The Wow Factor

The Wow Factor

The Wow Factor: Global research perspectives on the impact of the arts in education reports the findings of a UNESCO project, carried out in collaboration with the Australia Council for the Arts (The Council) and the International ...

Author: Anne Bamford

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830966173

Category: Education

Page: 180

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More than ever before, the arts are shaping and influencing our daily lives through the media and the creative industries. The arts are no longer confined to museums and theatres, but are adding value to our national economies and improving the quality of education. This has implications for arts education. However, unlike other subjects taught at schools, the arts have rarely made their purpose clear: Why are they taught? What is good arts education? And what are the benefits of teaching creative subjects or using creative ways to teach? In 2004 Professor Anne Bamford conducted the first international analysis of arts education research for UNESCO, in partnership with IFACCA and the Australia Council. Comparing data and case studies from more than 60 countries, the book analyses the differences between 'education in the arts' and 'education through the arts'. While appreciating that arts programmes are embedded in their unique social and cultural contexts, Professor Bamford develops internationally comparable standards for quality arts education. In addition, she identifies a number of concrete educational, cultural, and social benefits of arts education. This definitive work is of major interest to policy-makers, educators and artists. Professor Anne Bamford is Director of the Engine Room at the University of the Arts London and has an international reputation for her research in arts education, emerging literacies and visual communication. Through her research as a World Scholar for UNESCO, she has pursued issues of innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. She has conducted major national impact and evaluation studies for the governments of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.
Categories: Education

iOS Wow Factor

iOS Wow Factor

We need to start by trying to define what “Wow factor” actually is. The term is not really a working concept in the design lexicon; rather, it's an expres– Sion of users' favorable reaction to a unique or especially engaging application ...

Author: Timothy Wood

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430238805

Category: Computers

Page: 144

View: 319

With the millions of apps in the crowded Apple iTunes App Store, it can be difficult to get your apps noticed. How can you make your app stand out from the crowd and get it the reviews it deserves? iOS Wow Factor shows you how to get noticed! It explains how to go beyond the basics and where to "break the rules" to give your users a "wow" experience! You'll learn to use standard controls, as well as to create non-standard controls and high-impact custom interactions to realize truly compelling app designs. Get grounded in Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) so that you can appreciate all its wisdom. From that excellent foundation, move beyond the HIG and learn how to ensure that all your apps have that "wow" factor. Learn all about user experience (UX) design techniques, with and beyond Apple's HIG, and how to move your apps out of mundane design and into innovative user experiences. Examine the characteristics and constraints of the iOS platform and how to leverage its strengths to maximum effect in your apps. iOS Wow Factor explains what makes a successful mobile app design, and how to apply those principles of success to your own apps. Once you get the iOS Wow Factor into your apps, you can watch your app adoption rate increase and gain the traction it needs to succeed and earn a profit in the Apple iTunes App Store. Find out everything you'll need to "wow" your future customers!
Categories: Computers

The Wow Factor

The Wow Factor

You see, some people just have “it,” that indefinable something you can never quite put your finger on: The WOW FACTOR. They're the ones who always manage to look effortlessly stylish, pulled-together, and, well...WOW!

Author: Jacqui Stafford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101620151

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 510

Fashion editor and style expert Jacqui Stafford’s new fashion bible proves that you don’t have to be skinny or rich to look and feel fabulous. Some women just have "it". That indefinable something that makes them look effortlessly stylish, pulled together, and WOW! But if you think they were born with it, think again. You see, any woman can be a knockout - with a little help from Jacqui. In her fabulous new style bible, fashion editor and world-renowned style expert Jacqui Stafford is spilling all her insider secrets. An unpretentious, totally accessible guide, The Wow Factor reveals all the tricks that fashion and beauty editors use to make celebs and models look picture perfect. She'll share industry tips for the hair, makeup and clothing that makes you the best version of YOU possible. (Hint: It's got nothing to do with being rich or skinny.) With her signature cheeky British humor, Jacqui takes the mystery out of: How to figure out your body shape to create your ideal body (Are you a Cocktail Ring or Sunglasses? A Fragrance Bottle or Lipstick?) How to make the plainest outfit dazzle with the right accessories What are the definitive beauty and skincare products that really get results (and why you can forget the rest) Where, and why, fashion editors shop when they do How to follow hard-to-wear fashion trends (and which trends to ignore) Why some women look super wealthy (even if they're not) And much, much more.
Categories: Design

The Wow Factor How to Create It Inspire It Achieve It

The Wow Factor  How to Create It  Inspire It   Achieve It

Wow Factors The Wow Factor is something that for me is truly difficult to define. The Wow Factor or “it” is really an intangible that seems to transcend (for instance, for a singer) technique, talent, voice quality, ...

Author: Steve Zegree

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781476874272

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 432

(Methodology Chorals). What is it about some musicians and performers who consistently achieve success? Are they the best performers? Did they have the best teachers? Do they have the best professional contacts and connections? Is it just coincidence? Of course not! Dr. Steve Zegree of Western Michigan University, choral arranger and conductor of Western Michigan's Gold Company has developed this practical guide for performers, students, teachers and parents which offers fundamental philosophies and concepts that are essential to a person's growth and development and will contribute to a successful professional life in music. More than just the basics, more than a prescribed curriculum, and more than just getting in front of an audience to go through the motions of what you did in rehearsal call it the Wow Factor there is something for everyone in this book! And, as a special bonus, Chapter 8 offers interviews with great performers from all facets of the music industry including: Simon Carrington, Nick Lachey, Ward Swingle, Roger Emerson, Mac Huff, Liza Minnelli and many more! Topics include: Chapter 1: The Wow Factor: The Framework Chapter 2: How to Practice and Rehearse for The Wow Factor Chapter 3: How to Prepare a Wow Audition Chapter 4: Ifs, Ands or Buts and Rules to Live By Chapter 5: Don't Go to Your Face: Putting the Polish on Your Performance Chapter 6: How to Educate and Entertain Chapter 7: How to Win on NBC's Clash of the Choirs Chapter 8: "Wow" Perspectives: The Interviews Chapter 9: Coda
Categories: Music

Supply Chain Management The Real WOW Factor

Supply Chain Management  The Real WOW Factor

Human Element Factors/Skills Required: The chart below illustrates, on the left, the five human element factors of Culture, Leading/Managing, Relationship, Developing Local Talent and Supplier/Customer Partnership chosen to represent ...

Author: William D. Peace Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557282968

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 848

Supply Chain Management: The Real WOW Factor
Categories: Business & Economics

The Wow Factor in the Worlds of Work

The Wow Factor in the Worlds of Work

... it into their careers, making them successful or even famous in one way or another. It is all about the “X” and the “it” factors and how they produce the wow! It's true that X is elusive; not everyone has Xed their wow factor.

Author: Paula Stenberg

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480834170

Category: Self-Help

Page: 122

View: 512

Paula Stenberg is a creative careers strategist, workshop facilitator and small business mentor. She operates a careers lounge and facilitates professional development programmes through small group workshops. Some of the material in this book is derived from her Personal Branding and Identity Development workshop where numerous clients have benefited from the exercises about themselves, who have then moved forward and upward in their careers expressing their WOW factor! The WOW factor is that all evasive X-factor that some of us easily exude while others dont think they have any of IT at all! Paula believes everyone has an element of the X-factor, but it just needs discovering, harnessing and releasing. In this workbook she shows you how and directs the discovery of yours, particularly in relation to your world(s) of work. This workbook is sub-titled coloring in your nebula. Paula uses this as a metaphor, she explains: Our brains have their own nebulae (thats our grey matter) and our galaxies do too! (thats the iridescent gases). The nebulae are the star nurseries where stars are born. Our minds are like that, nurseries for ideas to be born, birthing sparks of inspiration. As the universe is infinite, so are our minds. Paula believes in figuratively coloring in our grey nebula to iridescent. Add light and you have instant color, add a little color and everything comes to life. Light up yourselves and become a star is not just what the famous have done; you too can shine like stars in the heavens, that hold us in awe of their splendour. Paula encourages coloring in your nebula by starting at your identity development and then personal brand, so you can gain that awe the wonder of you, your X-factor back into that someone who is AWESOME!
Categories: Self-Help

Advances in Human Factors Business Management Training and Education

Advances in Human Factors  Business Management  Training and Education

The topic of the Wow has been approached from many different perspectives, but usually there is a common factor for all of them. ... This literature review suggests the possible definition to Wow, Wow-factor and Wow-effect.

Author: Jussi Ilari Kantola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319420707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1284

View: 980

This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, held on July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Advances in Human Factors Business Management and Leadership

Advances in Human Factors  Business Management and Leadership

Focusing to finding the unique Wow-factor of the company and enhancing it, can give to the identity building a boost. Creating the company's business towards a situation where the customers want to use your company's products or ...

Author: Jussi Ilari Kantola

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319603728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 540

View: 128

This book reports on practical approaches for facilitating the process of achieving excellence in the management and leadership of organizational resources. It shows how the principles of creating shared value can be applied to ensure faster learning, training, business development, and social renewal. In particular, the book presents novel methods and tools for tackling the complexity of management and learning in both business organizations and society. It covers ontologies, intelligent management systems, methods for creating knowledge and value added. It gives novel insights into time management and operations optimization, as well as advanced methods for evaluating customers’ satisfaction and conscious experience. Based on two conferences, the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society and the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership, held on July 17-21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book provides both researchers and professionals with new tools and inspiring ideas for achieving excellence in various business activities.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Culture Secret

The Culture Secret

unique/WOW. Factor? For the businesses I have owned, helped, or advised, unique/WOW Factors have been most important in building an enterprise that stands out from the rest, creates a great experience, and grows by word of mouth.

Author: David Vik

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9781608324033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 919

Why is a great company culture so rare? How can you make sure your organization has one? The good news is that creating an inspiring and sustainable culture is not as hard as you might think. Dr. David “Doc” Vik reveals the keys to success in The Culture Secret. A remarkable culture begins with visionary leaders who help their teams take a holistic approach to creating engagement inside their companies and sharing it with customers. Discover how to take culture beyond casual Friday and into more meaningful conversations like: • Driving Vision • Defining Purpose • Clear business model • Unique/WOW factors • Meaningful Values • Inspired Leadership • Great customers and customer service • Brand enhancement • Experience and the emotional connection If you don’t think you have to focus on attracting—and retaining—the best employees in today’s hypercompetitive war for talent, you are living in the past. The employees and customers of today have a choice and a voice. The secret to culture is simple: take care of your people, never stop innovating, and leave customers wowed. Build a better culture to secure the future for any organization.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mental Health and Wellness in Healthcare Workers Identifying Risks Prevention and Treatment

Mental Health and Wellness in Healthcare Workers  Identifying Risks  Prevention  and Treatment

Nurses shared a third theme of impact...the wow factor which described the joy of practice and the joy of their work. The ability to make a difference, large or small, the ability to do good, and the ability to change a trajectory for ...

Author: Bowers, Clint A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799888147

Category: Medical

Page: 393

View: 880

Recent events have revealed that many healthcare workers are subject to very high levels of occupational stress, which has become particularly salient during the COVID-19 crisis. Recent research indicates that, due to a variety of occupational stressors, healthcare workers are at risk for a number of mental and physical ailments. Unfortunately, the literature on this topic is widely dispersed among numerous fields and must be accumulated to provide a thorough examination of the wellness of healthcare workers. Mental Health and Wellness in Healthcare Workers: Identifying Risks, Prevention, and Treatment draws attention to the emerging issue of stress-related illness in healthcare and assembles state-of-the-art research from various fields in order to understand the extent of our knowledge of specific risks, preventions, and treatments of stress-related illnesses. This book seeks to reduce negative outcomes for healthcare workers by assisting administrators in stress management techniques. Covering topics such as burnout and occupational stress, this reference work is ideal for clinicians, nurses, healthcare workers, researchers, administrators, academicians, practitioners, instructors, and students in fields that include clinical psychology, organizational psychology, and occupational health.
Categories: Medical