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Norman, Donald A.

Works: 57 works in 368 publications in 9 languages and 13,634 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TS171.4, 153.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald A Norman
Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things by Donald A Norman( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,802 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 )
32 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living with complexity by Donald A Norman( )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,557 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 )
45 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Human Information Processing: An Introduction to Psychology, Second Edition, was written to reflect recent developments, as well as anticipate new directions, in this flourishing field. The ideas of human information processing are relevant to all human activities, most especially those of human interactions. The book discusses all the traditional areas and then goes beyond: consciousness, states of awareness, multiple levels of processing (and of awareness), interpersonal communication, emotion, and stress. The book begins with an introduction to some of the more interesting phenomena of pe
The design of future things by Donald A Norman( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,177 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 1,114 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 )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Models of human memory by Donald A Norman( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explorations in cognition by Donald A Norman( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory; Linguistic analysis; The computer model; Studies of language; Studies of visual perceptioon and problem solving; Extensions
Perspectives on cognitive science by Donald A Norman( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychology of everyday things by Donald A Norman( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 291 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 146 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
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 )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text argues that companies must start with an understanding of people in relation to the development of products: user needs first, technology last - the opposite of how things are done now
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
El procesamiento de la información en el hombre : memoria y atención by Donald A Norman( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 30 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
Xin ke ji by Nuo er man( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Chinese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'uomo elaboratore di informazioni : introduzione cognitivista alla psicologia by Peter H Lindsay( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducción a la psicología cognitiva by Peter H Lindsay( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
User centered system design : new perspectives on human-computer interaction ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Donald A. Norman
Norman, D.
Norman, D. A. 1935-
Norman, Don
Norman, Don 1935-
Norman, Don (Donald A.), 1935-
Norman, Donald
Norman, Donald 1935-
Norman, Donald A.
Norman , Donald Arthur
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ノーマン, D. A
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English (250)
Spanish (27)
Italian (8)
French (7)
Chinese (7)
Japanese (6)
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