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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

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

Ux Research

Author : Brad Nunnally
ISBN : 9781491951262
Genre : Computers
File Size : 69.10 MB
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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

Everyone S Job Making Sense Of The Mess

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ISBN : OCLC:1052012979
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Abstract : EDITOR'S SUMMARY The need for information specialists is widespread and growing, and it presented itself in discouraging clarity at a state motor vehicle office. The author's daughter was to get her driver's license, prepared with necessary paperwork and a scheduled appointment, but no preparation could contend with the disarray, lines and lack of organization, signage and information on site. Reassurance from help desk staff was false and misleading. The visit, though ultimately successful, was frustrating, full of wasted time and a stark reminder of the prevalence of bad, poorly presented or missing information without enough information specialists to fix it all. A book by Abby Covert, How to Make Sense of Any Mess, presents useful advice for information professionals facing everyday information challenges.
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Designing Interfaces

Author : Jenifer Tidwell
ISBN : 9781492051916
Genre : Computers
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Designing good application interfaces isn’t easy now that companies need to create compelling, seamless user experiences across an exploding number of channels, screens, and contexts. In this updated third edition, you’ll learn how to navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices as design patterns, this best-selling book provides solutions to common design problems. You’ll learn patterns for mobile apps, web applications, and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice you can apply immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as an idea sourcebook, and novices will find a road map to the world of interface and interaction design. Understand your users before you start designing Build your software’s structure so it makes sense to users Design components to help users complete tasks on any device Learn how to promote wayfinding in your software Place elements to guide users to information and functions Learn how visual design can make or break product usability Display complex data with artful visualizations
Category: Computers

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

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

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

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

Rethinking The Education Mess A Systems Approach To Education Reform

Author : I. Mitroff
ISBN : 9781137386045
Genre : Education
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Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.
Category: Education