The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

ISBN9780465050659
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedNovember 5, 2013
Pages368
AuthorDon Norman
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.0 in.

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Don Norman

PAPERBACK

November 5, 2013

The essential 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.
 
Buy The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Don Norman

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ISBN9780465050659
PublisherHachette Book Group
PublishedNovember 5, 2013
Pages368
AuthorDon Norman
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth1.0 in.

Synopsis

The essential 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.
 
Buy The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Even classics can be updated and improved ... Highly recommended."

– Choice

"This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading."

– Patrick Whitney, Dean, Institute of Design

"Design may be our top competitive edge. This book is a joy--fun and of the utmost importance."

– Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence