Design to Thrive Book
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Design to Thrive

  • Author : Tharon Howard
  • Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 008095720X

Design to Thrive Excerpt :

Social networks and online communities are reshaping the way people communicate, both in their personal and professional lives. What makes some succeed and others fail? What draws a user in? What makes them join? What keeps them coming back? Entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to user experience practitioners to figure this out. Though they are well-equipped to evaluate and create a variety of interfaces, social networks require a different set of design principles and ways of thinking about the user in order to be successful. Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author’s decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities -- whether a wiki for employees to share procedures and best practices or for the next Facebook. The book describes four criteria, called "RIBS," which are necessary to the design of a successful and sustainable online community. These concepts provide designers with the tools they need to generate informed creative and productive design ideas, to think proactively about the communities they are building or maintaining, and to design communities that encourage users to actively contribute. Provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs Contains real world stories from popular, well known communities to illustrate how the concepts work Features a companion online network that employs the techniques outlined in the book

How to Thrive in the Next Economy Book

How to Thrive in the Next Economy

  • Author : John Thackara
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Communities
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 050077305X

How to Thrive in the Next Economy Excerpt :

John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them.

Designing Your Work Life Book

Designing Your Work Life

  • Author : Bill Burnett
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525655251

Designing Your Work Life Excerpt :

When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives (“Life has questions. They have answers.” –The New York Times). The book struck a chord, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work they apply that transformative thinking to the place we spend more time than anywhere else: work. DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have. “Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

Resilience By Design Book

Resilience By Design

  • Author : Ian Snape
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119794936

Resilience By Design Excerpt :

Discover how to transform stress and other unwanted states into resilience, clarity, and improved wellbeing with this insightful new book Resilience By Design: How to Survive and Thrive in a Complex and Turbulent World delivers the world’s most detailed and research-backed how-to manual to integrate advances from neuroscience and complexity theory with real world expertise, providing practical techniques that you’ll want to use every day. Alongside well explained scientific theory, each chapter contains dramatic, real-life stories of people from frontline services, elite sports, and everyday survivors who learned to thrive in high pressure, demanding, and often deadly situations. You’ll discover how resilience isn’t just the ability to tough it out; it’s dependent upon an interconnected set of skills, techniques, creative processes, and new understandings of how we think, act, and interact with our environments and each other. If you or someone you care about experiences unwanted stress, anxiety, decision fatigue, overwhelm, or burnout, by applying the step-by-step techniques in this book, you’ll learn to develop resilience, clarity, improved energy, wellbeing, and overall performance. You’ll also learn: There’s no such thing as an inherently stressful situation, workplace, or event. How to appreciate and benefit from the hidden information in your unconscious signals and intuitions How to adapt your decision making to meet the challenges of uncertainty, from the complicated and complex, to the outright chaotic When to define your limits and ‘line in the sand’ so that you never expose yourself to unmanageable risk or potential burnout What is it to, ‘Know Thyself’, through techniques that change perspective and bring clarity even in uncertain, turbulent times Techniques that can be easily taught to people you care about Lifelong resilience and being at your best is available to each of us, no matter what life throws at you. Resilience By Desi

Built to Thrive Book

Built to Thrive

  • Author : Cristina Banks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 0578479168

Built to Thrive Excerpt :

The Science to Practice Series: Issue 1

Designing the Compassionate City Book

Designing the Compassionate City

  • Author : Jenny Donovan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317292357

Designing the Compassionate City Excerpt :

Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that is centred on an explicit recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. It suggests that whether we thrive or decline—as individuals or as a community—is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs. This book considers how our surroundings help or hinder us from meeting these needs by influencing both what we can do and what we want to do; either inspiring us to lead healthy, fulfilled lives or consigning us to diminished lives tainted by ill health and unfulfilled potential. Designing the Compassionate City looks at how those who participate in designing towns and cities can collaborate with those who live in them to create places that help people to accumulate the life lessons, experiences and achievements, as well as forge the connections to meet their needs, to thrive and to fulfil their potential. The book explores a number of inspiring case studies that have sought to meet this challenge and examines what has worked and what hasn’t. From this, some conclusions are drawn about how we can all participate in creating places that leave a lasting legacy of empowerment and commitment to nurturing one another. It is essential reading for students and practitioners designing happier, healthier places.

Thrive by Design Book

Thrive by Design

  • Author : Don Rheem
  • Publisher : Forbesbooks
  • Release Date : 2017-07-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1946633062

Thrive by Design Excerpt :

CEO of E3 Solutions Don Rheem offers managers and senior leaders deep insights into what drives employee performance from a brain-based perspective. Thirve by Design introduces you to the triggers of exemplary workplace behavior at a neurological level. Tapping into these triggers leads to increased productivity, well being, accountability, and retention.

Raising Boys by Design Book
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Raising Boys by Design

  • Author : Dr. Gregory L. Jantz
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307731692

Raising Boys by Design Excerpt :

Help your son grow into the strong, loving man God created him to be with Raising Boys by Design. Packed with doable strategies and eye-opening examples of what’s really going on inside a boy’s brain, Raising Boys by Design offers a practical blueprint to help you build a HERO—one who values Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility, and Originality. Among other things, you’ll learn how to help your son: • strengthen his character, resilience, and self-discipline • nurture genuine compassion and empathy • process words and emotions in ways that fit his brain chemistry • succeed in school and hone crucial life skills • develop a healthy perspective of sexuality • avoid the pitfalls of media and technology • embark on a lifelong adventure of faith This unique resource combines the latest research in brain science with timeless truths from the Bible to reveal the deepest needs shared by every boy of faith while also leading you to fresh insights for honoring the unique personality, talents, and God-given design of your son in particular. You can help your son thrive today as the hero he is meant to be when you learn the secrets of Raising Boys by Design.

Designing Your Life Book
Score: 4
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Designing Your Life

  • Author : Bill Burnett
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101875339

Designing Your Life Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Designing Your New Work Life Book

Designing Your New Work Life

  • Author : Bill Burnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593467459

Designing Your New Work Life Excerpt :

From the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life comes a revised, fully up-to-date edition of Designing Your New Work Life, a timely, urgently needed book that shows us how to transform our new uncharted work life into a meaningful dream job or company. With practical, useful tools, tips, and design ideas that show us how to navigate disruption (global, regional, or personal) and create new possibilities for our post-COVID work world and beyond. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans successfully taught graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University and readers of their best-selling book, Designing Your Life ("The prototype for a happy life." —Brian Lehrer, NPR), that designers don't analyze, worry, think, complain their way forward; they build their way forward. And now more than ever, we all need creative and adaptable tools to cope with the chaos caused by COVID-19. In Designing Your New Work Life, Burnett and Evans show us how design thinking can transform our present job, and how it can improve our experience of work in times of disruption. All disruption is personal, write Burnett and Evans, as with the life-altering global pandemic we are living through now. Designing Your New Work Life makes clear that disruption is the new normal, that it is here to stay and that it is accelerating. And in the book's new chapters, Burnett and Evans show us step by step, how to design our way through disruption and how to stay ahead of it—and thrive. Burnett and Evans's Disruption Design offers us a radical new concept that makes use of the designer mindsets: Curiosity, Reframing, Radical collaboration, Awareness, Bias to action, Storytelling, to find our way through these unchartered times. In Designing Your New Work Life, Burnett and Evans show us, with tools, tips, and design ideas, how we can make new possibilities available even when our lives have been disrupted (be it globally, regionally, or personally), giving us the tools to enjoy the p

Design and Play Book

Design and Play

  • Author : Sam Aquillano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-20
  • Genre: Play environments
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 0999090607

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Deer Resistant Design Book

Deer Resistant Design

  • Author : Karen Chapman
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604699326

Deer Resistant Design Excerpt :

Deer are the most common problem a gardener can face. These cute but pesky animals think home-grown flowers and vegetables are delicious, and they can quickly devour hundreds of dollars’ worth of plants. Common solutions often include the use of harsh chemicals or unattractive fencing. In her new book Deer-Resistant Design, Karen Chapman offers a new option—intentional garden design choices that help keep deer at bay. Chapman showcases real home gardens across North America that successfully coexist with wildlife. Each homeowner also shares their top deer-resistant plants, all welcome additions to a deer-challenged gardener’s shopping list and guaranteed to put the fun back into nursery visits. A chapter on deer-resistant container gardens provides suggestions for making colorful, captivating, and imaginative containers. Lushly illustrated and filled with practical advice and inspiring designs ideas, Deer-Resistant Design is for every home gardener looking for beautiful, natural ways to keep deer out of their gardens.

How to Thrive at Architecture School Book

How to Thrive at Architecture School

  • Author : Neil Spiller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-03-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000033182

How to Thrive at Architecture School Excerpt :

Studying architecture is hugely exciting and rewarding. It entails developing design skills, problem-solving abilities and tapping into creativity, as well as acquiring cultural, technical and professional knowledge. This book is the go-to guide for students throughout their architectural education. It introduces architecture students to all they need to know to get on an architecture course, thrive at school and be prepared for the realities of becoming a practising architect. Split into three main sections – Part I (BA or BSC in Architecture), Part II (Masters or Diploma) and Part III (Advanced Diploma in Professional Practice) – it offers direction on all aspects of an architectural education. These range from initial tutorials, the first crit and essay-writing through to the development of final project and thesis work. Covering all bases, it is a comprehensive guide for a student’s passage from university preparation through to undergraduate and graduate study and out into the profession. It features RIBA UK architecture schools and those validated overseas, as well as a short, final chapter on architectural education elsewhere in the world.

Designing Reality Book

Designing Reality

  • Author : Neil Gershenfeld
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465093489

Designing Reality Excerpt :

That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything Two digital revolutions -- computing and communication -- have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially, to turn data into objects: Neil Gershenfeld and his collaborators ultimately aim to create a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. While digital fabrication promises us self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, it could also lead to massive inequality. The first two digital revolutions caught most of the world flat-footed, thanks to Designing Reality that won't be true this time.

Engagement by Design Book

Engagement by Design

  • Author : Douglas Fisher
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506394466

Engagement by Design Excerpt :

The focus of this book is to provide teachers with the tools to cultivate engaged learners, which includes developing healthy relationships with their students, based on research suggesting that positive teacher-student relationships improve achievement.