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Things That Make Us Smart : Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine.

Author: Don Norman
Publisher: New York : Diversion Books, Dec. 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. Insightful and whimsical, profoundly intelligent and easily accessible, Don Norman has been exploring the design of our world for decades, exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines. In this seminal work, fully revised and updated, Norman gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines we use every day. Humans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norman, Don.
Things That Make Us Smart : Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine.
Newburyport : Diversion Books, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Don Norman
ISBN: 1626815372 9781626815377
OCLC Number: 907377807
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Things That Make Us Smart; Copyright; Table of Contents; Chapter Notes and Book Design; Preface; A Quartet of Books; A Personal Note; Acknowledgments; One: A Human-Centered Technology; Toward a Human-Centered View of Technology and People; Two Kinds of Cognition; Two: Experiencing the World; Experiential and Reflective Cognition; Two Kinds of Cognition, Three Kids of Learning; Optimal Flow; Three: The Power of Representation; Cognitive Artifacts; Matching the Representation to the Task; How Representations Aid Information Access and Computation; Representing Number. Naturalness and Experiential ConditionFour: Fitting the Artifact to the Person; Surface and International Representation; Fitting the Representation to the Task; Fitting the Representation to the Person; Technologies Have Affordances; Five: The Human Mind; The Origin of Human Intelligence; Human Cognition; Six: Distributed Cognition; Disembodied Intelligence; In the World, Impossible Things Are Possible; Why Accuracy Is Not Always Important; Seven: A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place; The Vertical Filing Cabinet: A Technological Breakthrough; Organizing Knowledge. Navigating through CyberspaceThe Electronic Library; Eight: Predicting the Future; Examining the Past; Predicting the Future; The Power to Fantasize; Multiple Minds; Why Is It More Fun to Read about the New Technologies than to Use Them?; Nine: Soft and Hard Technology; Machine-Centered versus Human-Centered Views; The Language of Logic; Soft versus Hard Technology; Appropriate Technology; Ten: Technology Is Not Neutral; Is the Medium the Message?; Appropriate Use of Technology; Making Technology Humane; Chapter Notes; References; More from Don Norman; Connect with Diversion Books.

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By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. Insightful and whimsical, profoundly intelligent and easily accessible, Don Norman has been exploring the design of our world for decades, exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines. In this seminal work, fully revised and updated, Norman gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines we use every day. 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 memory--the machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. In THINGS THAT MAKE US SMART, Donald 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.

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