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Mockup for Bicycle Doctor Project

Here you can see the mockup (first picture) for the Bicycle Doctor Project. I have defined the areas for the respective elements that will be placed in the final result (second picture).

Upon visiting the website, the user should be attracted to what she views. In that case, there are professional-taken appealing pictures shown on the main slider. Afterwards, the user should feel the website is easy to navigate and that the categories and topics are clearly defined. Thus, a simple minimalistic design is important for these purposes.

 

Coffee Cup Design

Designing the cup that you can see in my homepage took some considerable time to me. Mostly because after I finished it, I lost my psd files.. (were overwritten accidentally), gosh! So I had to start making one afresh..

Fist I had a rough design of the cup. The idea of making it better, didn’t even pass my mind due to little time I had for coding and other more important things.

 

 

 

 

 

Then I started playing with it bit by bit and finally I had this result. With Photoshop, I used some soft brushes and the smudge tool in a separate layer above the main one in order to make some nice gradient effect. In addition to that, I had another layer on the back for the shadowing effect. Little by little, I ended to this, et voilà!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you use any materials, please refer to me as your source. Thanks 😉

 

 

 

 

 

What is Systematic Research?

The word ‘systematic’ derives from the Greek word ‘σύστημα’.

In Wikipedia:

System (from Latin systēma, in turn from Greek “σύστημα”, “whole compounded of several parts or members, system”, literary “composition”) is a set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole.A system is a set of elements (often called ‘components’ instead) and relationships which are different from relationships of the set or its elements to other elements or sets.

According to Wikipedia, “science is the systematic attempt to discover and expose nature’s patterns“.

By this someone can conclude that systematic research is science itself. The pursuit for superior knowledge generated newer and more exact research methods, such as a solid systematic research which would bear fruits. Thus systematic research became an essential part of evolution for any field of science no matter if it is mathematics, business analysis, or even road works.

Again, referring to Wikipedia, the term “systematic research” includes a written or oral review of important discoveries on the subject being examined. Current knowledge and/or other reports are used for the process of a systematic research report, thus it is a secondary source and it can’t be regarded as any original experimental work.
Systematic research focuses on a research question that tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to that question.”
Systematic research involves exploration, examination, and investigation. Those words may sound common to each other, but they are slightly different. It explores new fields of study, it examines existing ones and investigates all in depth.This kind of research can be linked with applied and basic research. Applied research is the search for solutions to practical problems using basic research. Basic research is the search for knowledge. An example of basic research can be the question “why does this apple exist?” or “why do humans exist?”. In other words, basic research exists for our fundamental understanding of the world around us. Thus applied research solves some (possible) problems, such as a mathematical solution or a business plan.
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More about Systems in Wiki:
Fields that study the general properties of systems include systems theory, cybernetics, dynamical systems, thermodynamics and complex systems. They investigate the abstract properties of systems’ matter and organization, looking for concepts and principles that are independent of domain, substance, type, or temporal scale.Most systems share common characteristics, including:

  • Systems have structure, defined by components/elements and their composition;
  • Systems have behavior, which involves inputs, processing and outputs of material, energy, information, or data;
  • Systems have interconnectivity: the various parts of a system have functional as well as structural relationships to each other.
  • Systems may have some functions or groups of functionsThe term system may also refer to a set of rules that governs structure and/or behavior.

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Systems in social and cognitive sciences and management research.

Social and cognitive sciences recognize systems in human person models and in human societies. They include human brain functions and human mental processes as well as normative ethics systems and social/cultural behavioral patterns.

In management science, operations research and organizational development (OD), human organizations are viewed as systems (conceptual systems) of interacting components such as subsystems or system aggregates, which are carriers of numerous complex business processes (organizational behaviors) and organizational structures. Organizational development theorist Peter Senge developed the notion of organizations as systems in his book The Fifth Discipline.

Systems thinking is a style of thinking/reasoning and problem solving. It starts from the recognition of system properties in a given problem. It can be a leadership competency. Some people can think globally while acting locally. Such people consider the potential consequences of their decisions on other parts of larger systems. This is also a basis of systemic coaching in psychology.
Organizational theorists such as Margaret Wheatley have also described the workings of organizational systems in new metaphoric contexts, such as quantum physics, chaos theory, and the self-organization of systems.

Systems applied to strategic thinking

In 1988, military strategist, John A. Warden III introduced his Five Ring System model in his book, The Air Campaign contending that any complex system could be broken down into five concentric rings. Each ring—Leadership, Processes, Infrastructure, Population and Action Units—could be used to isolate key elements of any system that needed change. The model was used effectively by Air Force planners in the First Gulf War. In the late 1990s, Warden applied this five ring model to business strategy.

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