Learn the basic principles of modular design, and then put them into action to create sites that are easy to use, look great, and can be adapted within the context of your business needs. With author James Cabrera-one of the thought leaders in the modular-design movement-youll create a single, scalable project for a sample nameplate site and then adapt that same project to work successfully as a portfolio site, an e-commerce site, and finally as a news/publishing content site. Along the way, youll learn the scientific approach to devising a sound and scalable design strategy, followed by establishing a basic foundation using various criteria relevant to that type of site. As each chapter progresses, youll add new concepts appropriate for the project type. Modular web and app design isnt just for so-called creatives. Its a teachable science with principles that can be replicated in a creative manner. This approach makes the design decision making process for businesses much easier (and easier to live with). And modular design is a powerful tool for software designers to replicate effective successful designs across a spectrum of needs. What Youll Learn Examine the design process in a modular way Adapt your HTML code to create different types of applications Establish your own modular framework for your specific sites goals Design for scale Develop a strong foundation skeleton for design Who This Book Is For User experience designers, user interface designers, information architects, developers with an interest in design, developers who want to create their own design frameworks. James Cabrera is a visual designer, currently working on interface design and prototype development at Refinery29. Billed at the recent Future Insights Conference as one of the web-design communitys rising stars, Jamess university training was in mathematics and physics.
This volume brings together the primary challenges for 21 st century cognitive sciences and cultural neuroscience in responding to the nature of human identity, self, and evolution of life itself. Through chapters devoted to intricate but focused models, empirical findings, theories, and experiential data, the contributors reflect upon the most exciting possibilities, and debate upon the fundamental aspects of consciousness and self in the context of cultural, philosophical, and multidisciplinary divergences and convergences. Such an understanding and the ensuing insights lie in the cusp of philosophy, neurosciences, psychiatry, and medical humanities. In this volume, the editors and contributors explore the foundations of human thinking and being and discuss both evolutionary/cultural embeddedness, and the self-orientation, of consciousness, keeping in mind questions that bring in the interdisciplinary complexity of issues such as the emergence of consciousness, relation between healing and agency, models of altered self, how cognition impacts the social self, experiential primacy as the hallmark of consciousness, and alternate epistemologies to understand these interdisciplinary puzzles. Sangeetha Menon is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India, and heads the Consciousness Studies programme of NIAS. She is a nominated member of the International Society for Science and Religion (Cambridge), a Board Member of the International Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and a Council Member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. Professor Menon has authored Brain, Self and Consciousness (Springer, 2014); Beyond Experience: Consciousness in the Gita; coauthored Dialogues: Philosopher Meets Seer; and coedited Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the Self (Springer, 2014); Consciousness, Experience and Ways of Knowing: Perspectives from Science, Philosophy and the Arts (2006); Science and Beyond: Cosmology, Consciousness and Technology in Indic Traditions (2004); Consciousness and Genetics (2002); and Scientific and Philosophical Studies on Consciousness (1999). She has visited and spoken at many universities in India, the United States, England, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Moscow. She has been visiting professor at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, and at the Nanzan Institute of Religion and Culture, Nanzan University, Japan. She was invited to be a panellist at the World Parliament of Religions, Melbourne, in 2009. Apart from her academic interests, she writes poetry, fiction and is an avid photographer, artist and web-designer. She also engages in charity programmes, being a trustee of the Sambodh Foundation, Bangalore. Nithin Nagaraj is Assistant Professor with the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru. He was a visiting faculty in Mathematics at IISER Pune for a semester before joining as Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita University for the period 2009-2013. He also has several years of industry research experience. He worked as a Research Scientist (2001-2004) and Lead Scientist (2013-2015) at GE Global Research (Bengaluru) in the area of biomedical signal and image analysis. At GE Global Research, he has innovated on medical image compression algorithms, medical image segmentation and registration, lossless data embedding and ultrasound liver tissue characterization. During his stint in the industry, he was a co-inventor of 8 U.S. patent applications (2 patents granted, all patents owned by GE). He joined the Consciousness Studies Programme at NIAS in October 2015. His current research interests include - Complexity Theories of Consciousness, Neural Signal Multiplexing, Causality Measures, Nonlinear Signal Processing and Chaos theory. He has published 14 international journal papers, over 40 national and international conference presentations with a total of 700+ citations and an h-index = 10 (source: Google Scholar). He has an Erdös Number of 3. He is an invited reviewer for the following international journals - Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, European Physics Journal, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier), IEEE