With this issue, Vision Systems Design marks its fourth anniversary with a complete graphical redesign to enhance readers' knowledge-seeking mission. New design elements, typefaces, and illustrations have been incorporated to present a cleaner, more readable look and feel.
The redesign reflects the current mode of re-evaluating conventional methods to make common practices easier, faster, and less expensive (see My View, p. 96). For example, wireless devices, e-commerce, the Internet, powerful processors, and smart cameras are enabling new methods and applications for designers, developers, and users to save time and money.
New typefaces and fonts used throughout the magazine provide a more modern and sleek format. In addition to improving the overall format, the typefaces should make technical information easier to read and understand. Using an atypical style and more eye-catching layout, the new figures, illustrations, and photographs will be more appealing and attractive.
Focus on readers' needs
The redesign aims to support and strengthen editorial presentation. The editorial content, however, will still focus on meeting the technical-information needs of our readers. Engineers, technical managers, and systems integrators are researching, designing, developing, manufacturing, and interfacing components, devices, boards, subsystems, and computers for machine-vision and image-processing systems. They are seeking new and improved methods for configuring systems using off-the-shelf and custom hardware and software.
To help readers do their jobs better, every issue of Vision Systems Design incorporates comprehensive, insightful, and expert knowledge that accentuates innovative products, systems, technologies, and applications targeted at industrial, scientific, medical, and military/aerospace markets. The editorial mission of uncovering new, different, and challenging vision and imaging techniques, a perspective that is not available from any other resource, is reinforced as usual in this issue's contents.
We invite your comments on our redesign.
George Kotelly, Editor in Chief