The Design Of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date
Category Design
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780465072996
Rating 3.5/5 from 28 reviews
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Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

The Design of Everyday Things
  • Author : Don Norman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05

Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull,

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The Psychology of Everyday Things
  • Author : Donald A. Norman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 1990-05-01

Read online The Psychology of Everyday Things written by Donald A. Norman, published by Basic Books which was released on 1990-05-01. Download full The Psychology of Everyday Things Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Living with Complexity
  • Author : Donald A. Norman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12

Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design

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The Design of Everyday Things
  • Author : Don Norman
  • Publisher : Books Online
  • Release Date : 2021-04-18

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores

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Doing Things with Things
  • Author : Ole Dreier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-23

It has been claimed that the natural sciences have abstracted for themselves a 'material world' set apart from human concerns, and social sciences, in their turn, constructed 'a world of actors devoid of things'. While a subject such as archaeology, by its very nature, takes objects into account, other disciplines,

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The Design of Everyday Things
  • Author : Donald A. Norman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013

"Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs

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The Design of Future Things
  • Author : Don Norman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12

First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came service. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new competitive frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some

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The Design of Everyday Life
  • Author : Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2007

How do common household items such as basic plastic house wares or high-tech digital cameras transform our daily lives? This title considers this question, from the design of products through to their use in the home. It looks at how everyday objects, ranging from screwdrivers to photo management software, are

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The Beauty of Everyday Things
  • Author : Soetsu Yanagi
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31

The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to last, treated with respect and even affection. They should be natural and

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How Artifacts Afford
  • Author : Jenny L. Davis
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11

A conceptual update of affordance theory that introduces the mechanisms and conditions framework, providing a vocabulary and critical perspective. Technological affordances mediate between the features of a technology and the outcomes of engagement with that technology. The concept of affordances, which migrated from psychology to design with Donald Norman's influential 1988

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Design Things
  • Author : Thomas Binder,Giorgio De Michelis,Pelle Ehn,Giulio Jacucci,Per Linde,Ina Wagner
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-30

A new perspective on design thinking and design practice: beyond products and projects, toward participatory design things. Design Things offers an innovative view of design thinking and design practice, envisioning ways to combine creative design with a participatory approach encompassing aesthetic and democratic practices and values. The authors of Design

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Things That Make Us Smart
  • Author : Don Norman
  • Publisher : Diversion Books
  • Release Date : 2014-12-02

By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. Insightful and whimsical, profoundly intelligent and easily accessible, Don Norman has been exploring the design of our world for decades, exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines. In this seminal work, fully revised and updated, Norman gives us the first

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Summary
  • Author : Book Summary Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03

The design of Everyday Things - How smart design is the new competitive frontier by Don Norman Who has never been annoyed by a product notice or lost patience in front of an everyday object that just wouldn't cooperate? It can take a toll on our pride. However, it is

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Design Your Life
  • Author : Ellen Lupton,Julia Lupton
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12

Shares irreverent, real-world snapshots that illustrate how design affects everyday situations, in a guide that explains how product designs reflect critical thinking more than fashion and influences the creations of such commonplace products as toilet paper, stuffed animals, and bras. Original.

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Change by Design
  • Author : Tim Brown
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29

In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to

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