Library | Teaching Design | Christopher Simmons General Thinking Course Edward De Bono Facts On File, 1994 (Revised Edition) The FountainheadAyn Rand NAL-Dutton, 1996 The Dot and The Line (1st edition) Norton Juster Random House, 1963 Man and His Symbols Carl Jung Doubleday, 1969 The Medium is the Massage Marshall McLuhan & Quentin Fiore Hard Wired, 1996 The Power of Myth Joseph Campbell Anchor Books, 1988 The Tipping Point* Malcolm Gladwell Back Bay Books, 2002 Six Memos for the Next Millennium Italo Calvino Random House, 1993 Powers of 10* (A rare case in which the film is even better) Philip Morrison and Phylis Morrison, with the Office of Charles and Ray Eames Scientific American Library, 1967 No Logo Naomi Klein Vintage Canada, 2000 In the Blink of an Eye Walter Murch Silman-James Press, 2001 Logos / Identity / Branding Logo:Lab Christopher Simmons HOW Design Books, 2005 Letterhead & Logo Design 9 Christopher Simmons Rockport Publishers, 2005 The Corporate Personality Wally Olins Design Council, 1979 Design + Design History Art Creativity • Print

Metropolis–Hastings algorithm In statistics and in statistical physics, the Metropolis–Hastings algorithm is a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method for obtaining a sequence of random samples from a probability distribution for which direct sampling is difficult. This sequence can be used to approximate the distribution (i.e., to generate a histogram), or to compute an integral (such as an expected value). Metropolis–Hastings and other MCMC algorithms are generally used for sampling from multi-dimensional distributions, especially when the number of dimensions is high. For single-dimensional distributions, other methods are usually available (e.g. adaptive rejection sampling) that can directly return independent samples from the distribution, and are free from the problem of auto-correlated samples that is inherent in MCMC methods. History[edit] The algorithm was named after Nicholas Metropolis, who was an author along with Arianna W. Intuition[edit] Metropolis algorithm . ), we will always accept the move. . where to

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking About the Course NOTE: For the Fall 2015 session, the course website will go live at 10:00 AM US-PST on Saturday September 19, two days before the course begins, so you have time to familiarize yourself with the website structure, watch some short introductory videos, and look at some preliminary material. The goal of the course is to help you develop a valuable mental ability – a powerful way of thinking that our ancestors have developed over three thousand years. Mathematical thinking is not the same as doing mathematics – at least not as mathematics is typically presented in our school system. The course is offered in two versions. Course Syllabus Instructor’s welcome and introduction 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Recommended Background High school mathematics. Suggested Readings There is one reading assignment at the start, providing some motivational background. There is a supplemental reading unit describing elementary set theory for students who are not familiar with the material.

TIL OpenCourseWare movement has been far busier than I expected. There's a huge range of free higher education online. : evolutionReddit How an Olympic flop can inspire innovation - Ask the Fedcoach Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/26/2012 Jul 26, 2012 03:32 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost (Andy Lyons - GETTY IMAGES) Are you familiar with the Fosbury Flop? In the 1960s, a track and field athlete named Dick Fosbury developed a new high jump technique because he consistently failed to clear the bar using traditional methods. There are lessons to be learned for federal leaders from Fosbury’s experience. I share this example because my organization, the Partnership for Public Service, and Deloitte derived some similar lessons from our latest Best Places to Work in the Federal Government analysis of innovation in government. Based on our review of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, we found that 92 percent of the respondents were looking for ways to perform their jobs better, but only 59 percent said they were encouraged to come up with new and better ways of doing business. Of course, there are notable exceptions. · Ask your employees for help. · Support employees who generate ideas.

Normal vs. Binomial: What are the hallmarks and differences? vs. Binomial: What are the hallmarks and differences? (z) DISTRIBUTION The normal (z) distribution is a continuous distribution that arises in many natural processes. The bell-shaped normal curve has probabilities that are found as the area between any two z values. Not all natural processes produce normal distributions. Here are some example problems. The central limit theorem (CLT) says that the sampling distribution of xbar will approach a normal distribution, namely N(m, s/Ön), if the sample size is large. A binomial distribution is very different from a normal distribution, and yet if the sample size is large enough, the shapes will be quite similar. The key difference is that a binomial distribution is discrete, not continuous. The requirements for a binomial distribution are Consider X = number of sixes when a fair die is rolled 31 times. Is X a binomial r.v.? 1) X counts the number of successes (sixes) in 31 trials. Since X is binomial, we say X follows the B(31, 1/6) distribution.

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Spring Semester 2013 I know several do, and while I can't speak for all of them, the Saylor Foundation — and, full disclosure, I am employed by them — has three courses that carry portable credit recommendations, with more credit pathways in the works. The recommendation requires a proctored online exam, which can range from free to not-very-expensive depending on how you obtain a proctor. Search NCCRS from the homepage, or get in touch! I'm currently taking the Evolution class (and am enrolled for the Sci-fi class mentioned above) through Coursera. Education Portal states on their site that their free programs are designed so you can take a test (all of which run between $75-100) for college credit. Look at Western Governors University, while not free.

Using Asynchronous Methods in ASP.NET 4.5 How Requests Are Processed by the Thread Pool On the web server, the .NET Framework maintains a pool of threads that are used to service ASP.NET requests. When a request arrives, a thread from the pool is dispatched to process that request. If the request is processed synchronously, the thread that processes the request is busy while the request is being processed, and that thread cannot service another request. This might not be a problem, because the thread pool can be made large enough to accommodate many busy threads. However, the number of threads in the thread pool is limited (the default maximum for .NET 4.5 is 5,000). Processing Asynchronous Requests In web applications that see a large number of concurrent requests at start-up or has a bursty load (where concurrency increases suddenly), making web service calls asynchronous will increase the responsiveness of your application. Choosing Synchronous or Asynchronous Methods Few applications require all methods to be asynchronous.

Domus Academy - Scuola di Design e Moda a Milano Open Culture A Course of F# Study | craftyThoughts I’ve been tinkering off and on with F# for about two years. Now I plan to dive in and do some serious code writing, so I’m gathering all my resources in one place (here) ready to move forward. For anyone with a beginning to intermediate level of experience with F#, this is my recommended course of study. Development Environment You’ll want to install a couple VS extensions. Core Course You’ll find you have to deliberately write F# one statement at a time. Beyond the Basics Once you finish Awesome Princess’ excellent course, you’ll want to continue your graduate studies along with whatever productive coding you are doing. And then there are the bloggers. Geez this is getting kind of long. Here’s the F# open-source community on GitHub. …and last, but not least FPish – Online community of functional developers, more than a blog… Theory Matters Start getting used to the arrow notation F# uses to describe function signatures. Don’t try to force-feed yourself on monads. OK, enough of monads. Notes

Master of Design Methods The executive Master of Design Methods (MDM) is for exceptional design, management, engineering, and other professionals who wish to acquire robust design methods and frameworks and apply design thinking to the development of products, communications, services, and systems. Team-based projects and work throughout the program foster collaboration and enhance the integrity of the cohort. As a program designed for working professionals, it is often funded by employers. The majority of classes are taught two weekends a month, though students have the opportunity to take courses in the full-time program if they desire to do so. Those MDM applicants seeking to attend the program on a full-time basis may apply to complete it in nine months, taking courses offered in the full-time Master of Design program.

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