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Essays in learning and information design

Essays in learning and information design

To address the questions posited above, we embed the canonical model of strategic experimentation with exponential bandits (Keller et al., 2005) into an information design setting. The Internet platform is the designer, and their users are agents who have a risky arm and a safe arm. At each instant of time, agents allocate shares of a perfectly divisible unit resource to each arm to maximise their expected discounted payoffs. The safe arm gives known flow payoffs while the risky arm produces (known, lump-sum) payoffs (called successes) at some unknown rate. Use of the risky arm when it is not known to be better than the safe arm is experimentation. A good risky arm yields payoffs at a rate more profitable than the safe arm; a bad risky arm never generates any payoffs. All agents have risky arms of the same type, and externalities are informational only. The classic setting that Keller, Rady, and Cripps study is a game of perfect monitoring: agents always observe each others’ actions and payoffs. Here, the only information that agents obtain about other agents comes exclusively from what the designer discloses to them. More specifically, at the start of the game, the designer commits to an information structure—sometimes also called a mechanism 4 —that maps histories (of actions and payoffs) into (for now, private) signals sent to each agent. Thus, our designer observes all agents’ histories, but she is equally unaware about the common type of the risky arms. 5,6
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Econymic Information Design

Econymic Information Design

As C.G. Jung pointed out, archetypes are a product of unconscious biases and dispositions that have been hardwired in the brain over the course of human evolution.. Since these innate biases and dispositions are unconscious , their existence is inferred when common patterns emerge in many cultures over long periods. Identifying and aligning appropriate archetypes with an information code will increase its probability of success. Archetypal themes can be applied to all aspects of information design – from form and function to name and brand. e.g.: Ivory (innocent), Nike (hero)[Mark].
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A Catalogue of Mayan glyphs: A Study in information design

A Catalogue of Mayan glyphs: A Study in information design

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Medical information design: Empowering the patient

Medical information design: Empowering the patient

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Cream Skimming and Information Design in Matching Markets

Cream Skimming and Information Design in Matching Markets

If the sellers are heterogeneous, then Theorem 2 shows that the optimal information policy need not even achieve Pareto frontier, so that flexible pricing rules can possibly outperform the uniform pricing. However, most matching platforms adopt simple pricing. There could be several explanations. First, consumers appreciate transparent and simple pricing, both because it is easier to assess the cost of a ride and because complex pricing can feel like price gouging and prompt the risk of price-discrimination litigation. Second, flexible pricing is a non-trivial development task that requires significant resources. Relatedly, it may be impractical to condition on every variable relevant in the transportation market. There is some complexity threshold for the designer beyond which increasing the price complexity is not justified. 22
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Auditory Information Design

Auditory Information Design

The prospect of computer applications making “noises” is disconcerting to some. Yet the soundscape of the real world does not usually bother us. Perhaps we only notice a nui- sance? This thesis is an approach for designing sounds that are useful information rather than distracting “noise”. The approach is called TaDa because the sounds are designed to be useful in a Task and true to the Data.

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Department of Design (Graphic/Information)

Department of Design (Graphic/Information)

Other aspects that may influence the candidate’s creative activity are the ever-changing nature of the graphic design field, the teaching demands of studio lab classes, and the educational needs of CCSU students. Whenever possible, the scholarly activities of faculty should involve students. In particular, the DEC encourages the development of student-directed research and recognizes that in some cases, independent research conducted by a student may indicate creative activity on the part of the faculty member and may be applicable to this category. Faculty members frequently engage with institutions and communities to offer a variety of broad and specialized expertise. Therefore, the DEC will recognize interdisciplinary creative work, research on pedagogic methods, and the application of knowledge in any of the fields related to the broad concept of graphic and information design.
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Standardization and the democratic design of information and communication technology

Standardization and the democratic design of information and communication technology

ICT systems which are decentralized and decomposable, open, transparent and easy to access and use, and which allow no usage control and protect privacy are more compatible with democracy than systems which lack all or some of these properties. In the process of ICT development these aspects are usually not systematically considered. Technical and economic factors have priority while compatibility with democratic principles is, if at all, of minor importance. Thus, whether or not a technology supports or impedes democracy can rarely be directly attributed to the interests and preferences that shape the design process. The democratic quality results rather from historical accident. The seminal example is the evolution of the Internet and of the TCP/IP protocols on which the network is based. No master plan existed which guided the development of the Internet. While the democratic dividend of the public domain nature of TCP/IP is undeniable, investments into this protocol have not been made with the intention to earn such a dividend.
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Distributed design information and knowledge : storage and strategy

Distributed design information and knowledge : storage and strategy

The nature of design necessitates the use of a wide range of information types and content across many media types; added to this, ‘remoteness’ makes the management of distributed information even more complex. During the project both teams experienced times when information couldn’t be located as it was stored in several places; leading to confusion, duplication and difficulties in sharing. With another tool added midway, Team 2, in particular, felt they should have recorded rules for storing project information and that an information strategy at the beginning of the project would have helped clarify issues and make the project run more smoothly. A distributed project information strategy needs to outline what information to store, where, when and how. Locational information was also crucial in identifying where information had been placed and could be found by others. Instances of this type of information were low contributing to uncertainty where information was stored. It was typically located in emails. Previous work of the author [6] and studies in industry [7] have shown the importance of structuring project information. Indeed Team 1 recognised the need for organisation and structure and its establishment early on in the project, as organised information can be turned around more effectively and efficiently. It was essential to turn around information quickly to allow others to work based on decisions made.
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A framework for design information management system for architects

A framework for design information management system for architects

Architectural designs as well as other designs are characterised by its ill defined problem, therefore the methods of obtaining those solutions are also poorly defined (Ozakaya and Akin, 2006). To be able to come up with a solution, designer needs to discover the real problem. Though, the solution still cannot be completely validated (Ozakaya and Akin, 2006). The designer should therefore decide when a problem is sufficiently described. Knowledge and information are critical to effective design and product development. As such solving and specifying design problems go hand in hand. According Ozakaya and Akin (2006), information consistency and updating leads to significant overheads in design.
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Analysis and Design of a Tea Farming Information System

Analysis and Design of a Tea Farming Information System

Lack of targeted information: Mass media like radio, television, film, video, magazines, leaflets, audiocassettes, newspapers, web portal, leaflets and posters may not address specific farmer needs since it is not tailored to the needs of rural populations [36]. There is also issue of poor reception, and coverage in some areas. Limited reach and technical language used may be restricting or incomprehensible to the farmer. In addition, agricultural shows have poor attendance by farmers and many are structured as avenues for showcasing rather than training. High Cost: Khatam et al. [37] observed that Farmer Field Schools (FFS) suffered from being expensive to implement, time consuming and having a difficult weekly routine to attend school and requires extension officers or experts. Voice based services are more expensive, time consuming, less efficient, require human involvement and machine to produce voice, lack pictorial illustration and not readily embraced by farmers [24, 26].
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Exploring design principles of cellular information processing

Exploring design principles of cellular information processing

the smallest bistable signalling motifs. The emergence of bistability in this simple system relates closely to the two states of the kinase forming two futile cycles that are competing for the substrate. I define conditions on the kinetic parameters of these two competing cycles that are necessary and sufficient for three steady states. I show that these conditions are met under biologically feasible parameter regimes. Finally, I find that increasing either the number of two-state kinases acting on the same substrate or the number of distinct states that a single kinase can exhibit increases the number of steady states in an unbounded manner. Particularly, the unlimited multistability with by increasted enzyme states suggest that this theoret- ical analysis can potentially help us design cellular signalling systems with various biochemical memories for recording environmental information. The implementa- tion of multistability experimentally requires tuning the kinetic parameters which are potentially in very narrow spaces. The possible ways to overcome such constraint are either using evolutionary experiments and direct evolution method to optimise the kinetic parameters or designing larger networks to relax the constraints imposed on it. For instance, it is possible to implement system with 5 steady states with 3 or more two-state enzymes and embed such motif into a larger signalling network to expand the kinetic parameter space.
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Design of Neuromemristive Systems for Visual Information Processing

Design of Neuromemristive Systems for Visual Information Processing

This chapter presents the synapse and neuron circuits designed in this work. Synapses were designed for constant weight values, random weight values, and adjustable weight values. Careful attention is given to minimizing the synaptic area. This is critical, since the number of synapses in an NMS (or any neural network) grows quadratically with the number of neurons. Previous synapse designs have assumed ideal memristor behavior, where switching is deterministic, and continuous [33–40, 89]. For example, many designs have been simulated using a linear ionic drift memristor model [19], characterized by a smooth hysteresis curve. However, memristor switching behavior is usually discontinuous, indicating the devices can only achieve a small set of conductance states. Furthermore, the exact values of these states and the required conditions (e.g. write voltage) have high variability. This work captures memristive circuit behavior that accurately reflects the ex- perimental characteristics of the devices. The neuron designs presented in this chapter include common activation functions (e.g. sigmoid, linear, and threshold), as well as peri- odic and rectified linear. Behavioral, power, area, and variation models are presented for each circuit. In later chapters, these models are integrated into system-level simulations of NMSs for visual information processing.
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Design and Implementation of Information Management System for Rice

Design and Implementation of Information Management System for Rice

Abstract. In order to strengthen the management of the quality and safety of agricultural products, to rice as the object, based on the rice production and supply chain, this paper designs an information management system for rice. Using .Net platform, MVC4 framework and other technologies for the construction and development of the system, to achieve the rice from cultivation to sales of the whole process of information management, effectively strengthen the supervision of the quality and safety of rice; The data were processed and analyzed, and the prediction of rice yield was realized by multiple linear regression algorithm, which promoted the process of modern agricultural informatization.
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Design of a digital dissertation information management system

Design of a digital dissertation information management system

mechanism, there is also a need to develop mechanisms for managing the system that will aid the students, supervisors, dissertation co- ordinator(s) and support staff in electronic communication. Such a system would facilitate improved correspondence between the supervisor(s) and the students and would have the ability to produce statistics and generate reports on a real-time basis. The research reported in this paper is concerned with the design and implementation of a simple digital dissertation information system applicable to any academic institution of higher education. Various digital dissertation management systems have been developed in the recent past, the most prominent one being that developed at Virginia Tech, in the USA, which has given rise to the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
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Information Security – Evolution, Impact and Design Factors

Information Security – Evolution, Impact and Design Factors

Before 1930: Since the existence of the human beings, people were not aware of the information or information security. They struggled to survive for their existence in search of the food, shelter and clothing which they found it as their basic needs. With the advancements, they formed groups and the need for communicating among the group members raised as a result of which the languages developed. People then started communicating orally and the information is stored only in the human memory. They then required a secondary memory for storing the information as a result of which people started using certain symbols or picture and retained the information in the rocks, but they found it was not an efficient way to store the information. People then started migrating from one place to other place for their survival, so it is not possible to take that big rocks with them. Hence, they started using metal sheets, tree leafs, clothes and at last paper to retain the information. Due to industrial revolution, there was an enormous use of paper in the Iron Age period. But during World War 1 almost all their documents were destroyed, resulting in the need for a new medium of storing and protecting the information. Till then people followed only the physical mode of storing the information.
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Design of Home Information Control Center Bas...

Design of Home Information Control Center Bas...

These functions can be divided into the agreement itself, the operation of operation and hardware devices. In program design, focuses on some of the hardware operation to be modified. Operation of some hardware device driver is DM9000, DM9000 internal RAM for temporary save sent and received physical frame, the driver will copy it to system memory for further processing. STM32 MCU to access the buffer and internal register values are very convenient, by directly DM9000 memory space and registers mapped to memory address STM32 its address space from 0x6C100000 to 0x6C1FFFFF. Sent by the Ethernet controller engine assembly on the preamble and FCS checksum value, then send, send complete notification STM32 MCU through interrupt. Received, first determine the purpose of the address is consistent with the MAC controller. If not, then give up the physical frame, or save it to on-chip RAM, and notify the STM32 MCU through interrupt processing.
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Design E-SCM Information Security Framework

Design E-SCM Information Security Framework

However, although the definitions in the literature regarding SCI encompass the complementarities between integration and information sharing, in the means that SCI supports effective and efficient flow of information (Gaile et al,2006), therefore IT and respective e-business tools and methods are more importantly viewed as having a role in supporting the collaboration and coordination of supply chains through information sharing. Objectives of e-business in supply chain management are to provide information availability and visibility, enable single point-of contact of data, allow decisions based on total supply chain information, and enable collaboration with supply chain partners. Efficiency of information transfer, information availability and transparency of relevant business information are only a few of the benefits provided by e-business solutions to support supply chain integration. A supply chain is called an e- supply chain when it is electronically managed, typically with web-based software.
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Issues and Methodology for Template Design for Information Extraction

Issues and Methodology for Template Design for Information Extraction

ISSUES AND METHODOLOGY FOR TEMPLATE DESIGN FOR INFORMATION EXTRACTION ISSUES A N D M E T H O D O L O G Y F O R T E M P L A T E D E S I G N F O R I N F O R M A T I O N E X T R A C T I O N Boyan Onyshke[.]

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Explanation in information systems: A design rationale approach

Explanation in information systems: A design rationale approach

The basic model of knowledge management and organisational memory involves providing tools (generally IS tools) and defining procedures to collect employees’ knowledge in a central store, and then provide easy, rapid access to this store. One the key issues identified with this approach is motivating employees with different and potentially competing interests to contribute to the knowledge base (Orlikowski, 1996). Contributions to organisational memory need to show immediate and direct benefit to contributors for the approach to be effective (Grudin, 1994). However, software-based support for this process can help align the cost-benefit equation by making it easier to capture information and to retrieve it for later use (Fischer, 1999). Research into complex IS development projects discussed earlier in this chapter suggests that a small number of project team members, one or two on any given project, are able to absorb and understand the complex array o f domain factors that impact a system design, and how domain problems are addressed by the system’s structure. One role for DR may be to explicitly support these individuals in gaining, capturing, and communicating the understanding shown to be so valuable. Some DR studies have reported on the importance of a “champion” to evangelise and support the use o f DR approaches among project team members (Conklin & Burgess- Yakemovic, 1996). Perhaps these individuals are one and the same?
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