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The design of everyday things

The design of everyday things

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2002, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Basic paperbackView all editions and formats
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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