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The design of everyday things

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2002, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 1st Basic paperbackView all editions and formats
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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which switch turns on which light or stove burner, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault lies in product designs that ignore the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. A bestseller in the United States, this classic work on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Norman
ISBN: 0465067107 9780465067107
OCLC Number: 50752610
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: The psychology of everyday things. New York : Basic Books, ©1988.
"With a new introduction by the author"--Cover.
Description: xxi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The psychopathology of everyday things --
The psychology of everyday actions --
Knowledge in the head and in the world --
Knowing what to do --
To err is human --
The design challenge --
User-centered design.
Other Titles: Psychology of everyday things
Responsibility: Donald A. Norman.
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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,  Read more...

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