Michael Jefferson
Breaking into Graphic Design : Tips from the Pros on Finding the Right Position for You

Packed with information on every step of the job search from writing a cover letter to assembling a portfolio, Breaking into Graphic Design is the definitive book on creating a professional, employable image. Interviews with more than forty award-winning designers, career counselors, and business owners demystify rituals and expectations.

Ling Shao, Caifeng Shan, Jiebo Luo, Minoru Etoh
Multimedia Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces: Principles, Methods and Applications

With the development of silicon technologies, consumer electronics (CE) devices (such as personal computers, HDTV, mobile phones, digital cameras and game consoles) have become ubiquitous in daily life. These devices can provide multimedia sources for entertainment, communication, and so on. To interact with this equipment, consumers currently rely on devices such as remote controls, keyboards or control panels, which are often inconvenient, ambiguous and non-interactive. The question of how to design user interfaces for CE products that enable natural, intuitive and fun interaction is one of the main challenges the CE industry is facing. Many companies and institutes are working on advanced user interfaces.

User interface technologies has been studied in various disciplines for decades. Considering that modern CE products are usually supplied with both microphones and cameras, the challenge to employ both audio and visual information in interactive multimedia has recently received much attention in both academia and industry. Yet interactive multimedia is still an under-explored field. Many challenges exist when moving to multimodal interaction, for example: how to annotate and search huge amounts of data acquired by using multiple sensors, especially in the unconstrained end-user environments; how to effectively extract and select representative multimedia features for human behavior recognition; and how to select the fusion strategy of multimodal data for a given application. To address these challenges, existing approaches must be adapted or new solutions suitable for multimedia interaction must be found.

This book brings together high-quality and up-to-date research advances in the areas of multimedia interaction, user interfaces, and applications of consumer electronics.

Jayant Daithankar
SAP Flexible Real Estate Management

To succeed in today’s global and highly competitive economy, asset optimization in real estate management has become a strategic task. Organizations need to ensure a full visibility into their property portfolio; make informed decisions; improve portfolio performance and reduce compliance costs. Increased global competition has elevated the need for sophisticated solutions to manage changing consumer demands, global workforce management, information management, compliance adherence, leasing management and manage property more effectively.
SAP Flexible Real Estate Management by Daithankar is a full-featured book covering SAP’s real estate management integrated solution enabling effective management of real estate and greater insight into various real estate portfolios. The application addresses all phases of the real estate life cycle, including real estate acquisition or disposal, portfolio management, property and technical management.
There is strong need to understand SAP REFX solution and how it can meet business requirements to manage real estate effectively and optimally. This books intents to provide guidance to decision makers, pre-sales team and implementation/roll-out teams to make SAP REFX journey more relevant and fruitful. This comprehensive book teaches you how to configure SAP REFX for business scenarios covering solution right from Master data to financial posting and reporting.
In it, you’ll learn how to integrate REFX with Controlling (CO), Plant and Maintenance (PM), CRM, SAP AA(Asset accounting),SAP PS(Project systems); find real-world, practical examples to illustrate configuration concepts and processes; and learn in an interactive, hands-on way through the use of screenshots, menu paths, and transaction codes throughout the book.

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