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The design of everyday things

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: London : MIT, 1998.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Norman
ISBN: 0262640376 9780262640374
OCLC Number: 60179024
Notes: Originally published as: The psychology of everyday things. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 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-centred design.
Other Titles: Psychology of everyday things.
Responsibility: Donald A. Norman.

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"Norman... makes a strong case for the needlessness of badlyconceived and badly designed everyday objects... [T]his book mayherald the beginning of a change in user habits and expectations, achange Read more...

 
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