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Invisible Users by Jenna Burrell

Title Invisible Users
Author Jenna Burrell
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2012-05-04
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780262300681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An account of how young people in Ghana's capital city adopt and adapt digital technology in the margins of the global economy. The urban youth frequenting the Internet cafés of Accra, Ghana, who are decidedly not members of their country's elite, use the Internet largely as a way to orchestrate encounters across distance and amass foreign ties—activities once limited to the wealthy, university-educated classes. The Internet, accessed on second-hand computers (castoffs from the United States and Europe), has become for these youths a means of enacting a more cosmopolitan self. In Invisible Users, Jenna Burrell offers a richly observed account of how these Internet enthusiasts have adopted, and adapted to their own priorities, a technological system that was not designed with them in mind. Burrell describes the material space of the urban Internet café and the virtual space of push and pull between young Ghanaians and the foreigners they encounter online; the region's famous 419 scam strategies and the rumors of “big gains” that fuel them; the influential role of churches and theories about how the supernatural operates through the network; and development rhetoric about digital technologies and the future viability of African Internet cafés in the region. Burrell, integrating concepts from science and technology studies and African studies with empirical findings from her own field work in Ghana, captures the interpretive flexibility of technology by users in the margins but also highlights how their invisibility puts limits on their full inclusion into a global network society.

The Invisible User by Patricia McCandless

Title The Invisible User
Author Patricia McCandless
Publisher Association of Research Libr
Release Date 1985
Category Academic libraries
Total Pages 47
ISBN UOM:39015033953350
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible Labor by Marion Crain

Title Invisible Labor
Author Marion Crain
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2016-06-28
Category Law
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780520287174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Demographic and technological trends have yielded new forms of work that are increasingly more precarious, globalized, and brand centered. Some of these shifts have led to a marked decrease in the visibility of work or workers. This edited collection examines situations in which technology and employment practices hide labor within the formal paid labor market, with implications for workplace activism, social policy, and law. In some cases, technological platforms, space, and temporality hide workers and sometimes obscure their tasks as well. In other situations, workers may be highly visible--indeed, the employer may rely upon the workers' aesthetics to market the branded product--but their aesthetic labor is not seen as work. In still other cases, the work occurs within a social interaction and appears as leisure--a voluntary or chosen activity--rather than as work. Alternatively, the workers themselves may be conceptualized as consumers rather than as workers. Crossing the occupational hierarchy and spectrum from high- to low-waged work, from professional to manual labor, and from production to service labor, the authors argue for a broader understanding of labor in the contemporary era. This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach that integrates perspectives from law, sociology, and industrial/labor relations"--Provided by publisher.

Title OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations User s Guide 2007
Author OECD
Publisher OECD Publishing
Release Date 2007-09-20
Category
Total Pages 130
ISBN 9789264035577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explains the content and structure of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and Current Invisible Operations and the way they are implemented to achieve progressive liberalisation.

The Invisible Resource by Harvey J. Levin

Title The Invisible Resource
Author Harvey J. Levin
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-10-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781134000029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book both describes and criticizes the regulatory policies of the Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.). If accepted, these criticisms would result in a comprehensive alteration of current F.C.C. policies. Originally published in 1971

Invisible Engines by David S. Evans

Title Invisible Engines
Author David S. Evans
Publisher MIT Press
Release Date 2008-02-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9780262262644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Harnessing the power of software platforms: what executives and entrepreneurs must know about how to use this technology to transform industries and how to develop the strategies that will create value and drive profits. Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution—a revolution that will change both new and old industries. The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits. Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.

Title People and Computers XVI Memorable Yet Invisible
Author Xristine Faulkner
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2002-08-01
Category Computers
Total Pages 422
ISBN 1852336595
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the last 20 years the dominant form of user interface has been the Graphical User Interface (GUl) with direct manipulation. As software gets more complicated and more and more inexperienced users come into contact with computers, enticed by the World Wide Web and smaller mobile devices, new interface metaphors are required. The increasing complexity of software has introduced more options to the user. This seemingly increased control actually decreases control as the number of options and features available to them overwhelms the users and 'information overload' can occur (Lachman, 1997). Conversational anthropomorphic interfaces provide a possible alternative to the direct manipulation metaphor. The aim of this paper is to investigate users reactions and assumptions when interacting with anthropomorphic agents. Here we consider how the level of anthropomorphism exhibited by the character and the level of interaction affects these assumptions. We compared characters of different levels of anthropomorphic abstraction, from a very abstract character to a realistic yet not human character. As more software is released for general use with anthropomorphic interfaces there seems to be no consensus of what the characters should look like and what look is more suited for different applications. Some software and research opts for realistic looking characters (for example, Haptek Inc., see http://www.haptek.com). others opt for cartoon characters (Microsoft, 1999) others opt for floating heads (Dohi & Ishizuka, 1997; Takama & Ishizuka, 1998; Koda, 1996; Koda & Maes, 1996a; Koda & Maes, 1996b).

Community Treatment Of Drug Misuse by Nicholas Seivewright

Title Community Treatment of Drug Misuse
Author Nicholas Seivewright
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2000
Category Medical
Total Pages 243
ISBN 0521590914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combines highly practical approach with strong research base to provide comprehensive guide to treatment and service provision.

Title iPhone User Interface Design Projects
Author Joachim Bondo
Publisher Apress
Release Date 2010-04-28
Category Computers
Total Pages 350
ISBN 9781430223603
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With over 100,000 iPhone applications and 125,000 registered iPhone developers, is it still possible to create a top-selling app that stands apart from the six-figure crowd? Of course, but you'll need more than a great idea and flawless code—an eye-catching and functional user interface design is essential. With this book, you'll get practical advice on user interface design from 10 innovative developers who, like you, have sat wondering how to best utilize the iPhone's minimal screen real estate. Their stories illustrate precisely why, with more apps and more experienced, creative developers, no iPhone app can succeed without a great user interface. Whatever type of iPhone project you have in mind—social networking app, game, or reference tool—you'll benefit from the information presented in this book. More than just tips and pointers, you'll learn from the authors' hands-on experiences, including: Dave Barnard of App Cubby on how to use Apple's user interface conventions and test for usability to assure better results Joachim Bondo, creator of Deep Green Chess, beats a classic design problem of navigating large dataset results in the realm of the iPhone Former Apple employee Dan Burcaw tailors user interfaces and adds the power of CoreLocation, Address Book, and Camera to the social networking app, Brightkite David Kaneda takes his Basecamp project management client, Outpost, from a blank page (literally) to a model of dashboard clarity Craig Kemper focuses on the smallest details to create his award-winning puzzle games TanZen and Zentomino Tim Novikoff, a graduate student in applied math with no programming experience, reduces a complex problem to simplicity in Flash of Genius: SAT Vocab Long-time Mac developer Chris Parrish goes into detail on the creation of the digital postcard app, Postage, which won the 2009 Apple Design Award Flash developer Keith Peters provides solutions for bringing games that were designed for a desktop screen to the small, touch-sensitive world of the iPhone Jürgen Siebert, creator of FontShuffle, outlines the anatomy of letters and how to select the right fonts for maximum readability on the iPhone screen Eddie Wilson, an interactive designer, reveals the fine balance of excellent design and trial-by-fire programming used to create his successful app Snow Report Combined with Apress' best-selling Beginning iPhone 3 Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK, you'll be prepared to match great code with striking design and create the app that everyone is talking about.

Technicalities by Anonim

Title Technicalities
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1990
Category Information science
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015020247550
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Software Requirement Patterns
Author Stephen Withall
Publisher Pearson Education
Release Date 2007-06-13
Category Computers
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780735646063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn proven, real-world techniques for specifying software requirements with this practical reference. It details 30 requirement “patterns” offering realistic examples for situation-specific guidance for building effective software requirements. Each pattern explains what a requirement needs to convey, offers potential questions to ask, points out potential pitfalls, suggests extra requirements, and other advice. This book also provides guidance on how to write other kinds of information that belong in a requirements specification, such as assumptions, a glossary, and document history and references, and how to structure a requirements specification. A disturbing proportion of computer systems are judged to be inadequate; many are not even delivered; more are late or over budget. Studies consistently show one of the single biggest causes is poorly defined requirements: not properly defining what a system is for and what it’s supposed to do. Even a modest contribution to improving requirements offers the prospect of saving businesses part of a large sum of wasted investment. This guide emphasizes this important requirement need—determining what a software system needs to do before spending time on development. Expertly written, this book details solutions that have worked in the past, with guidance for modifying patterns to fit individual needs—giving developers the valuable advice they need for building effective software requirements

Library Trends by Anonim

Title Library Trends
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Library science
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B4275874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Return on Engagement
Author Tim Frick
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2013-04-26
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781136030253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Title Visualization for Information Retrieval
Author Jin Zhang
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2007-11-24
Category Computers
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9783540751489
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Information visualization offers a way to reveal hidden patterns in a visual presentation and allows users to seek information from a visual perspective. Readers of this book will gain an in-depth understanding of the current state of information retrieval visualization. They will be introduced to existing problems along with technical and theoretical findings. The book also provides practical details for the implementation of an information retrieval visualization system.

Title Handbook of Research on Ubiquitous Computing Technology for Real Time Enterprises
Author Mhlh„user, Max
Publisher IGI Global
Release Date 2008-01-31
Category Computers
Total Pages 662
ISBN 9781599048352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This book combines the fundamental methods, algorithms, and concepts of pervasive computing with current innovations and solutions to emerging challenges. It systemically covers such topics as network and application scalability, wireless network connectivity, adaptability and "context-aware" computing, information technology security and liability, and human-computer interaction"--Provided by publisher.

Mac Os X 10 2 Advanced by Maria Langer

Title Mac OS X 10 2 Advanced
Author Maria Langer
Publisher Peachpit Press
Release Date 2003
Category Computers
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0321168933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Showcases the newest features of the Macintosh operating system, covering UNIX, networking, multiple users, security, AppleScript, fonts, utilities, .Mac, and speech and handwriting features.

Erasing The Invisible Hand by Warren J. Samuels

Title Erasing the Invisible Hand
Author Warren J. Samuels
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2011-09-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139498357
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the use, principally in economics, of the concept of the invisible hand, centering on Adam Smith. It interprets the concept as ideology, knowledge, and a linguistic phenomenon. It shows how the principal Chicago School interpretation misperceives and distorts what Smith believed on the economic role of government. The essays further show how Smith was silent as to his intended meaning, using the term to set minds at rest; how the claim that the invisible hand is the foundational concept of economics is repudiated by numerous leading economic theorists; that several dozen identities given the invisible hand renders the term ambiguous and inconclusive; that no such thing as an invisible hand exists; and that calling something an invisible hand adds nothing to knowledge. Finally, the essays show that the leading doctrines purporting to claim an invisible hand for the case for capitalism cannot invoke the term but that other nonnormative invisible hand processes are still useful tools.

Human Computer Interaction by Julie A. Jacko

Title Human Computer Interaction
Author Julie A. Jacko
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2003-09-01
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 1344
ISBN 9780805849301
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This four volume set provides the complete proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction held June, 2003 in Crete, Greece. A total of 2,986 individuals from industry, academia, research institutes, and governmental agencies from 59 countries submitted their work for presentation at the conference. The papers address the latest research and development efforts, as well as highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. Those accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, including the cognitive, social, ergonomic, and health aspects of work with computers. The papers also address major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of diversified application areas, including offices, financial institutions, manufacturing, electronic publishing, construction, health care, and disabled and elderly people.

Title Dictionary of Information Science and Technology
Author Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
Publisher IGI Global
Release Date 2006-11-30
Category Reference
Total Pages 1018
ISBN 9781599043869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This book is the premier comprehensive reference source for the latest terms, acronyms and definitions related to all aspects of information science and technology. It provides the most current information to researchers on every level"--Provided by publisher.

Title New Directions in Technical Services
Author Peggy Johnson
Publisher American Library Association
Release Date 1997
Category Reference
Total Pages 342
ISBN 0838907008
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Find out what's new and what's hot in your field with this invaluable guide to the most important, current technical services issues and resources. This easy-to-use source guides you to valuable, recent information essential for success.