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Is your product user-friendly? Take these steps to find out Whether it´s software, technical documentation, a cell phone, or a refrigerator, your customer wants -- no, expects -- your product to be easy to use. This fully revised handbook, a leading resource since 1994, provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to help you test your product for usability. Completely updated with current industry best practices and more varied examples, it can give you that all-important marketplace advantage: products that perform the way users expect. * Learn to recognize factors that limit usability * Decide whether testing should occur in a lab setting or at the site where the product is used * Set up a test plan to assess goals for your product´s usability * Choose and train effective test moderators * Decide on the best way to collect and review data * Report the results and make recommendations * Learn user-centered design principles and practices -- the context for usability testing * Reap the benefits of templates, tables, models, case studies, and other tools of the trade Companion Web site Go to www.wiley.com/go/usabilitytesting to find additional case examples, samples, and templates
Following on from Rob Davis´ successful introductory book, ARIS Design Platform: Getting Started with BPM, Rob now covers in detail some of the more advanced concepts of using ARIS Business Architect. This is a practical ´how-to´ guide and contains tips, techniques and short cuts gained from practical experience and explains clearly how to use ARIS and why ARIS is a powerful tool for process modeling. Advanced concepts such as the following are presented in this reader-friendly and concise guide: - Matrix editor, - Find and query, - Model generation, - Method filters and method changes, - Templates and fonts, - Reports and semantic checks, - Macros, - Transformations, - Database administration, - User management. This easy-to-follow advanced text is a must have guide and reference for all users who want to increase their ARIS skills, and for those who need to undertake advanced model and database management.
The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It´s here; it´s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? ´´Choose the former,´´ writes Rushkoff, ´´and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.´´ In 10 chapters, composed of 10 ´´commands´´, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe. In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping listeners to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age - and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little audiobook with a big and actionable message. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas Rushkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005379/bk_brll_005379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Research findings and dissemination are making healthcare more effective. Electronic health records systems and advanced tools are making care delivery more efficient. Legislative reforms are striving to make care more affordable. Efforts still need to be focused on making healthcare more accessible. Clinical Videoconferencing in Telehealth takes a comprehensive and vital step forward in providing mental health and primary care services for those who cannot make traditional office visits, live in remote areas, have transportation or mobility issues or have competing demands. Practical, evidence-based information is presented in a step by step format at two levels: for administrators, including information regarding selecting the right videoconferencing technology, navigating regulatory issues, policy temples, boilerplate language for entering into care agreements with other entities and practical solutions to multisite programming; and for clinicians, including protocols for safe, therapeutically sound practice, informed consent and tips for overcoming common technical barriers to communication in clinical videoconferencing contexts. Checklists, tables, templates, links, vignettes and other tools help to equip professional readers for providing safe services that are streamlined and relevant while avoiding guesswork, false starts and waste. The book takes a friendly-mentor approach to communication in areas such as: Logistics for administrators: Clinical videoconferencing infrastructures and technologies Policy development, procedures and tools for responsible and compliant programming Navigating issues related to providing services in multiple locations Protocols for clinicians: The informed consent process in clinical videoconferencing Clinical assessment and safety planning for remote services Minimizing communication disruption and optimizing the therapeutic alliance Clinical Videoconferencing in Telehealth aptly demonstrates the promise and potential of this technology for clinicians, clinic managers, administrators and others affiliated with mental health clinical practices. It is designed to be the comprehensive ´´one-stop´´ tool for clinical videoconferencing service development for programs and individual clinicians.
The bestselling beginner´s guide to Microsoft Word Whether you´ve used older versions of this popular program or have never processed a single word, this hands-on guide gets you going with the latest version of Microsoft Word. In no time, you´ll begin editing, formatting, proofing, and dressing up your Word documents like a pro. In this leading book about the world´s number one word processing application, Dan Gookin talks about using Microsoft Word in friendly, easy-to-follow terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning Word user, it provides everything you need to know about Word--without any painful jargon. Covers the new and improved features found in the latest version of Word Create your own templates Explains why you can´t always trust the spell checker Offers little-known keyboard shortcuts If you´re new to Word and want to spend more time on your actual work rather than figuring out how to make it work for you, this new edition of Word X For Dummies has you covered.
Rabbits make up a considerable and growing proportion of the caseload in small animal practice, and both interest and knowledge in rabbit medicine and surgery has grown rapidly. In recognition of this, the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine and Surgery has been superseded by two separate volumes - the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging and the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. There is an increased understanding of the pathology of common diseases and greater awareness both of new conditions affecting this species and of their response to both disease and treatment regimes. This new BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine features new chapters such as ´The rabbit-friendly practice´, ´Neoplasia´, and ´Endocrine disease´. Other chapters have been updated and expanded, and the introduction of new authors has brought fresh insights and opinions to several topics. The authors provide a greater depth and breadth of coverage for practitioners seeking definitive and authoritative information to improve and refine the quality of veterinary care that they can provide for rabbits. These two manuals now provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of all aspects of rabbit veterinary care currently available, in an easy-to-use, well illustrated format following the tried and tested BSAVA Manual template.
What do public administrators and policy analysts have in common? Their work is undertaken within networks formed when different organizations align to accomplish a policy function. This second edition of Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy offers a conceptual framework for describing governance networks and provides a theoretical and empirical foundation in their construction.Based on research and real-life experience, the book highlights the interplay between public actors and policy tools, details the skills and functions of public administrators in the context of networked relationships, and identifies the reforms and trends in governing that lead to governance networks. This practical text makes complex concepts accessible, so that readers can engage in them, apply them, and deepen their understanding of the dynamics unfolding around them. This second edition includes:A dedicated chapter on "e;complexity friendly"e; meso-level theories to examine core questions facing governance network analysis.New applications drawn from the authors´ own work in watershed governance, transportation planning, food systems development, electric energy distribution, the regulation of energy, and response and recovery from natural disasters, as well as from unique computational modeling of governance networks.Instructor and student support materials, including PowerPoint presentations and writable case study templates, may be found on an accompanying eResource page.Governance Networks in Public Administration and Public Policy, 2e is an indispensable core text for graduate and postgraduate courses on governance and collaboration in schools of Public Administration/Management and Public Policy.