online, and sell your own stuff on eBay.
Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you’re an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!
Sign up for eBay Find the best bargains Buy fixed-price items Bid--and win--in online auctions Shop safely Prepare your own items for sale Create both fixed-price and auction listings Collect payments via PayPal Deal with deadbeats and disputes Pack and ship the items you sell Use eBay to downsize your home Manage your activity with My eBay Use eBay on your smartphone or tablet
The Accessibility Handbook introduces you to several audiences that have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. Learn how to support assistive technologies, and understand which fonts, colors, page layouts, and other design elements work best—without having to exclude advanced functions, hire outside help, or significantly increase overhead.
Develop solutions that accommodate:Complete blindness. Create a logical document flow to support screen readersLow vision and color blindness. Optimize images and color schemes, and ensure your site enlarges gracefullyHearing impairment. Provide video captions and visual alerts for interactive featuresPhysical disabilities. Make forms, popups, and navigation easier to useCognitive disorders. Adapt fonts and text styles for dyslexic users, and design consistent, well-organized pages for people with ADHD
The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they'll be able to use what you've created.
Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox of techniques to help designers and developers see through the eyes of their users. It provides in-depth coverage of 13 user experience research techniques that will provide a basis for developing better products, whether they're Web, software or mobile based. In addition, it's written with an understanding of how software is developed in the real world, taking tight budgets, short schedules, and existing processes into account.
·Explains how to create usable products that are still original, creative, and unique
·A valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers—anyone in a position where their work comes in direct contact with the end user.
·Provides a real-world perspective on research and provides advice about how user research can be done cheaply, quickly and how results can be presented persuasively
·Gives readers the tools and confidence to perform user research on their own designs and tune their software user experience to the unique needs of their product and its users
No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying, and designing an intuitive, easy-to-use product.Determine whether people will buy your product before you build itListen to your customers throughout the product’s lifecycleUnderstand why you should design a test before you design a productGet nine tools that are critical to designing your productDiscern the difference between necessary features and nice-to-havesLearn how a Minimum Viable Product affects your UX decisionsUse A/B testing in conjunction with good UX practicesSpeed up your product development process without sacrificing quality
In a maturing online market, the cost of product development has fallen as quickly as competition has risen, and building a viable product is no longer enough. In this new reality, entrepreneurs must take a smarter, more strategic approach. In this book we'll discuss:
Why some entrepreneurs are luckier than others How to anticipate success or failure before you begin Why timing is everything for a startup Strategic positioning to beat the competition Building a business that cannot be commoditized Methods for Improving user engagement and profits
This book was written by Neal Cabage and Sonya Zhang, PhD after years of discussing and studying why some startups succeed. By combining known academic models with personal insights from building and selling two online startups - the authors answer the question of why some startups are more successful than others, in order to help entrepreneurs reduce the risk of starting an online business.
Designing Gestural Interfaces provides you with essential information about kinesiology, sensors, ergonomics, physical computing, touchscreen technology, and new interface patterns -- all you need to know to augment your existing skills in "traditional" web design, software, or product development. Packed with informative illustrations and photos, this book helps you:Get an overview of technologies surrounding touchscreens and interactive environmentsLearn the process of designing gestural interfaces, from documentation to prototyping to communicating to the audience what the product doesExamine current patterns and trends in touchscreen and gestural designLearn about the techniques used by practicing designers and developers todaySee how other designers have solved interface challenges in the pastLook at future trends in this rapidly evolving field
Only six years ago, the gestural interfaces introduced in the film Minority Report were science fiction. Now, because of technological, social, and market forces, we see similar interfaces deployed everywhere. Designing Gestural Interfaces will help you enter this new world of possibilities.
The first section of the book introduces the logicist approach to AI--discussing the representation of declarative knowledge and featuring an introduction to the process of conceptualization, the syntax and semantics of predicate calculus, and the basics of other declarative representations such as frames and semantic nets. This section also provides a simple but powerful inference procedure, resolution, and shows how it can be used in a reasoning system.
The next several chapters discuss nonmonotonic reasoning, induction, and reasoning under uncertainty, broadening the logical approach to deal with the inadequacies of strict logical deduction. The third section introduces modal operators that facilitate representing and reasoning about knowledge. This section also develops the process of writing predicate calculus sentences to the metalevel--to permit sentences about sentences and about reasoning processes. The final three chapters discuss the representation of knowledge about states and actions, planning, and intelligent system architecture.
End-of-chapter bibliographic and historical comments provide background and point to other works of interest and research. Each chapter also contains numerous student exercises (with solutions provided in an appendix) to reinforce concepts and challenge the learner. A bibliography and index complete this comprehensive work.
-the position of on-line learning in the development of the information society;
-developments in virtual organisations, virtual institutes and virtual laboratories;
-creation and development of interactive and adaptive context-aware learning environments using intelligent agents and cognitive style match;
-integrating collaborative learning and collective competencies into on-line learning practices;
-creation and development of e-learning portals, and concerns with inter-operability;
-uses of on-line learning environments in diverse subjects, such as environmental education, mathematics and ICT;
-changes with educational organisation and the impact of culture and culturation;
-the role of case studies and models in teacher development of practice;
-educational uses of broadcasting and web-based technology;
-creation and development of assessment and computerised examination systems in on-line learning environments;
-the role of team work, team learning and team teaching in on-line learning environments used for work-based purposes;
-the role of on-line learning environments in parent-child relationships and rehabilitation situations;
-a focus on shifts in female enrolment in computer science courses;
-theories and concepts of telE-learning (including the application of activity theory and situated learning theory to on-line delivery and learning);
-developments in appropriate research methodologies for on-line learning environments.
TelE-LEARNING: The Challenge for the Third Millennium contains the edited proceedings of Stream 3 of the 17th World Computer Congress, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Montréal, Québec, Canada in August 2002.
The ever increasing speed of advances in technology and neuroscience, coupled with the creation of super computers and enhanced body parts and artificial limbs, is paving the way for a merger of both human and machine.
Devices which were once worn on the body are now being implanted into the body, and as a result, a class of true cyborgs, who are displaying a range of skills beyond those of normal humans-beings, are being created. There are cyborgs which can see colour by hearing sound, others have the ability to detect magnetic fields, some are equipped with telephoto lenses to aid their vision or implanted computers to monitor their heart, and some use thought to communicate with a computer or to manipulate a robotic arm. This is not science-fiction, these are developments that are really happening now, and will continue to develop in the future. However, a range of legal and policy questions has arisen alongside this rise of artificial intelligence.
Cyber-Humans provides a deep and unique perspective on the technological future of humanity, and describes how law and policy will be particularly relevant in creating a fair and equal society and protecting the liberties of different life forms which will emerge in the 21st century.
Dr Woodrow (Woody) Barfield previously headed up the Sensory Engineering Laboratory, holding the position of Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor at the University of Washington. His research revolves around the design and use of wearable computers and augmented reality systems and holds both JD and LLM degrees in intellectual property law and policy. He has published over 350 articles and major presentations in the areas of computer science, engineering and law. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Written by a team of experts from the Web 2.0 community and Oracle Corporation, this innovative guide provides a blueprint for leveraging the new culture of participation in an enterprise environment. Reshaping Your Business with Web 2.0 offers proven strategies for the successful adoption of an enterprise 2.0 paradigm and covers the technical solutions that best apply in specific situations. You will find clear guidelines for using Web 2.0 technologies and standards in a productive way to align with business goals, increase efficiency, and provide measurable bottom line growth.Foster collaboration and accelerate information dissemination with blogs and wikis Implement folksonomic strategies to achieve business intelligence, analytics, and semantic web goals Capture and broadcast connection graphs and activity streams via social networks Bring together application data, business analytics, unstructured information, and collaborative interactions in enterprise mashups Enable rich Internet applications with Ajax, Ruby on Rails, Flash, FLEX, and other technologies Connect your Web 2.0 ecosystem through Web services, such as REST and JSON Ensure security and compliance management
This unique and essential guide to human visual perception and related cognitive principles will enrich courses on information visualization and empower designers to see their way forward. Its updated review of empirical research and interface design examples will do much to accelerate innovation and adoption of information visualization. New to this edition are a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much-expanded chapter on color and color sequences.
This book will appeal to interaction designers; graphic designers of all kinds (including web designers); financial analysts; research scientists and engineers; data miners; and managers faced with information-intensive challenges.*First work to use the science of perception to help serious designers and analysts optimize understanding and perception of their data visualizations.
* Major revision of this classic work, with a new chapter on visual thinking, new sections on face perception and flow visualization, and a much expanded chapter on color and color sequences.
*New to this edition is the full color treatment throughout, to better display over 400 illustrations.
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