Das BilderBuch -

des nützlichen und unnützen Wissens

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641091993

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Sehen und verstehen – was Sie in diesem Buch entdecken, wird Ihnen nicht mehr aus dem Kopf gehen. Noch nie war Wissen so schön anzusehen. Noch nie waren Zusammenhänge so leicht zu durchschauen. Das Visualisierungsgenie David McCand less erschafft aus Zahlen, Daten und Fakten einzigartige und unvergessliche Grafiken und Bilder, die unsere Synapsen zum Schwingen bringen. In welchem Land werden die meisten Bücher gelesen? Welcher Bart passt zu welchem Gesicht? Welche Musikstile beeinflussen sich wie? Welche Moralvorstellungen verbinden sich mit welcher Religion? Was verbraucht mehr Kalorien: Blümchensex oder Lesen? Welche alternativen Heilmethoden haben welche wissenschaftliche Evidenz? David McCandless ist einer der angesagtesten Informationsdesigner und gehört zu einer neuen Generation von Journalisten. Er setzt spannende Fakten ebenso überzeugend ins Bild wie komplizierte Zusammenhänge. Mithilfe von Farben und Formen macht er Wissen sichtbar. So entsteht aus über einhundert originellen Bildern ein Kaleidoskop aus nützlichem und unnützem Wissen, das einfach Spaß macht. Hoher Spaßfaktor! Ein »Lesegenuss« voller Anregungen und Überraschungen, bestens als Geschenk geeignet.
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Information is Beautiful

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: Collins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007492893

Category: Reference

Page: 255

View: 861

A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.
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So tickt die Welt

Große Zusammenhänge genial einfach

Author: David Mccandless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783954161836

Category:

Page: 224

View: 2039

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Visualize This!

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527760229

Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing

Page: 422

View: 4395

A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.
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Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies

How to Find Trustworthy Information in the Digital Age

Author: Donald A. Barclay

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538108909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 9384

Are you overwhelmed at the amount, contradictions, and craziness of all the information coming at you in this age of social media and twenty-four-hour news cycles? Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies will show you how to identify deceptive information as well as how to seek out the most trustworthy information in order to inform decision making in your personal, academic, professional, and civic lives. • Learn how to identify the alarm bells that signal untrustworthy information. • Understand how to tell when statistics can be trusted and when they are being used to deceive. • Inoculate yourself against the logical fallacies that can mislead even the brightest among us. Donald A. Barclay, a career librarian who has spent decades teaching university students to become information literate scholars and citizens, takes an objective, non-partisan approach to the complex and nuanced topic of sorting deceptive information from trustworthy information.
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Learning in Information-Rich Environments

I-LEARN and the Construction of Knowledge in the 21st Century

Author: Delia Neuman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441905796

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 7550

The amount and range of information available to today’s students—and indeed to all learners—is unprecedented. Phrases like “the information revolution”, “the information (or knowledge) society”, and “the knowledge economy” underscore the truism that our society has been transformed by virtually instantaneous access to virtually unlimited information. Thomas Friedman tells us that “The World Is Flat” and that we must devise new political and economic understandings based on the ceaseless communication of information from all corners of the world. The Bush administration tells us that information relating to the “war on terrorism” is so critical that we must allow new kinds of surveillance to keep society safe. Teenage subscribers to social-computing networks not only access information but enter text and video images and publish them widely—becoming the first adolescents in history to be creators as well as consumers of vast quantities of information. If the characteristics of “the information age” demand new conceptions of commerce, national security, and publishing—among other things—it is logical to assume that they carry implications for education as well. In fact, a good deal has been written over the last several decades about how education as a whole must transform its structure and curriculum to accommodate the possibilities offered by new technologies. Far less has been written, however, about how the specific affordances of these technologies—and the kinds of information they allow students to access and create—relate to the central purpose of education: learning. What does “learning” mean in an information-rich environment? What are its characteristics? What kinds of tasks should it involve? What concepts, strategies, attitudes, and skills do educators and students need to master if they are to learn effectively and efficiently in such an environment? How can researchers, theorists, and practitioners foster the well-founded and widespread development of such key elements of the learning process? This book explores these questions and suggests some tentative answers. Drawing from research and theory in three distinct but related fields—learning theory, instructional systems design, and information studies—it presents a way to think about learning that responds directly to the actualities of a world brimming with information. The book is grounded in the work of such key figures in learning theory as Bransford and Anderson & Krathwohl. It draws on such theorists of instructional design as Gagne, Mayer, and Merrill. From information studies, it uses ideas from Buckland, Marchionini, and Wilson (who is known for his pioneering work in “information behavior”—that is, the full range of information seeking and use). The book breaks new ground in bringing together ideas that have run in parallel for years but whose relationship has not been fully explored.
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Diversity and Design

Understanding Hidden Consequences

Author: Beth Tauke,Korydon Smith,Charles Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317688511

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

View: 2507

Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often hidden, consequences design decisions and processes have on the total human experience. The book not only investigates how gender, race, class, age, disability, and other factors influence the ways designers think, but also emphasizes the importance of understanding increasingly diverse cultures and, thus, averting design that leads to discrimination, isolation, and segregation. With over 140 full-color illustrations, chapter summaries, discussion questions and exercises, Diversity and Design is a valuable tool to help you understand the importance of designing for all.
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Knowledge is Beautiful

Author: David McCandless

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007427925

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 255

View: 8326

A fascinating and thoroughly modern glimpse of world knowledge. It offers a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, and an entirely democratic, global look at key issues bedded into the foundations of world knowledge - from questions and facts on history and politics to science, literature and more.
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Image Studies

Theory and Practice

Author: Sunil Manghani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Image Studies offers an engaging introduction to visual and image studies. In order to better understand images and visual culture the book seeks to bridge between theory and practice; asking the reader to think critically about images and image practices, but also simultaneously to make images and engage with image-makers and image-making processes. Looking across a range of domains and disciplines, we find the image is never a single, static thing. Rather, the image can be a concept, an object, a picture, or medium – and all these things combined. At the heart of this book is the idea of an ‘ecology of images’, through which we can examine the full ‘life’ of an image – to understand how an image resonates within a complex set of contexts, processes and uses. Part 1 covers theoretical perspectives on the image, supplemented with practical entries on making, researching and writing with images. Part 2 explores specific image practices and cultures, with chapters on drawing and painting; photography; visual culture; scientific imaging; and informational images. A wide range of illustrations complement the text throughout and each chapter includes creative tasks, keywords (linked to an online resource), summaries and suggested further reading. In addition, each of the main chapters include selected readings by notable authors across a range of subject areas, including: Art History, Business, Cognitive Science, Communication Studies, Infographics, Neuroscience, Photography, Physics, Science Studies, Social Semiotics, Statistics, and Visual Culture.
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Führen Leisten Leben

Wirksames Management für eine neue Welt

Author: Fredmund Malik

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593424347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 442

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Eines der besten Wirtschaftsbücher aller Zeiten Fredmund Maliks "Management-Bibel" im neuen Gewand. Wer sich mit Management beschäftigt, kommt an Fredmund Malik nicht vorbei. Er gilt zu Recht als Revolutionär der Managementtheorie. Mit "Führen. Leisten. Leben" hat Malik den Klassiker für wirksame Manager geschrieben. Sie wollen im Managementalltag erfolgreich sein, ohne sich durch einen Berg von Führungsliteratur zu wühlen? - Lesen Sie gleich die "Management-Bibel". Der Klassiker von Fredmund Malik hat ein neues Gesicht bekommen Maliks zentrales Werk erscheint jetzt in einer neuen, völlig überarbeiteten Auflage. - Das neue "Führen. Leisten. Leben" hat ein ansprechendes Layout. - Eine neue Leserführung ermöglicht dem Nutzer einen flexiblen Einstieg in Maliks starken Text. - In einem vollständig neuen Kapitel wendet sich der Vordenker einem der größten Wandlungsprozesse aller Zeiten zu: der "Großen Transformation21". - Die "Bibel" war noch nie so überzeugend wie heute. Sein bahnbrechendes Buch, das bereits mehr als 500 000 Leser begeistert und inspiriert hat, ist gestern wie heute ein Meilenstein der Managementliteratur. - Malik zeigt: Die "ideale" Führungskraft gibt es nicht. - Malik liefert das perfekte Rüstzeug für den Führungsalltag. - Maliks Buch ist für das Management von Unternehmen und Institutionen ebenso bestens geeignet wie für das Selbstmanagement. - "Führen. Leisten. Leben" ist das Triptychon des Managements. Das Werk wird auch morgen für Begeisterung sorgen. Mehr noch: Fredmund Maliks Buch wird Ihr Leben verändern!
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Kleine Meerjungfrauen und hässliche Entlein

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806749731

Category:

Page: 94

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6 bekannte Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) u.a. äDäumelinchenä, äDer standhafte Zinnsoldatä, äDie Nachtigallä, äDie Prinzessin auf der Erbseä. - Ab 8.
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Die Cipha.net-Chroniken VI

Letztes Ebook des cipha.net-Archivs

Author: sascha schroeder

Publisher: AETHYX MEDIAE

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 765

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cipha[dot]net war eine intergalaktische Anthologie, für die ich in einem Zeitraum von neun Jahren und unter Pseudonym 2.100 Artikel verfasst habe. Sie wird 2013 abgeschaltet. Vorher aber möchte ich noch das gesamte Archiv in eBook-Form veröffentlichen, was diese Hexalogie wohl zu einer der ungewöhnlichsten und interessantesten im eBook-Bereich macht. DIE CIPHA[DOT]NET-CHRONIKEN VI fassen das cipha.net-Archiv von oktober 2008 bis Oktober 2010 zusammen: 350 Artikel, ungekürzt und mit sämtlichen Links.
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Information and Computation

Essays on Scientific and Philosophical Understanding of Foundations of Information and Computation

Author: Gordana Dodig Crnkovic,Mark Burgin

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814295477

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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This volume provides a cutting-edge view of the world's leading authorities in fields where information and computation play a central role.
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Getting Started in 3D with Maya

Create a Project from Start to Finish—Model, Texture, Rig, Animate, and Render in Maya

Author: Adam Watkins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136147098

Category: Art

Page: 448

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Deliver professional-level 3D content in no time with this comprehensive guide to 3D animation with Maya. With over 12 years of training experience, plus several award winning students under his belt, author Adam Watkins is the ideal mentor to get you up to speed with 3D in Maya. Using a structured and pragmatic approach Getting Started in 3D with Maya begins with basic theory of fundamental techniques, then builds on this knowledge using practical examples and projects to put your new skills to the test. Prepared so that you can learn in an organic fashion, each chapter builds on the knowledge gained in the previous chapter, showing you all the essentials of 3D in Maya, from modeling and UV layout, to texture creation, rigging animating and rendering. As you go from project to project you'll develop a strong arsenal of skills that combined will form a complete end to end process to creating complete projects in Maya. The accompanying website provides all the tools you need to develop your skills. Project files to accompany the practical examples used throughout the text, so you can work along with the examples. Additional textures and models will give you all the resources you need to start making your own projects in no time at all.
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The Fourth Revolution

How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality

Author: Luciano Floridi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191667706

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions. As the boundaries between life online and offline break down, and we become seamlessly connected to each other and surrounded by smart, responsive objects, we are all becoming integrated into an "infosphere". Personas we adopt in social media, for example, feed into our 'real' lives so that we begin to live, as Floridi puts in, "onlife". Following those led by Copernicus, Darwin, and Freud, this metaphysical shift represents nothing less than a fourth revolution. "Onlife" defines more and more of our daily activity - the way we shop, work, learn, care for our health, entertain ourselves, conduct our relationships; the way we interact with the worlds of law, finance, and politics; even the way we conduct war. In every department of life, ICTs have become environmental forces which are creating and transforming our realities. How can we ensure that we shall reap their benefits? What are the implicit risks? Are our technologies going to enable and empower us, or constrain us? Floridi argues that we must expand our ecological and ethical approach to cover both natural and man-made realities, putting the 'e' in an environmentalism that can deal successfully with the new challenges posed by our digital technologies and information society.
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Data Fluency

Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication

Author: Zach Gemignani,Chris Gemignani,Richard Galentino,Patrick Schuermann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118851005

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2158

A dream come true for those looking to improve their datafluency Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, butwhat good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to theforefront with effective visualization and communicationapproaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering YourOrganization with Effective Communication show you thebest tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn thebest practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting anddashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance,identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting andcommunication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools,layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsiblefor analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find arefreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as willreport, data visualization, and dashboard designers. Conquer the challenge of making valuable data approachable andeasy to understand Develop unique skills required to shape data to the needs ofdifferent audiences Full color book links to bonus content atjuiceanalytics.com Written by well-known and highly esteemed authors in the datapresentation community Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with EffectiveCommunication focuses on user experience, making reportsapproachable, and presenting data in a compelling, inspiring way.The book helps to dissolve the disconnect between your data andthose who might use it and can help make an impact on the peoplewho are most affected by data. Use Data Fluency today todevelop the skills necessary to turn data into effective displaysfor decision-making.
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