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Management of Design and Innovation: Value of Design By Farrukh Khan
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Examples of design are all around us and even nature presents exciting designs that influence aesthetics and a sense of design in humans. Within the home lighting, carpets, wallpaper, the carpet and... More > the furniture contribute to interior design. The cloths that we wear say something about our tastes and our values. The design of a mobile phone, the personal computer or even the car that we drive decides how we value these objects and how happy we feel using them. For a firm, design represents value if a design can compete in the market, add to brand value, business relationships or contribute to the bottom line. However, although new design does not require breakthroughs in technology, it represents new thinking and new solutions that should appeal to the jury, the consumers, who pay for their purchases. This essay presents a discussion about value of design, together with a literature review and an example from textile design to illustrate design and the design process.< Less
Steel in Construction By Farrukh Khan
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In this report, an attempt is made to take a look at the use of cast iron, wrought iron and steel in the construction of buildings and civil engineering structures. These materials have been... More > extensively used in construction for a fairly long time and many outstanding and historical buildings have been built with the use of iron and steel. Iron and steel are mostly used as the dominant structural material to provide shape and strength to the frame of the construction. The report takes a look at the Millennium Dome in the United Kingdom and provides its readers with an extensive bibliography for their use.< Less
Aircraft Accident Investigations By Farrukh Khan
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This paper takes a look at the aircraft accident investigations that are undertaken when an airplane suffers an accident. Airplanes are complex machines and there can be many behind an airplane... More > disaster. As a result of international cooperation and the stringent standards of engineering testing that is required in international civil aviation, flying is the safest form of transportation that is available. However, accidents do happen and not all accidents are the result of terrorists attempting to destroy an aircraft. Fuel leaks, metal fatigue, engine fires as well as pilot error can cause accidents. Criminal investigations are only conducted if there is evidence of deliberate attempts to destroy an airplane. This paper takes a look at the investigations that are conducted after an aircraft accident.< Less
The Design and Implementation of DSA and DSS By Farrukh Khan
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The proliferation of the internet and the World Wide Web as well as the widespread use of e-commerce has meant that there is a rapidly growing demand for secure electronic business transactions over... More > insecure communication channels. In a digital environment, there is a need to protect information and data from falling into the wrong hands or from being tempered. Protecting information which has been coded in a digital format is the art of cryptography. In the past, public – key cryptosystems such as the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman or the RSA and the Digital Signature Standard or the DSS have been widely used for protecting digital information. The DSS is a component of the United States government’s Capstone program which has attempted to develop cryptography standards for United States government agencies and those private companies that want to do business with this government. This paper presents a method for implementing the DSA and the DSS.< Less
Immunity of Senior State Officials By Farrukh Khan
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The classic statement of the act of state doctrine had taken root in England as early as 1674 and it was inappropriate for courts of a sovereign state to sit in judgement on acts of other states.... More > Sovereign monarchs in Europe had absolute power and they could do no wrong. Thus, monarchs in Europe were immune from action in domestic courts and reciprocity demanded that they did not interfere in the affairs of other sovereign monarchs. State immunity, which is a creature of international law, developed out of the previously mentioned considerations and a need for interaction between sovereign states, which required reciprocity. This brief essay presents a discussion about state immunity from proceedings alleging jus cogens norms.< Less
Bluetooth Communications By Farrukh Khan
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The Bluetooth communication standard came into being in the year 1994 when the Swedish communications company Ericsson announced the new wireless technology to connect mobile phones, computers and... More > accessories. Bluetooth technology makes it possible to use short haul radio for point to multipoint connections for low power devices that can operate on batteries. Thus Bluetooth technology makes it possible to connect various computing devices using wireless by utilizing a global standard. This paper discusses how a Bluetooth enabled phone may be connected to another Bluetooth device.< Less
Human Computer Interaction Study of Online Job Application Forms By Farrukh Khan
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Advances in computing and telecommunications technologies have resulted in large volumes of interactions with unsurpassed levels of sophistication involving human users interacting with computers in... More > highly varied situations. A wide variety of data can be collected directly from the users who may be submitting information even when they are on the move, using the web interface of their mobile phones. With some websites receiving thousands of hits every day, it is important that the online electronic forms interface on these websites should be designed in a manner which will make it highly unlikely to submit erroneous information. This study presents the results of a survey conducted to identify some of the important trends associated with designing the electronic forms interface for the e-recruitment function. More then twenty five websites were surveyed in order to identify accessibility and usability design rules for online employment application forms.< Less
Trends, Issues and Community By Farrukh Khan
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Australian policymakers have long been impressed with the Northeast Asian success stories which they have chosen to see through a prism of neoclassical economic theory. The previously mentioned fact... More > coupled with the reality of limited economic resources renders it impossible for any government to continue to stimulate demand in order to generate growth as required by the Keynesian economic approach. Thus, neoclassical thinking has become infused into Australian policymaking even though such neoclassical thinking goes contrary to traditional Australian values. However, neoclassical approaches are also not without their flaws and thus practical policymaking ought to be about ensuring that the government is driven hard to deliver that which is the best from available resources. This brief essay presents a discussion about the neoclassical and the Keynesian or the welfare state approaches to policy making and presents an examination of the impact of neoclassical approaches to policymaking in Australia.< Less
A Cybernetic Diagnosis of a Property / Construction Firm By Farrukh Khan
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This essay presents an examination of the systems and subsystems of a property / construction firm located in Edinburgh, Scotland based on the Viable System Model. The Viable System Model (VSM)... More > presented by Stafford Beer is a topological model that attempts to identify a set of management functions that represent the “necessary and sufficient conditions” for the viability, or sustainability, of any human or social system. Thus, a VSM analysis is useful for all those with an interest in bringing about improvements in existing organisations or in designing new organisations to fulfil a mission. Analysis of the selected property / construction firm demonstrates the value of information links between organisational subsystems for presenting concurrent and holistic views that lead to quality in managerial decisions.< Less
Blasphemy By Farrukh Khan
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In its common context, blasphemy can mean different things to different individuals and a discussion of blasphemy is likely to unleash many a passionate feeling. This is because blasphemy is about... More > showing irreverence to the sacred and this sacred is likely to be the very glue that binds a society. The sacred is often the source of the rules by which individuals live out their lives or are treated by a society. Although ancient Greeks used to have laws about blasphemy, the early Roman Emperors considered blasphemy to be a matter that was best left to the Gods. Blasphemy started to be taken most seriously when Moses was given the Law of God and any mortal who dared to irreverently mention the name of God was required to be put to death. This dissertation attempts to examine the treatment of blasphemy in English Law and other Legal systems of the world.< Less