This book is the first to bridge the often disparate bodies of knowledge now known as applied mechanics and materials science. Using a very methodological process to introduce mechanics, materials, and design issues in a manner called "total structural design," this book seeks a solution in "total design space" Features include:
In The Web Designer's 101 Most Important Decisions, Scott Parker distils his in-depth experience of web publishing into 101 practical insights that readers can draw on with ease. He offers best-practice and insider tips, from the basics--ensuring your web design is easily accessible and quick to load at the click of a mouse, and how to encourage people to return to your web pages and recommend them over and over again--through to designing diverse content and planning for the growth and development of your website, whether it's for business, professional or personal use. Not only for web designers, but also for anyone commissioning a web designer, this book offers a host of graphic design, process and technical tips, all fully illustrated, that will enhance your web publishing and help you stand out from the crowd!
A coloring book by Sean Gautreaux. Sean spent five years in the Mardi Gras industry in New Orleans, La. He designed and painted floats, created krewe favors and throws, and just recently designed the doubloon and cup for the Krewe of Okeanos. In 2010 he left the industry and began illustrating children's books. After illustrating 14 books for different authors, Sean decided to create his own book. Originally designed to be a Mardi Gras throw, this book can also be purchased year round for individuals, organizations and schools. The idea is to allow the child to fantasize about Mardi Gras and give them the opportunity to make their own parade. There is no other coloring book out there like this one. Sean's website is Art504.com.
It's official: there are no longer any valid excuses for having an unattractive and ineffective website. Here are the really key things you need to know to make your site beautiful and brilliant. 179+ great ideas for creating a fabulous website and avoiding a website catastrophe. This book presents both the detail and the philosophical aspects of website design in an easy-to-read, quickly digestible list format. Not a "how-to" book, but rather a list of points that you must know, understand and apply to your next website project. Designed for business owners, not for web developers (though most of them could learn some things from it).
Instructional Design for Teachers, Second Edition focuses on the instructional design (ID) process specifically for K-12 teachers. The first edition introduced a new, common-sense model of instructional design to take K-12 teachers through the ID process step by step, with a special emphasis on preparing, motivating, and encouraging new and ongoing use of ID principles. This second edition includes new material on design in gaming, cybercharters, online classrooms, and flipped classrooms, as well as special considerations for the Common Core.
Each chapter contains framing questions, common errors, easy-to-use rules of thumb, clearly stated outcomes, and examples showing ID in action. The basic model and its application within constructivism and user-design will help teachers adapt from a behavioral approach to a more open, student-centered design approach. Combining basics with strategies to implement this model in the most advanced instructional approaches, this book empowers teachers and learners to use good instructional design with the most recent research-based approaches to learning.
Instructional Design for Teachers shows how ID principles can impact instructional moments in positive and practical ways. The book can be used for basic ID courses and introductory curriculum courses, and is accessible to in-service as well as pre-service teachers.
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