November 5, by Louis Geltman Style For participants in a sport where peeling out at the top of a rapid almost inevitably results in arriving at the bottom, kayakers seem surprisingly indifferent to matters of style.
Information and the world of tomorrow. Why all this matters. It cannot be seen or touched. It is not composed of matter at all.
However, it is very real. It can perform intellectual work. It can answer questions. It can affect the world by disbursing money at a bank or by controlling a robot arm in a factory.
He slung some weighty stones, to be sure, but their placement had only to please a subterranean audience whose interest in the matter was rapidly decomposing. The dead are notoriously unpicky. Instead, their vivified creations often resemble those of Frankenstein—helpless, unhelpful, maddeningly stupid, and prone to accidental destruction.
For decades, the usability pundits have devoted vim and vitriol to a crusade against frustrating interfaces. Yet, software has remained frustrating, and as the importance of software to society has grown, so too has the crisis.
The crusade marches on, with believers rarely questioning the sacred premise—that software must be interactive in the first place. Perhaps the spark of life is misdirected magic.
What is software design? A person experiences modern software almost exclusively through two channels: She reads and interprets pictures on a screen. She points and pushes at things represented on the screen, using a mouse as a proxy finger. Thus, software design involves the design of two types of artifact: These are not brave new realms of human endeavor.
We share the blood of cavemen who pushed spears into mammoths and drew pictures of them in the living room. By now, these two activities have evolved into well-established design disciplines: Graphic design is the art of conveying a message on a two-dimensional surface.
This is a broad field, because people have such a variety of messages to convey—identity, social status, emotion, persuasion, and so on.
Most relevant to software is a branch that Edward Tufte calls information design—the use of pictures to express knowledge of interest to the reader.
Some products of conventional information graphic design include bus schedules, telephone books, newspapers, maps, and shopping catalogs. A good graphic designer understands how to arrange information on the page so the reader can ask and answer questions, make comparisons, and draw conclusions.
When the software designer defines the visual representation of her program, when she describes the pictures that the user will interpret, she is doing graphic design, whether she realizes this or not.
Industrial design is the art of arranging and shaping a physical product so it can be manipulated by a person.Fantastic, Louis. This essay seems like it has actually been a long time coming – I’m glad someone raised the issues as eloquently and knowledgeably as you. By Lt Daniel Furseth.
Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.
The Human Factor: The Critical Importance of Effective Teamwork and Communication in Providing Safe Care November 29, / Doris Steere Leonard M, Graham S, Bonacum D.
The complexity of medical care, coupled with the inherent limitations of human performance, make it critically important that clinicians have standardised communication tools, create an environment in .
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Title: The critical importance and effective team work and communication in providing safe care.
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Summary/Abstract Effective communication and teamwork has shown to be very essential for the delivery of high quality safe patient care.