The Training Design Manual

The Training Design Manual

The Training Design Manual

This workbook and the accompanying online resources provide a one-stop reference manual to designing and delivering a successful training course. Written in a practical and user-friendly style, The Training Design Manual provides both theory and practical exercises; guiding the reader through the total design process from start to finish. Theory and concepts are followed by practical application and a blend of text and graphics appeals to a wide range of learning styles. Accompanying online material includes design templates which the reader can use to record ideas as they progress through the book so that by the end, they will have a complete course design. In addition the website provides activities, examples and further course materials.

Design Manual

Design Manual

Design Manual


The Data Science Design Manual

The Data Science Design Manual

The Data Science Design Manual

This engaging and clearly written textbook/reference provides a must-have introduction to the rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field of data science. It focuses on the principles fundamental to becoming a good data scientist and the key skills needed to build systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. The Data Science Design Manual is a source of practical insights that highlights what really matters in analyzing data, and provides an intuitive understanding of how these core concepts can be used. The book does not emphasize any particular programming language or suite of data-analysis tools, focusing instead on high-level discussion of important design principles. This easy-to-read text ideally serves the needs of undergraduate and early graduate students embarking on an “Introduction to Data Science” course. It reveals how this discipline sits at the intersection of statistics, computer science, and machine learning, with a distinct heft and character of its own. Practitioners in these and related fields will find this book perfect for self-study as well. Additional learning tools: Contains “War Stories,” offering perspectives on how data science applies in the real world Includes “Homework Problems,” providing a wide range of exercises and projects for self-study Provides a complete set of lecture slides and online video lectures at www.data-manual.com Provides “Take-Home Lessons,” emphasizing the big-picture concepts to learn from each chapter Recommends exciting “Kaggle Challenges” from the online platform Kaggle Highlights “False Starts,” revealing the subtle reasons why certain approaches fail Offers examples taken from the data science television show “The Quant Shop” (www.quant-shop.com)

The Algorithm Design Manual

The Algorithm Design Manual

The Algorithm Design Manual

"My absolute favorite for this kind of interview preparation is Steven Skiena's The Algorithm Design Manual. More than any other book it helped me understand just how astonishingly commonplace ... graph problems are -- they should be part of every working programmer's toolkit. The book also covers basic data structures and sorting algorithms, which is a nice bonus. ... every 1 - pager has a simple picture, making it easy to remember." (Steve Yegge, Get that Job at Google) "Steven Skiena's Algorithm Design Manual retains its title as the best and most comprehensive practical algorithm guide to help identify and solve problems. ... Every programmer should read this book, and anyone working in the field should keep it close to hand. ... This is the best investment ... a programmer or aspiring programmer can make." (Harold Thimbleby, Times Higher Education) "It is wonderful to open to a random spot and discover an interesting algorithm. This is the only textbook I felt compelled to bring with me out of my student days.... The color really adds a lot of energy to the new edition of the book!" (Cory Bart, University of Delaware) -- This newly expanded and updated third edition of the best-selling classic continues to take the "mystery" out of designing algorithms, and analyzing their efficiency. It serves as the primary textbook of choice for algorithm design courses and interview self-study, while maintaining its status as the premier practical reference guide to algorithms for programmers, researchers, and students. The reader-friendly Algorithm Design Manual provides straightforward access to combinatorial algorithms technology, stressing design over analysis. The first part, Practical Algorithm Design, provides accessible instruction on methods for designing and analyzing computer algorithms. The second part, the Hitchhiker's Guide to Algorithms, is intended for browsing and reference, and comprises the catalog of algorithmic resources, implementations, and an extensive bibliography. NEW to the third edition: -- New and expanded coverage of randomized algorithms, hashing, divide and conquer, approximation algorithms, and quantum computing -- Provides full online support for lecturers, including an improved website component with lecture slides and videos -- Full color illustrations and code instantly clarify difficult concepts -- Includes several new "war stories" relating experiences from real-world applications -- Over 100 new problems, including programming-challenge problems from LeetCode and Hackerrank. -- Provides up-to-date links leading to the best implementations available in C, C++, and Java Additional Learning Tools: -- Contains a unique catalog identifying the 75 algorithmic problems that arise most often in practice, and the right path to solve them -- Exercises include "job interview problems" from major software companies -- Highlighted "take home lessons" emphasize essential concepts -- The "no theorem-proof" style provides a uniquely accessible and intuitive approach to a challenging subject -- Many algorithms are presented with actual code (written in C) -- Provides comprehensive references to both survey articles and the primary literature This substantially enhanced third edition of The Algorithm Design Manual is an essential learning tool for students and professionals needed a solid grounding in algorithms. Professor Skiena is also the author of the popular Springer texts, The Data Science Design Manual and Programming Challenges: The Programming Contest Training Manual.

Retail Store Planning Design Manual

Retail Store Planning   Design Manual

Retail Store Planning Design Manual

"The wide range of topics covered as well as detailed insight make Retail Store Planning & Design Manual a welcome teacher—or reminder—for anyone concerned with the industry." —Visual Merchandising and Store Design on the First Edition Now one of the nation's most respected and sought-after retail store design specialists tells you what he knows about the art and science of retail planning, design, and remodeling. An indispensable tool of the trade that no practicing designer will want to be without, it supplies you with: More than 370 professional diagrams and illustrations of store layouts and design elements 120 forms to help you more efficiently manage all phases of planning, budgeting, scheduling, and construction Innovative lighting design techniques and color schemes that promote sales Practical guidelines on every aspect of managing a successful retail store design firm Special chapters on budgeting, cost control, and planning for maximum ROI In-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art CAD technology for store planning and design And much more Retail store design is one of today's most challenging and rewarding interior design specialties. Creating a total store environment that is beautiful, practical, and profitable and that reflects the client's vision of the store and its position in the marketplace requires an assortment of talents. The successful store planner must combine imagination, business sense, and an understanding of buyer psychology with a thorough knowledge of materials and current design and construction trends. This comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to virtually every aspect of store planning and design was written by one of North America's most accomplished retail store designers and design educators. Michael J. Lopez shares with you the fruits of his 30 years of experience in planning, designing, and remodeling retail establishments—both large and small. Here are just a few of the outstanding features that make Retail Store Planning & Design Manual, Second Edition an indispensable working resource for practicing designers and an excellent learning tool for design students: More than 370 professional diagrams and illustrations of store layouts and design elements, including merchandising presentation systems and techniques, free-standing fixtures, hardware and accessories, display racks, column treatments, fitting rooms, decor sections, and much more 120 standard and original forms that you can use to help you more efficiently manage all phases of planning, budgeting, scheduling, and construction New chapters offering in-depth coverage of retail store lighting, budgeting, planning for maximum ROI, and the role of computer-aided design in store planning A gold mine of expert tips and guidelines on managing a successful retail design firm—from bidding and contract negotiations, the client/planner relationship, and marketing your services, to budgeting and cost control, project scheduling, bookkeeping, insurance, and more 18 appendixes on special store design topics, written by leading store designers and planners and store planning professors Retail Store Planning & Design Manual, Second Edition is sure to become the most frequently consulted resource in your working library.