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Product Roadmaps Relaunched: How to Set Direction while Embracing...
by , Michael Connors

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 25, 2017

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<div><p>A good product roadmap is one of the most important and influential documents an organization can develop, publish, and continuously update. In fact, this one document can steer an entire organization when it comes to delivering on company strategy.</p><p>This practical guide teaches you how to create an effective product roadmap, and demonstrates how to use the roadmap to align stakeholders and prioritize ideas and requests. With it, you’ll learn to communicate how your products will make your customers and organization successful.</p><p>Whether you're a product manager, product owner, business analyst, program manager, project manager, scrum master, lead developer, designer, development manager, entrepreneur, or business owner, this book will show you how to:</p><ul><li>Articulate an inspiring vision and goals for your product</li><li>Prioritize ruthlessly and scientifically</li><li>Protect against pursuing seemingly good ideas without evaluation and prioritization</li><li>Ensure alignment with stakeholders</li><li>Inspire loyalty and over­-delivery from your team</li><li>Get your sales team working <i>with</i> you instead of against you</li><li>Bring a user­ and buyer-­centric approach to planning and decision-making</li><li>Anticipate opportunities and stay ahead of the game</li><li>Publish a comprehensive roadmap without over­committing</li></ul></div>
Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Produ...
by , Nate Walkingshaw

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

May 12, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<div><p>In today’s lightning-fast technology world, good product management is critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. Yet, managing human beings and navigating complex product roadmaps is no easy task, and it’s rare to find a product leader who can steward a digital product from concept to launch without a couple of major hiccups. Why do some product leaders succeed while others don’t?</p><p>This insightful book presents interviews with nearly 100 leading product managers from all over the world. Authors Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson, and Nate Walkingshaw draw on decades of experience in product design and development to capture the approaches, styles, insights, and techniques of successful product managers. If you want to understand what drives good product leaders, this book is an irreplaceable resource.</p><p>In three parts, <i>Product Leadership</i> helps you explore:</p><ul><li><b>Themes and patterns</b> of successful teams and their leaders, and ways to attain those characteristics</li><li><b>Best approaches</b> for guiding your product team through the startup, emerging, and enterprise stages of a company’s evolution</li><li><b>Strategies and tactics</b> for working with customers, agencies, partners, and external stakeholders</li></ul></div>
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Us...
by Steve Krug

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

December 23, 2013

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Since<i> Don’t Make Me Think </i>was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug’s guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it’s one of the best-loved and most recommended books on the subject.<br /> <br />Now Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made<i> Don’t Make Me Think</i> a classic–with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability. And it’s still short, profusely illustrated…and best of all–fun to read.<br /> <br />If you’ve read it before, you’ll rediscover what made <i>Don’t Make Me Think</i> so essential to Web designers and developers around the world. If you’ve never read it, you’ll see why so many people have said it should be required reading for anyone working on Web sites.<br /> <br /> <br />“After reading it over a couple of hours and putting its ideas to work for the past five years, I can say it has done more to improve my abilities as a Web designer than any other book.”<br />–Jeffrey Zeldman, author of Designing with Web Standards <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p>
Seven Step UX: The Cookbook for Creating Great Products
by Csaba Házi

Language

English

Pages

411

Publication Date

September 11, 2017

Product Description
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Buying this book, you will be granted access to the 7STEPUX App as well!<br /><br />If you want to get started with UX or extend your product design skills, this book has it all for you. SEVEN STEP UX is a business-savvy, hands-on process for devising a great product idea, including planning, applying UX research, creating the design and testing.<br /><br />In this book, we will:<br />- Understand the basics of UX and see how it is essential for business<br />- Learn how to plan a product (let it be a website or app).<br />- How to apply UX research to validate your ideas and create better products (all methods are hands-on and step-by step)<br />- How to start sketching your ideas and building up meaningful wireframes<br />- How to flesh out wireframes and create an interactive prototype that you can test with target users<br />- How to create a kick-ass visual design for your product that is engaging to your target audience<br />- How to test out designs, mobile apps, landing pages to increase conversions and improve usability<br />- How to hand-off designs for developers that they'll love.<br /><br />This book will guide you through all the steps, in a lightweight, conversational way with humor. Also, if you buy this book, you will have access to the exclusive 7STEPUX APP. In the App you can:<br />- Download practical templates, checklists and templates to boost UX work<br />- Ask questions to the author and discuss UX with other people who've already purchased the book<br />- Access multiple formats of the book for a better reading experience<br />
Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams
by , Josh Seiden

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 12, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div><p>Lean UX has become the preferred approach to interaction design, tailor-made for today’s agile teams. In the second edition of this award winning book, leading advocates Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden expand on the valuable Lean UX principles, tactics, and techniques covered in the first edition to share how product teams can easily incorporate design, experimentation, iteration, and continuous learning from real users into their Agile process.</p><p>Inspired by Lean and Agile development theories, <i>Lean UX</i> lets you focus on the actual experience being designed, rather than deliverables. This book shows you how to collaborate closely with other members of your Agile product team, and gather feedback early and often. You’ll learn how to drive the design in short, iterative cycles to assess what works best for the business and the user. <em>Lean UX</em> shows you how to make this change—for the better.</p><ul><li>Frame a vision of the problem you’re solving and focus your team on the right outcomes</li><li>Bring the designers’ toolkit to the rest of your product team</li><li>Share your insights with your team much earlier in the process</li><li>Create Minimum Viable Products to determine which ideas are valid</li><li>Incorporate the voice of the customer throughout the project cycle</li><li>Make your team more productive: combine Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum framework</li><li>Understand the organizational shifts necessary to integrate Lean UX</li></ul></div>
Learn FileMaker Pro 16: The Comprehensive Guide to Building Custo...
by Mark Conway Munro

Language

English

Pages

917

Publication Date

September 06, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Extend FileMaker's built-in functionality and totally customize your data management environment with specialized functions and menus to super-charge the results and create a truly unique and focused experience. This book includes everything a beginner needs to get started building databases with FileMaker and contains advanced tips and techniques that the most seasoned professionals will appreciate. Written by a long time FileMaker developer, this book contains material for developers of every skill level. <p></p><b></b><div><i>FileMaker Pro 16 </i>is a powerful database development application used by millions of people in diverse industries to simplify data management tasks, leverage their business information in new ways and automate many mundane tasks. A custom solution built with FileMaker can quickly tap into a powerful set of capabilities and technologies to offer users an intuitive and pleasing environment in which to achieve new levels of efficiency and professionalism. </div><div><br /></div><div><div><br /></div></div><div><b>What You’ll learn</b><p></p><p></p><div><ul><li>Create SQL queries to build fast and efficient formulas<br /></li><li>Discover new features of version 16 such as JSON functions, Cards, Layout Object window, SortValues, UniqueValues, using variables in Data Sources </li><li>Write calculations using built-in and creating your own custom functions<br /></li><li>Discover the importance of a good approach to interface and technical design<br /></li><li>Apply best practices for naming conventions and usage standards </li>Explore advanced topics about designing professional, open-ended solutions and using advanced techniques</ul><b>Who This Book Is For</b><br /></div><p>Casual programmers, full time consultants and IT professionals. </p><p></p></div>
Photoshop Elements 2018 For Dummies
by , Ted Padova

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

October 13, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p><b>The top-selling book on Photoshop Elements—updated in a new edition</b> </p> <p>Photoshop Elements offers photo editors of all skill levels the power to turn run-of-the-mill images into beautiful works of art—and <i>Photoshop Elements 2018 For Dummies</i> shows you how. Those new to photo editing who are looking for advice on making the most common fixes and experienced editors in need of a road map to this version of Photoshop Elements will find great value in this book!</p> <p>Start off by touring the Photoshop Elements interface with introductions to the tools that make the program so powerful. You’ll also follow simple step-by-step instructions for organizing images for editing, creating layers in your images, adjusting color and focus, applying artsy filters, adding text to an image, and so much more.</p> <ul> <li>Get simple explanations for handling image editing</li> <li>Find steps for giving your photos a digital makeover</li> <li>Discover tips for getting better photos</li> <li>Create frame-worthy pieces you’ll be proud to display</li> </ul> <p>If you’re ready to take your photo editing skills to new heights, all the help you need is a page—and a click—away.</p>
Metal Programming Guide: Tutorial and Reference via Swift
by Janie Clayton

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p style="margin:0px;"> <b>Master Metal: The Next-Generation Graphics and GPU Programming Platform for Apple Developers</b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Metal enables Apple developers to maximize performance in demanding tasks like 3D graphics, games, scientific programming, visualization, and GPU-accelerated machine learning. <i> <b>Metal® Programming Guide</b> </i> is the authoritative, practical guide to Metal for all iOS programmers who are interested in graphics programming but don’t know where to start.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Pioneering Apple developer Janie Clayton covers everything from basic draw calls to advanced parallel computing, combining easy-to-understand conceptual explanations with well-tested Swift 4/Xcode 9 sample code (available for download at GitHub).</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Clayton introduces the essential Metal, graphics, and math concepts every graphics programmer needs to know. She also discusses key graphics-specific libraries, concepts, and Metal Classes, presenting techniques and examples you’ll find valuable for both graphics and data processing. Clayton also provides coverage of the Metal Compute Pipeline, demonstrating practical GPU programming applications ranging from image processing to neural networking. <br /> </p> <ul> <li>Quickly get a basic Metal project running</li> <li>Work with Metal resources and memory management</li> <li>Learn how shaders are compiled and accessed by the CPU</li> <li>Program both 2D and 3D graphics with Metal</li> <li>Import 3D models and assets from Blender, Maya, and other programs</li> <li>Apply imported textures to model objects</li> <li>Use multipass rendering to efficiently implement computationally expensive techniques</li> <li>Leverage tessellation to reduce mesh detail</li> <li>Use the GPU for a wide spectrum of general-purpose computing applications</li> <li>Get started with the Metal Performance Shaders Framework <br /> </li> </ul> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.</i> </p>
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book: Plus an introducti...
by Martin Evening

Language

English

Pages

752

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p style="margin:0px;">Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC is one of the most powerful tools a digital photographer has in their toolset, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organize images. In this completely updated bestseller, author Martin Evening describes Lightroom Classic CC features in detail, covering library organization, develop image processing, output modules, and the latest Lightroom CC/mobile features. As an established commercial and landscape photographer, Martin knows firsthand what photographers need for an efficient workflow. He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, and as a result, knows the software inside and out. In this book, he’ll teach you how to: </p> <p style="margin:0px;">·       Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats<br /> ·       Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow<br /> ·       Create and manage a personal image and video library<br /> ·       Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop<br /> ·       Prepare images for print, slideshows, or to create a book <br /> ·       Make the most of new features, such as the ability to migrate and sync photos via the cloud</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Photographers will find Lightroom Classic CC–and <i>The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Book</i>–indispensable tools in their digital darkrooms.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <b> </b> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">“With Martin’s expert guidance, you’ll soon find that you have precisely the tools you need to turn your concentration back where it belongs—on making better pictures!”</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>—George Jardine, digital photography consultant</i> </p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">“As a photographer himself, Martin Evening knows what tools photographers need to realize their creative vision. In this book, he shows not only how Adobe Photoshop Lightroom works but also why it will become an essential part of any photographer’s workflow.”</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> <i>—Greg Gorman, photographer</i> </p>
Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)
by Brian Wood

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

December 07, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<div sercontent=""> <b> <i> <p style="margin:0px;">This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.</p> </i> </b> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC (2017 release) choose <i>Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)</i> from the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator. Build a strong foundation for working with Adobe Illustrator CC by following hands-on projects for creating logos, illustrations, and posters. Learn how to use the Shaper tool and Live Shapes along with dynamic symbols to streamline graphics creation. Create website assets and export them in multiple formats to support modern responsive web designs. From exacting illustration to more free-form painting, you’ll gain vital Illustrator skills as you progress through the lessons.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> </div>

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