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Taking [A]part: The Politics and Aesthetics of Participation in Experience-Centered Design (Design Thinking, Design Theory)

by Peter Wright John McCarthy

A critical inquiry into the value and experience of participation in design research.In Taking [A]part, John McCarthy and Peter Wright consider a series of boundary-pushing research projects in human-computer interaction (HCI) in which the design of digital technology is used to inquire into participative experience. McCarthy and Wright view all of these projects—which range from the public and performative to the private and interpersonal—through the critical lens of participation. Taking participation, in all its variety, as the generative and critical concept allows them to examine the projects as a part of a coherent, responsive movement, allied with other emerging movements in DIY culture and participatory art. Their investigation leads them to rethink such traditional HCI categories as designer and user, maker and developer, researcher and participant, characterizing these relationships instead as mutually responsive and dialogical.McCarthy and Wright explore four genres of participation—understanding the other, building relationships, belonging in community, and participating in publics—and they examine participatory projects that exemplify each genre. These include the Humanaquarium, a participatory musical performance; the Personhood project, in which a researcher and a couple explored the experience of living with dementia; the Prayer Companion project, which developed a technology to inform the prayer life of cloistered nuns; and the development of social media to support participatory publics in settings that range from reality game show fans to on-line deliberative democracies.

Technology as Experience

by Peter Wright John Mccarthy

John and Peter argue that any account of what is often called the user experience must take into consideration the emotional, intellectual, and sensual aspects of our interactions with technology. We don't just use technology, they point out; we live with it.

Don't Get Burned on eBay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals

by Shauna Wright

Lots of books tell you how to buy and sell on eBay. But what if something goes horribly awry? Do you have to chalk it up to a "lesson learned," lick your wounds and move on? Not a chance. Don't Get Burned on eBay offers relevant lessons based on real-life stories posted on eBay's Answer Center. With sharp, witty rhetoric, veteran eBay user Shauna Wright (co-founder of the popular web site WhoWouldBuyThat.com ), shows eBay veterans and newcomers alike how to avoid those nasty scenarios, and how to pull themselves out of the muck if they've already fallen in. Six entertaining (and hair-raising) chapters cover real problems that people have encountered with bidding, payment, shipping, packaging, dealing with other eBayers, and coping with the eBay system. This book is for anyone who's ever used eBay, because even veteran buyers and sellers often don't know the intricacies of eBay's and PayPal's rules. Don't Get Burned on eBay will leave you well-informed and better protected from potential pitfalls. The book's extensive glossary and numerous in-depth sidebars also make the book useful to people who haven't yet taken the plunge into eBay.

Digital Compositing for Film and Video: Production Workflows and Techniques (4th Edition) (Focal Visual Effects and Animation )

by Steve Wright

<p>Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists. <p>This expanded and updated edition of Digital Compositing for Film and Video addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis with an elegant blend of theory, practical production techniques and workflows. It is written to be software-agnostic, so it is applicable to any brand of software. This edition features many step-by-step workflows, powerful new keying techniques and updates on the latest tech in the visual effects industry. <p><b>Workflow examples for:</b> <p> <li>Grain Management <li>Lens Distortion Management <li>Merging CGI Render Passes <li>Blending Multiple Keys <li>Photorealistic Color Correction <li>Rotoscoping</li> <p> <p><b>Production Techniques for:</b> <li>Keying Difficult Greenscreens <li>Replicating Optical Lens Effects <li>Advanced Spill Suppression <li>Fixing Discoloured Edges <li>Adding Interactive Lighting <li>Managing Motion Blur</li> <p> <p><b>With brand new information on:</b> <li>Working in linear <li>ACES Color Management <li>Light Field Cinematography <li>Planar Tracking <li>Creating Color Difference Keys <li>Premultiply vs. Unpremultiply <li>Deep Compositing <li>VR Stitching <li>3D Compositing from 2D Images <li>How Color Correction ops Effect Images <li>Color Spaces <li>Retiming Clips <li>Working with Digital Cinema Images <li>OpenColorIO</li> <p> <p>A companion website offers images from the examples discussed in the book allowing readers to experiment with the material first-hand.</p>

Pro SharePoint 2013 App Development

by Steve Wright

Apps have taken the world by storm, and now they're taking SharePoint as well. The biggest new thing in SharePoint 2013, apps are the solution to creating custom code that runs on not just your own SharePoint deployment, but also on others' implementations as well. Pro SharePoint 2013 App Development is your must-have guide to developing app solutions that run on the SharePoint 2013 platform. Using step-by-step tutorials, authorSteve Wrightcreates a sample SharePoint app throughout the course of the book, and you can walk with him through the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint app. Get expert guidance and advice on creating an app, provisioning it for use in SharePoint, securing it from unauthorized use and from other applications, integratingyour app with SharePoint search and other platform features, and much more. You'll even discover how to present your app to users on mobile devices like iPads, smartphones, and Microsoft Surface tablets. Apps in SharePoint are here to stay. Don't miss out - pick up a copy of Pro SharePoint 2013 App Development and get started on your own custom apps today. Introduces the architecture for creating and hosting SharePoint apps. Leads the reader through the creation and deployment of a complete solution. Provides an understanding of the security features in the SharePoint app model. Helps the organization leverage internal data securely over the network. Leverages SharePoint search and other services to create rich SharePoint solutions. Introduces the techniques for delivering data on a multitude of web and mobile platforms. "

Web Form Design

by Luke Wroblewski

Forms make or break the most crucial online interactions: checkout (commerce), registration (community), data input (participation and sharing), and any task requiring information entry. In Web Form Design, Luke Wroblewski draws on original research, his considerable experience at Yahoo! and eBay, and the perspectives of many of the field's leading designers to show you everything you need to know about designing effective and engaging Web forms.

Information Systems: 11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2018, Gdansk, Poland, September 20, 2018, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing #333)

by Stanisław Wrycza Jacek Maślankowski

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2018 held in Gdansk, Poland, on September 20, 2018.The objective of the EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design is to promote and develop high quality research on all issues related to information systems (IS) and in particular in systems analysis and design (SAND).The 14 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 36 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: systems development and engineering; systems acceptance and usability; internet of things and big data; and healthcare IT.

Information Systems: 12th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2019, Gdansk, Poland, September 19, 2019, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing #359)

by Stanisław Wrycza Jacek Maślankowski

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2019 held in Gdansk, Poland, on September 19, 2019. The objective of the EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design is to promote and develop high quality research on all issues related to information systems (IS) and in particular in systems analysis and design (SAND). The 12 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: information systems in business; health informatics and life-long-learning; IT security; agile methods and software engineering.

Information Systems: Development, Research, Applications, Education

by Stanislaw Wrycza

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2016 titled Information Systems: Development, Research, Applications, Education, held in Gdansk and Sopot, Poland, on September 29, 2016. The objective of this symposium is to promote and develop high-quality research on all issues related to systems analysis and design (SAND). It provides a forum for SAND researchers and practitioners in Europe and beyond to interact, collaborate, and develop their field. The 14 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. They are organized in topical sections on information systems development, information systems management, and information systems learning.

Information Systems: 8th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2015, Gdansk, Poland, September 25, 2015, Proceedings

by Stanislaw Wrycza

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2015 titled Information Systems: Development, Applications, Education, held in Gdansk, Poland, in September 25. The objective of this symposium is to promote and develop high-quality research on all issues related to systems analysis and design (SAND). It provides a forum for SAND researchers and practitioners in Europe and beyond to interact, collaborate, and develop their field. The 11 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. They are organized in topical sections on information systems development; business process modeling; and information systems education.

Modelling Foundations and Applications

by Andrzej Wąsowski Henrik Lönn

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications, ECMFA 2016, held as part of STAF 2016, in Vienna, Austria, in July 2016. The 16 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The committee decided to accept 16 papers, 12 papers for the Foundations Track and 4 papers for the Applications Track. Papers on a wide range of MBE aspects were accepted, including topics such as multi- and many models, language engineering, UML and meta-modeling, experience reports and case studies, and variability and uncertainty.

Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering

by Andrzej Wąsowski Perdita Stevens

This bookconstitutes the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on FundamentalApproaches to Software Engineering, FASE 2016, which took place in Eindhoven,The Netherlands, in April 2016, held as Part of the European Joint Conferenceson Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2016. The 23 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selectedfrom 90 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: concurrentand distributed systems; model-driven development; analysis and bug triaging;probabilistic and stochastic systems; proof and theorem proving; andverification.

Software Engineering Education for a Global E-Service Economy

by Bing Wu Gianmario Motta

This book presents and discusses the state of the art and future trends in software engineering education. It introduces new and innovative methods, models and frameworks to focus the training towards the needs and requirements of the industry. Topics included in this book are: education models for software engineering, development of the software engineering discipline, innovation and evaluation of software engineering education, curriculum for software engineering education, requirements and cultivation of outstanding software engineers for the future and cooperation models for industries and software engineering education.

Protein Bioinformatics: From Protein Modifications and Networks to Proteomics (Methods in Molecular Biology #1558)

by Cathy H. Wu Cecilia N. Arighi Karen E. Ross

This volume introduces bioinformatics research methods for proteins, with special focus on protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) and networks. This book is organized into four parts and covers the basic framework and major resources for analysis of protein sequence, structure, and function; approaches and resources for analysis of protein PTMs, protein-protein interactions (PPIs) and protein networks, including tools for PPI prediction and approaches for the construction of PPI and PTM networks; and bioinformatics approaches in proteomics, including computational methods for mass spectrometry-based proteomics and integrative analysis for alternative splice isoforms, for functional discovery. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory or computational protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.Cutting-edge and thorough, Protein Bioinformatics: From Protein Modifications and Networks to Proteomics is a valuable resource for readers who wish to learn about state-of-the-art bioinformatics databases and tools, novel computational methods, and future trends in protein and proteomic data analysis in systems biology. This book is useful to researchers who work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, and in various academic departments, such as biological and medical sciences and computer sciences and engineering.

Boolean Functions and Their Applications in Cryptography (Advances in Computer Science and Technology #0)

by Chuan-Kun Wu Dengguo Feng

This book focuses on the different representations and cryptographic properties of Booleans functions, presents constructions of Boolean functions with some good cryptographic properties. More specifically, Walsh spectrum description of the traditional cryptographic properties of Boolean functions, including linear structure, propagation criterion, nonlinearity, and correlation immunity are presented. Constructions of symmetric Boolean functions and of Boolean permutations with good cryptographic properties are specifically studied. This book is not meant to be comprehensive, but with its own focus on some original research of the authors in the past. To be self content, some basic concepts and properties are introduced. This book can serve as a reference for cryptographic algorithm designers, particularly the designers of stream ciphers and of block ciphers, and for academics with interest in the cryptographic properties of Boolean functions.

Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

by Chwan-Hwa John Wu

If a network is not secure, how valuable is it? Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity takes an integrated approach to networking and cybersecurity, highlighting the interconnections so that you quickly understand the complex design issues in modern networks. This full-color book uses a wealth of examples and illustrations to effective

Connectomics in NeuroImaging: First International Workshop, CNI 2017, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Quebec City, QC, Canada, September 14, 2017, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science #10511)

by Guorong Wu Brent C. Munsell Paul Laurienti Leonardo Bonilha

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Workshop on Connectomics in NeuroImaging, CNI 2017, held in conjunction with MICCAI 2017 in Quebec City, Canada, in September 2017. The 19 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. The papers deal with new advancements in network construction, analysis, and visualization techniques in connectomics and their use in clinical diagnosis and group comparison studies as well as in various neuroimaging applications.

Web Security: A WhiteHat Perspective

by Hanqing Wu

In late 2013, approximately 40 million customer debit and credit cards were leaked in a data breach at Target. This catastrophic event, deemed one of the biggest data breaches ever, clearly showed that many companies need to significantly improve their information security strategies. Web Security: A White Hat Perspective presents a comprehensive g

Notes on Projectile Impact Analyses

by Hao Wu Yong Peng Xiangzhen Kong

This book presents comprehensive experimental, numerical, and theoretical research on projectile impact analysis, such as the rigid projectile penetration/perforation of concrete and metallic targets, and shaped-charge-formed projectile and jet penetrations. Concrete and metal materials are widely used in protective structures in both civil engineering and armored vehicles, such as military fortifications, underground shelters, infantry fighting vehicles, and tanks, which are designed to withstand intentional or accidental impact loadings caused by projectiles and fragments, and the responses of these targets under projectile impact have been a topic of discussion for several decades. Written for researchers and engineers working in the fields of protective structures and high-speed penetration mechanics, the book is also a valuable reference for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in defense engineering, terminal ballistics and other related fields.

Distributed System Design

by Jie Wu

Future requirements for computing speed, system reliability, and cost-effectiveness entail the development of alternative computers to replace the traditional von Neumann organization. As computing networks come into being, one of the latest dreams is now possible - distributed computing. Distributed computing brings transparent access to as much computer power and data as the user needs for accomplishing any given task - simultaneously achieving high performance and reliability.The subject of distributed computing is diverse, and many researchers are investigating various issues concerning the structure of hardware and the design of distributed software. Distributed System Design defines a distributed system as one that looks to its users like an ordinary system, but runs on a set of autonomous processing elements (PEs) where each PE has a separate physical memory space and the message transmission delay is not negligible. With close cooperation among these PEs, the system supports an arbitrary number of processes and dynamic extensions.Distributed System Design outlines the main motivations for building a distributed system, including:inherently distributed applicationsperformance/costresource sharingflexibility and extendibilityavailability and fault tolerancescalabilityPresenting basic concepts, problems, and possible solutions, this reference serves graduate students in distributed system design as well as computer professionals analyzing and designing distributed/open/parallel systems.Chapters discuss:the scope of distributed computing systemsgeneral distributed programming languages and a CSP-like distributed control description language (DCDL)expressing parallelism, interprocess communication and synchronization, and fault-tolerant designtwo approaches describing a distributed system: the time-space view and the interleaving viewmutual exclusion and related issues, including election, bidding, and self-stabilizationprevention and detection of deadlockreliability, safety, and security as well as various methods of handling node, communication, Byzantine, and software faultsefficient interprocessor communication mechanisms as well as these mechanisms without specific constraints, such as adaptiveness, deadlock-freedom, and fault-tolerancevirtual channels and virtual networksload distribution problemssynchronization of access to shared data while supporting a high degree of concurrency

AdS3/CFT2 and Holographic Entanglement Entropy (Springer Theses)

by Jie-qiang Wu

This book focuses on AdS3/CFT2, addressing different aspects of this correspondence in field theory and in gravity, including entanglement entropy, higher genus partition function, and conformal block. Holographic entanglement entropy is an important area in holographic and quantum information, which implies a deep relation between geometry and quantum entanglement. In this book, the authors use holographic entanglement entropy as a tool to investigate AdS3/CFT2. They study the entanglement entropy at high temperature in field theory and in holographics, and show that the results match each other in classical and one-loop order. In the AdS3/CFT2 system, they examine in detail the correspondence, exploring the higher genus partition function, entanglement entropy in a general system and conformal block, and they find good correspondence in field theory and gravity. The result strongly supports AdS3/CFT2 correspondence. In addition, they develop several important techniques in 2d CFT and 3d gravity, which also offer inspiration for other fields.

Proceedings of ELM-2015 Volume 2

by Jonathan Wu Kezhi Mao Jiuwen Cao Amaury Lendasse

This book contains some selected papersfrom the International Conference on Extreme Learning Machine 2015,which was held in Hangzhou, China,December 15-17,2015. This conference brought together researchers and engineers to share andexchange R&D experience on both theoretical studies and practicalapplications of the Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) technique and brainlearning. This book covers theories, algorithms adapplications of ELM. It gives readers a glance of the most recent advances ofELM.

Advances in K-means Clustering: A Data Mining Thinking (Springer Theses)

by Junjie Wu

Nearly everyone knows K-means algorithm in the fields of data mining and business intelligence. But the ever-emerging data with extremely complicated characteristics bring new challenges to this "old" algorithm. This book addresses these challenges and makes novel contributions in establishing theoretical frameworks for K-means distances and K-means based consensus clustering, identifying the "dangerous" uniform effect and zero-value dilemma of K-means, adapting right measures for cluster validity, and integrating K-means with SVMs for rare class analysis. This book not only enriches the clustering and optimization theories, but also provides good guidance for the practical use of K-means, especially for important tasks such as network intrusion detection and credit fraud prediction. The thesis on which this book is based has won the "2010 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award", the highest honor for not more than 100 PhD theses per year in China.

Advanced Computer Architecture: 13th Conference, ACA 2020, Kunming, China, August 13–15, 2020, Proceedings (Communications in Computer and Information Science #1256)

by Junjie Wu Xiaoli Gong Dezun Dong Cunlu Li Dongsheng Li

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th Conference on Advanced Computer Architecture, ACA 2020, held in Kunming, China, in August 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held online. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 105 submissions. The papers of this volume are organized in topical sections on: interconnection network, router and network interface architecture; accelerator-based, application-specific and reconfigurable architecture; processor, memory, and storage systems architecture; model, simulation and evaluation of architecture; new trends of technologies and applications.

Advanced Computer Architecture: 10th Annual Conference, Aca 2014, Shenyang, China, August 23-24, 2014. Proceedings (Communications In Computer And Information Science #451)

by Junjie Wu Chao Li

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Advanced Computer Architecture, ACA 2018, held in Yingkou, China, in August 2018. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. The papers of this volume are organized in topical sections on: accelerators; new design explorations; towards efficient ML/AI; parallel computing system.

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