A Practical Guide to Information Architecture


Author: Donna Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956174062
Category: Information technology
Page: 310
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If you're a website designer, intranet manager or someone without much Information Architecture experience, this book answers all those questions you were afraid to ask.Drawing on her many years experience of practising and teaching Information Architecture, Donna Spencer guides you through some simple steps to better IA and leaves you feeling empowered and able to run your own IA projects. Whether it's organising content, providing clear descriptions or ways for people to get to them, this book is armed with practical advice and examples.

A Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture


Author: James McGovern
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780131412750
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 306
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bull; Written by expert practitioners who have hands-on experience solving real-world problems for large corporations bull; Helps enterprise architects make sense of data, systems, software, services, product lines, methodologies, and much more bull; Provides explanation of theory and implementation with real-world business examples to support key points

Understanding Your Users

A Practical Guide to User Research Methods
Author: Kathy Baxter,Catherine Courage,Kelly Caine
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128006099
Category: Computers
Page: 568
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This new and completely updated edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-read, "how-to" guide on user research methods. You'll learn about many distinct user research methods and also pre- and post-method considerations such as recruiting, facilitating activities or moderating, negotiating with product developments teams/customers, and getting your results incorporated into the product. For each method, you'll understand how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data - all in a practical and hands-on way. Each method presented provides different information about the users and their requirements (e.g., functional requirements, information architecture). The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users' needs or they can be used separately throughout the product development lifecycle to address specific product questions. These techniques have helped product teams understand the value of user experience research by providing insight into how users behave and what they need to be successful. You will find brand new case studies from leaders in industry and academia that demonstrate each method in action. This book has something to offer whether you are new to user experience or a seasoned UX professional. After reading this book, you'll be able to choose the right user research method for your research question and conduct a user research study. Then, you will be able to apply your findings to your own products. Completely new and revised edition includes 30+% new content! Discover the foundation you need to prepare for any user research activity and ensure that the results are incorporated into your products Includes all new case studies for each method from leaders in industry and academia

A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning


Author: Anita Cassidy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420048605
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Today's technological advances are directly affecting the success of business tomorrow. With recent-- and continual--improvements in technology, many organizations are finding their information systems obsolete, and are having to take a close look at their current Information Systems and answer some tough questions, including: How well are our current Information Systems applications meeting the business needs today? How well can they meet the needs of our business tomorrow? Are we obtaining true value from the investments made in Information Systems? Are we integrating the Information Systems projects that provide the most value to business? What Information Systems mission, objectives, and strategies are necessary to successfully meet the business challenges of the future? A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning helps take the "guess work" out of evaluating current and future Information Systems, and provides the necessary tools for maximizing the investment made in new technology. This invaluable guide shows readers how to take advantage of the latest technology available in Information Systems planning, and how to develop a solid Information Systems plan that is directly linked to their business' goals. In an easy-to-follow, hands-on format, this complete reference describes a process for facilitating communication between business management and the Information Systems functions. Both Information Systems Executives and general business executives will find the information they need to develop a successful, value-added Information Systems plan. Readers will find a step-by-step approach to the process of developing an Information Systems plan that helps them gain a competitive edge well into the future.

Mobile Usability


Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3826695712
Category: Computers
Page: 236
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Für iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Designs für kleine Displays optimal gestalten Texte für die mobile Nutzung verfassen und Inhalte strukturieren Einfache Navigationen für Smartphones und Tablets Die Erstellung von mobilen Websites und Apps ist ein ständiger Spagat zwischen der Bereitstellung von Inhalten und der Darstellung auf kleinen Displays. Reduzierte Inhalte, einfache Navigationsmöglichkeiten, Optimierung des Designs bei langsamen Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten – mit diesen Herausforderungen ist jeder Entwickler konfrontiert. Wie entwirft man die besten Websites und Apps für moderne Smartphone- und Tablet-Nutzer? Der Bestseller-Autor Jakob Nielsen und seine Co-Autorin Raluca Budiu gehen dieser Frage nach und untersuchen in diesem Buch die wichtigsten Aspekte guter Mobile Usability. So erfahren Sie anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie Sie eine gelungene Navigation sowie passende Designs und Textinhalte für mobile Geräte entwerfen und dabei die User Experience mit Blick auf das mobile Nutzungsverhalten optimal berücksichtigen. Die dargestellten Methoden basieren auf Erkenntnissen aus internationalen Studien, die anhand zahlreicher Usability-Tests durchgeführt wurden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Designer und Softwareentwickler, aber ebenso an Texter, Redakteure, Produktmanager und Marketing-Mitarbeiter. Sowohl Einsteiger als auch erfahrene Mobile-Usability-Veteranen erhalten wertvolle Hinweise und Tipps. Dr. Jakob Nielsen ist Mitgründer und Leiter der Nielsen Norman Group. Zudem begründete er auch die »Discount Usability Engineering«-Bewegung, die sich in erster Linie mit schnellen und effizienten Methoden zur Qualitätsverbesserung von Benutzeroberflächen beschäftigt. Das Nachrichtenmagazin U.S. News & World Report bezeichnete Nielsen als »den weltweit führenden Experten für Web Usability« und die Tageszeitung USA Today beschrieb sein Wirken gar als »The next best thing to a true time machine«. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bestseller wie Web Usability, Eyetracking Web Usability sowie Designing Web Usability, das weltweit mehr als 250.000 Mal verkauft und in 22 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Dr. Raluca Budiu ist User Experience Specialist bei der Nielsen Norman Group. In dieser Funktion betätigt sie sich auch als Beraterin für Großunternehmen aus verschiedensten Industriebereichen sowie Tutorin für die Sachgebiete Mobile Usability, Touchgeräte-Usability, kognitive Psychologie für Designer sowie Prinzipien der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.

The Practical Guide to Information Design


Author: Ronnie Lipton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118034236
Category: Design
Page: 272
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The definitive, behind-the-scenes guide to mastering informationdesign Finally, in one usable format, here's your single-volume resourcefor designing clear projects that really work for your audience.The Practical Guide to Information Design provides all the tools,resources, and best practices that designers need to create highlysuccessful print and digital information design projects. A brilliant combination of practice and theory, this highly visualbook covers the principles of design, perception, and usability,complete with step-by-step examples that feature the work oftoday's leading professionals. Comprehensively illustrated withhundreds of valuable graphs, maps, tables, line drawings, andphotos, The Practical Guide to Information Design features: * Complete descriptions and comparisons of various formats * A range of helpful exercises to reinforce covered material * Handy summary boxes, bulleted lists, captions, and examples * A wealth of useful resources for professionals and students

Factfulness

Wie wir lernen, die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage
ISBN: 3843717451
Category: Science
Page: 350
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Es wird alles immer schlimmer, eine schreckliche Nachricht jagt die andere: Die Reichen werden reicher, die Armen ärmer. Es gibt immer mehr Kriege, Gewaltverbrechen, Naturkatastrophen. Viele Menschen tragen solche beängstigenden Bilder im Kopf. Doch sie liegen damit grundfalsch. Unser Gehirn verführt uns zu einer dramatisierenden Weltsicht, die mitnichten der Realität entspricht, wie der geniale Statistiker und Wissenschaftler Hans Rosling erklärt. Wer das Buch gelesen hat, wird • ein sicheres, auf Fakten basierendes Gerüst besitzen, um die Welt so zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist • die zehn gängigsten Arten von aufgebauschten Geschichten erkennen • bessere Entscheidungen treffen können • wahre Factfulness erreichen – jene offene, neugierige und entspannte Geisteshaltung, in der Sie nur noch Ansichten teilen und Urteile fällen, die auf soliden Fakten basieren

The User is Always Right

A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the Web
Author: Steve Mulder,Ziv Yaar
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132798280
Category: Computers
Page: 312
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How do we ensure that our Web sites actually give users what they need? What are the best ways to understand our users' goals, behaviors, and attitudes, and then turn that understanding into business results? Personas bring user research to life and make it actionable, ensuring we're making the right decisions based on the right information. This practical guide explains how to create and use personas to make your site more successful. The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas takes you through each step of persona creation, including tips for conducting qualitative user research, new ways to apply quantitative research (such as surveys) to persona creation, various methods for generating persona segmentation, and proven techniques for making personas realistic. You'll also learn how to use personas effectively, from directing overall business strategy and prioritizing features and content to making detailed decisions about information architecture, content, and design.

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst
Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864149061
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

TOGAF® Version 9 - Ein Pocket Guide


Author: The Open Group
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9087535813
Category: Education
Page: 178
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TOGAF® stellt ein offenes, branchenübergreifend vereinbartes Framework sowie eine Methode fürs Management von Unternehmensarchitekturen bereit. Dieses Taschenbuch basiert auf TOGAF Version 9 Enterprise Edition. Es bietet eine kurze und prägnante Einführung in TOGAF Version 9 und basiert auf der Spezifikation von TOGAF 9 und ergänzenden Beiträgen von Mitgliedern von The Open Group Architecture Forum. Zielgruppe dieses Dokuments: Unternehmensarchitekten, insbesondere Geschäfts-, Daten- und IT-Architekten, Systemarchitekten oder Lösungsarchitekten sowie Führungskräfte, die sich mit TOGAF vertraut machen möchten. Es werden keine Vorkenntnisse über die Unternehmensarchitektur vorausgesetzt. Behandelte Themen: Allgemeiner Überblick über TOGAF, die Unternehmensarchitektur sowie über die Inhalte und wichtigsten Konzepte von TOGAF; Einführung in die Methode zur Architekturentwicklung (Architecture Development Method, ADM), die TOGAF für die Entwicklung von Unternehmensarchitekturen Bereitstellt; Überblick über die wichtigsten Arbeitstechniken und -ergebnisse des ADM-Zyklus; Überblick über die Richtlinien zur Anpassung der ADM; Einführung in das Architecture Content Framework, einem strukturierten Metamodell für Architektur-Artefakte; Einführung in das Enterprise Continuum, einem übergreifenden Konzept, das zusammen mit der ADM zur Entwicklung einer Unternehmensarchitektur verwendet werden kann; Einführung in die TOGAF-Referenzmodelle, einschließlich TOGAF-Basisarchitektur und Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM); Einführung in das Architecture Capability Framework, einer Sammlung von Ressourcen und Elementen, die für den Aufbau und Betrieb einer Architekturfunktion innerhalb eines Unternehmens bereitstehen; Übersicht über die Unterschiede und Neuerungen von TOGAF 9 im Vergleich zu TOGAF 8.1.1.

Container-Atlas

Handbuch der Container-Architektur
Author: Han Slawik
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899552942
Category:
Page: 256
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Executing SOA

A Practical Guide for the Service-Oriented Architect
Author: Norbert Bieberstein,Robert Laird,Keith Jones,Tilak Mitra
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132704281
Category: Computers
Page: 240
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The Expert, Practical Guide to Succeeding with SOA in the Enterprise In Executing SOA, four experienced SOA implementers share realistic, proven, “from-the-trenches” guidance for successfully delivering on even the largest and most complex SOA initiative. This book follows up where the authors’ best-selling Service-Oriented Architecture Compass left off, showing how to overcome key obstacles to successful SOA implementation and identifying best practices for all facets of execution—technical, organizational, and human. Among the issues it addresses: introducing a services discipline that supports collaboration and information process sharing; integrating services with preexisting technology assets and strategies; choosing the right roles for new tools; shifting culture, governance, and architecture; and bringing greater agility to the entire organizational lifecycle, not just isolated projects. Executing SOA is an indispensable resource for every enterprise architect, technical manager, and IT leader tasked with driving value from SOA in complex environments. Coverage includes · Implementing SOA governance that reflects the organization’s strategic and business focus · Running SOA projects successfully: practical guidelines and proven methodologies around service modeling and design · Leveraging reusable assets: making the most of your SOA repository · Enabling the architect to choose the correct tools and products containing the features required to execute on the SOA method for service design and implementation · Defining information services to get the right information to the right people at the right time · Integrating SOA with Web 2.0 and other innovative products and solutions · Providing highly usable human interfaces in SOA environments

Brick in the Landscape

A Practical Guide to Specification and Design
Author: Rob W. Sovinski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471293583
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
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The Only Comprehensive Guide to Brick Specifically for Landscape Architects "Nothing remarkable about a brick, is there? A brick is a brick so far as most people are concerned. And it is not a very beautiful thing, is it? But what you can do with it!" -Frank Lloyd Wright Brick was one of the first manufactured building materials. Today, it continues to be one of the most popular building materials in the world, thanks to its unparalleled versatility, durability, warmth, and aesthetic richness. And nowhere are these attributes more evident than in the designed landscape. Brick in the Landscape gives you the information you need to exploit brick's full potential in your design work. The first and only complete guide to the properties, use, selection, and installation of brick written from the landscape architect's perspective, it is destined to become a staple in your practice. Brick in the Landscape provides full, detailed coverage of all relevant technical aspects of brick, including materials and properties, finishes and bonds, classifications and shapes. It also familiarizes you with virtually all known bricklaying and masonry methods and techniques, including numerous all-but-forgotten, yet still viable, techniques. At the same time, Brick in the Landscape is an enduring source of inspiration and ideas. Generously supplemented with more than 100 photographs illustrating various building systems as well as both common and innovative applications of brick in landscape design, it will awaken you to the nearly unlimited potential of brick to enhance your designs. Brick in the Landscape is an indispensable tool for landscape architects, landscape designers, and architects who provide site-planning services.

Clean Architecture

Das Praxishandbuch für gutes Softwaredesign. Regeln und Paradigmen für effiziente Softwarestrukturen
Author: Robert C. Martin
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958457266
Category: Computers
Page: 370
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Writing Architecture

A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment
Author: Carter Wiseman
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595341501
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman’s 30 years of personal experience in writing, editing, and teaching in young architects how to write. This book creatively tackles a problematic issue that Wiseman considers to be a crucial characteristic of successful architecture writing: clarity of thinking and expression. He argues that because we live our lives within the built environment, architecture is the most comprehensive and complex of all art forms. Even brilliantly inspired and complex architectural structures would only amount to misunderstood abstractions without the support and reinforcement of the clear explanation. Written as a primer for both college level students and practitioners, Writing Architecture acknowledges and explores the boundaries between different techniques of architecture writing from myriad perspectives and purposes. A poetic description of the beauty and impact of a bridge will not illuminate the mechanical knowledge housed in the structure, but at the same time, dense architectural theory will not encourage individuals experiencing and supporting the bridge to perceive significance and usefulness in the design. Using excerpts and from writers in different genres and from different historical periods, Wiseman offers a unique and authoritative perspective on comprehensible writing skills needed for success.

The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture


Author: Leon Kappelman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439857121
Category: Computers
Page: 330
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Enterprise architecture is leading IT’s way to the executive boardroom, as CIOs are now taking their place at the management table. Organizations investing their time, money, and talent in enterprise architecture (EA) have realized significant process improvement and competitive advantage. However, as these organizations discovered, it is one thing to acquire a game-changing technology but quite another to discover ways to use it well. A project of the Society for Information Management’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group and edited by Leon A. Kappelman, The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture provides insights from leading authorities on EA, including John Zachman, Larry DeBoever, George Paras, Jeanne Ross, and Randy Hite. The book supplies a solid understanding of key concepts for effectively leveraging EA to redesign business processes, integrate services, and become an Information Age enterprise. Beginning with a look at current theory and frameworks, the book discusses the practical application of enterprise architecture and includes a wealth of best practices, resources, and references. It contains the SIM survey of IT organizations’ EA activities, which provides important metrics for evaluating progress and success. Successful businesses exploit synergy among business functions and push the boundaries of process design. IT’s cross-functional position uniquely qualifies it to lead process innovation. EA lets CIOs integrate technology with business vision and is the roadmap for implementing new systems, changing behavior, and driving value. This book explores the vision, foundation, and enabling technology required to successfully transform organizations with enterprise architecture.

CSS kurz & gut


Author: Eric A. Meyer
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3868991751
Category: Computers
Page: 256
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Cascading Style Sheets sind für viele Designer und Webentwickler zu einem unersetzlichen Mittel für effizientes, standardkonformes und browserübergreifendes Webdesign geworden. Angesichts der Fülle an Selektoren und Eigenschaften ist es aber nicht immer leicht, den Überblick über den Standard zu behalten. Darüber hinaus sind mit CSS3 viele spannende Design-Möglichkeiten hinzugekommen, die einen genaueren Blick wert sind. CSS – kurz & gut beinhaltet eine vollständige Referenz aller CSS-Selektoren, Eigenschaften und Werte, die in den Standards CSS2, CSS 2.1 und CSS3 definiert sind. Darüber hinaus enthält der Band eine kurze Einführung in die Funktionsweise von Cascading Style Sheets und berücksichtigt auch neue Konzepte wie beispielsweise Media-Queries, die in CSS3 neu eingeführt wurden.