Palladian Design

Palladian Design
Author: Pier Vittorio Aureli,Guido Beltramini,Daniel Maudlin
Publsiher: Riba Publishing
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1859466273

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Palladian Design: the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected provides classic catalogue entries which will expand on individual objects as well as bring new opinions and critical thinking to the subject matter through commissioned essays from a range of disciplines and perspectives

Unexpected Consequences

Unexpected Consequences
Author: James William Martin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780313393129

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In this book, interrelationships between more than 40 recent catastrophic events are explored, discussing failures of structures and machines, information technology, regulatory agencies, security designs, and more. The world is full of wonderful products and services that occasionally disappoint and even harm us. Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail explores the reasons these failures occur, examining them from technological, human, and organizational perspectives. Using more than 40 recent catastrophic events to illustrate its points, the book discusses structural and machine failure, but also the often-overlooked failure of people and of systems related to such things as information technology, healthcare, and security. As the book demonstrates, faulty technology played a surprisingly small part in many of the scrutinized disasters. Author James William Martin finds cognitive factors and organizational dynamics, including ethics, are major contributors to most unexpected and catastrophic failures causing loss of life and extensive property damage. With that fresh perspective in mind, Martin is able to suggest remedies that address service failure and just may help prevent future disasters from taking place.

Playful Graphics

Playful Graphics
Author: Wang Shaoqiang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-01-27
Genre: Commercial art
ISBN: 8417412204

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'Playful Graphics' presents a selection of outstanding graphic design projects produced to interact by designers from all over the world.

Engineering Design Synthesis

Engineering Design Synthesis
Author: Amaresh Chakrabarti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002-02-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 1852334924

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This book brings together some of the most influential pieces of research undertaken around the world in design synthesis. It is the first comprehensive work of this kind and covers all three aspects of research in design synthesis: - understanding what constitutes and influences synthesis; - the major approaches to synthesis; - the diverse range of tools that are created to support this crucial design task. With its range of tools and methods covered, it is an ideal introduction to design synthesis for those intending to research in this area as well as being a valuable source of ideas for educators and practitioners of engineering design.

Unexpected Death in Childhood

Unexpected Death in Childhood
Author: Peter Sidebotham,Peter Fleming
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2008-02-04
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780470060964

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For families who have experienced the death of a child, their private tragedy is all too often exacerbated by an inappropriate or incompetent professional response. For the professional charged with the responsibility of having to deal with unexpected child deaths, such as a pediatrician, a police officer, or social worker, this title offers guidance on how to respond adequately to this tragic event but also places the subject in a larger social context, examining the history, epidemiology, causes, and contributory factors surrounding the death of a child. The book also covers the prevalence and types of death, the role of the police in an unexpected child death, how to support families, how to undertake a serious case review, and how to prevent child deaths in the future. Part of the prestigious NSPCC Wiley Series in Safeguarding Children - The Multi-Professional Approach.

Design for the Unexpected

Design for the Unexpected
Author: Paul Valckenaers,Hendrik Van Brussel
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2015-11-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128036969

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Design for the Unexpected: From Holonic Manufacturing Systems Towards a Humane Mechatronics Society presents new, even revolutionary, ideas to managing production and production systems which may fundamentally shift the paradigm of manufacturing systems design. It provides guidelines for the design of complex systems that can deal with unexpected disturbances and presents a decentralized control methodology that goes far beyond the traditional hierarchical control approach that currently prevails. The benefits are illustrated by a variety of examples and case studies from different fields, with the book's well-established authors presenting Holonic Manufacturing Systems (HMS) as the framework for the ‘factory-of-the-future’, and suggesting that the application of biologically inspired control paradigms can control complex manufacturing systems, and that there are far wider applications for these systems than pure manufacturing. In addition, the book explores how this multi-agent control framework can be extended to other fields such as traffic, transport, services, and health care. Provides a practical control system architecture that can be applied to a wide variety of systems in manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and robotics Contains a wide range of case studies from different engineering disciplines Provides a decentralized control methodology that goes beyond the traditional hierarchical control approach that currently prevails A must-read resource for researchers and professionals alike

Unexpected Pleasures

Unexpected Pleasures
Author: Deyan Sudjic
Publsiher: Skira
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012
Genre: Artist-designed jewelry
ISBN: 0847838145

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'Unexpected Pleasures' is an important exhibition catalogue on the latest in contemporary jewellery from around the world.

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II Creatures Characters

The Hobbit  An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II  Creatures   Characters
Author: Weta
Publsiher: Harper Design
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-09
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0062265687

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles II: Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes, villains, beasts, and beings that populate Middleearth in the fi rst chapter of Peter Jackson's fi lm adaptations of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders, and fi lm stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species and character by character through the fi lm's huge ensemble cast and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, and shows how each came to be realized for the fi lm. First-hand accounts from the actors, makeup artists, digital effects specialists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians, movement coaches, and many other crew members describe the process and how the production unfolded, while also sharing insights into the characters. A bonus feature, unique to this book, is the special fold-out character size chart, which compares all the major creatures and characters of the fi lm, from Radagast's hedgehog friend to the towering Stone Giants! Compiled by Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer and featuring a wealth of stunning imagery, this book puts the reader face-to-face with all the creatures and characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, from the Dwarf heroes to the dark denizens of Middle-earth–the Orcs, Goblins, Trolls, and Wargs–and, of course, the hobbit himself, Bilbo Baggins.