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Living with complexity

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 can tame complexity. Norman gives a crash course in the virtues of complexity.--[book jacket].
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Norman
ISBN: 9780262014861 0262014866 9780262528948 0262528940
OCLC Number: 608294856
Description: viii, 298 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: Living with complexity : why complexity is necessary --
Simplicity is in the mind --
How simple things can complicate our lives --
Social signifiers --
Design in support of people --
Systems and services --
The design of waits --
Managing complexity : a partnership --
The challenge.
Responsibility: Donald A. Norman.

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Why we don't really want simplicity, and how we can learn to live with complexity.  Read more...

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... you will like Norman's calm voice, keen observations and sage counsel about what could be done. Read his book. -- <b>Geoffrey K. Pullum Read more...

 
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