3 Representational Models That Affect Usability A few weeks ago while talking about visual perception and memory, I mentioned how the mental models your audience hold affect how they perceive your designs. Today I want to expand on the topic and consider the conceptual model of the designer as well as the interaction model or where designer and audience meet. Before getting to the details let’s quickly define each of the 3 models. Mental model— how users think a system will workConceptual model—how designers develop a system to workInteraction model—how people actually interact with a system
Visual Business Intelligence – Data Insights: Deep Thinking About Data Visualization I have an extensive library of books about data visualization. I purchase most of the books that are published on the subject, but only occasionally do I find one that exhibits sound thinking and deep understanding. The new book titled Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data, by Hunter Whitney, is one of those rare exceptions. Unlike most authors of books about data visualization or the broader topic of business intelligence, Whitney thinks clearly and writes beautifully. Excel: Declaring API functions in 64 bit Office Introduction With the introduction of Windows 7 and Office 2010 VBA developers face a new challenge: ensuring their applications work on both 32 bit and 64 bit platforms. This page is meant to become the first stop for anyone who needs the proper syntax for his API declaration statement in Office VBA. Most of the declarations placed here when I first wrote the article were figured out by Charles Williams of www.decisionmodels.com when he created the 64 bit version of our Name Manager (to be published soon). Links
50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.
Foundation Medicine Announces Its Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute on Exceptional Responders Initiative (NASDAQ:FMI) First-of-its-kind Exploratory Study Investigates Unique Molecular Indicators of Tumors Associated with Exceptional Treatment Responses to Drug Therapies in Patients With Cancer --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ:FMI) today announced that it has entered into a Collaboration Agreement with the (NCI) on the Exceptional Responders Initiative (ERI), a nationwide research study to further understand the molecular underpinnings that may lead to exceptional responses to drug therapies in patients with cancer. In this exploratory NCI-led study that includes participation from , Nationwide Children's Hospital and , tumor samples collected from individuals prior to initiation of the therapy of interest, in addition to pertinent clinical data from each patient, will be obtained from more than 300 patients identified as exceptional responders. The samples will be analyzed to determine whether novel therapeutic vulnerabilities can be identified.
How to troubleshoot errors when you save Excel files Notes before you start to troubleshoot the issue If you are currently experiencing this problem with a file that you have not yet saved successfully, see the Save your Excel file before you start to troubleshoot the issue section before you continue to troubleshoot this problem. If you want to know more about how Excel saves files, see the Process for saving an Excel file section. To troubleshoot an Excel save issue, follow these steps in the order that they appear until the problem is resolved. 20 Great Visualizations of 2011 As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations, and Information Videos from 2011. (Note: while they are numbered for your convenience, the entries are not ranked.) Static Visualizations Often, static infographics are created without much thought, just as fodder to get clicks on the web.
What Are Exceptional Responders? Summary Scientists are switching their thinking about “failed” clinical trials in which a drug doesn’t work for a majority of patients and shifting their focus onto the occasional patients who do benefit. The tumor DNA of these exceptional responders may offer clues about why the treatment worked for them — and as investigators gain these insights, successful responses to the drug may eventually become closer to the norm. Highlights Introduction to Monte Carlo simulation Important notice for users of Office 2003 To continue receiving security updates for Office, make sure you're running Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). The support for Office 2003 ends April 8, 2014. If you’re running Office 2003 after support ends, to receive all important security updates for Office, you need to upgrade to a later version such as Office 365 or Office 2013. For more information, see Support is ending for Office 2003. In this article Who uses Monte Carlo simulation?
The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC] Biking's a total blast, but how do you get started or push to the next level? We’ve got all you need to know (including three workout plans!) for any rider, beginner to pro. Illustration by Laura Culhane. Text by Sarah Koppelkam. Exceptional-Responders-Q-and-A Posted: September 24, 2014 Updated: March 23, 2015 Key Points What is the purpose of the Exceptional Responders Initiative? NCI has embarked on the Exceptional Responders Initiative to understand the molecular underpinnings of exceptional responses to treatment, primarily via chemotherapy, in cancer patients. (Question 1) Was there an initial feasibility study conducted? As a proof of principle, there was a search of NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program phase II trial database over a period of 10 years (2002-2012) in which about 100 cases were identified as a demonstration that the types of cases needed for the ERI did exist.
Error Handling In VBA Introduction Error handling refers to the programming practice of anticipating and coding for error conditions that may arise when your program runs. Errors in general come in three flavors: compiler errors such as undeclared variables that prevent your code from compiling; user data entry error such as a user entering a negative value where only a positive number is acceptable; and run time errors, that occur when VBA cannot correctly execute a program statement. We will concern ourselves here only with run time errors. Typical run time errors include attempting to access a non-existent worksheet or workbook, or attempting to divide by zero. The example code in this article will use the division by zero error (Error 11) when we want to deliberately raise an error.
All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics Ever notice how some people come across as having their act together? They are able to get their work done on time, every time. They have the time and energy for 100 different things. Yet, they always seem non-frazzled, non-overwhelmed, and non-frantic. Do you console yourself with the thought that these are a special breed of people with a special DNA sequence? Sadly, that is far from the truth. UC San Diego, UC San Francisco Launch New Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco, with support from a diverse team of collaborators, have launched an ambitious new project – dubbed the Cancer Cell Map Initiative or CCMI – to determine how all of the components of a cancer cell interact. “We’re going to draw the complete wiring diagram of a cancer cell,” said Nevan Krogan, PhD, director of the UC San Francisco division of QB3, a life science research institute and accelerator, an investigator at Gladstone Institutes and co-director of CCMI with Trey Ideker, PhD, chief of medical genetics in the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and founder of the UC San Diego Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics. Cultured HeLa cancer cells.