Letting Go of the Words

Letting Go of the Words

We go to the web to get answers to questions or to complete tasks – to gather information, reading only what we need. We are all too busy to read much on the web. This book helps you write successfully for web users.

Author: Janice (Ginny) Redish

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0080555381

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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"Redish has done her homework and created a thorough overview of the issues in writing for the Web. Ironically, I must recommend that you read her every word so that you can find out why your customers won't read very many words on your website -- and what to do about it." -- Jakob Nielsen, Principal, Nielsen Norman Group “There are at least twelve billion web pages out there. Twelve billion voices talking, but saying mostly nothing. If just 1% of those pages followed Ginny’s practical, clear advice, the world would be a better place. Fortunately, you can follow her advice for 100% of your own site’s pages, so pick up a copy of Letting Go of the Words and start communicating effectively today. --Lou Rosenfeld, co-author, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web On the web, whether on the job or at home, we usually want to grab information and use it quickly. We go to the web to get answers to questions or to complete tasks – to gather information, reading only what we need. We are all too busy to read much on the web. This book helps you write successfully for web users. It offers strategy, process, and tactics for creating or revising content for the web. It helps you plan, organize, write, design, and test web content that will make web users come back again and again to your site. Learn how to create usable and useful content for the web from the master − Ginny Redish. Ginny has taught and mentored hundreds of writers, information designers, and content owners in the principles and secrets of creating web information that is easy to scan, easy to read, and easy to use. This practical, informative book will help anyone creating web content do it better. Features * Clearly-explained guidelines with full color illustrations and examples from actual web sites throughout the book. * Written in easy-to-read style with many "befores" and "afters." * Specific guidelines for web-based press releases, legal notices, and other documents. * Tips on making web content accessible for people with special needs. Janice (Ginny) Redish has been helping clients and colleagues communicate clearly for more than 20 years. For the past ten years, her focus has been helping people create usable and useful web sites. She is co-author of two classic books on usability: A Practical Guide to Usability Testing (with Joseph Dumas), and User and Task Analysis for Interface Design (with JoAnn Hackos), and is the recipient of many awards. * Clearly-explained guidelines with full color illustrations and examples from actual web sites throughout the book. * Written in easy-to-read style with many "befores" and "afters." * Specific guidelines for web-based press releases, legal notices, and other documents. * Tips on making web content accessible for people with special needs.
Categories: Computers

Letting Go of the Words

Letting Go of the Words

"Learn how to have great conversations through your site or app. Meet your business goals while satisfying your site visitors' needs. Learn how to create useful and usable content from the master - Ginny Redish.

Author: Janice Redish

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123859303

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 235

"Learn how to have great conversations through your site or app. Meet your business goals while satisfying your site visitors' needs. Learn how to create useful and usable content from the master - Ginny Redish. Ginny's easy-to-read style will teach you how to plan, organize, write, design, and test your content"--
Categories: Computers

Writing Archaeology Second Edition

Writing Archaeology  Second Edition

Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web. 2nd
ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. I Redish, Janice. 2007. Letting Go of the Words:
Writing Web Content that Works (Interactive Technologies). Menlo Park, CA: ...

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781611326420

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 459

Archaeology’s best known author of popular books and texts distills decades of experience in this well-received guide designed to help others wanting to broaden the audience for their work. Brian Fagan’s no nonsense approach explains how to get started writing, how to use the tools of experienced writers to make archaeology come alive, and how to get your work revised and finished. He also describes the process by which publishers decide to accept your work, and the path your publication will follow after it is accepted by a press. The new edition contains chapters on academic writing and on writing in the digital environment.
Categories: Social Science

User Experience Re Mastered

User Experience Re Mastered

Mobile Technology for Children: Designing for Interaction and Learning Edited by
Allison Druin Effective Prototyping with Excel Nevin ... Universality Scott
MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka-ishi Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web
Content that Works Janice “Ginny” Redish ... Ling Information Visualization:
Perception for Design, 2nd Edition Colin Ware Interaction Design for Complex
Problem Solving: ...

Author: Chauncey Wilson

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0123751152

Category: Computers

Page: 396

View: 640

User Experience Re-Mastered: Your Guide to Getting the Right Design provides an understanding of key design and development processes aimed at enhancing the user experience of websites and web applications. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 deals with the concept of usability, covering user needs analysis and card sorting—a tool for shaping information architecture in websites and software applications. Part 2 focuses on idea generation processes, including brainstorming; sketching; persona development; and the use of prototypes to validate and extract assumptions and requirements that exist among the product team. Part 3 presents core design principles and guidelines for website creation, along with tips and examples on how to apply these principles and guidelines. Part 4 on evaluation and analysis discusses the roles, procedures, and documents needed for an evaluation session; guidelines for planning and conducting a usability test; the analysis and interpretation of data from evaluation sessions; and user interface inspection using heuristic evaluation and other inspection methods. *A guided, hands-on tour through the process of creating the ultimate user experience – from testing, to prototyping, to design, to evaluation *Provides tried and tested material from best sellers in Morgan Kaufmann’s Series in Interactive Technologies, including leaders in the field such as Bill Buxton and Jakob Nielsen *Features never before seen material from Chauncey Wilson’s forthcoming, and highly anticipated Handbook for User Centered Design
Categories: Computers

Mobile Technology for Children

Mobile Technology for Children

Interactive. Technologies. Series Editors: Stuart Card, PARC; Jonathan Grudin,
Microsoft; Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group ... Universality Scott MacKenzie
and Kumiko Tanaka-ishi Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works
Janice “Ginny” Redish ... Society Richard Ling Information Visualization:
Perception for Design, 2nd Edition Colin Ware Interaction Design for Complex
Problem ...

Author: Allison Druin

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 008095409X

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 798

Children are one of the largest new user groups of mobile technology -- from phones to micro-laptops to electronic toys. These products are both lauded and criticized, especially when it comes to their role in education and learning. The need has never been greater to understand how these technologies are being designed and to evaluate their impact worldwide. Mobile Technology for Children brings together contributions from leaders in industry, non-profit organizations, and academia to offer practical solutions for the design and the future of mobile technology for children. *First book to present a multitude of voices on the design, technology, and impact of mobile devices for children and learning *Features contributions from leading academics, designers, and policy makers from nine countries, whose affiliations include Sesame Workshop, LeapFrog Enterprises, Intel, the United Nations, and UNICEF *Each contribution and case study is followed by a best practice overview to help readers consider their own research and design and for a quick reference
Categories: Computers

Keeping Found Things Found The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

Keeping Found Things Found  The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management

Interactive. Technologies. Series Editors: Stuart Card, PARC; Jonathan Grudin,
Microsoft; Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group ... Universality Scott MacKenzie
and Kumiko Tanaka-ishi Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works
Janice “Ginny” Redish ... Richard Ling Information Visualization: Perception for
Design, 2nd Edition Colin Ware Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving:
 ...

Author: William Jones

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0080554156

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 436

Keeping Found Things Found: The Study and Practice of Personal Information Management is the first comprehensive book on new 'favorite child' of R&D at Microsoft and elsewhere, personal information management (PIM). It provides a comprehensive overview of PIM as both a study and a practice of the activities people do, and need to be doing, so that information can work for them in their daily lives. It explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements. It presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems. This book is designed for R&D professionals in HCI, data mining and data management, information retrieval, and related areas, plus developers of tools and software that include PIM solutions. Focuses exclusively on one of the most interesting and challenging problems in today's world Explores what good and better PIM looks like, and how to measure improvements Presents key questions to consider when evaluating any new PIM informational tools or systems
Categories: Computers

Effective Prototyping with Excel

Effective Prototyping with Excel

Series. in. Interactive. Technologies. Series Editors: Stuart Card, PARC; Jonathan
Grudin, Microsoft; Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen Norman Group ... Accessibility,
Universality Scott MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka-ishi Letting Go of the Words:
Writing Web Content that Works ... Richard Ling Information Visualization:
Perception for Design, 2nd Edition Colin Ware Interaction Design for Complex
Problem Solving: ...

Author: Nevin Berger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080916712

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 265

Although recognized as a key to the design process, prototyping often falls victim to budget cuts, deadlines, or lack of access to sophisticated tools. This can lead to sloppy and ineffective prototypes or the abandonment of them altogether. Rather than lose this important step, people are turning to Microsoft Excel® to create effective, simple, and inexpensive prototypes. Conveniently, the software is available to nearly everyone, and most are proficient in its basic functionality. Effective Prototyping with Excel offers how-to guidance on how everyone can use basic Excel skills to create prototypes - ranging from narrative wire frames to hi-fidelity prototypes. A wide array of software design problems and business demands are solved via practical step-by-step examples and illustrations. Step-by-step guide to prototyping with a simple and affordable tool nearly everyone already has on their desktop Quickly and easily allows web and software designers to explore usability, design alternatives, and test theories prior to starting production Perfect companion to Effective Prototyping for Software Makers - with the same author team and full-color treatment, useful case studies, and hands-on exercises
Categories: Computers

HCI Beyond the GUI

HCI Beyond the GUI

... Accessibility , Universality Scott MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka - ishi Letting
Go of the Words : Writing Web Content that Works Janice ... on Society Richard
Ling Information Visualization : Perception for Design , 2nd Edition Colin Ware
Interaction Design for Complex Problem ... Carolyn Snyder Design for Haptic ,
Speech , Olfactory , and Other The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive
Technologies.

Author: Philip Kortum

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131768082

Category: Computers

Page: 462

View: 229

As technology expands and evolves, one-dimensional, graphical user interface (GUI) design becomes increasingly limiting and simplistic. Designers must meet the challenge of developing new and creative interfaces that adapt to meet human needs and technological trends. HCI Beyond the GUI provides designers with this know how by exploring new ways to reach users that involve all of the human senses. Dr. Kortum gathers contributions from leading human factors designers to present a single reference for professionals, researchers, and students. Explores the human factors involved in the design and implementation of the nontraditional interfaces, detailing design strategies, testing methodologies, and implementation techniques Provides an invaluable resource for practitioners who design interfaces for children, gamers and users with accessibility needs Offers extensive case studies, examples and design guidelines
Categories: Computers

Moderating Usability Tests

Moderating Usability Tests

Author: Joseph S. Dumas

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: UCSD:31822034629642

Category: Computers

Page: 185

View: 265

Two veteran usability testers have mined their experience to identify the underlying principles of successful interaction with test participants. They've captured these in the "10 golden rules of interaction."
Categories: Computers

ADFL Bulletin

ADFL Bulletin

(45) Well-designed software combined with rich content offers users an
extraordinary context of authentic cultural background and ... The process of
searching for a word, selecting one, and checking its use through a con-
cordancing program, ... Collaborative computer writing, made possible by
interactive technologies, provides the learner with a means to reflect ... valuable
insights into the language learning process itself and can inform research in
second language acquisition.

Author: Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00690966P

Category: Language and languages

Page:

View: 711

Categories: Language and languages

Blogs Wikis Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

Blogs  Wikis  Podcasts  and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms

For both novice and experienced "techies," this practical resource shows how to use blogs and other new Web tools for innovative, interactive teaching and motivated learning.

Author: Will Richardson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412927676

Category: Education

Page: 149

View: 370

For both novice and experienced "techies," this practical resource shows how to use blogs and other new Web tools for innovative, interactive teaching and motivated learning.
Categories: Education

Exceptional Lives

Exceptional Lives

Into Practice BOX 3 - 5 with Technology The Center for Applied Special
Technology Breaks the Glass Ceiling on ... used Wiggle Works® had higher
achievement test scores related to multiple representations of content to enhance
than those who ... gleWorks® is a multimedia curriculum ( interactive print and To
learn more about Wiggle Works® , go to the " Web CD ... The second principle of
multiple options gleWorks in the areas of story awareness , word recognifor
expression and ...

Author: Ann P. Turnbull

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015055097847

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 673

View: 164

For introductory courses in Special Education. The authors of this introductory text have a vision for special education to equip general and special education teachers with the principles, values and teaching practices that support the education of the majority of students with disabilities in general education programs. Beginning with a thorough review of the principles that undergird IDEA and the process of nondiscriminatory evaluation, the authors explore the teaching and collaborative processes necessary for implementing best practices and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997. Using a categorical approach, the authors highlight real students with real disabilities and use their stories as a vehicle for describing the characteristics, causes, and challenges that people with exceptionalities face and that both general and special education teachers must consider when making decisions about how, where, and what to teach.
Categories: Children with disabilities

Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Technology and the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This volume analyzes recent technological breakthroughs in aiding children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters offer practical guidance in such areas as assessment, treatment planning, and collaborative intervention.

Author: Teresa A. Cardon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319208725

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 298

This volume analyzes recent technological breakthroughs in aiding children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Chapters offer practical guidance in such areas as assessment, treatment planning, and collaborative intervention. The book also presents findings on hardware and software innovations and emphasizes their effectiveness in clinical practices that are targeted to specific cognitive, social, academic and motor skill areas. In addition, it describes promising new deficit-reducing and skill-enhancing technologies on the horizon. Featured topics include: Developing and supporting the writing skills of individuals with ASD through assistive technologies. The ways in which visual organizers may support executive function, abstract language comprehension and social learning. Do-as-I’m-doing situations involving video modeling and autism. The use of technology to facilitate personal, social and vocational skills in youth with ASD. Evidence-based instruction for students with ASD. The use of mobile technology to support community engagement and independence. Technology and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder is an essential resource for clinicians and related professionals as well as researchers and graduate students across such disciplines as child and school psychology, rehabilitation medicine, educational technology, occupational therapy, speech pathology and social work.
Categories: Psychology

The School Librarian

The School Librarian

The s ED candal from This website puts you in touch with your favourite authors
and their books . ... for reading and writing , demonstrating the perfect synergie
between printed text and up - to - the - minute , interactive technology . ... special
effects are never gimmicky and so ingeniously and subtly used to enhance the
educational content and objectives that you ... and motivate through every aspect
of the clearly broken - down writing process : where to get ideas and interesting
words ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000007867819

Category: School libraries

Page:

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Categories: School libraries

Prospero

Prospero

BOKBOX Imagine the effect I of thirty - plus of Welcome to BookBox ! today ' s
most This website puts you in touch popular ... and writing , demonstrating the
perfect synergie between printed text and up - to - the - minute , interactive
technology . ... effects are never gimmicky and so ingeniously and subtly used to
enhance the educational content and objectives that ... motivate through every
aspect of the clearly broken - down writing process : where to get ideas and
interesting words ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066139059

Category: Education

Page:

View: 776

Categories: Education

Technology in Action

Technology in Action

More experienced users can take advantage of the advanced features in this
software , including features that enable you to add headlines and weather
information , stock tickers , and maps to make your Web content current ,
interactive , and ...

Author: Alan Evans

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0132452618

Category: Computers

Page: 521

View: 604

In today’s technological age, computer literacy is important for everyone, and now learning the basics is easier than ever. A Computer Concepts Text Focused on Today’s Student! Technology in Action engages students by combining a unique teaching approach with rich companion media. The sixth edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments in computer technology. New interactive learning tools have also been added to enhance student engagement. Why Computers Matter to You: Becoming Computer Literate; The History of the PC; Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts; Using the Internet; Ethics; Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play; Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management; Understanding and Assessing Hardware; Networking and Security: Hackers and Viruses; Protecting Your Computer and Backing Up Your Data; Mobile Computing; Digital Entertainment; System Hardware With an array of fun and engaging learning tools, Technology in Action teaches students computer fundamentals, from learning Microsoft Office to setting up their own home network.
Categories: Computers

Software and CD ROM Reviews on File

Software and CD ROM Reviews on File

Aliens Online (online game) 615 KEYView Pro 6.0 (file viewer) 349 KidDesk
Internet Safe (content filter) ..536 Kid Pix ... (creative projects) 377 Fisher-Price
Ready for School: Kindergarten Edition (early learning) 608 JumpStart
Adventures 5th ... Word Discovery (reading/vocabulary) 481 Carmen Sandiego
Word Detective (reading/vocabulary) 24 Coronado (Web ... and Matrices (
mathematics) 348 Learn Technologies Interactive Fun With Architecture (art) 356
Legal System see Law ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046817402

Category: CD-ROMs

Page:

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Categories: CD-ROMs

Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom

Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom

Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom explores the latest educational technologies and web-based learning solutions for effective language learning curricula.

Author: Loucky, John Paul

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522508250

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 981

The flipped classroom methodology is one of the latest innovations in the field of education, challenging traditional notions of the classroom experience. Applying this methodology to language learning has the potential to further engage students and drive their understanding of key concepts. Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom explores the latest educational technologies and web-based learning solutions for effective language learning curricula. Featuring emergent research on critical topics and innovations in the field of education, this publication is an essential resource for educators, administrators, instructional designers, pre-service teachers, and researchers in the field of education.
Categories: Education