John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. Design combines "need" and "desire" in the form of a practical object that can also reflect the user's identity and aspirations through its form and decoration. This concise guide to contemporary design goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects. Heskett also reveals how simple objects, such as a toothpick, can have their design modified to suit the specific cultural behavior in different countries. There are also fascinating insights into how major companies such as Nokia, Ford, and Sony approach design. Finally, Heskett gives us an exciting vision of what design can offer us in the future, showing in particular how it can humanize new technology.
Electronic Commerce: Fundamentals & Applications A comprehensive introduction to the underlying technologies of e-commerce. This book explores the full range of technologies, protocols, and techniques necessary for building successful e-commerce sites. The authors begin with an overview of the Internet and the Web, then quickly move on to explain server-side programming techniques, cryptography...
Excel Programming Weekend Crash Course Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program; in fact, it’s the most widely used
spreadsheet program worldwide, but Excel is a lot more than just a spreadsheet program.
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Practical C++ Programming (Nutshell Handbook) This book is devoted to practical C++ programming. It teaches you not only the mechanics of
the language, but also style and debugging. The entire life cycle of a program is discussed,
including conception, design, writing, debugging, release, documentation, maintenance, and
Style is emphasized. Creating a good...
Multi-Agent Programming : Languages, Platforms and Applications Agent technology, in particular multi-agent systems, is beginning to play
an important role in today's software development at industrial level. Until
recently, the main focus of the multi-agent systems community has been
on the development of concepts, architectures, interaction techniques, and
general approaches to the...