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Systems analysis & design

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Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Author: Guy Andre (Professor, CentraleSupelec & ESTIA) Boy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This book is a follow-up of previous contributions in Human-Centered Design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward Human-Systems Integration (HSI). The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly-autonomous complex systems, Human-Factors and Ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, and systems of systems integration. This is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to HSI. Good HSI is a matter of maturity... it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human-machine teaming, where human-machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations and new jobs without considering change management, especially in digital organizations. The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors and the broader public. Features: Discusses flexibility in design and operations of complex systems Offers tangibility of software-intensive systems Presents virtual human-centered design Covers autonomous complex systems Provides human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Human-Systems Integration From Virtual to Tangible

Author: Guy Andre (Professor, CentraleSupelec & ESTIA) Boy Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This book is a follow-up of previous contributions in Human-Centered Design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward Human-Systems Integration (HSI). The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly-autonomous complex systems, Human-Factors and Ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, and systems of systems integration. This is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to HSI. Good HSI is a matter of maturity... it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human-machine teaming, where human-machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations and new jobs without considering change management, especially in digital organizations. The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors and the broader public. Features: Discusses flexibility in design and operations of complex systems Offers tangibility of software-intensive systems Presents virtual human-centered design Covers autonomous complex systems Provides human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems

Digital Logic With an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design

Digital Logic With an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design

Author: M. Rafiquzzaman, Steven A. McNinch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Digital Logic with an Introduction to Verilog and FPGA-Based Design provides basic knowledge of field programmable gate array (FPGA) design and implementation using Verilog, a hardware description language (HDL) commonly used in the design and verification of digital circuits. Emphasizing fundamental principles, this student-friendly textbook is an ideal resource for introductory digital logic courses. Chapters offer clear explanations of key concepts and step-by-step procedures that illustrate the real-world application of FPGA-based design. Designed for beginning students familiar with DC circuits and the C programming language, the text begins by describing of basic terminologies and essential concepts of digital integrated circuits using transistors. Subsequent chapters cover device level and logic level design in detail, including combinational and sequential circuits used in the design of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Topics include Boolean algebra and functions, analysis and design of sequential circuits using logic gates, FPGA-based implementation using CAD software tools, and combinational logic design using various HDLs with focus on Verilog.

Storytelling in Design

Storytelling in Design

Author: Anna Dahlstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2020

The number of devices we use on a daily basis is growing, with different devices playing different role at different times. Our ability as designers to control where users are coming from and how they get around the experiences we design is fading. Yet our need to ensure we understand where they are in their journey, so that we can deliver the right content and interactions at the right time and on the right device, is ever more important. By applying tried-and-tested storytelling principles from film, fiction, and music and applying them to the context of design and business, this book takes you on a journey to explore why storytelling matters and how you can apply it to your multi-device design projects and to your organization. For UX designers who want to learn how to apply simple storytelling tools, this comprehensive guide is a must.Understand the role of storytelling and why it matters in multi-device design Learn how to apply storytelling principles and tools to your project Define multi-device interaction design, and create a better user experience across devices Use storytelling principles to tell, sell, and present your multi-device design work Take advantage of case studies and examples of DOs and DON'Ts

Classics in Applied Mathematics The Statistical Theory of Linear Systems

Classics in Applied Mathematics The Statistical Theory of Linear Systems

Author: E. J. Hannan, Manfred Deistler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2020

Originally published in 1988, this classic text treats the identification of noisy (multi-input and multi-output) linear systems, particularly systems in ARMAX and state space form. The book covers structure theory, including identifiability, realisation and parameterisation of linear systems; analysis of topological and geometrical properties of parameter spaces and parameterisations for estimation and model selection; Gaussian maximum likelihood estimation of real-valued parameters of linear systems; model selection; calculation of estimates; and approximation by rational transfer functions. This edition includes an extensive new introduction that outlines developments since the book's original publication, such as subspace identification, data-driven local coordinates and the results on post-model-selection estimators. It also provides a section of errata and an updated bibliography. Researchers and graduate students studying time series statistics, systems identification, econometrics and signal processing will find this book useful for its interweaving of foundational information on structure theory and statistical analysis of linear systems.

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers

Author: Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Ahmed, Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering and integrates new sections that address Noise Pollution and Abatement and municipal solid-waste problem solving, financing of waste facilities, and the engineering of treatment methods that address sanitary landfill, biochemical processes, and combustion and energy recovery. Its practical approach serves to aid in the teaching of environmental engineering unit operations and processes design and demonstrates effective problem-solving practices that facilitate self-teaching. A vital reference for students and professional sanitary and environmental engineers this work also serves as a stand-alone problem-solving text with well-defined, real-work examples and explanations.

Joint Cognitive Systems Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering

Joint Cognitive Systems Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering

Author: Erik Hollnagel, David D. Woods Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Nothing has been more prolific over the past century than human/machine interaction. Automobiles, telephones, computers, manufacturing machines, robots, office equipment, machines large and small; all affect the very essence of our daily lives. However, this interaction has not always been efficient or easy and has at times turned fairly hazardous. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) seeks to improve this situation by the careful study of human/machine interaction as the meaningful behavior of a unified system. Written by pioneers in the development of CSE, Joint Cognitive Systems: Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering offers a principled approach to studying human work with complex technology. The authors use a top-down, functional approach and emphasize a proactive (coping) perspective on work that overcomes the limitations of the structural human information processing view. They describe a conceptual framework for analysis with concrete theories and methods for joint system modeling that can be applied across the spectrum of single human/machine systems, social/technical systems, and whole organizations. The book explores both current and potential applications of CSE illustrated by examples. Understanding the complexities and functions of the human/machine interaction is critical to designing safe, highly functional, and efficient technological systems. This is a critical reference for students, designers, and engineers in a wide variety of disciplines.

Joint Cognitive Systems Patterns in Cognitive Systems Engineering

Joint Cognitive Systems Patterns in Cognitive Systems Engineering

Author: David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Our fascination with new technologies is based on the assumption that more powerful automation will overcome human limitations and make our systems 'faster, better, cheaper,' resulting in simple, easy tasks for people. But how does new technology and more powerful automation change our work? Research in Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) looks at the intersection of people, technology, and work. What it has found is not stories of simplification through more automation, but stories of complexity and adaptation. When work changed through new technology, practitioners had to cope with new complexities and tighter constraints. They adapted their strategies and the artifacts to work around difficulties and accomplish their goals as responsible agents. The surprise was that new powers had transformed work, creating new roles, new decisions, and new vulnerabilities. Ironically, more autonomous machines have created the requirement for more sophisticated forms of coordination across people, and across people and machines, to adapt to new demands and pressures. This book synthesizes these emergent Patterns though stories about coordination and mis-coordination, resilience and brittleness, affordance and clumsiness in a variety of settings, from a hospital intensive care unit, to a nuclear power control room, to a space shuttle control center. The stories reveal how new demands make work difficult, how people at work adapt but get trapped by complexity, and how people at a distance from work oversimplify their perceptions of the complexities, squeezing practitioners. The authors explore how CSE observes at the intersection of people, technology, and work, how CSE abstracts patterns behind the surface details and wide variations, and how CSE discovers promising new directions to help people cope with complexities. The stories of CSE show that one key to well-adapted work is the ability to be prepared to be surprised. Are you ready?

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020 A hands-on guide to becoming an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional

Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020 A hands-on guide to becoming an accomplished SOLIDWORKS Associate and Professional

Author: Tayseer Almattar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Explore a practical and example-driven approach to understanding SOLIDWORKS 2020 and achieving CSWA and CSWP certification Key Features Gain comprehensive insights into the core aspects of mechanical part modeling Get up to speed with generating assembly designs with both standard and advanced mates Focus on design practices for both 2D as well as 3D modeling and prepare to achieve CWSP and CWSA certification Book DescriptionSOLIDWORKS is the leading choice for 3D engineering and product design applications across industries such as aviation, automobiles, and consumer product design. This book takes a practical approach to getting you up and running with SOLIDWORKS 2020. You'll start with the basics, exploring the software interface and working with drawing files. The book then guides you through topics such as sketching, building complex 3D models, generating dynamic and static assemblies, and generating 2D engineering drawings to equip you for mechanical design projects. You'll also do practical exercises to get hands-on with creating sketches, 3D part models, assemblies, and drawings. To reinforce your understanding of SOLIDWORKS, the book is supplemented by downloadable files that will help you follow up with the concepts and exercises found in the book. By the end of this book, you'll have gained the skills you need to create professional 3D mechanical models using SOLIDWORKS, and you'll be able to prepare effectively for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exams. What you will learn Understand the fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS and parametric modeling Create professional 2D sketches as bases for 3D models using simple and advanced modeling techniques Use SOLIDWORKS drawing tools to generate standard engineering drawings Evaluate mass properties and materials for designing parts and assemblies Understand the objectives and the formats of the CSWA and CSWP exams Discover expert tips and tricks to generate different part and assembly configurations for your mechanical designs Who this book is forThis book is for aspiring engineers, designers, drafting technicians, or anyone looking to get started with the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Anyone interested in becoming a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) will also find this book useful.

Learn Microsoft PowerApps Build customized business applications without writing any code

Learn Microsoft PowerApps Build customized business applications without writing any code

Author: Matthew Weston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

A step-by-step guide that will help you create, share, and deploy applications across your organization using MS PowerApps Key Features Create apps with rich user experiences without paying for costly developers Improve productivity with business process automation using Microsoft Power Automate Build enterprise-grade apps with MS PowerApps' built-in storage space, Common Data Service Book DescriptionMicrosoft PowerApps provides a modern approach to building business applications for mobile, tablet, and browser. Learn Microsoft PowerApps will guide you in creating powerful and productive apps that will add value to your organization by helping you transform old and inefficient processes and workflows. Starting with an introduction to PowerApps, this book will help you set up and configure your first application. You'll explore a variety of built-in templates and understand the key difference between types of applications such as canvas and model-driven apps, which are used to create apps for specific business scenarios. In addition to this, you'll learn how to generate and integrate apps directly with SharePoint, and gain an understanding of PowerApps key components such as connectors and formulas. As you advance, you'll be able to use various controls and data sources, including technologies such as GPS, and combine them to create an iterative app. Finally, the book will help you understand how PowerApps can use several Microsoft Power Automate and Azure functionalities to improve your applications. By the end of this PowerApps book, you'll be ready to confidently develop lightweight business applications with minimal code. What you will learn Design an app by simply dragging and dropping elements onto your canvas Understand how to store images within PowerApps Explore the use of GPS and how you can use GPS data in PowerApps Get to grips with using barcodes and QR codes in your apps Share your applications with the help of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Use connectors to share data between your app and Microsoft's app ecosystem Who this book is forThis book is ideal for business analysts, IT professionals, and both developers and non-developers alike. If you want to meet business needs by creating high productivity apps, this book is for you. Don't worry if you have no experience or knowledge of PowerApps, this book simplifies PowerApps for beginners.

Lehrbuch Distributed Computing

Lehrbuch Distributed Computing

Author: Hansruedi Tremp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Kubernetes: Up and Running Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure

Kubernetes: Up and Running Dive Into the Future of Infrastructure

Author: Brendan Burns, Joe Beda, Kelsey Hightower Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Kubernetes radically changes the way applications are built and deployed in the cloud. Since its introduction in 2014, this container orchestrator has become one of the largest and most popular open source projects in the world. The updated edition of this practical book shows developers and ops personnel how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda-who've worked on Kubernetes at Google and beyond-explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You'll learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it's for online services, machine learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Create a simple cluster to learn how Kubernetes works Dive into the details of deploying an application using Kubernetes Learn specialized objects in Kubernetes, such as DaemonSets, jobs, ConfigMaps, and secrets Explore deployments that tie together the lifecycle of a complete application Get practical examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes