The Design of Everyday Things

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Revised and Expanded Edition

By by Don Norman

Sub Title : Revised and Expanded Edition

Written by : by Don Norman

Subject Category : Psychology & Psychiatry

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The ultimate guide to human-centered design 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. Basic Books; November 2013 ISBN 9780465072996 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: The Design of Everyday Things Author: Don Norman Imprint: Basic Books Subject categories Psychology & Psychiatry > Applied Psychology Psychology & Psychiatry > Cognitive Psychology Business > Industries > Computer Industry Computers > Data Modeling & Design Business > Decision-Making & Problem Solving Art > Design House & Home > Design & Construction Architecture > Design & Drafting Business > Development Art > Graphic Arts Psychology & Psychiatry > Industrial & Organizational Psychology Architecture > Interior Design Business > Knowledge Management Business > Leadership Business > Management Business > Organizational Behavior Business > Production & Operations Management Business > Retailing Psychology & Psychiatry > Social Psychology Technology Computers > Internet > Web Site Design ISBNs 9780465050659 9780465072996 In The Press "Even classics can be updated and improved ... Highly recommended." —Choice About The Author Don Norman is a co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, and holds graduate degrees in both engineering and psychology. His many books include Emotional Design, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. He lives in Silicon Valley, California. Customer Reviews J Jens G. 18/06/2017 Verified Buyer If you don't like your the documentation for your wristwatch read here My nephew is involved with usability, he got a job because of this knowledge -- and his skills were not used. He had this book, I read it and now I have bought it.

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Psychology & Psychiatry - Applied Psychology Psychology & Psychiatry - Cognitive Psychology Business - Industries - Computer Industry Computers - Data Modeling & Design Business - Decision-Making & Problem Solving Art - Design House & Home - Design & Construction Architecture - Design & Drafting Business - Development Art - Graphic Arts Psychology & Psychiatry - Industrial & Organizational Psychology Architecture - Interior Design Business - Knowledge Management Business - Leadership Business - Management Business - Organizational Behavior Business - Production & Operations Management Business - Retailing Psychology & Psychiatry - Social Psychology Technology Computers - Internet - Web Site Design

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