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System Analysis and Design Is the Process

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System analysis and design is the process of planning, analyze, design and implement the information systems for the business needs. "Systems analysis is a process of collecting factual data, understand the processes involved, identifying problems and recommending feasible suggestions for improving the system functioning." (Open Schooling (2010.P 5). On the other hand, system design is the process of converting the business requirements into physical system design. To design a system designer makes use of the designing tools such as the flow chart, Data flow diagram (DFD), data dictionary and structured English to build the functional information systems. The Broadway Entertainment Company (BEC) case study is a prototype of the system development life cycle where the group gathers relevant data to analyze and design the information systems. Although, the BEC case does not reflect the overall system development life cycle, nevertheless, the case study provides learning experience for the development of…… [Read More]

References

Broadway Entertainment Company Inc. (nd), Retrieved 30 July 2011, from the attached file of the BEC Case study.

Dennis, A. Wixom, B. H & Roth, R.M. (2008). System analysis and design. John Wiley and Sons. USA.

Espindola, D. (2009). The 7 Traits of Highly Effective Teams. Self-Improvement Magazine.

Open Schooling (2010).Introduction to System Analysis and Design. National Institute of Open Schooling
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Brief Therapies

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Therapy

Constructivist Perspective of Brief Therapy

Understanding the basis of theories and therapy is a necessary element of the therapist's trade. Without some knowledge of why certain therapies are practiced, or where they came from, it is difficult to develop a personal theory and a personal view of how to conduct therapy. Since one of the basic concepts presently is that of brief therapy, it is necessary to see how that concept was formulated by other concepts. Thus, this paper examines how constructivist perspectives underlie brief therapy. This paper also gives the author the opportunity to voice a personal statement about how these findings coincide with personal constructions of therapy.

Definitions

It is first necessary to understand the terms that are to be discussed. The two primary phrases to be discussed are constructivism and brief therapy. However, it is also necessary to grasp what brief therapies exist.

Constructivism

The definition…… [Read More]

References

Fritscher, L. (2009). Brief therapy. Retrieved from  http://phobias.about.com/od/glossary/g/brieftherapydef.htm 

Levenson, H., Speed, J., & Budman, S.H. (1995). Therapists' experience, training and skill in brief therapy: A bicoastal survey. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 49(1), 95-106.

Maturana, H.R. & Varela, F, J. (1998). The tree of knowledge: The biological roots of human understanding (Revised Edition). boston: Shambhala

Presbury, J.H., Echterling, L. G, & McKee, J.E. (2008). Beyond brief counseling and therapy: An integrative approach (2nd Ed.). New Jersey: Pearson/Merill Prentice-Hall.
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Design for a Lesson

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Lesson Plan Design: usiness/Corporate Ethics

This lesson plan will be designed to teach students traditional and conventional moral philosophies, standards and ethical convention in a corporate/business environment. As protocol students will be required to examine traditional moral and ethical standards as defined by philosophical and sociological standards.

The purpose of the lesson will be to teach students about the types of ethical considerations they might be faced with in a business or corporate environment. Students will be expected to have adequate knowledge of current events, and engage in discourse related to the morality of recent news events related to corporate ethics. The course will also require students to analyze their own experiences within corporate America where appropriate or the workplace and identify what gaps currently exist in the moral/ethical aspect of employment and asses how improvements made in this area might impact the workforce as a whole.

Students not having…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Adelgais, A., King, A., Staffieri, A. "Mutual Peer Tutoring: Effects of Structuring Tutorial Interaction to Scaffold Peer Learning." Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 90, 1998

Dunham, James H. "Principles of Ethics." Prentice-Hall: New York: 1929

IUB. "Collecting Student Feedback." {Online}. Available:  http://www.iub.edu/~teaching/feedback.html 

Reigeluth, C. "Instructional Theories in Action: Lessons Illustrating Selected Theories and Models." Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1987
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Brief for Smith V U S P S And Bonilla

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Appellate Brief

Question Presented / Issue Statement

Appellant Mary Smith seeks review of the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Anytown, which granted judgment in favor of appellees, the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.) and Jim Bonilla, egional Supervisor of the U.S.P.S., on their motion to dismiss appellant's complaint for failure to exhaust administrative remedies in appellant's lawsuit for gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge in violation of Title VII of the Civil ights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (Title VII). The questions presented in that case was whether appellant provided sufficient facts to warrant tolling her claim under a theory of equitable estoppel or whether the Court should refuse to hear her claims because they were filed after the applicable tolling period. Specifically, these questions are:

Does the time limitation outlined in 29 C.F.. § 1614.105(a)(1) prevent Ms.…… [Read More]

Resources professional, Lehr, was very negative about the possibility of a favorable outcome for appellant. She repeatedly informed appellant that appellee Bonilla was well-liked by the people at the company and actively encouraged appellant to drop her complaint against appellee Bonilla. Moreover, Lehr was involved in a romantic relationship with appellee Bonilla, which was known to the appellant during the time of the investigation.

While it may seem egregious that appellee U.S.P.S. would allow a human resources professional who was engaged in a romantic relationship with an employee to conduct an investigation into that employee's behavior, the egregious nature of those allegations actually works against appellant's claim of equitable estoppel. If appellee Bonilla had engaged in a secret affair with Lehr, which appellant only uncovered after the limitations period had expired, then estoppel might apply to him. If appellee U.S.P.S. had been aware of the affair, but hidden it from appellant, then estoppel might apply to it. On the contrary, appellant's own allegations suggest that the romantic relationship between Lehr and appellee Bonilla was known during the course of the investigation. Therefore, the Court has to look at whether a reasonable person, under those same circumstances, would have believed that an investigation into appellee Bonilla would have resulted in a favorable outcome for appellant. Clearly, a reasonable person would have had, at the very least, grave misgivings about the outcome of such an investigation and would not have relied upon the fact that an investigation was occurring to prevent her from filing a discrimination claim.

The only other possible source of an estoppel claim is the fact that appellant met with a counselor who failed to file her employment discrimination claim against appellees. Perhaps the facts support a filing of a discrimination claim and the counselor's behavior was inappropriate. Moreover, it is possible that appellant believed that her discussion with the counselor would lead to a claim being filed within the statutory period, although her decision to delay speaking with a counselor until the statutory period had almost expired seems as if she was not protecting her rights. However, the question is whether the appellees engaged in behavior that would have prevented her from filing her claim. Even if the counselor's behavior kept appellant from filing a private lawsuit, there is no reason to believe that appellees were, in any way responsible for the counselor's behavior. They cannot be equitably estopped from bringing a statute of limitations defense by the behavior of a third party who was not under their control.

When examining equitable estoppel, it is also appropriate to look at laches. Laches is the "negligent and unintentional failure to protect one's rights." Elvis Presley Enter., v. Elvisly Yours, Inc., 936 F.2d 889, 894 (6th Cir. 1991). Laches has two elements. First, there must be an unreasonable delay in asserting one's rights and second, there must be prejudice to the defending parties. EEOC v. Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., 463 F.3d 436, 437 (6th Cir. 2006). The Court has specifically held that employers can use a laches defense when faced with discrimination claims; "in addition to other equitable defenses, therefore, an employer may raise a laches defense, which bars a plaintiff from maintaining a suit if he unreasonably delays in filing a suit and as a result harms the defendant." National R.R. Passenger Corp. v. Morgan, 536 U.S. 101, 121-122.

Appellant would like to characterize her request for equitable estoppel in such a way that it appears that she is barred by just a few days from bringing her discrimination claim. In some ways this is true, but she also wants to allege a systemic pattern of discriminatory behavior by appellee Bonilla that goes back for years of employment. She failed to file her claim, either as a lawsuit or with the EEOC during that extended period of harassment. Moreover, she acknowledges that she was only transferred to appellee Bonilla's supervision after an unfavorable review when she was in another position. It certainly appears that her employment behavior for several years would be at issue in the lawsuit and that appellees would need to be able to provide substantiation of their claims about her behavior, particularly claims made in her employment evaluations, as part of their defense. The time delay in bringing suit would make this much more difficult for appellees.
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History and Development of Sound Technologies and Sound Design in Film

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sound technologies and sound design in Film

Sound in films

Experiments in Early Age

Developments

Crucial innovations

Commercialization of sound cinema: U.S., Europe, and Japan

Sound Design

Unified sound in film production

Sound designers in Cinematography

Sound Recording Technologies

History of Sound Recording Technology

Film sound technology

Modern Digital Technology

History of sound in films

Developments

Sound Design

Sound Recording Technologies

The film industry is a significant beneficiary of performing arts. The liberal arts combined with latest techniques and advancements experienced a number of stages. The introduction of films and sound in films was a significant development of its times. The introduction of first film along with sound was a unique event and it revolutionized the industry in such a way that it influenced every individual related to the industry to start thinking on creative and innovative grounds for improvements. The stages of films can be identified as silent films…… [Read More]

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Alten, SR 2008, Audio In Media, Thomson Wadsworth, USA.

Altman, R 2004, Silent Film Sound, Columbia University Press, USA.

Ballou, G 2008, Handbook for sound engineers, Focal Press, USA.

Beck, J & Grajeda, T 2008, Lowering the boom: critical studies in film sound, University of Illinois Press.
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Romantic and Modern Design Styles Comparing the

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Romantic and Modern Design Styles

Comparing the Ornate and the Natural: A Study of Two Theories of Design

History often dictates societal mentality more so than current climate, yet in times of peace, it seems that the beautiful and the artful flourish. This very concept is debatable, especially in interior design, where the fashions of the time very often have a much-felt impact upon design theories and the way in which they are carried out. Yet it is in history that one finds inspiration, or the contradiction thereof. For instance, during the mid to late 19th century, it was against history that romanticism was born. Yet in the early 20th century, immediately following this period of romanticism, it was out of a societal need for simplicity prior to the two Great ars that a more natural aesthetic was born, expressed so perfectly by the architect Frank Lloyd right. The following…… [Read More]

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1. Customer Notes -- Provided by Customer from Academic Notes and Books

2. Britannica Encyclopedia, (2012). Interior Design: The Romantic Movement and the Battle of the Styles. Retrieved from,  http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/290278/interior-design/74226/The-Romantic-movement-and-the-battle-of-the-styles-1835-1925 

3. Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, (2012). Wright's Life and Work. Retrieved from,  http://www.franklloydwright.org/ web/Home.html

4. Pile, J. (1997). Color in Interior Design. McGraw-Hill: New York.
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Warnings the Main Reason Brief

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580). The patient's individual test results can be compared with the results of the most appropriate normative group. The test is easily and quickly scored, given its multiple-choice format. Test reliability is judged as 'good' although the test data is descriptive rather than interpretive by nature.

The SCL-90-, in contrast to the Beck, is much more comprehensive and sweeping in nature. It measures a variety of complaints, rather than has the focused nature that is supposed to be the profile of a typical 'brief' assessment. The STAI State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) is more typical of a 'brief' assessment in that it focuses on anxiety, and seeks to identify specific mental states associated with anxiety, such as generalized anxiety, anxiety specific to a situation, and depression that can be masked as anxiety (Groth-Marnat 2009, p.590).

The use of brief instruments points to a disturbing trend in healthcare, namely the predominance of…… [Read More]

Reference

Groth-Marnat, Gary. (2009). Handbook of psychological assessment. Wiley.
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Quiksilver Inc Case Study Brief

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37).

This approach is highly congruent with the guidance of marketing experts such as Wheaton (2004) who advises, "There are synergies between different lifestyle sports industries and their media. Corporations make equipment for several lifestyle sports, sometimes under different brand names. Clothing companies like Quiksilver sell to a range of lifestyle sport markets including skating, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding and have been quick to exploit the potential of emergent and rapidly growing activities like kite-surfing" (2004, p. 10). Because the company also designs and manufactures the core sporting needs for these sporting enthusiasts, it is important to identify defining characteristics of this market. These sports are characterized by a number of features of interest to Quiksilver's and its competitors' marketers with respect to their various core product and accessory lines, including those set forth in Table 2 below.

Table 2

Defining features of the surf and sports industries

Feature

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References

'About Us.' (2012). Quiksilver, Inc. [online] available: www.quiksilver.com.

Chokkavelu, a. (2012, April 27). 'How Cheap Is Quiksilver's Stock by the Numbers?' the

Motley Fool. [online] available:  http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/04/27/how-cheap-is-quiksilvers-stock-by-the-numbers.aspx .

Dowling, P.J. Liesch, P., Gray, S.J., & Hill, C.W.L. (2009). International Business: Asia-
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Sampling Design & Data Method

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(362) One additional note on this half of the duel research study was that the pair of applicants with and without fictitious criminal records was rotated throughout the experiment to reduce the odds that a single applicant would alter results if assigned the rigid role of ex-con or clean record applicant.

In the second half of the research study the same set of potential employers was surveyed using a vignette method. The vignette described the scenario of applicants who matched the (tester) applicants. The employers who were screened by asking for the person in charge of hiring at the place of business were then asked to respond to the scenario by answering questions regarding if they would or would not hire or consider hiring the applicant in the vignette. Data was collected utilizing the responses to the survey questions, which avoided direct racial comparisons but simply stated the race of…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Pager, Devah and Lincoln Quillian.. "Walking the Talk? What Employers Say vs. What They Do." American Sociological Review 70: 2005, 355-380.

Gray, Paul S., John B. Williamson, David a. Karp, and John R. Dalphin the Research Imagination: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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Appellant Brief - Prisoners' First

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M. Lin's release from MCF has had the effect of rendering his lawsuit moot. In this case, M. Lin was incarcerated at the time the lawsuit was filed, but not at the time it is being decided. Thus, M. Lin's cause of action fails on the issue of mootness. Additionally, of the six members whom were denied visitation privileges, five of them have had sons which whom were formerly incarcerated at MCF, but now have been released. The son of the sixth MOM member asserting denial of visitation privileges died after his release from MCF. Thus, all of the six members of MOM claims will fail as a result of mootness.

C. RIPENESS

AUTHORITY

The controversy must be ripe for decision; ripeness bars consideration of claims before they have fully developed. A case may be dismissed as unripe where a statute has never been enforced and there is no real…… [Read More]

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Environmental Psychology as a Brief Introduction of

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Environmental Psychology

As a brief introduction of this study, environmental psychology pertains to the Correlational approach and linkages that are focused on the relationship between human being and their environment. This is a scientific study that are focused on the importance of natural environments that can be utilized by human beings that are focused on the development and manipulation of prioritization of certain issues and challenges affecting the environment. In this manner, the existence of the environment is influential to the world of humans for the fact that the degree of the environment's capability improves the welfare of the society to make the quality of life achieved. The concept of environmental psychology has an interest for applying the principles of design that can be made as an important structure in the environment according to Davis (2011). This can be in the form of architectural design and infrastructures that involves the…… [Read More]

Reference

Davis, John (2011). Ecopsychology and environmental psychology. Accessed: http://www.johnvdavis.com/ep/index.htm.

Edgerton, Eddie (2009). Environmental Psychology. Available: http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/9781847182180-sample.pdf.

Evans, Gary (2007). Environmental Stress. Accessed: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~scohen/environstress.pdf.

Graetz, Ken. (2009). Environment Learning Moments. Retrieved from:  http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0663.pdf .
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Universal Design for Learning and

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..collaborative teachers also value and build upon the knowledge, personal experiences, language, strategies, and culture that students bring to the learning situation." (ibid)

This teaching procedure has the advantage of being multidirectional and not limited to the teachers directed knowledge only. This obviously allows for a more inclusive approach and for those student at different levels to express themselves in this environment.

The following is an example of how this process should work.

Consider a lesson on insect-eating plants, for example. Few students, and perhaps few teachers, are likely to have direct knowledge about such plants. Thus, when those students who do have relevant experiences are given an opportunity to share them, the whole class is enriched. Moreover, when students see that their experiences and knowledge are valued, they are motivated to listen and learn in new ways, and they are more likely to make important connections between their own…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Arnot C. (2003) The learning pod. Retrieved August 7, 2005. Web site:  http://education.guardian.co.uk/curriculumonline/story/0,12708,902015,00.html 

Bowe, F.G. (2000). Universal Design in Education: Teaching Nontraditional Students. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

Byra, M., & Jenkins, J. (2000). Matching Instructional Tasks to Learner Ability: The Inclusion Style of Teaching. JOPERD -- The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 71(3), 26. Retrieved August 9, 2005, from Questia database,  http://www.questia.com .

Cawley, J.F., Foley, T.E., & Miller, J. (2003). Science and Students with Mild Disabilities: Principles of Universal Design. Intervention in School & Clinic, 38(3), 160+.
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Federal Contracting Give a Brief

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Specialized labor is needed to produce a specialized product for the military. As such the cost of attracting and utilizing such talent can be very expensive to IBM.

IBM's indirect costs would consist of three aspects pertaining mainly to time, fraud and unexpected occurrences. The first indirect cost of time creates large expenses with IBM. The larger each individual employee takes to complete his task, the more expensive the services rendered by IBM become. This is because the contract has a set time frame. If the time frame for the contract is exceeded, IBM will incur a bulk to the expenses related to such inefficiencies. This could potentially reduce the overall return of the project. Fraud can also occur as employees could utilize technology or knowledge of the data centers to use for their own personal use. This could include selling the information to foreign entities or IBM's direct competitors.…… [Read More]

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1) Conway Lloyd Morgan and Chris Foges. (2004). Logos, Letterheads & Business Cards: Design for Profit. Rotovision. p. 15. ISBN 2-88046-750-0. http://books.google.com/?id=5zAW7RntiD8C&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=big+blue+ibm.

2) E. Garrison Walters. (2001). The Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology. Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR. p. 55. ISBN 0-13-019469-7.  http://books.google.com/?id=AwrQsOW5SsQC&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&dq=big+blue+ibm .

3) Emerson W. Pugh (1996). Building IBM: Shaping an Industry. MIT Press.

4) "History of IBM." IBM Archives:. IBM, n.d. Web. 08 June 2012. .
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Collaborative Design for a Build-To-Order

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" (Brown, 1996, p. 74)

That potential of globalization can be attributed directly to the current business processes working to its fullest capabilities. Some may think that these trends towards globalization are new to the twentieth or twenty-first centuries. In a sense that is true because of the fact that our current globalization phenomenon can be linked with the advent of our new technology, financial methods and distribution channels to any point on the globe. However, globalization is technically not a new process that was created in or by our current digital and information revolution. Actually, not even the industrial revolution can be credited with the idea of globalization because the concept originated even before Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo. (Employees, 2005)

World trade has linked disparate locations into highly complex and extensive systems of finance, communication, migration, and other interconnections for thousands of years. Some of these events have…… [Read More]

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Brown, Seymore (1996). International Relations in a Changing Global System: Toward a Theory of the World Polity. New York: Westwood.

Employees. (n.d.). Globalization Trends. Retrieved on May 26, 2005, at  http://employees.oxy.edu/whitney/classes/ec311/notes/content/images/globalization_and_growth.gif 

Ford to Spend $1bn a Year in China. Ed. Pravda Online. 12/8/03. Pravda. Retrieved on May 26, 2005, at  http://english.pravda.ru/comp/2002/09/18/36813.html 

Gonzalez, Adrian. (2002). "Inbound logistics drives strong demand for transportation systems Warehousing Management." Radnor: Sep.
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Action Decision Brief What You

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Air and naval strikes, in coordination with Sof and Marine for Operation theater entry.

Additional forces are brought to the shore whenever it is necessary.

With control area being denied to enemy forces

That could be of a big threat to mine clearing operations.

With central areas denied to enemy forces that could threaten other areas, mine clearing operations commence in the Strait of Mormuz

With the straight being open, some of the forces that are ashore and then withdrawn.

Phase II-Seize Initiative

A…… [Read More]

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Law Business Case Brief Case

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It is merely a separate agreement between the assignor and assignee in which the assignor gives its rights under the contract to the assignee for good and valuable consideration. Since an assignment is not a modification to the original agreement, it does not need to be in writing and signed by the parties to the original agreement. However, if the terms of the original agreement are altered by the assignment, such as if Kethan's terms of employment changed (different salary, different working hours, different responsibilities) then the assignment could arguably be a modification of the original agreement. However, in this case nothing about Kethan's work environment changes.

Further, the court determined that due to Kentucky public policy and case precedent, noncompetition agreements are assignable because Kentucky public policy favors enforcement of noncompetition agreeements as long as they are reasonable. This policy is designed to protect businesses from unscrupulous employees who…… [Read More]

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Finland Brief Description of Finland

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A region into which Finnish organizations have expended is given by Californian Silicon Valley, the greatest technological hub on the globe. "During the past decades Finland has developed from an agricultural nation into one of the most technologically advanced societies. During the 1990s, Finland devoted many resources to technology education and research, while companies like Nokia were growing. Among the results are the innovative Finnish high tech companies now operating in the United States" (Embassy of Finland at Washington).

Nokia is probably the most relevant example of Finnish success in the field of Information Technology. The company was established in 1865 with the specified aim of manufacturing and exporting paper. It was located in a small community and, due to its necessity for large numbers of employees, it soon attracted more individuals and set the basis of small town. Throughout the following century, intense focus was being placed on the…… [Read More]

Bibliography:

2009, The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency,  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html  last accessed on July 20, 2009 -- this website is a highly valuable source revealing objective information on various economic, political, geographic and demographic features. In the recent past, the website has been subjected to changes to modernize it, but a shortage has materialized in the elimination of the data for the global average, meaning then that the information retrieved cannot be compared to international averages, only to specific countries.

2009, About Finland, Finland Embassy at Washington,  http://www.finland.org/public/default.aspx?nodeid=35862&contentlan=2&culture=en-U.S . last accessed on July 20, 2009 -- the purpose of this website is a multifold one, including desires such as a familiarization of the Americans with the features of Finland and its population or the offering of assistance to Finnish individuals currently on U.S. territory. From a research point-of-view, the benefit is that the governmental portal will reveal reliable information, but it might tend to focus more of successes and not address failures or criticism.

Finland Facts, Visit Finland,  http://www.visitfinland.com/w5/index.nsf/ (pages)/Finland_Facts last accessed on July 20, 2009 -- This website represents a collection of articles focused on presenting the northern European country from a touristy stand point. Its benefit is that it reveals objective and useful facts in such a writing style that it attracts visitors by creating an extremely favorable image of the country.

Nokia History, Connect Mobiles, http://www.connectmobiles.com/nokia_history.htm last accessed on July 20, 2009 -- the website is generically designed for the IT passionate and has the primary feature of representing a centralized data base on vast and various information from the IT field. The website does not belong to Nokia or any other company, meaning as such that the benefit is that of information from tertiary sources.
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Web Design Evolution for Common

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Skills must be honed that create a functional page that users will view and use as the client hopes them to.

Many new eb designers produce eb pages that seem to ignore fundamental principles of "good design": full of colored backgrounds, animated pictures, multiple colors and styles of text, and little to no navigation or eb-based structure. Even in courses devoted to eb design, students still produce pages that lack unity, coherence and emphasis: "though they [students] seem to understand (and can critique) others' efforts, they're stymied when it's time for production. Few have the skills or experience writing in this medium" (Yancey & ickliff, 2001, p. 180). Similarly, individuals working on their own or working from documentation struggle with being able to create eb pages due to the same lack of experience writing on the eb.

Karper 340)

For this reason, relative examples, as explained in the previous subheading…… [Read More]

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Chan, Henry, Raymond Lee, Tharam Dillon, and Elizabeth Chang. E-Commerce: Fundamentals and Applications. New York: Wiley, 2001.

Castro, Elizabeth HTML 4 for the World Wide Web Berkeley, CA Peachpit Press, 1998.

Dix, Alan. "3 Human-Computer Interaction and Web Design." Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design. Ed. Robert W. Proctor and Kim-Phuong L. Vu. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005. 28-46.

A www.questiaschool.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002374808
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Store Layout and Design Analysis

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The store uses empty space wisely by filling it with store specials, and when designs are in progress the area has a sign that tells the consumer what is coming soon. Music is non-discernable (I don't remember if there is any at all) but there is so much for the eye it is not needed. The whole store smells like baking cinnamon buns, a store specialty (offered in the Cafe and in the Bistro as you leave). This makes the place really smell like home! Every inch of the store (excluding the warehouse for utility sake) it taken up by a display of some sort and everything is pleasing to look at and dissect. Special displays, such as the "living in 480 sq ft" full home layout are fantastic and feel very complete, as if you could simply kick off your shoes and watch television or lay down and take…… [Read More]

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Sustainable Building Design According to

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Companies that do not choose to consider these options in their building design are losing out on some significant payouts from the government. They can also gain considerable tax incentives as well. However, there are still many companies in existence that refuse to jump on the wagon and realize the benefits of green design. This type of thinking demonstrates an antiquated philosophy regarding design work.

Conclusions

In recognition that the world must change its attitude and act in a way that will help to conserve our vital resources, the General Service Administration (GSA) has mandated that sustainable building techniques be used. According to these standards, the sustainable building will seek to Sustainable design principles include the ability to: optimize site potential, minimize non-renewable energy consumption, use environmentally preferable products, protect and conserve water, enhance indoor environmental quality, and optimize operational and maintenance practices. These government standards are a response to…… [Read More]

References

Cumberland Design and Building Company. Home Page. Accessed September 13, 2007. Available at http://www.cumberlanddesign.com/.

General Services Adminstration. Sustainable Design Program. Accessed September 13, 2007. Available at  http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW&contentId=8154 .

Helmuth & Bicknese. Design Approach. Accessed September 13, 2007. Available at  http://www.hellmuth-bicknese.com/html/design_approach.htm .

National Parks Service. Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design. Accessed September 13, 2007. Available at  http://www.nps.gov/dsc/dsgncnstr/gpsd/ch1.html .
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Game Design Computer or Video

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(Crawford)

The I/O structure is of great importance because of the reason that it makes the connection between the computer and the player. It consequently is the message of the designer sent to the player with the help of the computer. I/O is created out of input and output. The output of the game refers to the graphics and to the sound coming from the computer and the speakers. Designers are dedicated to having the graphics of games as good as they can because of the fact that people generally pay more attention to visual effects than to sound effects.

The input of the game refers to the player's interference in the game with the help of the contact that the player has with the keyboard, the mouse, or the joystick. Game designers had often failed from having a success with their games because of joysticks which had not been…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bellis, Mary. Computer and Video Game History. Retrieved November 26, 2008 from About.com Website:  http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blcomputer_videogames.htm 

Crawford, Chris. (1997). The Art of Computer Game Design. Retrieved November 26, 2008 from Washington State University Vancouver Website:  http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/fac/peabody/game-book/Coverpage.html#TOC 

Player-centric design. Retrieved November 26, 2008 from a series of Tubes Website: http://aseriesoftub.es/blog/2008/1/26/player-centric-design
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Media Presentation Analyzation Design & Ethical Relationships

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Media Presentation Analyzation: Design & Ethical Relationships

The war in the Middle East is an example of an on-going media presentation that is covered in the radio, television and on the Internet. More recently covered are the accounts of the beheadings of those kidnapped and in yesterday's news, of numerous people killed or wounded in the Iraqi car blasts in Najaf, Iraq. This paper will examine the design and ethical relationships of the media's presentation of the war in Iraq using the attached article downloaded off the Internet for the analysis. It will examine television and the new media environment of the Web, for both have become central in determining both the design and ethical dimensions of the media's coverage of the war in the Middle East.

Turning on the television means establishing a connection with the place of broadcasting and being literally and continually present at the birth of…… [Read More]

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Bruce, B.C. (2000), "Credibility of the Web: Why we need dialectical reading," Journal of Philosophy of Education, vol. 34, no. 1, pp.97-109.

Design -- Media Presentation Analysis
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Ball-And-Sock Experiment the Experimental Design I Altered

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Ball-And-Sock Experiment

he Experimental Design

I altered the experiment slightly to help make sure that it would demonstrate the issues it was supposed to demonstrate without adding extraneous variables. Specifically, I was concerned that if I walked around all day with a sock on my hand, every person who interacted with me would ask about my sock and that would get in the way of the main point of simply forcing me to not to rely on my dominant hand in my daily routine. Likewise, there seemed to be no point to introducing the variable of self-consciousness since left-handed people don't usually wall around self-conscious and worried what everybody else thinks about their being left-handed. So, I simply wrapped the fingers of my right hand in some first-aid gauze to make it impossible to use them and then I wrapped an Ace bandage around my hand and wrist so that…… [Read More]

The first thing I noticed was that the most ordinary chores, such as brushing my teeth and accomplishing other personal hygiene tasks were extremely difficult and took much longer. On one hand, that represented an inherent limitation in the experimental design, because those issues do not ordinarily affect anybody who has always been left-handed; they would only be issues for people who have lost the use of their dominant hands and not anybody who has been left-handed since birth. However, from the perspective of a manager in business, it certainly is relevant to understanding the challenges of the thousands of injured military veterans whose lives have been changed by the loss of limbs in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2003 and 2011, respectively. However, I did immediately notice that my toothbrush is shaped for the right hand and that I cannot ever remember even seeing a toothbrush labeled "left-handed" in the drug store or supermarket. Possibly the most significant problem I encountered was that I was completely unable to drive my car even though it is an automatic transmission. The transmission shifter is on my right side and requires pushing a button with my thumb. I realized that learning how to drive must be that much more difficult for left-handed people because it probably is easier to use your dominant hand on the gear shifter.

In principle, the experiment reinforced how much most of us live our lives totally oblivious to many of the challenges faced by others. For example, males typically do not appreciate that when a female speaks in a group situation in the workplace, she might have concerns about the attitude of others (especially her superiors) about the competence of women, or about whether being proactive or assertive might be considered negatives when they would not be seen that way if she were male. Similarly, a Caucasian manager who lacks cultural sensitivity might not consider that an African-American or Hispanic coworker might worry that his colleagues think he might not have earned his position by merit and that he might have to work harder (and be more careful to avoid mistakes or about admitting to encountering difficulty with a task) to avoid reinforcing prejudicial assumptions that he received his position (or his educational degree) partly because of affirmative action.

In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I started considering that there might have been a point to the ridiculous aspect of the ball-and-sock design after all: because when I walk into a classroom or a job interview, the last thing on my mind is that the person might be making pejorative judgments about me as soon as they seem me and before I open my mouth. I realized that for my minority colleagues, that might not be the case: they might walk into every room feeling as though they have a sock and ball attached to their hands.
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Branch of Organizational Design That I Am

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branch of organizational design that I am going to investigate is participative management, which was an idea developed by Likert in the 1960s based on his observations of changes in the management techniques at the time.

Participative management was explained by enis Likert. At the University of Michigan, he started Michigan Survey esearch Center. In 1961 he published his New Patterns of Management that described participative management. He would elaborate on this theory quite a bit in later books, especially in 1966 and 1967. He had noticed that there was a new style of management that had arisen that was different from the old, authoritative style. Likert would then outlined four different types of participative management -- exploitive authoritative, benevolent authoritative, consultative, and participative group systems.

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At the time, Likert's work was received well. He was successful in explaining a phenomenon that existed in the business world, so while…… [Read More]

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Marchant, M. (1971). Participative management as related to personnel development. Library Trends. July 1971, 48-59.
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Errors Resulting From Research Design

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There is little incentive to fill in a written survey -- or fill them in accurately or in details, as there is no face-to-face contact. A personal survey is also brief, and might cause the speaker to wish to simply quickly please the survey's taker, and leave, rather than give thoughtful replies without being influenced by the taker's reactions.

DQ4. What are some examples of statistics used at your work place? What are they used for? How are they determined?

My place of business deploys statistics in the form of reports that record the increases and decrease in productivity in certain applications used by the organization. Quarterly reports record the organization's profits and loses with the aim of aiding the strategic management team in answering the questions of what the organization should do and where the organization should aspire to do in the…… [Read More]

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Featuring a Quantitative Experimental Design Related Criminal

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featuring a QUANTITATIVE experimental design related criminal justice security management. Attach article ( a hyperlink article) posting. Please answer questions: Overview: Provide an overview study ( -write abstract; words).

Confidence in the criminal justice system, by David Indermaur and Lynne oberts

Indermaur and oberts (2009) commence by arguing the importance of the judicial system within any country, especially a developed one, where there is ongoing pressure to improve the quality of the criminal justice system. Throughout the past recent years then, various efforts have been made across the countries to reform and modernize the criminal justice system. The two authors as such strive to analyze these efforts and conclude on their effectiveness, based on the analysis of the confidence revealed by the people in the criminal justice system. In this examination, emphasis is placed on the reforms implemented in the UK and the confidence of the people in the criminal…… [Read More]

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Indermaur, D., Roberts, L. (2009). Confidence in the criminal justice system. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. November edition.
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Oracle Bone Script and Modern Design

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Oracle Bone Script and Modern Design

In today's domain of alphabetic scripts, the Chinese system of writing is a one-of-a-kind phenomenon. ather than using a number of letters, the Chinese have come up with several thousand complicated characters or signs denoting words and morphemes. The Japanese, Korean and other similar writing systems, despite having a few characters in common with the Chinese characters, are able to work completely as solely phonetic scripts. Further, though the Chinese writing system isn't the lone-surviving logographic scripttoday, it is definitely the only such script that functions as the principal script for several hundred million individuals. The earliest recognizable Chinese writings can be traced back 3,500 years; however, there are several historians who contend that the script is actually much older. Irrespective of its true age, the language has undergone considerable evolution with time, but continues to maintain its archaic core, thus becoming one among…… [Read More]

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Aylmer, C. (1981). Origins of the Chinese Script. London.

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Cambridge University Library. (2016, November). Chinese Oracle Bones. Retrieved from Cambridge University Library:  http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/mulu/oracle.html 

Chalfant, F. (1939). The Hopkins Collection of Inscribed Oracle Bone. New York.
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Balanced Scorecards BSC Are Designed to Provide

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Balanced Scorecards (BSC) are designed to provide insights into which customer-centric strategies are the most profitable and scalable over the long-term (Glykas, Valiris, 2011). Often customer-centric measures of satisfaction, sales and repurchase rates hide the real issues of customer profitability, lifetime customer value and cost to serve the most loyal customers (Kaplan, 2005). A balanced scorecard must take into account the entire value chain of a business if it is going to be successful and capture those most profitability activities first, not just seek to gain customers' satisfaction levels alone (Jayashree, Hussain, 2011).

The measurements as defined by Niven are not customer-centric, they are centered on how companies connect with their prospects and customers. There is a major difference in truly customer-centric measures of performance and those that seek to measure the value of the messaging produced. Niven is speaking of unique value propositions (UVP) that are unquantifiable by nature,…… [Read More]

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Chytas, P., Glykas, M., & Valiris, G.. (2011). A proactive balanced scorecard. International Journal of Information Management, 31(5), 460.

Payyazhi Jayashree, & Syed Jamal Hussain. (2011). Aligning change deployment: a Balanced Scorecard approach. Measuring Business Excellence, 15(3), 63-85.

Kaplan, RS (2005) A Balanced Scorecard Approach To Measure Customer Profitability. Working Knowledge. Harvard Business School. Retrieved November 3, 2011, from  http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/4938.html 

Niven, P. (N.D.) (2011) Customer perspective. EPM Review. Retrieved November 3, 2011, from http://www.epmreview.com/Resources/Articles/Customer-Perspective.html
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Fishing Rod Design and Manufacture

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he basic design of the fishing rod is simple -- a tapered rod made of six triangular-cut, planed, and individually tapered bamboo strips glued together along their lengths (Penrose, 2008). Flexibility and strength in the individual strips is mediated/enhanced by the positioning of the joints and the strips in relation to each other, and strip size and selection are the primary design and materials elements that affect the outcome of the product -- "faster" action rods have more flexibility in the last third of the rod and decreasing flexibility moving down the rod and closer to the angler's hand, while "slow" action rods have significant bends all along their lengths (Penrose, 2008; Barkley, 2012). Bamboo's unique cellular structure enables this flexibility along the length of the rod while also providing a tensile strength of approximately 15,000 pounds per square inch and a flexural strength of over 2,000 kilo-Newtons per square…… [Read More]

The basic design of the fishing rod is simple -- a tapered rod made of six triangular-cut, planed, and individually tapered bamboo strips glued together along their lengths (Penrose, 2008). Flexibility and strength in the individual strips is mediated/enhanced by the positioning of the joints and the strips in relation to each other, and strip size and selection are the primary design and materials elements that affect the outcome of the product -- "faster" action rods have more flexibility in the last third of the rod and decreasing flexibility moving down the rod and closer to the angler's hand, while "slow" action rods have significant bends all along their lengths (Penrose, 2008; Barkley, 2012). Bamboo's unique cellular structure enables this flexibility along the length of the rod while also providing a tensile strength of approximately 15,000 pounds per square inch and a flexural strength of over 2,000 kilo-Newtons per square centimeter (Carrasco et al., 2009). The result is a six-foot pole with a high and variable (based on purposeful selection, in the hands of a skilled manufacturer) level of elasticity and strength to withstand continuous bending and various direction of strain.

The design process has remained unchanged for sometime because there is not a better way to balance the needs of flexibility and strength that has yet been developed, and because there is not demand for more responsive, flexible, or simply "better" rods -- while quality varies considerably in the rods available the high-end rods have been the same for many years (Barkley, 2012). Care will be taken in the design process to emulate proven techniques, with changes to tapering degree and rod length made only after careful examination and consumer feedback collection. Quality in the manufacturing process will be maintained through consistent and open communication with suppliers and through repeated testing of the bamboo at each stage of hand possessing, with only proven high-quality adhesives and bindings used in the actual construction and with an appropriate machine binder used to ensure an even and non-slipping means of compressing the strips into a rod (Penrose, 2008). Through careful control over each aspect of the manufacturing process, quality of the process itself and of the product produced will be ensured. This quality assurance increase is the tradeoff in the difficulties and the expense of skilled hand labor.

Differentiation: Marketing a Classic Product through Manufacturing
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Architectural Design Specialists Ltd London

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According to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, "In the sustainable communities plan the government has linked use of MMC with the drive to boost housing supply, thus further raising the salience of the issue for lenders and other stakeholders. The Housing Corporation has stated that 25% of all new grant-aided construction by housing associations should be by MMC" (MMC 2010, 3).

In sum, modern methods of construction allow developers to "create eco friendly homes, reducing the amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere and homeowners' utility bills" (Lilley 2007). For instance, a recent report from Dixon (2006) notes that, "The innovative Quad at the Dunes development at Hadston, opposite Druridge Bay, offers buyers not only a two-bedroom home for just pounds 128,000, but also a look at one of the possible futures for new home building" (25). The innovative approach that allows for this cost efficiency is MMC. According to…… [Read More]

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Dixon, J. 2006, October 21. "Quad Gives Taste of the Future." The Journal 25.

Lilley, B. 2007, December 2. "Energy Bills Deal at Eco-Friendly Grange." The Journal 25.

MMC. 2009. Council of Mortgage Lenders. Retrieved from  http://www.cml.org.uk/cml/policy  / issues/107.
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Intelligent Design Evolution Intelligent Design

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ut science is about stepping stones: the creation of theories and hypothesis, and the testing of these hypotheses with empiricism. If these theories fail, then additional hypotheses have to be proposed. During the process of the testing these hypothesis, experimentalists will find evidence based that will enable to fine tuning of the hypothesis, and the process carries on. Indeed, most of quantum theory is hinged on the Uncertainty principle put forward by Werner Heisenberg. What apt that it be named the Uncertainty principle.

Eventually, one hopes that some consensus will come between those that support graduated equilibrium vs. phyletic gradualism in terms of evolution of species. Or a new theory will develop and come to the fore, if new fossil evidence comes to light. ut that does not mean that we subscribe to the watchmaker theory. William Paley, an eighteenth century moral theorist, philosopher and religious conservative, was perhaps the…… [Read More]

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Behe, Michael J., and T.D. Singh. God, Intelligent Design & Fine-Tuning. Kolkata: Bhaktivedanta Institute, 2005.

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http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/edwards.html. April19 2008.
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Compensation System A Brief Discussion

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Dental care under MCSS fee schedule for Ontario Works adults;

Prosthetic appliances such as back braces, surgical stockings, and artificial limbs (provision, replacement, and repairs);

Wheelchairs and repairs for the portion not covered through ADP;

Hearing aids and batteries (co-payment under Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care's Assistive Devices Program (ADP) for the provision, replacement, and repairs to hearing aids);

Vision care for adults;

Dentures where deemed appropriate;

Cost of completing other medical forms; and Other items may be approved individually based on medical documentation stating the need and the benefits.

7. It is important to carefully define these factors and determine an appropriate number for the organization. The definitions should not overlap, resulting in the same job dimension being measured multiple times. However, the important aspects of each job and what the organization wants from its employees must be included. From there, home country-based compensation is the following…… [Read More]

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Management and Organizations Brief History

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Comparison to oeing

The general perception is that oeing is the undisputed international leader on the aerospace market and that Airbus is generally unable to properly function and its success is only based on state subsidies and sponsorships. However, in his book oeing vs. Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in usiness, John Newhouse proves the opposite. He states that Airbus deserves the title of international leader as they produce similar products of sometimes superior qualities than oeing. In addition, they do this by using fewer financial resources and with the aid of fewer people than oeing. Also, to prove their superiority, he cites the years 2004 and 2005, when Airbus outnumbered oeing's sales and orders.

8. oeing 787 Dreamliner vs. Airbus A380

The A380 is the largest airplane on the market, having the ability to transport 550 up to 800 travellers, depending on the model; whereas…… [Read More]

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Newhouse, J., Boeing vs. Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business, Vintage, 2007
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Gucci Company Gucci a Brief History of

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Gucci Company

Gucci

A Brief History of the Company

Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. Gucci was an immigrant who worked in London and Paris. Because he worked in high-end hotels, he became enamored with the beautiful luggage he would always see. He returned to Florence, Italy, where he was born, and begin to sell fine leather goods from a shop in 1920 (Forden, 2000). The Gucci company was officially founded the next year. The workrooms were organized to handle industrial production, but the handcrafting remained. Soon there were additional shops throughout Florence, as well as ome and Milan (Bianchino, et al., 1987). The leather goods sold well because they were finely-crafted, but the leather was exchanged for cotton during WWII because of leather shortages (Bianchino, et al., 1987). The bags were marked with a signature Gucci logo. In 1953, offices were established in New York City. Jet-setters…… [Read More]

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Forden, Sara Gay. The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. New York: William Morrow, 2000.

Horyn, Cathy. "Tom Ford Goes Out with a Roar." New York Times, 26 February 2004.

Steele, Valerie. Fashion, Italian Style. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2003.
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Art Any Brief Definition of Art Would

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Art

"Any brief definition of art would oversimplify the matter, but we can say that all the definitions offered over the centuries include some notion of human agency, whether through manual skills (as in the art of sailing or painting or photography), intellectual manipulation (as in the art of politics), or public or personal expression (as in the art of conversation). Recall that the word is etymologically related to artificial -- i.e., produced by human beings. Since this embraces many types of production that are not conventionally deemed to be art, perhaps a better term for them would be visual culture. This would explain why certain preindustrial cultures produce objects which Eurocentric interests characterize as art, even though the producing culture has no linguistic term to differentiate these objects from utilitarian artifacts. Having said that, we are still left with a class of objects, ideas and activities that are held…… [Read More]

Photography: Leibovitz, A. (n.d.). John Lennon and Yoko Ono. [Photograph, color]. Photo

Gallery, AmericanMasters, PBS. Retrieved from  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/annie-leibovitz/photo-gallery/19/ 

Annie Leibovitz is famous for her celebrity portraits because of the unusual poses and backdrops she uses with her subjects. The portrait of John and Yoko is powerful. It is startling because John is nude astride a fully-clothed Yoko. John is kissing her tenderly, with his body curled around hers and his arms cradling her head. Yoko is completely passive. It seems Leibovitz captured the dynamics of the couple's relationship with this
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Approaching Depression Through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Approach

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy on Mothers with a Disabled Child

This research paper will focus on the ability of the author to effectively provide therapy services to individuals and adopt an enabling role, coaching the client in exploring his/her own way of solving the problems experienced, thereby using his own competence to the greatest extent possible. By using the Solution Focused Therapy approach and the author's own views on letting the client become the expert, promoting self-esteem, and most importantly creating change through various techniques and interventions, it will allow client to see through a new 'lens' of self.

This researcher selects Janet as a case study. She is 25 years old and lives in with her boyfriend with whom she has two son. The older son, James, has a disability in his clef foot. This incurable disability, her husband's abusive attitude and the natural inner struggles of a growing woman…… [Read More]

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Covidien Incontinence Briefs

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Covidien Pad Research

There are a number of major concerns when it comes to the residents of rehabilitation centers, nursing homes or any other similar facilities that house people of higher age and/or that otherwise have toileting issues. While the management, supervisors and nurses (among others) of those facilities take great care to ensure that residents are using the toilet as they need to and assisting them with the same as needed, staffing and other limitations preclude there from being any assertion that the need for Depends, Covidien Wings or other similar undergarments are not or should not be needed. Indeed, there are situations where a resident is asleep, is generally incontinent or has lost the mental acuity to be mindful and aware of themselves and/or others. A common example would be someone with severe dementia who does not realize that they should alert the nurse if they need accompanying…… [Read More]

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Relation of Human Factors and Interior Space Design

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Human Factors and Interior Space Design

The objective of this work in writing is to summarize the article entitled "The Relation of Human Factors and Interior Space Design." This article begins by noting the importance of the human having tools that fit them well and that this was realized early in the development of the human species. Specifically, this article notes that Australopithecus Prometheus "selected pebble tools and made scoops from antelope bones in a clear display of selecting/creating objects to make tasks easier to accomplish." (p.3) Over the centuries there was improvement in the effectiveness of the tools as discovered by anthropologists and archaeologists including tools such as hammers, plows and axes. During the Industrial Revolution, more advanced machines were developed that assisted man with his work including such as the spinning Jenny and the rolling mills.

The methodology utilized in the study under review is reported to have…… [Read More]

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Graphic Design Historical Compare and Contrast

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Graphic Design Comparison

Graphic design has the power to shape our world and reflect our history. This is abundantly clear when examining two works of graphic design over a century apart. This paper will examine the similarities and difference between the handbill for the excursion tickets to Baltimore of 1876 and Paula Scher’s poster for the Public Theatre.

One major similarity between these two posters that have over 100 years of difference between them is that they both employ a visually arresting typography. Both posters use a font that is recognizable but hard to identify and depend on the use of large words given to words considered most important. “The 1995 posters Pentagram designed for The Public Theater’s production of Savion Glover’s Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk featured the wood typefaces used throughout The Public's identity” (Pentagram.com). In the case of the handbill, the largest and most important word…… [Read More]

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Aortic Brief History of Acute

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"Valve sparing root replacements may be performed to replace the entire ascending aorta without leaving residual dissection behind" (Type A, 2011, Columbia Surgery). For type B, the usual prescription is blood pressure control, given the risks of surgery. However, endovascular stent grafting is often offered as an alternative and less invasive treatment (Type B, 2011, Columbia Surgery).

When operating, the femoral artery is usually selected for aortic cannulation. But in some patients, "although the femoral artery seems to be intact, its use for aortic return carries a high risk of cerebral embolism because of the atheromatous changes in the thoracic aorta. Alternatively, surgeons may use the axillary artery in the presence of peripheral artery disease or femoral artery dissection" although "the use of the axillary artery for cannulation can be troublesome because of the vessel's small diameter" (Yamamoto et al. 2001). Aortic cannulation through the apex of the left ventricle…… [Read More]

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Aortic dissection. (2011). Columbia Surgery. Retrieved  http://www.columbiasurgery.org/aortic/aortic_dissection.html 

Christ, Michael; Yulia Sharkova, Gootz Geldner, & Bernhard Maisch. (2005). Preoperative and Perioperative care for patients with suspected or established aortic stenosis facing noncardiac surgery. CHEST, 128 (4) 2944-2953.

Type A. (2011). Columbia Surgery. Retrieved  http://www.columbiasurgery.org/aortic/dissection_type_a.html 

Type B. (2011). Columbia Surgery. Retrieved  http://www.columbiasurgery.org/aortic/dissection_type_b.html
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MP3 Players Industry Brief History

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The initial MP3 founders backed by the open source model coded the MP3 software that speeded up the recognition of the MP3 audio format. (Behind the Files: History of MP3) at the time of writing the code for MP3 format, an array of compression intensities can be programmed. To take an example, an MP3 made with 128 Kbit compression intensity will have enhanced sound reproduction quality and bigger file size compared to a 56 Kbit compression, hence indicating that lesser the compression intensity, the lesser the reproduction of sound quality. (What is MP3, How does it work, what is (MPEG)

This accounts for growing acceptance of the MP3 format music files with the Internet devoted music enthusiasts since it is the perfect medium for receiving music files through the Internet compared to WAV/AIFF files with takes much longer time to get downloaded. (What is MP3, How does it work, what…… [Read More]

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Apple hits 100 million iTunes mark. July 13, 2004. Retrieved at http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200407/s1152412.htm. Accessed on 30 September, 2004

Blanchette, Kasie. Effects of MP3 Technology on the Music Industry: An Examination of Market Structure and Apple iTunes. April 23, 2004. Retrieved at  http://www.holycross.edu/departments/economics/website/honors/blanchette_thesis.pdf . Accessed on 30 September, 2004

Brain, Marshall. How to Break Into the Music Business. Retrieved at http://www.mp3mall.net/php/howto.php?id=9. Accessed on 30 September, 2004
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Dell Overview & Brief History

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HP has long been a respected computer brand and Compaq also had a decent share of the market prior to the merger. Together the companies have become a force to be reckoned and although HP has experienced some of its own problems recently, these problems have been internal issues that have not really affected the company's performance as it relates to profits.

Future of Dell / possible solutions

It seems that the problems at Dell have come in rapid succession; perhaps these issues can be overcome and perhaps they can not. The ability to overcome these problems will play a significant role in the ability of the company to be successful in the future. The primary thing that the company has to evaluate is the safety and the dexterity of the products that it sells. The company can not afford to cut corners as it relates to the development and…… [Read More]

References

About Us." Hewlett Packard. Retrieved October 11, 2006 from;  http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/ 

Chairman of the Board. Retrieved October 11, 2006 from;  http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/biographies/en/msd_index?c=us&l=en&s=corp 

Dell Profile. Retrieved October 11, 2006 from;  http://finance.yahoo.com/ q/pr?s=dell

Dell at a Glance." Retrieved October 11, 2006 from;  http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/corp/background/en/facts?c=us&l=en&s=corp&~section=002
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Nurse Stats a Brief Overview

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That is, though overall job satisfaction is rated significantly higher than the itemized individual aspects, most items were rated a point or two above the median level of satisfaction, not exactly demonstrating strong support for the environment as it currently stands but demonstrating a great enough degree of satisfaction to make effective work possible. Further analysis based on the more meaningful findings in this study, such as the impact of administrative stressors on overall job stress and job satisfaction and a determination of how self-perceptions of performance impact perceptions of environment, would help to inform and clarify the findings in relation to these other items.

Table 1

Series 1: Mean

Series 2: Variance

1. Overall job satisfaction

2. The quality of patient care I perform

3. The help I receive from my co-workers

4. The help I receive from Administration (above charge nurse)

5. My time management skills

6. How…… [Read More]

References

Babbie, E. (2011). The Basics of Social Research. Mason, OH: Cengage.

Doughty, J., May, B., Butell, S., & Tong, V. (2002). A Profile of the Social Climate of Nursing Faculty. Nursing Education Perspectives, 23(4), 191-196.

Hunter, J. & Schmidt, F. (2004). Methods of Meta-Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Teo, S., Newton, C.J., Chang, E., Pick, D., & Yeung, M. (2011). Do Australian public and nonprofit nurses cope with administrative stressors?.
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Poster Design

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Posters have always carried with them the ability to communicate in a unique way. ith the right message, posters can inspire and motivate people to think about things in new ways and perhaps do things they might otherwise never do. Posters can reflect culture, as well as alter it. hen combining art with other interests, posters can become powerful tools of communication.

It wasn't until the late nineteenth century, with the advent of the lithographic process that posters became recognized as the type of art they are today. Though the movement began in Paris with superb poster designers such as Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Cappiello, it wasn't long before the art spread Holland, Belgium, London, and America (Fusco xiii). Famous American poster designers include Bradley, Parrish, and Hardy.

This new art movement became known as Art Nouveau, which was the leading international decorative style of the early nineteenth century. Art Nouveau…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Davidson, James West, et al. Nation of Nations. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. 1990.

Fusco, Tony. The Official Guide to Posters. New York: House of Collectibles. 1990.

Kiehl, David W. American Art Posters of the 1890s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Leonard A. Lauder Collection. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987.

The International Poster Gallery. 3 Dec. 2003. http:www.internationalposter.com
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A brief history of Medicare and Medicaid

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Medicare Medicaid
A brief history of Medicaid and Medicare
The idea of a national health insurance plan gained political momentum in the first part of the 20th C. President T. Roosevelt was among the pioneers in making the health insurance issue a campaign matter. The Second New Deal crafted by President Roosevelt involved including the Social Security program in the laws (Piatak, 2015). The act tried to reduce the extent to which such factors as poverty, old age, widowhood and children without known fathers were seen as dangers. The New Deal had a chunk of its content expunged by the Supreme Court because they were either seen as unconstitutional or simply not within the jurisdiction of the federal government. Some of the acts such as the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act were ordered removed, by the Supreme Court.
The medical insurance scheme that had been drawn by…… [Read More]

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Pardun L'engle and Brown 2005 Designed Research

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Pardun, L'Engle and Brown (2005) designed research to test exposure rates of sexual content to later increases in sexual actions and behaviors. The study examined 3,261 participants in the seventh and eighth grades. It utilized a self conducted questionnaire where the participants evaluated the level of sexual content they were exposed to base on their reports of their favorite media content. Later analysis coded each of the top media responses in terms of a rating for the presence of exposure to sexual content. These findings were later followed up with interviews regarding their sexual actions and behaviors. esults showed that 11% of the participants favored media programs with high levels of sexual content. Further correlation to participant interviews showed that this increase in exposure actually paralleled the increase in sexual activity. Overall, Pardun, L'Engle, and Brown (2005) showed a clear connection between exposure and later behavioral outcomes.

Although the article…… [Read More]

References

Pardun, Carol J.; L'Engle, Kelly Ladin; & Brown, Jane D. (2005). Linking exposure to outcomes: Early Adolescents' consumption of sexual content in six media. Mass Communication & Society, 8(2), 75-91.

Stapleton, Christopher B. & Hughes, Charles E. (2005). Mixed reality and experiential movie trailers: Combining emotions and immersion to innovate entertainment marketing. 2005 International Conference on Human-Computer Interface Advances for Modeling and Simulation. Pennsylvania State University. Web.  http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.58.9647&rep=rep1&type=pdf
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New Pile Design

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Piles

The literature review for this particular study is conducted in order to ascertain what, if any, problems, solutions and circumstances are present with the manner in which current piles are developed, used and maintained. The literature should provide the researcher with data on the different aspects of current pile technology, as well as information on any new ideas or concepts that might be currently in the works regarding piles and pile technology.

Piles are considered a method for supporting structures in areas where loads are not normally supported. A good example of a pile would be a support structure that transfers load capacity from an inadequate area of support, to an area of adequate support such as in shallow waters or in areas where the soil might not be conducive to providing a good bearing support capacity. A recent report may have put it best when it espoused "the…… [Read More]

References

Boushehrian, A.H.; Hataf, N.; Ghahramani, A.; (2009) Numerical study of cyclic behavior of shallow foundations on sand reinforced with Geogrid and Grid-Anchor, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 58, pp. 607-610

Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition, (2011) Pile, p. 1

Horvath, J.S.; (2010) New structural model for multicomponent pile cross sections under axial load, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 136, Issue 6, pp. 875-879

Hussein, M.H. & Likins, G.E.; (1993) Driving long precast concrete piles, 14th International Congress of the Precast Concrete Industry, Washington, D.C., 10 -- 15th September 1993, accessed on November 28, 2012 at: http://www.pile.com/reference/14thInternationalCongressOfThePrecastConcreteIndustry/DrivingLongPrecastConcretePiles.pdf
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Job Design and Identify the 5 Considerations

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job design and identify the 5 considerations in job design, providing a brief explanation of each consideration.

Job design is defined as the analysis of workflow and processes that represents someone's position within an organization. It deals not only with the actual tasks but also the impact that the completion of these tasks will have on the employees physical and mental health. The five considerations are:

Job Simplification -- this reduces the complexity of a position and simplifies the requirements.

Job Enlargement -- this increases the requirements placed on an individual and the tasks involved.

Job Enrichment -- this empowers the employee to have a more comprehensive role by improving the planning, organizing, controlling, and evaluation functions.

Job Rotation -- this allows individuals to work in multiple positions by cross-training them with new skills.

Teams -- this concept distributes responsibilities to a team of employees as opposed to a single…… [Read More]

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Benefit Plan Design Analysis

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Benefit Plan Design Analysis

Select and profile an organization for the benefit plan

Extraordinary and above average people are recruited by ABC. Their task force possesses a number of exceptional skills and many of them are graduates of top universities or possess professional qualifications. One of the most interesting things about ABC is that it is continually trying to make the organization host to an increasingly global platform that employs people coming from various nationalities and cultures. This way, it makes sure that the creme de la creme of the task force is employed in the organization that is not afraid of taking on challenges. Also, the organization then comes up to their expectation by providing a healthy and competitive corporate culture.

Staff that is new to the ABC organization undergoes a series of sessions whose themes range from personal mentoring to formal training. The training is imparted by their…… [Read More]

References

Fronstin, Paul. "Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Updated Analysis of the March 2008 Current Population Survey." EBRI Issue Brief, no. 321 (Employee Benefit Research Institute, September 2008).
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Political Design and Today

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People

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a brief but stirring speech while the country was in the process of tearing itself apart in a civil war. During that speech President Lincoln stated a phrase that has helped to capture what democracy means. Lincoln told the audience that had gathered to dedicate a soldier's cemetery that the government that had been formed "of the people, by the people, for the people" would not "perish from the earth." In that phrase, Lincoln summarized what the founding fathers had hoped to capture in documents that shaped the system of government they believed was essential for prosperity and happiness for all mankind. The fact that the United States has remained in existence for more than 200 years does not necessarily mean that the ideals Lincoln spoke of are in existence today. In fact, many would argue that the concepts Lincoln captured in his…… [Read More]

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Hamilton, Alexander, "Federalist Paper 79," Independent Journal 18 Jun. 1788

Madison, James, "Federalist Paper 37," Daily Advertiser 11 Jan. 1788

Madison, James, "Federalist Paper 52," New York Packet 8 Feb. 1788
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Nutritional Site That Is Designed

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This is important because many people, including the elderly are aware that they need to eat better but are not sure how to begin. These recipes give them a jump start into the types of meals that they can prepare.

Using these recipes can serve as a foundation to build new recipes using low sodium products and fresh foods as is demonstrated by the recipe section of the site (Nutrition and Aging Well (http://agingwell.state.ny.us/eatwell/index.htm#articles).

This site has one significant weakness and that is in the way the information is presented. It is important to keep things simple and short so that the everyday reader can understand the information however, in this particular site there is little to no information about why it is necessary to eat nutritional meals. A site that explained more about the process and how each type of food benefited the body would give the readers confidence…… [Read More]

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Architecture 2a Brief History of

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These markets need the categorization of information assets and also the plan of interaction interfaces that conventionally were built up within the organizations. Nevertheless, as the diversities of the access to information and also functionality of these applications are increasing, the difficulties of the organization of information and also the user interfaces that are possible will also increase. Due to this, the architects of information are becoming increasingly concerned with the vertical application development to design and also to put into practice precise architectures to maintain users and also to develop and increase organically with functionality. In a number of instances, vertical IAs might principally be cautiously organized, task-based boundaries to customary end-user applications and databases accessed through a Web browser and customized to every purpose, activity and industry. A common example is the applications of e-commerce which are within commercial Web sites like shopping carts and exact term creation…… [Read More]

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Beckett, D., & McBride, B., (2004).RDF=XML Syntax Specification (Revised): W3C

Recommendation 10 February 2004. World Wide Web Consortium, Cambridge, MA.,  http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-syntax-grammar  / (accessed Mar 27-2011).

Dillon & Turnbull (2005). Dillon, a. & Turnbull, D. ( 2005). Information Architecture. (Pp. 1-9).

In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. New York: Marcel Dekker. Pp. 1-14. Online: http://www.dekker.com/sdek/abstract~db=~content=a713609832?words=&hash=
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Product Management Issues Quality of Design Performance

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Product Management Issues

Quality of Design, Performance, and TQM -- As manufacturing design and implementation became even more complex, an integrative approach to the end product became necessary. There are many theoretical rubrics for this, but one of the more stable and robust is that of TQM, or Total Quality Management. TQM, like other theories such as Six Sigma, is based on the idea that the quality of the end product is the responsibility of everyone who touches the process -- from the creation to the manufacturing to the distribution. TQM, as noted, is an evolving process, and one that includes design, process management, stakeholder involvement and integration, leadership and management, strategic planning, cross-functional training opportunities, and the ongoing involvement of all employees. It becomes, in fact, the culture of the company. (Peratec, 1995). There are different aspects of TQM that impact the organization in slightly different ways, although the…… [Read More]

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Chaos Theory: A Brief Introduction. (2010) IMHO. Retrieved from:

www.inho.com/grae/choas/chaos/html

Trend and Control Chart Interpretation. (2009). Success Through Quality. Retrieved from: http://www.successthroughquality.com/trend_Interpretation.htm

Using Change Concepts for Improvement. (March 30, 2012). Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Retrieved from:  http://www.ihi.org/knowledge/Pages  / Changes/UsingChangeConceptsforImprovement.aspx
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Network Design

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Network

Verizon is a leader in the communications industry. With an unparalleled service and strong brand equity, Verizon continues to uphold its market leadership among telecommunications providers. A key aspect of the success of Verizon is its network. Its network is ultimately the source of its vast profits, strong leadership, and globally recognized brand. The company's network also provides the company with economies of scale, lowering the per-unit cost per subscriber. This document will describe how the network is designed, offering insights as to why the design is effective. The documents will then often brief, incremental suggestion to improve the overall network capability.

To begin, Verizon Wireless is one of two major U.S. carriers that use CDMA2000. CDMA 2000 is a family of 3G mobile technology standards, which use CDMA channel access, to send voice, data, and signaling data between mobile phones and cell sites. The cell sites are important…… [Read More]

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1. Raciti, Robert C. (July 1995). "CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY." Nova Southeastern University.

2. P. Key, D. Smith. Teletraffic Engineering in a competitive world. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam Netherlands, 1999. Chapter 1 (Plenary) and 3 (mobile).

3. William C.Y. Lee, Mobile Cellular Telecommunications Systems (1989), McGraw-Hill
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Management Chapter 1-The Influence of

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Furthermore, the proper selection of the team provides a means of determining general responsibilities for each team member involved. They will need to know the overall scope of their service while also knowing their overall design responsibilities as compared to their peers. In addition, their contracts will be a directly correlated to the contract and specifications of the client involved. This is important as it aligns the motivations of the work team with that of the client. By aligning motivations and incentives, the design team has their personal interests affiliated with those of the client. This will ultimately help reduce unethical practices and mistakes within the overall process. According to the British design management standards, the design team will want to establish effective means of communication while also electing a qualified leader. More important the team must establish an overall brief. The brief, according to British Standards, should outline the…… [Read More]

References

1) Guide to RIBA Agreements 2007 (Royal Institute of British Architects) RIBA Publishing, 2008

2) Architect's Job Book Eighth Edition (Royal Institute of British Architects) RIBA Publishing, 2008

3) Briefing the Team (Construction Industry Board) Thomas Telford Publishing, 1998

4) The CIC Scope of Services Handbook (Contraction Industry Council) RIBA Publishing, 2007
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Mumbai Buildings

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Shah Signature, Navi Mumbai

The Shah Signature building is located in Navi Mumbai. The clients in this project are Shah group Projects and infraprojects Ltd. And the project was executed by Soyuz Talib Architects. The site where the building is located is 1800 sqm, a footprint of 825 sqm and a built up of 13,000 sqm and the total built up area was 138,000 Sq.F.t. The total cost of putting up the building is estimated to be 2387.40 Lacs (Kalpana Struct, 2012).The project for the Shah Signature building was designed by the Firm Associates, Architects in India, Asia which is a team famous for its sustainability intrinsic to good designs. The structural consultants of this building were Shanghai & Associates. Work on the building commenced on the 2nd of February 2012 and the work completed on the 30th of April 2013.it is a commercial project for showrooms as well as…… [Read More]

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NBM Media Pvt. Ltd., (2010). The Firm Sustainability Intrinsic to Good Design. Retrieved March31, 2014 from  http://www.nbmcw.com/articles/architects-a-project-watch/5533-the-firm-a-multi-design-practice-offering-architecture-interiors-and-landscape.html 

Dsouza, B.(2012). Shah Signature at Vashi by Shah Group in Navi Mumbai. Retrieved March31,2014 from  http://masssnews.weebly.com/4/post/2012/05/shah-signature-at-vashi-by-shah-group-in-navi-mumbai.html 

Kalpana Struct.(2012). Shaha Signature-commercial Building construction. Retrieved March31, 2014 from  http://www.kscpl.com/ongoing/shah-signature-commercial-building-construction/
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Thinking Is Multi-faceted As President and Founder

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thinking is multi-faceted. As president and founder of Compass, a real estate company in Italy, my approach needed to be multi-demensional in nature. For one, Italy has high debt burdens which are often financed through governments and large corporations. Starting a real estate company therefore was challenging as I had to analyze the potential market in a manner that was unconventional. In many areas, particularly in the United States, commercial real estate is often driven by consumer demand. In Italy however, the exact opposite it true. Through my analytical ability, I was able to successfully navigate through nearly 5 years of recession like macroeconomic cycles. In addition, I was able to deliver profits that exceed nearly 60% of my peers in the industry.

Prior to my experience in Italian real estate, I accepted a role as a consultant at AB Studio Inc. This position, much like the real estate position…… [Read More]

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1) Production Information: a code of procedure for the construction industry Construction Production Information Committee, 2003 BS 7000-4:1996 Design Management Systems
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Story Design

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successful Storytelling?

There are so many things that make successful storytelling. One of the major components that stick out is the events in the story. Selecting and arranging the events is highly important in the process of composing the story passage. ithout the events, there really is not kind of story. Brainstorming and writing down an important list of the things that have gone on is something that is very vital. The more ideas a story has the better it will be to the reader. hat makes good storytelling is the fact they a writer knows how to capture the reader's attention without having to go back and repeat themselves over and over. It is also important to make sure that the story has a lot of detail and also the links that are between them. The details make a story really good because it draws the reader into the…… [Read More]

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Buss, H.M. "Gender, genre and identity in women's travel writing." Biography 21.6 (2005): 444-447,514.

Campisi, D., Costa, R., & Mancuso, P. "The effects of low cost airlines growth in italy." Modern Economy, 18.5 (2010): 59-67.

Folks, J.J. "Mediterranean travel writing: From etruscan places to under the tuscan sun." Papers on Language and Literature 14.7 (2006): 102-112.

Iannone, F. "A model optimizing the port-hinterland logistics of containers: The case of the campania region in southern italy." Maritime Economics & Logistics 14.1 (2012): 33-72.
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Kimono History and Contempory Fashion

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...these designers placed great significance on clothing inherited from the past, including Japanese farmers' clothes designed through necessity and adapted dyed textile and quilting from ancient Japan, which Japanese would not consider fashionable. These designers presented them to the fashion world, gave the opportunity for 'the neglected' to make their existence known, and transformed them into 'fashion'."(Kawamura, 2004, 125)

Kawakubo, Miyake and Yamamoto are considered as the designers who made these first steps towards a new fashion more concrete: "hile Kenzo is considered a pioneer among all Japanese designers, Kawakubo, Miyake and Yamamoto are the ones who created a new style characterized by monochromatic, asymmetrical and baggy looks."(Kawamura, 2004, 125) the asymmetrical and baggy look of their designs is clearly influenced by the loose form of the kimono. Sometimes, in Miyake's creations for example, the dresses are completely shapeless and have random holes that offer a certain freedom when wearing…… [Read More]

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Cort, Louise Allison and Sabur? Mizoguchi. Design Motifs. Weatherhill, 1973

Kawamura, Yunyia. The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion. Oxford: Berg, 2004.

Kimono.  http://www.yoshinoantiques.com/kimono.html 

Martin, Richard. "Our Kimono Mind: Reflections on 'Japanese Design. A Survey since 1950.'" Journal of Design History. Vol.8(3), 1995. 215-224.