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Living with complexity

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
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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.  Read more...
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Norman, Donald A.
Living with complexity.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010012892
(OCoLC)608294856
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Norman
ISBN: 9780262296861 0262296861 9780262315272 0262315270
OCLC Number: 712025462
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages) : illustrations, music
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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