The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

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The ultimate guide to human-centered design
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.
The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.

The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
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About the author

Don Norman is a co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, and holds graduate degrees in both engineering and psychology. His many books include Emotional Design, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. He lives in Silicon Valley, California.
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Publisher
Basic Books
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Published on
Nov 5, 2013
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780465072996
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
Architecture / Interior Design / Lighting
Business & Economics / Decision-Making & Problem Solving
Business & Economics / Industrial Management
Business & Economics / Industries / Computers & Information Technology
Business & Economics / Industries / Manufacturing
Business & Economics / Industries / Retailing
Business & Economics / Knowledge Capital
Business & Economics / Leadership
Business & Economics / Operations Research
Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior
Business & Economics / Skills
Business & Economics / Workplace Culture
Computers / Data Modeling & Design
Computers / Web / Design
Design / Graphic Arts / Branding & Logo Design
Design / Product
House & Home / Design & Construction
Psychology / Applied Psychology
Psychology / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Psychology / Social Psychology
Science / Cognitive Science
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Design / Packaging
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Design / Product
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