The essential interaction design guide, fully revised and updated for the mobile age About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account. New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers.Updated information includes: Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methods Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examples Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource.
The face of beauty has changed. Gone are the days of the simple cleanse-tone-moisturise skincare routine, when the most complex make-up decision we had to make was whether to treat ourselves to a lipstick or gloss. Now, we're faced with a bewildering world of serums, oils, chemical toners, foundations categorised by letters of the alphabet and the mysterious world of contouring. Confused? Allow Irish Times beauty writers Aisling and Laura to help. They have tried them all. They know what works - and what doesn't - and the best of their recommendations and advice are contained within the pages of this informative and humorous book. 'I LOVE About Face! It's inspiring and expertly written.' Marian Keyes 'A wonderfully comprehensive, no-nonsense, entertaining, tried and tested treasury of all things skincare and make-up!' Amy Huberman 'Every woman should hav ethis book.' Roz Purcell 'This book is your face's new best friend.' Panti Bliss 'Seriously brilliant beauty gurus.' Roisin Ingle
At a dinner party given by his parents-in-law, Commissario Brunetti meets Franca Marinello, the wife of a prosperous Venetian businessman. He's charmed - perhaps too charmed, suggests his wife Paola - by her love of Virgil and Cicero, but shocked by her appearance. A few days later, Brunetti is visited by Carabinieri Maggior Filippo Guarino from the nearby city of Marghera., As part of a wider investigation into Mafia takeovers of businesses in the region, Guarino wants information about the owner of a trucking company who was found murdered in his office. He believes the man's death is connected to the illegal transportation of refuse - and more sinister material - in his company's trucks. No stranger to mutual suspicion and competition between rival Italian police departments, Brunetti is nevertheless puzzled by the younger man's behaviour., Eventually Guarino agrees to email a photo of his suspect, but by the time the photograph arrives, he himself is dead. Was he killed because he got too close? And how is it that Franca Marinello is involved?
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The mirthful military-school comedy Brother Rat gets a spirited musical makeover as About Face, starring velvet-voiced Gordon MacRae and comedy pros Eddie Bracken and Dick Wesson as conniving cadets who mix their reveille revelry with song, dance and parade-splashy Technicolor . Their romantic maneuvers arent quite regulation: Bracken is secretly married to Phyllis Kirk, with a baby due soon; Wesson eyes pretty new arrival Virginia Gibson, unaware shes the colonels daughter; and MacRae schemes to keep a lieutenant from beating his time with local beauty Aileen Stanley, Jr. Buoyed by bouncy tunes by Charles Tobias and Peter De Rose, they merrily outflank their superiors and woo their women. Meanwhile, a pint-sized protege of Eddie Cantor steals the show as a put-upon plebe who performs the nutty novelty number Im Nobody. Movie-debuting 19-year-old Joel Grey instantly puts the viewer -- and About Face -- in his pocket. As The New York Times reviewer proclaimed, he rates a snappy salute -- and became somebody to watch.