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Chairmaking And Design

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 0854421556
Genre : Chair design
File Size : 36.24 MB
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An award-winning designer and builder demonstrates the key design elements behind all chairs and provides jig designs for simple construction.
Category: Chair design


Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 1561582549
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 61.89 MB
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This book offers instructions for building nine different beds including Shaker-style, pencil post, and bunk beds.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Participatory Design

Author : Douglas Schuler
ISBN : 9781351425773
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 80.98 MB
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The voices in this collection are primarily those of researchers and developers concerned with bringing knowledge of technological possibilities to bear on informed and effective system design. Their efforts are distinguished from many previous writings on system development by their central and abiding reliance on direct and continuous interaction with those who are the ultimate arbiters of system adequacy; namely, those who will use the technology in their everyday lives and work. A key issue throughout is the question of who does what to whom: whose interests are at stake, who initiates action and for what reason, who defines the problem and who decides that there is one. The papers presented follow in the footsteps of a small but growing international community of scholars and practitioners of participatory systems design. Many of the original European perspectives are represented here as well as some new and distinctively American approaches. The collection is characterized by a rich and diverse set of perspectives and experiences that, despite their differences, share a distinctive spirit and direction -- a more humane, creative, and effective relationship between those involved in technology's design and use, and between technology and the human activities that motivate the technology.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Windsor Chair Making In America

Author : Nancy Goyne Evans
ISBN : 9781584654933
Genre : Design
File Size : 64.66 MB
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Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings. Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology. This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.
Category: Design

Windsor Chairmaking

Author : James Mursell
ISBN : 1847971547
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 69.49 MB
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Windsor chairs are a beautiful and traditional feature in any home. Celebrate their history, and learn their heritage. Both novice and experienced woodworkers can learn how to make a Windsor chair that is both functional and beautifully shaped.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Foundations Of Better Woodworking

Author : Jeff Miller
ISBN : 1440321019
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20.89 MB
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Woodworking with Mind, Body, and Senses What's the secret to producing beautiful furniture that you and your family will treasure for generations? It starts with the fundamentals--those essential, yet often overlooked principles upon which all of your skills should be based. In The Foundations of Better Woodworking, craftsman, teacher and noted woodworking author Jeff Miller clearly lays out these basic concepts, helping you understand: How proper body position and mechanics improve your ability to cut precise joins, as well as add efficiency and safety. Just what it means to cut a line. How the wood works, so you can avoid such problems as tear out, splitting and warping--whether you use hand tools, machinery or both. How woodworking tools actually cut and work, so you learn to use them more easily, effectively and accurately. Follow the advice in this book and you'll build the foundation for making significant advances as a woodworker. Your time in the shop will be more rewarding, and your results more satisfying.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Absolute Sudoku

Author : Masha Zager
ISBN : 0790613298
Genre : Games
File Size : 73.25 MB
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Containing 240 puzzles, including puzzles with words and letters, this book features Sudoku puzzles along with explanations of how to solve Sudoku puzzles, tips, techniques and tricks.
Category: Games

Agile Software Development

Author : Alistair Cockburn
ISBN : 0321630076
Genre : Computers
File Size : 31.99 MB
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“Agile Software Development is a highly stimulating and rich book. The author has a deep background and gives us a tour de force of the emerging agile methods.” —Tom Gilb The agile model of software development has taken the world by storm. Now, in Agile Software Development, Second Edition, one of agile’s leading pioneers updates his Jolt Productivity award-winning book to reflect all that’s been learned about agile development since its original introduction. Alistair Cockburn begins by updating his powerful model of software development as a “cooperative game of invention and communication.” Among the new ideas he introduces: harnessing competition without damaging collaboration; learning lessons from lean manufacturing; and balancing strategies for communication. Cockburn also explains how the cooperative game is played in business and on engineering projects, not just software development Next, he systematically illuminates the agile model, shows how it has evolved, and answers the questions developers and project managers ask most often, including · Where does agile development fit in our organization? · How do we blend agile ideas with other ideas? · How do we extend agile ideas more broadly? Cockburn takes on crucial misconceptions that cause agile projects to fail. For example, you’ll learn why encoding project management strategies into fixed processes can lead to ineffective strategy decisions and costly mistakes. You’ll also find a thoughtful discussion of the controversial relationship between agile methods and user experience design. Cockburn turns to the practical challenges of constructing agile methodologies for your own teams. You’ll learn how to tune and continuously reinvent your methodologies, and how to manage incomplete communication. This edition contains important new contributions on these and other topics: · Agile and CMMI · Introducing agile from the top down · Revisiting “custom contracts” · Creating change with “stickers” In addition, Cockburn updates his discussion of the Crystal methodologies, which utilize his “cooperative game” as their central metaphor. If you’re new to agile development, this book will help you succeed the first time out. If you’ve used agile methods before, Cockburn’s techniques will make you even more effective.
Category: Computers

Fine Woodworking

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ISBN : UVA:X030047821
Genre : Woodwork
File Size : 80.73 MB
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Category: Woodwork