From his earliest days at Apple, Steve Jobs set the standard that all products should be ´´insanely great´´. Apple sees design as a tool for creating beautiful experiences that surprise and delight, but also convey a point of view down to the smallest detail - from the tactile feedback of a keyboard to the out-of-the-box experience of an iPhone package. This is no accident; the entire Apple organization is designed to give top priority to design considerations. Design Like Apple uncovers the lessons from Apple´s singular approach to product creation, manufacturing, delivery, and customer experience. Learn how design can create a competitive advantage by delivering beauty, ingenuity, and charisma. Get guidance on how to nurture taste, talent, and a design culture at every level of your organization. Help your employees zoom out to view the big picture, see the relationships between objects and the space around them, and understand the product´s context so that they can design a compelling and infinitely useful system for your customers. Gain the courage to relentlessly prototype. And finally, find your voice as a brand and a business. Bridging creativity and commerce, this audiobook will show you how to truly Design Like Apple. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Edson, Erik Synnestvedt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000760/bk_gdan_000760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many people know what 3D printing is, and others may have even seen a 3D printer in action. However, few people know how to create 3D models, much less use their printer. Currently, understanding and utilizing the technology to design and manufacture products, (as opposed to ´´things´´) still proves difficult for a myriad of reasons. Like any growing, innovative technology, as quality, speed, and costs are optimized, the adoption rate and potential uses start to flourish. 3D printing is a rising technology that will soon disrupt many industries across the economic spectrum. Democracy of manufacturing: 3D printing is dubbed the ´´democracy of manufacturing´´. Imagine, anyone can design and create anything for anyone, anywhere. The democratization of media through self-publishing tools has spawned an age where everyone can easily produce and publish as an artist, producer, director, or writer. With the Internet and 3D printing, the same change is soon to come to objects. Before long, people will be able to design, print, and sell products from the comfort of their own homes. However, despite all the hype for 3D printing, the true potential of a 3D printing ´´factory-on-demand´´ is still often overlooked. There are many books out there that teach you how to create 3D printed objects. However, there has been no guide, so far, on how to turn 3D printing into a business. This audiobook fills that gap by being the first guide on how to monetize your 3D printing skills. In addition to describing the technology in detail, it walks you through all the practical steps of turning your 3D printing skills into a business. The book will benefit both complete beginners and those more advanced in 3D printing technology. This audiobook includes practical advice, such as a list of the best software and hardware on the market today, discusses environmental advantages of 3D printing, and the advantages of a shared economy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Burnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037027/bk_acx0_037027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In any home, some cleaning-related tasks spark dread in some members of the household, while others don’t mind them at all. For example, one person might detest emptying the dishwasher, and therefore, complete other chores that he or she likes more, or at least is willing to do. Do you think it’s fair to be able to pick and choose when it comes to cleaning and home maintenance? What if everyone likes and dislikes the same tasks? How are chores delegated in your household? Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children’s belief that the world revolves around them? If you accept that one invests energy at home, it is vital to clean it, since we shed a great deal of skin cells. Because of the manufacturing of skin cells and dust, it is fitting that we clean our floors, and covers occasionally, to improve air quality. We need to breathe clean air. And if we are to prevent odors from cooking, the infestation of gnats, rodents, mice, and other vermin, we need to have a clean environment. Consistent upkeep of a home, as far as cleanliness and orderliness, is, to a great degree, key to our physical wellbeing and emotional wellness. A spotless and clean home diminishes stress and enhances emotional wellbeing, consequently enhancing personal satisfaction. Envision the joy of strolling into a spotless home by the day´s end or strolling into an impeccable kitchen in the morning while at the same time scrambling for work. Both occasions are mitigating of stress and to a great degree relieving, once addressed. Living or flourishing in filthy conditions can be unpleasant, undesirable, and disturbing. A clean house is a healthy house. 1. Language: English. Narrator: ANJALI SARKAR. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115328/bk_acx0_115328_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is a major innovation in the area of drums that has not evolved in design and principles since 1906.The DrumStooled© is the instrument that will allow you to enrich and develop your instrumental percussion practice, whether you are a guitarist, singer, drummer or instrumentalist!This new patented bass drum allows you to be quickly accompanied and easily by a rhythmic foot beat. It is also a real revolution, visual by its aesthetics, its practicality of installation and space saving.The DrumStooled© is the instrument that will allow you to enrich and develop your instrumental percussion practice, whether you are a guitarist, singer, drummer or instrumentalist!This new patented drum model allows you to quickly and easily add rhythmic footwork to your music. It is also a real revolution, visual by its aesthetics, its practicality of installation and space saving.DescriptionIt’s a bass drum with an inverted pedal integrated with a seat. The set develops a symmetrical sound with excellent resonance for a beautiful attack and a remarkable visual. The choice of transparent skins with double plies also makes it possible to limit harmonics. It is definitely a significant space saving compared to a traditional drum kit while offering visibility on the drummer’s footwork.Specifications• Drum size: 18″x16″- Poplar wood – 6 plies• Die Cast drum hoops & lugs• Transparent Drum head Powerdrum double folds• Height Mini and Max depending on stool position : 54 to 76 cm• Round Seat Stool: Diameter 30 cm – Thickness: 5 cm• Finish: Rhodoid Brushed Aluminum• Inverted pedal with cardan shaft for right or left handed operation adjustable in position and travel according to your size• Weight: 15 kgs• Patented product• Design and Manufacturing in france
In From Concept to Consumer, renowned product developer Phil Baker reveals exactly what it takes to create great products and bring them to market. Baker´s product successes range from Apple´s PowerBook to the Stowaway portable keyboard, the most successful PDA accessory ever created. Here, he walks you through the entire development process, showing how to develop products holistically, reflecting the crucial linkages between product design, engineering, testing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. You´ll discover what makes a winning product, and why great ideas are just 5% of the process...the easiest 5%!You´ll find practical guidance for planning, establishing teams, creating marketing requirements, avoiding ´´feature creep´´, prototyping, protecting intellectual property, market testing and positioning, preparing for customer service, implementing the optimal distribution strategy, and much more. After you´ve delivered your first breakthrough product, Baker shows how to follow up with another winner! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Davidson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001494/bk_adbl_001494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wired magazine editor and best-selling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent - creating "the long tail of things". 1. Language: English. Narrator: René Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003278/bk_rand_003278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy ran on harmless, environmentally-friendly materials? Elizabeth Grossman, an acclaimed journalist who brought national attention to the contaminants hidden in computers and other high tech electronics, now tackles the hazards of ordinary consumer products. She shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally change, at a molecular level, the way our bodies work. The consequences range from diabetes to cancer, reproductive and neurological disorders. Yet it’s hard to imagine life without the creature comforts current materials provide - and Grossman argues we do not have to.A scientific revolution is introducing products that are ´´benign by design,” developing manufacturing processes that consider health impacts at every stage, and is creating new compounds that mimic rather than disrupt natural systems. Through interviews with leading researchers, Grossman gives us a first look at this radical transformation. Green chemistry is just getting underway, but it offers hope that we can indeed create products that benefit health, the environment, and industry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Hinkle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014252/bk_adbl_014252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Looking at how Britain pays its way in the world today. Like Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain or Michael Palin’s Himalaya, the book will have a coherence and life beyond the television series, mirroring its basic structure, but looking at some issues in greater depth, and telling additional stories to illustrate some of the ideas. This book is about the things that Britain produces in order to pay its way in the world, from physical goods that we can see and feel, to intangible services that are much harder to quantify. We don’t have to be prejudiced in favour of certain types of value: we shouldn’t assume finance is modern and manufacturing out of date, for example. What matters is what sells and for how much. From manufacturing to technology, design and the services industries, this book will provide a cutting edge analysis - via entertaining stories - about what we make and why it matters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000393/bk_twuk_000393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In today´s recording and sound reinforcement environments, the need for multiple channels of high quality, easy to use compression is growing rapidly. The new dbx® 1046 is designed to provide the audio professional with just that: 4 channels of great sounding dbx compression for a variety of applications. Incorporating the industry standard dbx designs and the latest available manufacturing techniques, the dbx 1046 provides pristine sonic quality with that classic dbx sound. The 1046 provides 4 channels of smooth classic dbx OverEasy® or Hard Knee compression that are perfectly suited for use on individual tracks of your multitrack recorder, and in virtually all applications the separate channels can be individually interfaced and used for entirely independent purposes. Additionally the newly developed PeakStopPlus™ is ideal for protecting your system from the oppressive peaks that can take out valuable drivers in your sound reinforcement rig or studio monitors.All four channels have the following controls:Threshold - allows you to set the level at which the compressor starts affecting the gainOverEasy - allows you to select between soft compression for overall gain control or Hard Knee compression based on the characteristics of the original dbx 160.Ratio - allows you to set the slope of gain reduction affecting the signal over the threshold level.Input/Output Meter - allows you to set the meter to check the input and output levels for maximum signal-to-noise ratio and best level matching.Output Gain - allows you to add make-up gain or to adjust the output level for that channel to match the next device´s input gain.Bypass - hard wire bypass allows you to hear how the compressor is affecting your signal.PeakStopPlus - allows you to set the maximum signal level you want to pass through this channel. While it´s virtually impossible to eliminate distortion, the PeakStopPlus circuit does it gracefully and effectively with minimal distortion.Stereo Link - allows you to link channels 1&2 and 3&4 for two channels of true stereo compression.All four channels feature balanced gold plated XLR and 1/4 inputs and outputs, and switchable +4dBu or -10dBV operating level to interface each individual channel with any other device.So whether you need to control the level, placement in the mix, or overall characteristics of 4 independent signals or control the gain leveling on a couple of stereo pairs, the dbx 1046 is for you.
The SR Technologies Alto Legend Hard Rubber mouthpiece is patterned after our very successful polycarbonate model of the same name, and computer machined from the finest German hard rubber. Our own interpretation of classic New York alto mouthpieces that are so highly prized and desirable today. SR Technologies´s special design of tip, table, rails, baffle and chamber, combined with the latest computer aided manufacturing techniques, produce a mouthpiece with tremendous reproducibility, darkness, core and power. This enables the saxophonist to perform diverse styles of music with beauty and finesse. The SR Technologies Alto Legend Hard Rubber mouthpiece has a .076 inch tip opening and is supplied complete with Rovner ligature and cap.