Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users. Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. With this book, you'll learn how to: Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network
Author: Jennifer Niederst, Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
A guide to Web design basics covers HTML, lists, links, tables, and frames, authoring programs, Web graphics applications, navigation systems, and information and interface design.
Author: Roger Yee
Publisher: Visual Reference Publications
Some of America’s top businesses showcase their newest offices, created by the nation’s leading architects and interior designers in Corporate Interiors No. 8. With 300 inspirational and stimulating pages, this book presents innovative solutions from over 140 projects by 35 design firms nationwide. Corporate Interiors No. 8 is a lavish four-color volume and will be your personal guided tour of corporate America. Featured are corporate headquarters, branch offices, product development centers, overseas offices and other facilities where managers, professionals and their staffs are shaping the country’s economy. Here you will see where they respond to such contemporary issues as global competition, information technology, and resource development. Each featured project is indexed for easy reference. A valuable index of supplier resources is included. On the pages of Corporate Interiors No. 8, corporate executives, architects and interior designers serving the corporate and institutional world will find exciting new ways to approach their work.
Author: Karen Witynski
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Invite the rich colors, natural textures, and romantic beauty of Mexico into your home. With a vast architectural legacy spanning four centuries, Mexican haciendas express a rugged romantic beauty and compelling sense of history. Today, the hacienda's graceful arcaded silhouette, grand-scale proportions, carved-stone ornament, rich colors and natural textures have become an ever-increasing influence for architects and designers worldwide. Hacienda Style invites you into Mexico's artful, hacienda havens resplendent with private collections of colonial and contemporary art, antiques and found relics. Witynski and Carr's antiques and accents have appeared in national magazines, television programs and feature films, including Architectural Digest, Western Interiors, HGTV's Takeover My Makeover, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Alamo. Other books by the same authors: Mexican Country Style, The New Hacienda, Casa Adobe, Adobe Details, Casa Yucatan, and Mexican Details.
Author: Katherine S. Ankerson, Jill Pable
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Interior Design: Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning provides a pedagogical approach specifically geared to instruction in interior design. Combining theory with practical application and examples unique to the interior design discipline, the unifying theme of the book is achieving excellence in design education. For first-time teachers whose formal training as educators is more limited than their expertise in the discipline of interior design, this text serves as a primary, specialized resource. For both new and seasoned teachers, it is a handy, just-in-time reference for those sticky situations when one needs a fresh perspective in teaching an idea in a new way. The text is enriched by case studies; grading rubrics and student critiques; definitions of educational jargon; tables and graphs; photos of teaching-related activities and spaces; and a bibliography for further information on teaching and learning topics.
Author: Graeme Brooker, Lois Weinthal
Publisher: A&C Black
The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Author: Martin Hagan, Howard Demuth, Mark Beale, Orlando De Jesus
This book provides a clear and detailed coverage of fundamental neural network architectures and learning rules. In it, the authors emphasize a coherent presentation of the principal neural networks, methods for training them and their applications to practical problems.
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Author: Emily Henderson
"The stylist's genius is in making a space look inviting, personal, and unique. She often does this in just minutes, meaning that a small investment pays off with big rewards. Emily Henderson now draws the curtain on the interior stylist's secrets. This playful yet practical book features 1,000 highly visual, highly enviable, eminently doable ideas-more than any other decor book on the market. First up, Emily walks readers through her Stylist's Toolkit, which helps them discover their signature styles, talk like a stylist, and learn the styling process in 10 easy steps. Then, Emily takes us inside 25 homes, grouped into rooms and themes for the reader, revealing how to get your place ready for its close-up-and your long-term happiness-without it looking contrived. With advice on mixing patterns, visually balancing a space, and scoring great deals on furniture and accents, this is an irresistible inspiration resource for the interior decor enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for help styling a home."
Author: Paul Key, Jayne Stillman
This book introduces trainees and newly qualified primary teachers to the teaching of art and design in primary schools. It helps students gain an appreciation of what constitutes good practice in primary art and design and how they can go about achieving it. To meet the different needs of students, the book identifies varying levels of experience, creativity and confidence, and offers suggestions for applying these levels to the classroom. The book covers key areas of the art and design curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considering both their discrete and developmental characteristics.
Author: Shay Howe
Publisher: New Riders
HTML and CSS can be a little daunting at first but fear not. This book, based on Shay Howe's popular workshop covers the basics and breaks down the barrier to entry, showing readers how they can start using HTML and CSS through practical techniques today. They'll find accompanying code examples online, while they explore topics such as the different structures of HTML and CSS, and common terms. After establishing a basic understanding of HTML and CSS a deeper dive is taken into the box model and how to work with floats. The book includes an exercise focused on cleaning up a web page by improving the user interface and design, solely using HTML and CSS. With a few quick changes the web page changes shape and comes to life. Interactive, technically up-to-the-minute and easy-to-understand, this book will advance a student's skills to a professional level.
Author: P. Gaye Tapp
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
How They Decorated focuses on some of the leading style icons of the twentieth century and how they decorated their own residences around the world. How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century and their stylish residents, who had a decided hand in their decoration. Each lady's refined way of living will be discussed with examples of how they embellished their homes (or left them elegantly spare) and the long-lasting effects of their lives on future generations of designers and connoisseurs of beauty.
Author: Robin Nixon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Author: Dianne Smith, Marina Lommerse, Priya Metcalfe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
This book argues that interior architects have a responsibility to practice their profession in collaborative ways that address the needs of communities and of to be the agents of social justice and cultural heritage. The book is divided into three sections, based on three pivotal themes — community engagement, social justice and cultural heritage. Each section has chapters that put forward the principles of these themes, leading into a variety of fascinating case studies that illustrate how socially sustainable design is implemented in diverse communities across the world. The second section includes four concise case studies of community housing issues, including remote-area indigenous housing and housing for the homeless. The third section offers two extensively researched essays on design and cultural heritage — a case study of the development of a redundant industrial site and a historical study of gendered domestic interiors. The book appeals to a wider audience than the design community alone and challenges mainstream interior design/interior architecture practitioners nationally and internationally to take a leading role in the field of socially responsible design. The issues raised by the authors are relevant for individuals, communities, government and non-government organisations, professionals and students. “In the twenty-first century we seem to have entered into a new world of knowledge discovery, where many of the most exciting insights come not from the authority of a traditional discipline, but from the dialogue that happens at the hubs and intersections of thought — the arenas where different disciplines and approaches, different schools and habits of thinking, come together to collaborate and contend. This collection is a good example of this, and I hope the book will be widely read and its lessons learned and applied.” Tim Costello, Officer of the Order of Australia, Chief Executive, World Vision Australia.