Video Game Design Foundations


Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 9781619602786
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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Video Game Design Foundations provides students a complete overview of video game design in a first-year curriculum. This turnkey curriculum is a complete guide to immersion in the field, from beginning each game build project through completion, integration, and marketing. Video Game Design Foundations is specifically designed for a high school first-year video game design class. Content and game builds are age appropriate, and learning is focused on the skills students need to preparefor college and career. The 1-Year Access Key Code allows an individual online access to the textbook for 12 consecutive months using a unique username and password that must be associated with a valid e-mail address. The Online Textbook provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPadsRG, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Textbook include: * Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas * Linked table of contents * Search capabilities to find specific topics * Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest * The ability to quickly jump to specific pages * Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities * Permission to print selected pages for offline reading

Game Design Foundations


Author: Roger Pedersen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449663923
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Game Design Foundations, Second Edition covers how to design the game from the important opening sentence, the “One Pager” document, the Executive Summary and Game Proposal, the Character Document to the Game Design Document. The book describes game genres, where game ideas come from, game research, innovation in gaming, important gaming principles such as game mechanics, game balancing, AI, path finding and game tiers. The basics of programming, level designing, and film scriptwriting are explained by example. Each chapter has exercises to hone in on the newly learned designer skills that will display your work as a game designer and your knowledge in the game industry.

Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript


Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430247177
Category: Computers
Page: 732
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Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript teaches you everything you need to know about how to make video games. If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written in a fun and friendly style with open-ended projects that encourage you to build your own original games. Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript starts by showing you how you can use basic programing to create logic games, adventure games, and create interactive game graphics. Design a game character, learn to control it with the keyboard, mouse, or touch screen interface, and then learn how to use collision detection to build an interactive game world. You’ll learn to make maze games, platform jumping games, and fast paced action games that cover all the popular genres of 2D gaming. Create intelligent enemies, use realistic physics, sound effects and music, and learn how to animate game characters. Whether you're creating games for the web or mobile devices, everything you need to get started on a career as a game designer is right here. Focused and friendly introduction to making games with HTML5. Essential programming and graphic design techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters. Detailed case studies demonstrating techniques that can be used for making games in a wide variety of genres.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958452841
Category: Computers
Page: 680
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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3.0


Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143023993X
Category: Computers
Page: 680
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In response to the success of the first edition of Foundation Game Design with Flash, Rex van der Spuy has revised and updated all the code to meet current programming best practices, and the focus is now on accurate ActionScript 3.0, regardless of the IDE that you use. We’ve all sneaked the odd five minutes here or there playing the latest Flash game that someone sent around the office, but creating those games is trickier than it looks. The aim of Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3.0 is to take you, even if you’ve minimal multimedia or programming experience, through a series of step-by-step examples and detailed case studies—to the point where you'll have the skills to independently design any conceivable 2D game using Flash and ActionScript. Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3.0 is a non-technical one-stop shop for all the most important skills and techniques a beginning game designer needs to build games with Flash from scratch. Whether you're creating quick blasts of viral amusement, or more in-depth action or adventure titles, this is the book for you. Focused and friendly introduction to designing games with Flash and ActionScript Detailed case studies of Flash games Essential techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters Modern best practices and new content on ActionScript 3.0 Also covers asset creation in Photoshop and Illustrator What you’ll learn How to build interactive movies and objects with Flash A thorough grounding in ActionScript 3.0 and good programming practices, with minimal prior programming experience required How to build interactive storybooks, space-shooter, adventure and drag-and-drop games To master collision detection, enemy AI systems, player control, managing game data, basic physics and trigonometry To make use of design patterns and object-oriented programming techniques to build robust games Strategies for making games fun to play and easy to build Who this book is for This book is for a non-technical, creative person who wants to learn the art of video game design, but has no idea where to start or where to look for help. It is a lucid, friendly and step-by-step guide though all the technical and creative issues involved in game design with Flash and ActionScript. The book treats programming as a creative artistic tool, and will help anyone who may be afraid of programming come to love the subject as much as the author does. The techniques in the book are comprehensive enough to form the basis of career as a game designer, and form a solid foundation for continued study of programming and ActionScript. This book is the missing link that will guide and inspire any curious and creative person turn a good game idea into a reality. Table of Contents Programming Foundations: How to Make a Video Game Making Objects Programming Objects Controlling Movie Clip Objects Decision Making Controlling a Player Character Bumping into Things Object-Oriented Game Design Platform Game: Physics and Data Management Advanced Object and Character Control Using Flash Professional

Foundation Game Design with Flash


Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430218223
Category: Computers
Page: 650
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We've all sneaked the odd five minutes here or there playing the latest Flash game that someone sent round the office, but creating those games is trickier than it looks. The aim of Foundation Game Design with Flash is to take you, even if you've minimal multimedia or programming experience, through a series of step-by-step examples and detailed case studies to the point where you'll have the skills to independently design any conceivable 2D game using Flash and ActionScript. The book is a non-technical one-stop-shop for all the most important skills and techniques a beginner game designer needs to build games with Flash from scratch. Whether you're creating quick blasts of viral amusement, or more in-depth action or adventure titles, this book is for you. Focused and friendly introduction to designing games with Flash and ActionScript Five detailed case studies of Flash games Essential techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters

Video Game Design Composition

Software Design Guide
Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 9781605257716
Category: Computers
Page: 400
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Video Game Design Composition provides students specific coverage of video game design in a second-year curriculum. This turnkey curriculum is a complete guide to immersion in the field, from beginning each game build project through completion, integration, and marketing. Video Game Design Composition is specifically designed for a high school second-year video game design class. Content and game builds are age appropriate, and learning is focused on the skills students need to prepare for college and career. Multimedia Fusion 2 (MMF2) is FREE to schools with purchase of the Student Textbook. The Software Design Guide (SDG) provides the hands-on application of the theory presented in the textbook. The SDG should be considered an integral part of the curriculum. It is where students take the theory learned in the textbook and use that knowledge to build video games. Working in simulated design teams, students will experience all aspects of video game design, from the planning stages, through the design and programming, and concluding with a capstone project. Each chapter in the SDG is correlated to the textbook chapter. There are several activities for each chapter. The last chapter in the SDG is a capstone project that requires students to apply all of the knowledge acquired in the textbook and SDG. Includes game Engine Software.

Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript


Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430258012
Category: Computers
Page: 552
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How do you make a video game? Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a down to earth education in how to make video games from scratch, using the powerful HTML5 and JavaScript technologies. This book is a point-by-point round up of all the essential techniques that every game designer needs to know. You'll discover how to create and render game graphics, add interactivity, sound, and animation. You’ll learn how to build your own custom game engine with reusable components so that you can quickly develop games with maximum impact and minimum code. You’ll also learn the secrets of vector math and advanced collision detection techniques, all of which are covered in a friendly and non-technical manner. You'll find detailed working examples, with hundreds of illustrations and thousands of lines of source code that you can freely adapt for your own projects. All the math and programming techniques are elaborately explained and examples are open-ended to encourage you to think of original ways to use these techniques in your own games. You can use what you learn in this book to make games for desktops, mobile phones, tablets or the Web. Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a great next step for experienced programmers or ambitious beginners who already have some JavaScript experience, and want to jump head first into the world of video game development. It’s also great follow-up book for readers of Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript (by the same author) who want to add depth and precision to their skills. The game examples in this book use pure JavaScript, so you can code as close to the metal as possible without having to be dependent on any limiting frameworks or game engines. No libraries, no dependencies, no third-party plugins: just you, your computer, and the code. If you’re looking for a book to take your game design skills into the stratosphere and beyond, this is it!

Design Patterns für die Spieleprogrammierung


Author: Robert Nystrom
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 395845092X
Category: Computer games
Page: 400
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- Die bekannten Design Patterns der Gang of Four im konkreten Einsatz für die Entwicklung von Games - Zahlreiche weitere vom Autor entwickelte Patterns - Sequenzierungs-, Verhaltens-, Entkopplungs- und Optimierungsmuster Für viele Spieleprogrammierer stellt die Finalisierung ihres Spiels die größte Herausforderung dar. Viele Projekte verlaufen im Sande, weil Programmierer der Komplexität des eigenen Codes nicht gewachsen sind. Die im Buch beschriebenen Design Patterns nehmen genau dieses Problem in Angriff. Der Autor blickt auf jahrelange Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von weltweit erfolgreichen Games zurück und stellt erprobte Patterns vor, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihren Code entwirren und optimieren können. Die Patterns sind in Form unabhängiger Fallbeispiele organisiert, so dass Sie sich nur mit den für Sie relevanten zu befassen brauchen und das Buch auch hervorragend zum Nachschlagen verwenden können. Sie erfahren, wie man eine stabile Game Loop schreibt, wie Spielobjekte mithilfe von Komponenten organisiert werden können und wie man den CPU-Cache nutzt, um die Performance zu verbessern. Außerdem werden Sie sich damit beschäftigen, wie Skript-Engines funktionieren, wie Sie Ihren Code mittels Quadtrees und anderen räumlichen Aufteilungen optimieren und wie sich die klassischen Design Patterns in Spielen einsetzen lassen.

Certification Prep Adobe Flash Cs5


Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
ISBN: 9781619609884
Category: Computers
Page: 128
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G-W's Certification Preparation Series consists of individual guides that provide practice in the basic skills needed to be successful using the corresponding software. No previous software experience is required. Although the guides focus on learning skills, not test taking, users thatcomplete the practice will be prepared to take the official software certification exam and demonstrate workplace readiness. Step-by-step instructions demonstrate actual software commands and features, building from basic to advanced. Content is divided into small units for better learning andusage. There is no need to download files or purchase additional materials as all lesson content is created using the software.

AdvancED Game Design with Flash


Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430227397
Category: Computers
Page: 808
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Creating games in Flash is a never-ending journey of exploration, learning, and most of all, fun. Once you’ve mastered the basics, a new world is opened up to you, enabling you to take your existing skills to the next level and discover new skills that will in turn open new doors. This book is a direct continuation of Foundation Game Design with Flash, and is a complete point-by-point roundup of the most important skills a Flash game designer needs to know. You’ll increase your ActionScript knowledge and your game design skills while creating some excellent example games. You’ll learn advanced collision detection skills; professional AI and pathfinding; and how to load and save game data, create destructible environments, and build and switch game levels. Each chapter highlights a new advanced technique illustrated by practical examples. Examples of games are given in a variety of genres, all of which take an object-oriented programming approach. Advanced game design topics are covered, including vector-based collision reaction, pathfinding, billiard ball physics, and modeling game data. What you’ll learn How to use vectors to figure out where objects are going and how they should react to collisions Pixel-perfect collision detection for irregular shapes using hitTest and bitmapData How to use design patterns and abstract data models to manage complex games efficiently How to create advanced enemy artificial intelligence systems using pathfinding strategies in grid-based environments How to use XML to load and save game data How to use sound and music in games and create particle effects using blitting. Who this book is for This book is for experienced Flash and ActionScript 3.0 developers who want to take their game design skills to a professional level. Readers should have a solid background in object-oriented ActionScript 3.0 programming, and may have attempted game projects of their own. If you have read Foundation Game Design with Flash, then this book will be a natural next step for you. The book covers game design strategies and techniques common to many game design platforms—not just Flash—and will help you create top-quality games that are quick to build and easy to maintain. Table of Contents Modeling Game Data Vectors: Ghosts in the Machine Collisions Between Circles Collisions Between Polygons Pixel-Perfect Collision and Destructible Environments Explosions, Blitting, and Optimization Make It Fun! Sound, Music, and AI Tile-Based Game Design Pathfinding XML and External Data

Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design


Author: Scott Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118877195
Category: Computers
Page: 552
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Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogersshow you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games butaren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of theacclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading videogame expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac ManWorld, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, thisupdated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples thatforgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated conceptsand solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLYEXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn whatperils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production,production and post-production stages, and provide even morecreative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projectsincluding: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration allthe way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the mostprecise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your playerschallenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – includingdetailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with thehelp of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, anintroduction by David “God of War” Jaffe andeven a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even moreindispensable guide for video game designers both “in thefield” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition andlet’s make a game!

Crash Course in Gaming


Author: Suellen Adams
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690478
Category: GAMES
Page: 125
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Video games aren't just for kids anymore. This book will describe the "why" and "how" to start or expand a video gaming program in the library, including some specific examples of how to target adult and female gamer patrons.

Fundamentals of Game Design


Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0133435717
Category: Computers
Page: 576
View: 537

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Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They’ll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-capture gameplay. They’ll learn how indie developers are pushing the envelope and how new business models such as free-to-play are influencing design. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams offers a first-hand look into the process of designing a game, from initial concept to final tuning. This in-depth resource also comes with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies.

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers


Author: Ethan Ham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317536045
Category: Design
Page: 338
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Learn the mechanics that take your game from an idea to a playable product. Do you aspire to be a game designer but aren’t sure where to begin? Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers guides you through your initial attempts to design game mechanics. It goes beyond simple description and definition to explore in detail the issues that designers grapple with for every game they create. Learning to design tabletop games builds a solid foundation for game designers and provides methods that can be applied towards creating paper prototypes of computer-targeted games. Presented in a step-by-step format, Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers helps the reader understand how the game design skills that are acquired through creating tabletop games can be used when designing video games. Fully playable games accompany every topic so you can truly understand and experience each component that goes into game creation. Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers includes: Simple, highly focused games that can be played, analyzed, improved, and/or modified in conjunction with a particular topic in the book. Integrated game design exercises, chapter learning objectives, and in-text sidebars to provide further examples to apply directly to your game creation process. A companion website (www.funmines.com) which includes: "print & play" tabletop games, links to online games, game design resources, and articles about designing and developing games.

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.

Besser als die Wirklichkeit!

Warum wir von Computerspielen profitieren und wie sie die Welt verändern
Author: Jane McGonigal
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364109741X
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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Warum Computerspiele nicht blöd, sondern schlau machen Die Menschheit spielt. Immerzu. Überall. Ununterbrochen. Über 3 Milliarden Stunden werden jede Woche weltweit mit Spielen verbracht. Und die Zahl wächst, denn immer mehr Menschen erliegen der Faszination von Computerspielen. Aber muss man deshalb klagen über Isolation und Kulturverfall? – Jane McGonigal, laut »BusinessWeek« eine der zehn wichtigsten und innovativsten Spieleentwicklerinnen der Welt, kehrt die Perspektive um und stellt die spannende Frage: Was, wenn wir die immense Kreativität, die Leidenschaft und das Engagement, das wir ins Spielen investieren, für die reale Welt nutzbar machen? Computerspiele bieten Belohnungen, Herausforderungen und Siege, die uns die reale Welt nur allzu oft vorenthält. Aber wer sagt, dass wir das Potenzial von Spielen allein zur Wirklichkeitsflucht und zu Unterhaltungszwecken nutzen müssen? Für Jane McGonigal sind Gamer hoch kompetente Problemlöser und passionierte Teamplayer. Ihre bestechende These: Nutzen wir diese enormen Ressourcen doch, um unsere sozialen, wirtschaftlichen oder medizinischen Probleme zu lösen! Ein überwältigend neuer und überzeugender Blick auf die positive Wirkung, die im Spielen steckt – eine bahnbrechende Analyse, mit der Jane McGonigal eindrucksvoll bestätigt, dass sie von der Zeitschrift »Fast Company« zu Recht unter die »100 kreativsten Menschen der Wirtschaft« gewählt wurde!

Playing and making music

exploring the similarities between video games and music-making software
Author: Juha Arrasvuori
Publisher: Tampere Univ Pr
ISBN: 9789514466885
Category: Computers
Page: 204
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Wörterbuch Design

Begriffliche Perspektiven des Design
Author: Michael Erlhoff,Timothy Marshall
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764381426
Category: Design
Page: 472
View: 9861

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Dieses Wörterbuch bietet die interessante und kategoriale Grundlage für einen ernsthaften internationalen Diskurs über Design. Es ist das Handbuch für alle, die mit Design beruflich und in der Ausbildung zu tun haben, sich dafür interessieren, sich daran vergnügen und Design begreifen wollen. Über 100 Autorinnen und Autoren u.a. aus Japan, Österreich, England, Deutschland, Australien, aus der Schweiz, den Niederlanden und aus den USA haben für dieses Design-Wörterbuch Originalbeiträge geschrieben und bieten so bei aller kulturellen Differenz mögliche Erörterungen an, sich über wesentliche Kategorien des Design und somit über Design grundlegend zu verständigen. Es umfasst sowohl die teilweise noch jungen Begriffe aktueller Diskussionen als auch Klassiker der Design-Diskurse. – Ein praktisches Buch, das sowohl Wissenschaftscharakter hat als auch ein Buch zum Blättern und Lesen ist.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 455

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.