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Provides a practical understanding of networks and their building blocks through example-based instruction. This title focuses on the why of network design, not just the specifications comprising systems but how key technologies and protocols actually work in the real world to solve specific problems.
Network systems require technical skills in computer architecture, design methodologies, algorithm design, and networking. This book explains the practice and methodologies that may allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more.
By Carol Barnum
Presents a practical, step-by-step approach to learning the process of planning and conducting a usability test. This book explains how to analyze and apply the results and what to do when confronted with budgetary and time restrictions. It provides comprehensive coverage of different phases of usability testing.
By Greg Ward
Describes HDRI technology in its entirety and covers a wide-range of topics, from capture devices to tone reproduction and image-based lighting. In this book, the techniques described enable you to produce images that have a dynamic range much closer to that found in the real world, leading to an unparalleled...
By John Pruitt
Personas play an essential role in the development of successful products. Without creating profiles of target customers and studying them throughout your product development lifecycle, it's impossible to truly understand user need, context, and pain points. This guide helps to build and use personas - from planning, creating, and launching.
Explains how to design forms for the web. This work helps readers learn how to define requirements, how to write questions that users will understand and want to answer, and how to deal with instructions, progress indicators and errors. It includes examples - from nitty-gritty details mandatory fields to visual...
Presents an overview of the technical and artistic nature of digital compositing. This book covers a wide range of topics from basic image creation, representation and manipulation, to a look at the visual cues that are useful to create a believable composite.
By Dana Nau
Automated planning technology plays a significant role in a variety of demanding applications, ranging from controlling space vehicles and robots to playing the game of bridge. This book covers both the theory and practice of automated planning. It is useful for researchers, professionals, and graduate students.