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Norman, Donald A.

Works: 71 works in 396 publications in 7 languages and 15,251 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: TS171.4, 153.1
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Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things by Donald A Norman ( Book )
25 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Or why washing and polishing your car seems to make it drive better? New research has shown that attractive things really do work better." "In the last decade, the design community has made products easier to use, largely due to Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things. But as he demonstrates in this book, we don't just use a product, we become emotionally involved with it. Emotional Design demonstrates for the first time the profound influence of this deceptively simple idea." "Don Norman draws on a wealth of examples and the very latest scientific insights in this exploration of the emotional impacts of objects in our everyday world. His The Design of Everyday Things showed why the products we use should not be confusing, irritating, and frustrating. Emotional Design explains why they must also be attractive, pleasurable, and fun."--BOOK JACKET
Memory and attention : an introduction to human information processing by Donald A Norman ( Book )
31 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living with complexity by Donald A Norman ( )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If only today's technology were simpler! It's the universal lament, but it's wrong. We don't want simplicity. Simple tools are not up to the task. The world is complex; our tools need to match that complexity. Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this provocative and informative 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 can tame complexity. Norman gives us a crash course in the virtues of complexity. But even such simple things as salt and pepper shakers, doors, and light switches become complicated when we have to deal with many of them, each somewhat different. Managing complexity, says Norman, is a partnership. Designers have to produce things that tame complexity. But we too have to do our part: we have to take the time to learn the structure and practice the skills. This is how we mastered reading and writing, driving a car, and playing sports, and this is how we can master our complex tools. Complexity is good. Simplicity is misleading. The good life is complex, rich, and rewarding--but only if it is understandable, sensible, and meaningful
Human information processing; an introduction to psychology by Peter H Lindsay ( Book )
41 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invisible computer : why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information appliances are the solution by Donald A Norman ( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Norman shows why the computer is so difficult to use and why this complexity is fundamental to its nature. The only answer, says Norman, is to start over again, to develop information appliances that fit people's needs and lives. To do this companies must change the way they develop products. They need to start with an understanding of people: user needs first, technology last - the opposite of how things are done now. Companies need a human-centered development process, even if it means reorganizing the entire company. This book shows why and how
The design of future things by Donald A Norman ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Norman points out what is going wrong with the wave of products just coming on the market and some that are on drawing boards everywhere - from 'smart' cars and homes that seek to anticipate a user's every need to the latest automatic navigational systems
Things that make us smart : defending human attributes in the age of the machine by Donald A Norman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Things That Make Us Smart, Donald A. Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must conform to the machine. Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers, from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers. But advanced technology does more than merely assist with thought and memorythe machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. Norman, in exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines, gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines that surround our lives
Learning and memory by Donald A Norman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explorations in cognition by Donald A Norman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory; Linguistic analysis; The computer model; Studies of language; Studies of visual perceptioon and problem solving; Extensions
Models of human memory by Donald A Norman ( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives on cognitive science by Cognitive Science Society (U.S.) ( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
User centered system design : new perspectives on human-computer interaction ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology of everyday things by Donald A Norman ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design, and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones
Traitement de l'information et comportement humain : une introduction à la psychologie by Peter H Lindsay ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sous forme de manuel, cet ouvrage constitue une introduction, assez détaillée, à la psychologie avec une insistance sur le processus psychologique d'information: les auteurs expliquent comment l'information perçue par les sens se rend au cerveau et selon quels mécanismes fonctionne la pensée
Design émotionnel pourquoi aimons-nous (ou détestons-nous) les objets qui nous entourent ? by Donald A Norman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le mot "émotion" est plus que jamais l'un des mots clés dans l'univers de la conception et du design. Dans cet ouvrage, Don Norman - l'un des designers les plus influents du monde - met en évidence le fait que nous ne pouvons pas ignorer que les objets que nous utilisons tous les jours nous apportent ou non du plaisir et que la personnalité de chacun de nous est également déterminée par les objets qu'il utilise : nous les choisissons, les apprécions, non seulement pour le rôle qu'ils jouent pour nous, mais aussi pour les sensations qu'ils nous donnent. L'analyse de Norman est enrichie d'exemples et d'illustrations, mais aussi pleine d'humour : le sérieux scientifique n'empêche pas la lisibilité et le plaisir du texte ! Cet ouvrage intéressera les étudiants en école de Design, Architecture, Beaux-Arts mais également tout personnes intéressée par le Design
El aprendizaje y la memoria by Donald A Norman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
qing gan she ji : wo men wei he xi huan (huo tao yan) ri chang yong pin by Donald A Norman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information processing by Carole Hart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using for its base a crowded, noisy cocktail party as observed from a control booth, analyzes how people process information. Pretty girls and bizarrely dressed men, including some improvisational actors, demonstrate attention, language processing, long and short term memory, mnemonics, retrieval strategies, and problem solving
El procesamiento de la información en el hombre : memoria y atención by Donald A Norman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xin ke ji by Nuo Man ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Donald A. Norman
Norman, D.
Norman, D. A. 1935-
Norman, Don
Norman, Don 1935-
Norman, Don (Donald A.), 1935-
Norman, Donald
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Norman, Donald A.
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ノーマン, D. A
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