An increasing number of systems are exploiting mixed reality but to date there are no systematic methods, techniques or guidelines for the development of such systems. In bringing together contributions on a broad range of mixed reality development issues this book provides a sound theoretical foundation for a disciplined approach to mixed reality engineering. Divided into three parts: interaction design, software design and implementation, the first section covers generic and specific mixed reality design elements and provides an overview of the design method; Part 2 addresses technical solutions for interaction techniques, development tools and a global view of the mixed reality software development process. The final section contains detailed case studies to highlight the application of mixed reality in a variety of fields including aviation, architecture, emergency management, games, and healthcare.
The John Adams Reader
Author: Thomas Robert May
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
This collection of 59 essays--comprising the first full-length book in English on the music of American composer John Adams--contains mostly reprints by critics and musicologists. Also compiled are new interviews with Adams, his colleagues, collaborators, and performers of his music; program and liner notes on his works from 1978 to 2005; and secti
The Gifted Adult
Author: Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Are you relentlessly curious and creative, always willing to rock the boat in order to get things done . . . extremely energetic and focused, yet constantly switching gears . . . intensely sensitive, able to intuit subtly charged situations and decipher others' feeling? If these traits sound familiar, then you may be an Everyday Genius--an ordinary person of unusual vision who breaks the mold and isn't afraid to push progress forward. . . . As thought-provoking as Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, psychologist Mary-Elaine Jacobsen's Gifted Adults draws on a wide range of groundbreaking research and her own clinical experience to show America's twenty million gifted adults how to identify and free their extraordinary potential. Gifted Adults presents the first practical tool for rating your Evolutionary Intelligence Quotient through an in-depth personality-type profile. Demystifying what it means to be a gifted adult, this book offers practical guidance for eliminating self-sabotage and underachievement, helping Everyday Geniuses and those who know, love, and work with them to understand and support the exceptional gifts inherent in these unique personality traits.
"The central aim of this book is to consider to what extent changes in organisations and in the nature of jobs are compatible with the need, increasingly expressed by employees, for greater integration between work and family life. The book questions what sort of dilemmas modern and future employees face, in terms of shaping their careers and organising their lives at home. The authors formulate answers to these problematic questions by shedding light on relevant developments in the European labour markets, the European workplaces, in (flexible) working patterns, changing preferences for working hours and in gender relations at work.".
On Antique Painting
Author: Francisco de Hollanda, Joaquim Oliveira Caetano
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Francisco de Hollanda completed Da pintura antigua in 1548, eight years after the young Portuguese humanist, painter, and architect had spent two years in Italy. Book I is the first Portuguese treatise on the theory and practice of painting. In contrast to Italian texts on artistic theory, which define painting as the imitation of nature, Hollanda&’s treatise, influenced by Neoplatonism, develops a theory of the painter as an original creator guided by divine inspiration. Book II, &“Dialogues in Rome,&” is a record of three conversations with Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna, and members of their circle and a fourth with Giulio Clovio. It is the most informative and intimate intellectual portrait of Michelangelo before the biographies by Vasari and Condivi.
Design & Emotion Moves
Author: Pieter M. A. Desmet, Jeroen van Erp, MariAnne Karlsson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Design & Emotion Moves is an edited collection of papers presented at the 5th international Design and Emotion Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. In spite of the wide variety of angles and approaches, all authors share the basic proposition that in order to understand users (or consumers) and their behaviour, one must understand the affective responses that are involved in the processes of buying, using, and owning products. The book should appeal to anyone interested in understanding emotions involved in human-product relationships, and in techniques that can help utilising these insights in design practice.
Designing Web Audio
Author: Josh Beggs, Dylan Thede
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Collects case studies and interviews showcasing Web audio formats.
Stroke-Survivor's Pathway of Success! COMMON COMPUTER ABBREVIATIONS Up-to-Date Reference Guide to Abbreviations in Computers and Internet By: John S. DeSousa, B.S.E.E.,M.S.E.E., (Stroke-Survivor). This book has been written with non-technical individuals in mind, and every effort has been made to collect the most frequently used abbreviations. In first part of this book, few hundreds of pages are dedicated to listings of abbreviations used in Computers and Internet. In second part ten useful appendices are given as: 1. Appendix A: Electrical information to operate a computer or laptop. 2. Appendix B: SI electrical characteristic symbols. 3. Appendix C: Scientific usage of Greek Alphabet. 4. Appendix D: Decimal prefixes used in computers. 5. Appendix E: Latin and Roman numerical symbols. 6. Appendix F: "Smiley Faces" in E-mail and Newsgroup. 7. Appendix G:"Country Code E-mail" to locate origin of an E-mail. 8. Appendix H: A guide to metric measurement conversion. 9. Appendix I: US spelled words versus International English. 10.Appendix J: Inspiring and Motivation Words.
Author: Roger C. Schank
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Hôtel-Dieu at Beaune
Author: Claudine Hugonnet-Berger, Michel Rosso
Publisher: Somogy Editions D'Art
A remarkable example of 15th century French architecture, The Hotel-Dieu hospital at Beaune in Burgundy was founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of Duke Philip the Good. It remained a charitable institution for over five centuries, and while medical progress required ongoing changes to the building, overall, the original structure has been preserved. Gifts and legacies over the years have left The Hotel-Dieu with an impressive heritage that includes religious paintings - most outstandingly "Rogier Van Der Veyden's Last Judgement" polyptych - as well as portraits, tapestries, furniture and kitchenware which had been used by its occupants. This book offers a detailed guide to the building, the collection it houses, and notably, to a number of rooms now closed to the public.
This book will answer the questions frequently asked by newly qualified nurses or nurses entering the specialty of cardiac surgery. It identifies the needs of the adult patient recovering from cardiac surgery, and focuses on the more common procedures of coronary artery bypass graft and valve surgery. The information provided will enable evidence based nursing care to support interventions in the meeting of those needs. This text will allow nurses in this specialist area to concentrate on a high basic standard of nursing care, ensuring that the needs of the patient are not neglected in the pursuit of technological advancement. It discusses the main complications that may occur and how these can be dealt with.
Create standards-compliant and accessible Web sites with Dreamweaver that will work across a broad range of browsers and platforms, are easier to develop, maintain, download, and index, and are accessible to disabled users. Original. (Intermediate)