The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition
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Author(s): Don Norman
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013
Product Number: EB00700532
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541698321
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. 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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eAudio
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Author(s): Don Norman
Narrator(s): Neil Hellegers
Product Number Z100165948
Released: May 14, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781549122187

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