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Every business, brand, product, and service needs a strong visual identity through all media. Consequently, it's crucial that clients and creative professionals are able to work together effectively. And the key to success, as with any relationship, is communication. In this course, learn how to deal with the subjectivity, emotional pitfalls, and the occasional chaos of a creative partnership. Throughout this course, Bonnie Siegler—founder of respected design firms No. 17 and Eight and a Half—discusses how to articulate your visual goals to a designer and set a clear, consistent direction.
BIM is as much about people and processes as it is about technology. Learn about the human side of BIM management—the techniques you need to effectively lead a team—in this course with instructor Brian Myers. Discover how to develop as a leader, establish your authority, set expectations, practice effective listening, empower your team, and train the internal and external people who are involved in your success. Brian's techniques were developed over a decade in BIM management, and they're perfect for the brand new manager as well as designers and engineers who aspire to a management role. Customize the tips to fit your organization, projects, and management style, and build the foundation for a successful BIM career.
Most design projects don't start from scratch. Instead, designers are usually asked to reimagine an existing brand. Redesigns can be challenging, but offer some distinct advantages, since you are dealing with clients that know their product and their market. In this course, designer Sean Adams show how to plan and execute a redesign that keeps what's working and jettisons what's not. First, learn how to identify if a change is necessary and understand the difference between a design evolution and a revolution. Sean then explains how to rework existing logos and identities, collateral and publications, and online media such as websites. In chapter three, he discusses the redesign process: from managing a client who may be attached to the old design, to launching the new identity. He closes with a series of case studies from renowned designers who have transformed company logos, packaging, websites, environments, and marketing materials, while remaining true to the original brand.
Looking to create great video content without a big budget or a lot of experience? You don't have to look much further than your iPhone. Mobile devices have transformed video production, making it possible to capture new angles and perspectives without a large crew or lots of additional equipment. This course teaches you the fundamentals of shooting great-looking video with an iPhone. Instructor Nick Harauz shows you how to shoot talking heads and support material like B-roll, and capture slow-motion and time-lapse footage. He explains how to keep your shots organized, on and off the set, and walks through a post-production workflow for editing your videos either directly on the iPhone or on a computer. He also introduces a variety of iPhone apps that allow you to create effects like hyperlapse and the "golden hour" look. Finally, Nick shows how to upload your final videos for sharing on YouTube or Instagram.
The Elastic Stack, formerly known as the ELK Stack, offers powerful open-source products that you can use to ingest your data, analyze it, and visualize it with charts and graphs. In this course, learn how to set up and use the Elastic Stack. Discover why the stack might be a smart addition to your environment, as well as how to approach a typical installation. Plus, learn about different elements of the stack—Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats, and X-Pack—explore use cases, and learn how to troubleshoot the stack. (Author: Emmanuel Henri)
Machine learning models often run in complex production environments that can adapt to the ebb and flow of big data. The tools and practices that help data scientists rapidly build machine learning models are not sufficient to deploy those models at scale. To deliver scalable solutions, you need a whole new toolset. This course provides data scientists and DevOps engineers with an overview of common design patterns for scalable machine learning architectures, as well as tools for deploying and maintaining machine learning models in production. Instructor Dan Sullivan reviews three technologies that enable scalable machine learning: services that expose models through APIs, containers for deploying models, and orchestration tools like Kubernetes that help manage containers and clusters. Plus, get tips for monitoring the performance of your services in production environments.
Behavior-driven development (BDD) emerged from test-driven development as a process that enhances collaboration with non-technical teams. BDD tests are focused on the user and system behavior, and can clarify details that are often lost during the traditional software development process. This training course teaches the basics of behavior-driven development. Learn how BDD fits in an agile workflow, how to drive BDD process within a team, and the basics of using popular BDD frameworks like Cucumber. Instructor Robin Beck helps you get hands-on with Cucumber and its specification language, Gherkin, providing examples of writing requirements specifications, defining scenarios, setting up failing tests, and optimizing your code to emphasize domain-driven and object-oriented design. He wraps up with some best practices for implementing behavior-driven development and keeping the philosophy—behavior over function—at top of mind.
Speed up Windows Server administration with PowerShell. This course covers the basics of PowerShell scripting, an important skill for any IT professional working with Windows Server. Instructor Scott Burrell shows how to create new scripts in the editor of your choice, demonstrating options such as Visual Studio Code. He shows how to read and write data from a variety of file types, load prebuilt script modules, program functions, and perform basic administrative tasks using PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), such as extracting information about remote machines. Using the skills you learn in this training course, you will be able to harness PowerShell to script routine server administration tasks, such as software updates and user management. (Author: Scott M Burrell)
Arduino enables programmers to experiment with hardware and build interactive, digital projects connected to lights, sensors, and motors. This training course introduces you to the Arduino microcontroller, showing how to interface with three common components: an LCD screen, a seven-segment LED, and a keypad. Instructor Zahraa Khalil shows how to wire and program the interfaces and perform basic tasks: displaying randomized numbers, looping through an LED pattern, and accepting input from the keypad. The course is filled with zoomed-in, hands-on demonstrations that show how to complete the physical wiring, as well as tutorials that take you through high-level Arduino concepts and practical coding techniques. Follow along to learn how to create your own electronics with this popular maker tech platform.
Architects around the world use Autodesk Revit—a leader in architectural modeling—for their designs. In this course, Shaun Bryant takes you through the various methods available in Revit that allow you to migrate your AutoCAD standards into your Revit projects. Learn how to set up your Revit project with AutoCAD standard settings, including linetypes, lineweights, and colors. Shaun also shows how to develop standard details from your AutoCAD detail drawings and set them up as drafting views in your Revit projects, so that you can reuse them for similar projects.
Develop confidence connecting with executives in a one-on-one meeting. In this course, John Ullmen, PhD, from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, explores common concerns employees have about engaging executives and shares winning strategies to connect with executives one-on-one—and make sure the relationship endures after the meeting is over. John shares insights into how executives view time, as well as how junior and mid-level employees can land a meeting with a senior leader. Plus, he steps through how to foster genuine connections with executives by asking the right questions, replying with confidence, and successfully following up after a meeting.
Flutter allows mobile developers to create high-quality application experiences that work natively for multiple platforms. Flutter is known for being fast, reactive, and modern. It works with existing Java, Swift, and ObjC code. Flutter can also create applications using Google Fuchsia, a newly introduced OS. In this course, Emmanuel Henri demonstrates how to use Flutter, including how to set up the SDK and simulators; add widgets, components, and navigation; leverage APIs; build, review, and deploy code; and more.
Salesforce Certified Administrator is an internationally recognized credential that can help propel the careers of Salesforce developers, administrators, architects, and sales professionals. This course helps you prepare for the qualifying exam—a 60-question timed test that can be taken online or in person. Instructor Christopher Matthew Spencer explains the benefits of certification, the scope of the exam, the registration process, and the study materials needed to be successful and round out your Salesforce knowledge. He also shares strategies for test preparation, including tips for taking the official practice test. Plus, learn how to maintain your Salesforce credential over time and promote your certification to employers and clients.
Generics were introduced to C# 2.0 in 2005. They allow programmers to write general-purpose code that is type safe, without writing a tedious amount of type-specific data structures. Similar to C++ templates, generics reduce the amount of type checking required to build reusable code and make you a much more productive C# programmer. This course is designed to introduce the beginning programmer to the concept of generics and show how to use them for greater reusability in popular design patterns. Instructor Robby Millsap covers the history and purpose of generics, as well as concepts such as type scoping, constraints, and collections. In chapter two, he demonstrates how to incorporate generics into actual architecture, following design patterns such as service locator, visitor, and observer.
Knowledge of the Linux command line is critical for anyone who uses this open-source operating system. For many tasks, it's more efficient and flexible than a graphical environment. For administrators, it plays a vital role in configuring permissions and working with files. In this course, experienced instructor Scott Simpson discusses the basics of working with the Linux command line using the Bash shell, focusing on practical Linux commands with examples that help you navigate through the file and folder structure, edit text, and set permissions. Scott also discusses some of the common command-line tools, such as grep, awk, and sed, and command-line apps such as the nano and Vim text editors. The course wraps up with a look at how to install and update software with a package manager.
Blazor is an exciting .NET web framework that allows developers to run C# in the browser. In this course, Richard Goforth helps you quickly get up to speed with Blazor. Throughout the course, Richard explores the framework's capabilities as he steps through a project in which you add features to a new social media web app. He shares when using Blazor—which is still an experimental web framework—isn't ideal. He also goes over the framework's features, including routing, dependency injection, layouts, and Blazor libraries. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be prepared to start leveraging Blazor to write rich web applications.
Many people experience a mid-career crisis, where you show up, do the work, and take home a paycheck. It is difficult to contemplate a change when you feel boxed into a particular job or you are not being recognized for the work that you are doing. How do you pivot and achieve your career goals? Using the identity framework, Valerie Sutton helps you approach your next move strategically. Designed for the mid-career professional with 10 or more years of experience, this course covers a variety of pathways: moving up in your current career; changing roles, industries, or organizations; or even starting your own business. Change starts now. Dive in and learn how to identify what success means for you and your work, and develop a plan to realize your true career goals.
Adobe Experience Design (XD) CC is an innovative new tool used for UI and UX design and prototyping. In this course, instructor Tom Green provides a brief overview of the features and functionality in this design and prototyping tool. Tom gives a tour of its capabilities and features, including the addition of layers and symbols, and shows new ways you can share your prototypes. Plus, he covers productivity-boosting features like the Repeat Grid tool, explains how to go from concept to interactive prototype, goes over the PC version of the application, and more.
Food packaging has very specific requirements regarding labeling, size, and materials. On top of that, package designs need to tell the story of the brand and leap out at customers from supermarket shelves. Successful food packaging attracts customers, communicates the brand's unique story, stands out on the shelf, and meets all the essential FDA requirements. This course explores the process of designing packaging for food that prints and presents beautifully while safely containing and protecting the contents. Instructor Gerardo Herrera—the packaging design director for Pasadena ArtCenter College of Design—starts by analyzing the requirements: the brand, the product, the target market, and many other factors that will help determine the direction the package should go. Once a concept is developed, he jumps into the design tools, like Adobe Illustrator, and starts building the packaging. By following along with this hands-on project, you can learn how to choose the right packaging forms, messaging, imagery, color, materials, and prototyping tools and think critically about how the user will interact with the product.