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The design of everyday things, Don Norman

Label
The design of everyday things
Title
The design of everyday things
Statement of responsibility
Don Norman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Don Norman hails excellence of design as the most important key to regaining the competitive edge in influencing consumer behavior. Now fully expanded and updated, with a new introduction by the author, 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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Donald A
Dewey number
745.2001/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS171.4
LC item number
.N67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial design
  • Human engineering
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Retailing
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
  • DESIGN / Product
  • Human engineering
  • Industrial design
Label
The design of everyday things, Don Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- The psychopathology of everyday things -- The psychology of everyday actions -- Knowledge in the head and in the world -- Knowing what to do : constraints, discoverability and feedback -- Human error? No, bad design -- Design thinking -- Design in the world of business
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780465050659
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013024417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn849801329
  • (OCoLC)849801329
Label
The design of everyday things, Don Norman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the revised edition -- The psychopathology of everyday things -- The psychology of everyday actions -- Knowledge in the head and in the world -- Knowing what to do : constraints, discoverability and feedback -- Human error? No, bad design -- Design thinking -- Design in the world of business
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised and expanded edition.
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780465050659
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013024417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn849801329
  • (OCoLC)849801329

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