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Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition): Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition)
Scott Tilley, Harry J. Rosenblatt
R996 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R141 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Discover a practical, streamlined, updated approach to information systems development that covers both traditional and emerging technologies and approaches to systems analysis and design. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 11E offers a well-organized, streamlined approach. Chapter objectives are keyed directly to chapter headings, making content easy to comprehend and convenient to study. Numerous real-world examples and screenshots ensure content is current and relevant. In addition, key terms at the end of the chapter now include definitions so you don't have to flip back and forth to a glossary. Exercises throughout this edition emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. This new edition offers everything you need to prepare for success in today's intensely competitive and rapidly changing business world.

Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney 3
R884 R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Save R125 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Now in its third edition, Principles of Business Information Systems has been fully updated with new cases, new questions and assignments and the latest technologies, whilst also retaining its comprehensive coverage of Information Systems issues.

This new international edition also boasts a wealth of real world examples from a broad range of countries and updated coverage of IT and technological issues, making it perfect for courses that prepare students for the modern corporate world.

Interaction Design - Beyond Human-computer Interaction (Paperback, 4th Revised Edition): Jennifer Preece, Helen Sharp, Yvonne... Interaction Design - Beyond Human-computer Interaction (Paperback, 4th Revised Edition)
Jennifer Preece, Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers
R1,499 R1,369 Discovery Miles 13 690 Save R130 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of the #1 text in the Human Computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.

Calling Bullsh*t - The Art Of Scepticism In A Data-Driven World (Paperback): Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom Calling Bullsh*t - The Art Of Scepticism In A Data-Driven World (Paperback)
Jevin D. West, Carl T. Bergstrom 1
R395 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R110 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We think we know bullshit when we hear it, but do we?

Two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data

Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Start-up culture elevates hype to high art. The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it.

Based on a popular course at the University of Washington, this book gives us the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively, provocative guide, biologist Carl Bergstrom and data scientist Jevin West show that calling out nonsense is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of researchers, or the citizens of a nation.

Through six rules of thumb, they help us to recognize when numbers are being manipulated, to cut through the crap wherever we encounter it - even within ourselves - and learn how to give the real facts to a crystal-loving friend or climate change denier uncle.

Calling Bullshit is an indispensable handbook to the art of scepticism.

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (Paperback, Third Edition): Michael Law, Amy Collins Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (Paperback, Third Edition)
Michael Law, Amy Collins
R1,928 R1,443 Discovery Miles 14 430 Save R485 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 teaches new and existing GIS users how to get started solving problems using ArcGIS Pro. Using ArcGIS Pro for these tasks allows you to understand complex data with the leading GIS software that many businesses and organizations use every day. Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 introduces the basic tools and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows that demonstrate best practices for productivity. Explore spatial relationships, building a geodatabase, 3D GIS, project presentation, and more. Learn how to navigate ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online by visualizing, querying, creating, editing, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data in both 2D and 3D environments. Using figures to show each step, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 demystifies complicated process like developing a geoprocessing model, using Python to write a script tool, and the creation of space-time cubes. Cartographic techniques for both web and physical maps are included. Each chapter begins with a prompt using a real-world scenario in a different industry to help you explore how ArcGIS Pro can be applied for operational efficiency, analysis, and problem solving. A summary and glossary terms at the end of every chapter help reinforce the lessons and skills learned. Ideal for students, self-learners, and seasoned professionals looking to learn a new GIS product, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6 is a broad textbook and desk reference designed to leave users feeling confident in using ArcGIS Pro on their own.

I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe. (Hardcover): Stefanie Posavec, Miriam Quick I Am a Book. I Am a Portal to the Universe. (Hardcover)
Stefanie Posavec, Miriam Quick
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Hello. I am a book. But I'm also a portal to the universe. I have 112 pages, measuring 20cm high and wide. I weigh 450g. And I have the power to show you the wonders of the world. Lift me up to the sky, rest me on your lap, drop me from a height, wear me as a hat. Together, through data, we'll uncover the stories hidden in the everyday. How long is an anteater's tongue? How tiny is the DNA in your cells? How fast is gold mined? How loud is the sun? And how many stars have been born and exploded in the time you've taken to read this sentence? Hold me in your hands and let me show you what I'm made of - and what waits for you in the corners of our awe-inspiring universe.

Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Paperback): Ken Kocienda Creative Selection - Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs (Paperback)
Ken Kocienda 1
R230 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

‘Kocienda reveals the real secret of Steve Jobs's leadership and Apple's magic’ – Kim Scott, bestselling author of Radical Candor

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

An inside account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.

'If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work in a hotbed of innovation, you’ll enjoy this inside view of life at Apple. Ken Kocienda pioneered the iPhone keyboard, and this book gives a play-by-play of their creative process – from generating ideas to doing a demo for Steve Jobs.' Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals

Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly-respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era, the Golden Age of Apple.

Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For fifteen years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer, and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.

Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation, inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy, and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture.

An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.

Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback): Nick Bostrom Superintelligence - Paths, Dangers, Strategies (Paperback)
Nick Bostrom 2
R342 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R100 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.

GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (Paperback, Third Edition): Wilpen L Gorr, Kristen S Kurland GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 (Paperback, Third Edition)
Wilpen L Gorr, Kristen S Kurland
R2,270 R1,693 Discovery Miles 16 930 Save R577 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Updated for use with ArcGIS (R) Pro 2.6 GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 is the introductory workbook for learning geographic information systems with ArcGIS Pro, the premier professional desktop geographic information system (GIS) application from Esri. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data using map visualizations and location intelligence. Using ArcGIS Pro for these tasks allows you to understand complex data with the leading GIS software that many businesses, organizations, and institutions use every day. Designed for use in classrooms or for self-learners, GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 delves into GIS concepts and hands-on lessons in every chapter for an easy-to-follow guide for learning GIS and ArcGIS Pro. Using proven teaching methods, this book shows you how to make maps, create and analyze spatial data, and manage operational systems with GIS. Step-by-step exercises use ArcGIS Pro along with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Dashboards, and ArcGIS Collector, plus "Your Turn" sections where you reinforce what you learned using real-world data. Free downloadable video lectures and lecture slides covering the entire book are also available for everyone. Written by the authors of the top-selling GIS Tutorial 1: Basic Workbook, GIS Tutorial for Health, and GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis books, GIS Tutorial for ArcGIS Pro 2.6 serves as a complete resource for learning and teaching ArcGIS Pro in GIS projects.

About Face - The Essentials of Interaction Design (Paperback, 4th Edition): Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin,... About Face - The Essentials of Interaction Design (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, David Cronin, Christopher Noessel
R1,264 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R494 (39%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essential interaction design guide, fully revised and updated for the mobile age About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account. New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers. Updated information includes: * Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methods * Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics * State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examples * Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource.

Information Systems and Global Assemblages: (Re)configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations - IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference,... Information Systems and Global Assemblages: (Re)configuring Actors, Artefacts, Organizations - IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, IS&O 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, December 11-12, 2014, Proceedings (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Bill Doolin, Eleni Lamprou, Nathalie Mitev, Laurie McLeod
R2,219 R2,039 Discovery Miles 20 390 Save R180 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS&O 2014, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in December 2014. The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 28 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: IS/IT implementation and appropriation; ethnographic account of IS use; structures and networks; health care IS, social media; and IS design.

Interaction Design - Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (Paperback, 5th Edition): Helen Sharp, Jennifer Preece, Yvonne Rogers Interaction Design - Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Helen Sharp, Jennifer Preece, Yvonne Rogers 1
R1,742 R1,015 Discovery Miles 10 150 Save R727 (42%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on data at scale, which covers developments in the emerging fields of 'human data interaction' and data analytics. The chapter demonstrates the many ways organizations manipulate, analyze, and act upon the masses of data being collected with regards to human digital and physical behaviors, the environment, and society at large. Revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. Explains how to use design and evaluation techniques for developing successful interactive technologies Demonstrates, through many examples, the cognitive, social and affective issues that underpin the design of these technologies Provides thought-provoking design dilemmas and interviews with expert designers and researchers Uses a strong pedagogical format to foster understanding and enjoyment An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities, and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.

Info We Trust - How to Inspire the World with Data (Hardcover): R. J. Andrews Info We Trust - How to Inspire the World with Data (Hardcover)
R. J. Andrews 1
R881 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R254 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How do we create new ways of looking at the world? Join award-winning data storyteller RJ Andrews as he pushes beyond the usual how-to, and takes you on an adventure into the rich art of informing. Creating Info We Trust is a craft that puts the world into forms that are strong and true. It begins with maps, diagrams, and charts -- but must push further than dry defaults to be truly effective. How do we attract attention? How can we offer audiences valuable experiences worth their time? How can we help people access complexity? Dark and mysterious, but full of potential, data is the raw material from which new understanding can emerge. Become a hero of the information age as you learn how to dip into the chaos of data and emerge with new understanding that can entertain, improve, and inspire. Whether you call the craft data storytelling, data visualization, data journalism, dashboard design, or infographic creation -- what matters is that you are courageously confronting the chaos of it all in order to improve how people see the world. Info We Trust is written for everyone who straddles the domains of data and people: data visualization professionals, analysts, and all who are enthusiastic for seeing the world in new ways. This book draws from the entirety of human experience, quantitative and poetic. It teaches advanced techniques, such as visual metaphor and data transformations, in order to create more human presentations of data. It also shows how we can learn from print advertising, engineering, museum curation, and mythology archetypes. This human-centered approach works with machines to design information for people. Advance your understanding beyond by learning from a broad tradition of putting things "in formation" to create new and wonderful ways of opening our eyes to the world. Info We Trust takes a thoroughly original point of attack on the art of informing. It builds on decades of best practices and adds the creative enthusiasm of a world-class data storyteller. Info We Trust is lavishly illustrated with hundreds of original compositions designed to illuminate the craft, delight the reader, and inspire a generation of data storytellers.

Critical Infrastructure Protection VIII - 8th IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference, ICCIP 2014, Arlington, VA, USA, March... Critical Infrastructure Protection VIII - 8th IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference, ICCIP 2014, Arlington, VA, USA, March 17-19, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Jonathan Butts, Sujeet Shenoi
R2,257 R2,077 Discovery Miles 20 770 Save R180 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The information infrastructure - comprising computers, embedded devices, networks and software systems - is vital to day-to-day operations in every sector: information and telecommunications, banking and finance, energy, chemicals and hazardous materials, agriculture, food, water, public health, emergency services, transportation, postal and shipping, government and defense. Global business and industry, governments, indeed society itself, cannot function effectively if major components of the critical information infrastructure are degraded, disabled or destroyed. Critical Infrastructure Protection VIII describes original research results and innovative applications in the interdisciplinary field of critical infrastructure protection. Also, it highlights the importance of weaving science, technology and policy in crafting sophisticated, yet practical, solutions that will help secure information, computer and network assets in the various critical infrastructure sectors. Areas of coverage include: control systems security, infrastructure security, infrastructure modeling and simulation, risk and impact assessment, and advanced techniques. This book is the eighth volume in the annual series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.10 on Critical Infrastructure Protection, an international community of scientists, engineers, practitioners and policy makers dedicated to advancing research, development and implementation efforts focused on infrastructure protection. The book contains a selection of seventeen edited papers from the 8th Annual IFIP WG 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, held at SRI International, Arlington, Virginia, DC, USA in the spring of 2014. Critical Infrastructure Protection VIII is an important resource for researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for policy makers, practitioners and other individuals with interests in homeland security.

Doing Better Statistics in Human-Computer Interaction (Paperback): Paul Cairns Doing Better Statistics in Human-Computer Interaction (Paperback)
Paul Cairns
R829 R726 Discovery Miles 7 260 Save R103 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each chapter of this book covers specific topics in statistical analysis, such as robust alternatives to t-tests or how to develop a questionnaire. They also address particular questions on these topics, which are commonly asked by human-computer interaction (HCI) researchers when planning or completing the analysis of their data. The book presents the current best practice in statistics, drawing on the state-of-the-art literature that is rarely presented in HCI. This is achieved by providing strong arguments that support good statistical analysis without relying on mathematical explanations. It additionally offers some philosophical underpinnings for statistics, so that readers can see how statistics fit with experimental design and the fundamental goal of discovering new HCI knowledge.

Mastering Spark with R - The Complete Guide to Large-Scale Analysis and Modeling (Paperback): Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, Edgar... Mastering Spark with R - The Complete Guide to Large-Scale Analysis and Modeling (Paperback)
Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, Edgar Ruiz
R1,096 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R371 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you're like most R users, you have deep knowledge and love for statistics. But as your organization continues to collect huge amounts of data, adding tools such as Apache Spark makes a lot of sense. With this practical book, data scientists and professionals working with large-scale data applications will learn how to use Spark from R to tackle big data and big compute problems. Authors Javier Luraschi, Kevin Kuo, and Edgar Ruiz show you how to use R with Spark to solve different data analysis problems. This book covers relevant data science topics, cluster computing, and issues that should interest even the most advanced users. Analyze, explore, transform, and visualize data in Apache Spark with R Create statistical models to extract information and predict outcomes; automate the process in production-ready workflows Perform analysis and modeling across many machines using distributed computing techniques Use large-scale data from multiple sources and different formats with ease from within Spark Learn about alternative modeling frameworks for graph processing, geospatial analysis, and genomics at scale Dive into advanced topics including custom transformations, real-time data processing, and creating custom Spark extensions

Emotionally Intelligent Design (Paperback): Pamela Pavliscak Emotionally Intelligent Design (Paperback)
Pamela Pavliscak
R995 R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Save R406 (41%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our lives, we've begun to expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. But smartphones don't know if we're having a bad day, and cars couldn't care less about compassion. Technology is developing more IQ, but it still lacks EQ. In this book, Pamela Pavliscak-design researcher and advisor to Fortune 500 companies-explores new research about emotion, new technology that engages emotion, and new emotional design practices. Drawing on her own research and the latest thinking in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, Pamela shows you how design can help promote emotional well-being. You'll learn: How design has transformed emotion and how tech is transforming it again New principles for merging emotional intelligence and design thinking How to use a relationship model for framing product interactions and personality Methods for blending well-being interventions with design patterns How emotional resonance can guide designers toward ethical futures Implications of emotionally intelligent technology as it scales from micro- to mega-emotional spheres

UX Strategy - How to Devise Innovative Digital Products That People Want (Paperback): Jaime Levy UX Strategy - How to Devise Innovative Digital Products That People Want (Paperback)
Jaime Levy
R880 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R288 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

User experience (UX) strategy requires a careful blend of business strategy and UX design, but until now, there hasn't been an easy-to-apply framework for executing it. This hands-on guide introduces lightweight strategy tools and techniques to help you and your team craft innovative multi-device products that people like to use. Whether you're an entrepreneur, UX/UI designer, product manager, or part of an intrapreneurial team, this book teaches simple-to-advanced strategies that you can use in your work right away. Along with business cases, historical context, and real-world examples throughout, you'll also gain different perspectives on the subject through interviews with top strategists. Define and validate your target users through provisional personas and customer discovery techniques Conduct competitive research and analysis to explore a crowded marketplace or an opportunity to create unique value Focus your team on the primary utility and business model of your product by running structured experiments using prototypes Devise UX funnels that increase customer engagement by mapping desired user actions to meaningful metrics

Data Visualization - A Practical Introduction (Paperback): Kieran Healy Data Visualization - A Practical Introduction (Paperback)
Kieran Healy
R951 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R211 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An accessible primer on how to create effective graphics from data This book provides students and researchers a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It explains what makes some graphs succeed while others fail, how to make high-quality figures from data using powerful and reproducible methods, and how to think about data visualization in an honest and effective way. Data Visualization builds the reader's expertise in ggplot2, a versatile visualization library for the R programming language. Through a series of worked examples, this accessible primer then demonstrates how to create plots piece by piece, beginning with summaries of single variables and moving on to more complex graphics. Topics include plotting continuous and categorical variables; layering information on graphics; producing effective "small multiple" plots; grouping, summarizing, and transforming data for plotting; creating maps; working with the output of statistical models; and refining plots to make them more comprehensible. Effective graphics are essential to communicating ideas and a great way to better understand data. This book provides the practical skills students and practitioners need to visualize quantitative data and get the most out of their research findings. Provides hands-on instruction using R and ggplot2 Shows how the "tidyverse" of data analysis tools makes working with R easier and more consistent Includes a library of data sets, code, and functions

Future-Proof Software-Systems - A Sustainable Evolution Strategy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Frank J. Furrer Future-Proof Software-Systems - A Sustainable Evolution Strategy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Frank J. Furrer
R1,041 R954 Discovery Miles 9 540 Save R87 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on software architecture and the value of architecture in the development of long-lived, mission-critical, trustworthy software-systems. The author introduces and demonstrates the powerful strategy of "Managed Evolution," along with the engineering best practice known as "Principle-based Architecting." The book examines in detail architecture principles for e.g., Business Value, Changeability, Resilience, and Dependability. The author argues that the software development community has a strong responsibility to produce and operate useful, dependable, and trustworthy software. Software should at the same time provide business value and guarantee many quality-of-service properties, including security, safety, performance, and integrity. As Dr. Furrer states, "Producing dependable software is a balancing act between investing in the implementation of business functionality and investing in the quality-of-service properties of the software-systems." The book presents extensive coverage of such concepts as: Principle-Based Architecting Managed Evolution Strategy The Future Principles for Business Value Legacy Software Modernization/Migration Architecture Principles for Changeability Architecture Principles for Resilience Architecture Principles for Dependability The text is supplemented with numerous figures, tables, examples and illustrative quotations. Future-Proof Software-Systems provides a set of good engineering practices, devised for integration into most software development processes dedicated to the creation of software-systems that incorporate Managed Evolution.

Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications - ERCICA 2016 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): N. R.... Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications - ERCICA 2016 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
N. R. Shetty, L.M. Patnaik, N. H. Prasad, N. Nalini
R6,734 R5,975 Discovery Miles 59 750 Save R759 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, ERCICA 2016. ERCICA provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, professional engineers and scientists, educators, and technologists to discuss, debate and promote research and technology in the upcoming areas of computing, information, communication and their applications. The book discusses these emerging research areas, providing a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Margaret A. Boden Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Margaret A. Boden
R127 R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Save R9 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and linguists in helping to understand the processes of memory, learning, and language from a fresh angle. As a concept, Artificial Intelligence has fuelled and sharpened the philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, intelligence, and the uniqueness of human beings. In this Very Short Introduction , Margaret A. Boden reviews the philosophical and technological challenges raised by Artificial Intelligence, considering whether programs could ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious, and shows how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence has helped us to appreciate how human and animal minds are possible. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

This is Service Design Doing (Paperback): Marc Stinkdorn, Markus Edgar Hormess, Adam Lawrence, Jakob Schneider This is Service Design Doing (Paperback)
Marc Stinkdorn, Markus Edgar Hormess, Adam Lawrence, Jakob Schneider
R1,167 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R465 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How can you establish a customer-centric culture in an organization? This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually do service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers. You'll learn specific facilitation guidelines on how to run workshops, perform all of the main service design methods, implement concepts in reality, and embed service design successfully in an organization. Great customer experience needs a common language across disciplines to break down silos within an organization. This book provides a consistent model for accomplishing this and offers hands-on descriptions of every single step, tool, and method used.You'll be able to focus on your customers and iteratively improve their experience. Move from theory to practice and build sustainable business success.

Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Smart Cities - Urban Design to IoT Solutions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Vangelis... Designing, Developing, and Facilitating Smart Cities - Urban Design to IoT Solutions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Vangelis Angelakis, Elias Tragos, Henrich C. Poehls, Adam Kapovits, Alessandro Bassi
R3,903 R3,065 Discovery Miles 30 650 Save R838 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses how smart cities strive to deploy and interconnect infrastructures and services to guarantee that authorities and citizens have access to reliable and global customized services. The book addresses the wide range of topics present in the design, development and running of smart cities, ranging from big data management, Internet of Things, and sustainable urban planning. The authors cover - from concept to practice - both the technical aspects of smart cities enabled primarily by the Internet of Things and the socio-economic motivations and impacts of smart city development. The reader will find smart city deployment motivations, technological enablers and solutions, as well as state of the art cases of smart city implementations and services. * Provides a single compendium of the technological, political, and social aspects of smart cities; * Discusses how the successful deployment of smart Cities requires a unified infrastructure to support the diverse set of applications that can be used towards urban development; * Addresses design, development and running of smart cities, including big data management and Internet of Things applications.

Designing User Experience - A guide to HCI, UX and interaction design (Paperback, 4th New edition): David Benyon Designing User Experience - A guide to HCI, UX and interaction design (Paperback, 4th New edition)
David Benyon
R1,591 R1,415 Discovery Miles 14 150 Save R176 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designing User Experience presents a comprehensive introduction to the practical issue of creating interactive systems, services and products from a human-centred perspective. It develops the principles and methods of human-computer interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design (ID) to deal with the design of twenty-first-century computing and the demands for improved user experience (UX). It brings together the key theoretical foundations of human experiences when people interact with and through technologies. It explores UX in a wide variety of environments and contexts.

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