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How To Make Sense Of Any Mess

Author : Abby Covert
ISBN : 1500615994
Genre : Philosophy
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Everything is getting more complex. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter each day. Whether at work, at school, or in our personal endeavors, there's a deepening (and inescapable) need for people to work with and understand information.Information architecture is the way that we arrange the parts of something to make it understandable as a whole. When we make things for others to use, the architecture of information that we choose greatly affects our ability to deliver our intended message to our users.We all face messes made of information and people. I define the word “mess” the same way that most dictionaries do: “A situation where the interactions between people and information are confusing or full of difficulties.” — Who doesn't bump up against messes made of information and people every day?This book provides a seven step process for making sense of any mess. Each chapter contains a set of lessons as well as workbook exercises architected to help you to work through your own mess.
Category: Philosophy

Ux Research

Author : Brad Nunnally
ISBN : 9781491951262
Genre : Computers
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One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure
Category: Computers

Think Like An Architect

Author : Randy Deutsch
ISBN : 9781000221824
Genre : Architecture
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Do you know how to think like an architect? Do you know why you should? How do you make sure that you have the critical thinking tools necessary to prosper in your academic and professional career? This book gives you the answers. Architects have a valuable and critical set of multiple thinking types that they develop throughout the design process. In this book, Randy Deutsch shows readers how to access those thinking types and use them outside pure design thinking – showing how they can both solve problems but also identify the problems that need solving. To think the way the best architects do. With a clear, driving narrative, peppered with anecdote, stories and real-life scenarios, this book will future-proof the architectural student. Change is coming in the architecture profession, and this is a much-needed exploration of the critical thinking skills that architects have in abundance, but that are not taught well enough within architecture schools. These skills are crucial in being able to respond agilely to a future that nobody is quite sure of.
Category: Architecture

Understanding Context

Author : Andrew Hinton
ISBN : 9781449326579
Genre : Computers
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To make sense of the world, we’re always trying to place things in context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something else altogether. Now that we live among digital, always-networked products, apps, and places, context is more complicated than ever—starting with "where" and "who" we are. This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to help information architects, UX professionals, and web and app designers understand and solve the many challenges of contextual ambiguity in the products and services they create. You’ll discover not only how to design for a given context, but also how design participates in making context. Learn how people perceive context when touching and navigating digital environments See how labels, relationships, and rules work as building blocks for context Find out how to make better sense of cross-channel, multi-device products or services Discover how language creates infrastructure in organizations, software, and the Internet of Things Learn models for figuring out the contextual angles of any user experience
Category: Computers

Who Do I Lean On

Author : Neta Jackson
ISBN : 9781418561666
Genre : Fiction
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You can only walk forward when you learn how to lean. Just months after her husband threw her out of their penthouse and sent their two sons away, Gabrielle Fairbanks is finally getting back on her feet. She has a job she loves at the homeless shelter, an apartment for her and the boys, caring friends, and even a new love interest. Best of all, an unexpected windfall has given her a brand-new dream--a House of Hope for homeless mothers and their children. Piece by piece, Gabby's new life is coming together--but the old one keeps dragging her back. First her husband Philip hints at a reconciliation...then hits her up for a loan to pay his gambling debts. And when Gabby tells him no, he makes a desperate move that puts them all in harm's way. How can she even think of embarking on a new venture when so much is up in the air? Gabby is realizing that she needs something far greater than her own strength or even that of her friends. That to move forward, she must first lean on the only One who knows what the future holds.
Category: Fiction

Planting Daisies

Author : Robin K. Johnson
ISBN : 9781630875343
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Planting Daisies is one of those books in which reader and character become friends in the face of their shared struggles. Personal stories that tell the plight of the women of the Daisy Retreat mirror the emotional dilemmas of those who have been victims of emotional and physical abuse. Take time to grow with the women of the Daisy Retreat as they become stronger as a result of the human challenges they face.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

City Of Savages

Author : Lee Kelly
ISBN : 9781481410328
Genre : Fiction
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“Red Dawn meets Escape from New York and The Hunger Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fantasy filled with “prose [that] is gorgeous and brilliant” and “tells a satisfyingly dark tale through alternating the two sisters’ points of view” (VOYA, starred review). It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel. Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.
Category: Fiction

How To Enhance Your Spiritual Needs

Author : Cynthia Marie West
ISBN : 9781469121093
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My book is based on my lifes experiences through rebellion and the correction of Gods Word. The obstacles that were standing in my way and how I got over them using the tools of the Holy Bible and being obedient in the will of God, in hoping to help someone else, and, that this book could set you free or guide you into everlasting relationship and giving glory to God in all that you do.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Does Any A This Crap Make Sense Ta Ya Or Am I Jest Funnin Ya You Decide

Author : A. L. "BIG AL" Nolram
ISBN : 9781481726672
Genre : Humor
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Those a Y'all Who Voted AGAINST the "CURRENT" Tit-Turd MASSA President Obamma Ramma Administration ALREADY Believe Whay's in This Here Book WITHOUT Readin' it, BUTT (and I'm a Showin' Ya My REALLY BIG BUTT Agin) The REST a Y'all Need ta Git OFF'n Yer DEAD ASSes and Yer DAMN Tater Couches and READ My DAMN Book So's Ya Don't Make THAT Mistake Agin (NOR Another'n JEST "Like" it), SOOOOO Ms Sarah Palin.....Dear Lady......AND Mr Herman Cain.......Kind Sir.........AND ALL a YOU "OTHER" NIPer CORE Constituency "Called to Service" in Chapter 3 (Barbara Walters, Robert Duvall, Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenagger, Jessie "The Body" Ventura, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, Brian Kilmeade, "Junior" or "Trinity", etc.) It's TIME ta Board the NIPer Train (or 13 Bomb-Bustin' Bus CONVOYYYY) !!!
Category: Humor

Miss Mamie S Girl

Author : Gwynn Braswell
ISBN : 9781479720330
Genre : Fiction
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From the slave ship to the present, Miss Mamie ruled, influenced and controlled her heirs through her daughter, Mamie, aptly named after her. Miss Mamie’s daughter, Janie, grew and prospered under her mother’s power and carried on their traditions, heritage and ancestry. Their escape to Virginia, the free-slave state, proved to be a ground-breaking adventure for all of Miss Mamie’s family, especially Janie, who came to be known as, ‘Miss Mamie’s Girl’. The life of the child of a slave, to one of the wealthiest women in Jakesville, Virginia, Miss Mamie, Janie and their families became a family to be honored and recognized. Their efforts and contributions led to many prosperous and fast growing towns, communities and cities. Their ultimate quest to keep all family ties and culture alive catapulted them into many surprising twists and turns before the entire family was re-united and all striving for the same cause...recognition, freedom and unity. Everyone that came into their family by blood or by association was soon embraced just by being one of Miss Mamie’s. There were many ups and down, revelation s and many skeletons pulled from the family’s closet, but in the end the family would eventually ‘make lemonade from those lemons.’ ‘ Miss Mamie’s Girl’ is meant to be a catalyst for us to continue to teach, remember and practice the heritage, culture and tradition left to us by our ancestors and to make it a lifelong goal to remember and cherish our own...Miss Mamie and her girl(s).
Category: Fiction

Making Sense Of The Men In Your Life

Author : Kevin Leman
ISBN : 9781418565626
Genre : Self-Help
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What really goes on in a man's mind? How does he perceive the world, and how does that perception differ from a woman's view of reality? And how can knowing what a husband, son, father, or male colleague is really like help a woman succeed in her relationships with the male half of the species? Dr. Kevin Leman gives women an up-close and personal look at how the "other half" thinks, feels, and behaves. Topics include: understanding the male sex drive, understanding the boy your husband once was (and in some ways still is), and what makes a husband fulfilled, working with the male ego, advice for single and divorced women, and building a stronger relationship with your father. Leman says, "This is a hard-hitting book that finally tells it like it is. Half the women who read it probably won't believe it, but the half who take it to heart will have very grateful husbands who will return the love tenfold!"
Category: Self-Help

Yes To The Mess

Author : Frank J. Barrett
ISBN : 9781422183953
Genre : Business & Economics
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What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed, and they don’t dwell on mistakes or stifle each other’s ideas. In short, they say “yes to the mess” that is today’s hurried, harried, yet enormously innovative and fertile world of work. This is exactly what great jazz musicians do. In this revelatory book, accomplished jazz pianist and management scholar Frank Barrett shows how this improvisational “jazz mind-set” and the skills that go along with it are essential for effective leadership today. With fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, as well as probing accounts of the wisdom gleaned from his own experience as a jazz musician, Barrett introduces a new model for leading and collaborating in organizations. He describes how, like skilled jazz players, leaders need to master the art of unlearning, perform and experiment simultaneously, and take turns soloing and supporting each other. And with examples that range from manufacturing to the military to high-tech, he illustrates how organizations must take an inventive approach to crisis management, economic volatility, and all the rapidly evolving realities of our globally connected world. Leaders today need to be expert improvisers. Yes to the Mess vividly shows how the principles of jazz thinking and jazz performance can help anyone who leads teams or works with them to develop these critical skills, wherever they sit in the organization. Engaging and insightful, Yes to the Mess is a seminar on collaboration and complexity, against the soulful backdrop of jazz.
Category: Business & Economics

The Four Season Farm Gardener S Cookbook

Author : Barbara Damrosch
ISBN : 9780761176817
Genre : Gardening
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“Learn how to create an organic, edible garden and then make the most of the fruits (and vegetables) of your labors” (Los Angeles Daily News). Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to transform your fruits and vegetables into mouthwatering dishes, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard. “Beautifully photographed and illustrated . . . Provides a thorough and accessible discussion of how to grow food, what to grow, how to get the most from your garden and finally, how to make it all taste delicious.” —Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Category: Gardening

Investigative Psychology

Author : David V. Canter
ISBN : 9780470023976
Genre : Psychology
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This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology. Investigative Psychology features: The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, including burglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crime Important methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling and the Radex approach as well as Social Network Analysis Geographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysis of the underlying psychological processes that make this such a valuable investigative decision support tool The full range of investigative activities, including effective information collection, detecting deception and the development of decision support systems. In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for a wide range of psychological contributions to all forms of investigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapter has actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends with questions for discussion and research, making this a valuable text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and related disciplines.
Category: Psychology

The Photographic News

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Genre : Photography
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Category: Photography

Don T Mess With The Princess

Author : Lisa Jimenez
ISBN : 9781613392621
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every Woman is a Princess..... It is the Princess who attracts limitless possibility in business, in relationships, and in life. And inside every woman lives a Princess.That's the good news.... The bad news is there is something that is keeping the Princess secret, silent, and small. There is a power that is constantly nagging the Princess to manipulate instead of manage, react instead of respond, and force instead of attract.The startling fact is this power is not society, business, culture, or men. This power that keeps the Princess secret, silent, and small is women themselves! In other words, the only thing that keeps women from all they want in business, relationships, and life is THEMSELVES - and the ingrained beliefs that they hold about being a woman.Have you ever wondered why women make less than they're worth? Why women back-bite and suppress other women? Why women get offended when a man holds the door for her? And, most importantly.... Why women act small when they hold the most powerful force in the universe?This book is about unlocking that force. It's about reclaiming your power as a women and celebrating your femininity. It's about changing the beliefs you hold about being a women in business, in relationships, and in life."Don't Mess With the Princess" will help you" Gain more confidence by powerfully embracing your femininity Create an extraordinary quality of life by cultivating empowering beliefs Realize your purpose ad become fiercely committee to it Learn how to manage worry, doubt, and fear and demolish them forever Create clarity and focus to stay motivated every day and Attract all you need to make your life work and prosper!From boardroom to the bedroom, when you embrace who you were designed to be as a woman, you will create the most successful businesses, attract loving relationships, enjoy a sense of peace within yourself, and give balance and harmony to the planet.Are you ready to discover the Princess in you?"
Category: Business & Economics

Alexis And The Missing Ingredient

Author : Coco Simon
ISBN : 9781442485891
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Alexis thinks the Cupcake Club feels incomplete—until she discovers that friendship comes in many flavors. Alexis feels lonely and left out when Emma goes away on a family trip. Sure, Mia and Katie are her friends too, but without her BFF Emma to round out the group, Alexis feels like a third wheel. Then when Ava comes to visit Mia, Katie is the one who feels like she just lost her best friend. Eventually all the girls realize friends are like cupcakes—you can never have too many!
Category: Juvenile Fiction