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Don Norman
Basic Books; 1 edition (June 13, 1988)
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Over the course of several books, of which The Psychology of Everyday Things was the first, he has railed against bad design. You don't need to be especially interested in technological matters to enjoy Norman's arguments.

Over the course of several books, of which The Psychology of Everyday Things was the first, he has railed against bad design. He scrutinizes a range of artifacts that are supposed to make our daily living a little easier, and he finds most of them wanting. The book's underlying question is aimed at a global audience: will the design of everyday things improve? If this entertaining and, yes, well-designed book changes even a few minds, perhaps it will. From Library Journal.

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Don Norman prefaces the book with an all to the common confusing encounter with doors - simple and universal objects, that aren’t always designed with the user . Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Everyday Actions

Don Norman prefaces the book with an all to the common confusing encounter with doors - simple and universal objects, that aren’t always designed with the user in mind. I push doors that are meant to be pulled, pull doors that should be pushed, and walk into doors that neither pull nor push, but slide. Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Everyday Actions. This chapter covers the seven stages of action and the three-level model of processing. Gulf of Execution and Golf of Evaluation.

Chapter 2: The Psychology of Everyday Actions. Donald Norman wrote this book and The Invisible Computer

Chapter 2: The Psychology of Everyday Actions. Chapter 3: Knowledge in the Head and in the World. Donald Norman wrote this book and The Invisible Computer. This made him realize that people shouldn’t feel guilty or stupid for their inability to operate devices.

The Psychology of Everyday Things

The Psychology of Everyday Things. 0465067107 (ISBN13: 9780465067107). I don't design every day things, so had absolutely no need to read this book, but found it extremely interesting. If you have any part in designing anything, you MUST read this book. Norman's discussion of individual items proves inconsistent and rarely The Design of Everyday Things (DOET) is the story of doors, faucets and keyboards; it's the tale of rangetops and refrigerators. Donald Norman beckons the reader to look at the common objects they deal with every day in new and methodical ways.

Donald A. Norman is Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, a former Apple Fellow," and a partner in the Nielsen Norman . Norman is Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, a former Apple Fellow," and a partner in the Nielsen Norman Group Consulting Firm, which consults with corporations on design. He is the author of a number of books on design, including Emotional Design and the best-selling The Design of Everyday Things. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois and Palo Alto, California.

About Don Norman Emotional Design and the best-selling The Design of Everyday Things.

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure our which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this fascinating, 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 book presents examples aplenty—among them, the VCR, computer, and office telephone, all models of how not to design for people.But 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. But the designer must care.The author is a world-famous psychologist and pioneer in the application of cognitive science. His aim is to raise the consciousness of both consumers and designers to the delights of products that are easy to use and understand.
  • The overview of design principles described in the first half of the book are interesting. I certainly became more aware of the kinds of poor design choices outlined and certainly learned a few things that will be helpful in my communications and systems development role at work.
    The explanations of the psychology behind product interaction are, to me, poorly organized and explained. Further, if you've read any psychology or behavioral economics before, there's little to be learned here.
    Finally, the writing itself is fairly poor. I read nonfiction almost exclusively, so I don't think it's the technical nature of the content; it's just not very engaging. The personal anecdotes, as other reviews have noted, often feel forced and a little self-congratulatory. A better editor would have helped, too. There were quite a few instances of small annoyances such as using "less" where "fewer" was needed, or an overabundance of "as a result" towards the end.

  • A UX researcher's or designer's bible. If studying human factors engineering, human computer interaction, or any other related field; your professors, peers, and colleagues will reference this book and Don Norman. I keep this on my desk at work and continue to use it when explaining heuristics to clients, engineers or data scientists.

  • Its a good book with great examples. It does shed some light on the troubles with design and shows problems from another perspective and it should be rightfully considered as one of the key books regarding design in general. However, It's quite shallow and the author doesn't go into much of a detail. Don't get me wrong, I am not a literary critic or anything but as a European, the style is not a strong suit. People, who are used to the American style of literature are going to be fine, but sometimes there is too much repetition of ideas and a bit deeper analysis of the problem would be beneficial. To sum up. The contribution of the author in the field of proper and functional design is huge and the terminology used is crucial for understanding the key principles of design is paramount. But I would go into a bit more detail.

  • This is essential and timeless reading for any designer. It's tough to get through, ironically because it's a book about usability and accessibility in design and it's just oceans upon oceans of text. But Donald Norman is brilliant and the ideas are sound. Consider that the original book was written long before the internet and that the revised edition in the late 90's or early 00's hadn't really gone out of date. The principles are still completely relevant and not dependent on fads or changing technology. If you are an artist, industrial designer, graphic designer, tech industry professional, or just a curious human, read this book. Don't let the Norman door hit you on the way out. (What does that even mean? Well, read the book and find out!)

  • This book is more of an INTRO or PRE-101 to user/human-centered design. Norman is really good at introducing concepts and painting it with examples. I only wish that this book picked our brains more. There could have been many times he could have displayed the information in fun, amusing, and even trivial ways. It felt like he was giving us the cheat-sheet without doing what great teachers do: use creative means to present the information. This book is a primer, so if you are expecting some sick UX skill-based tips and tricks, you are out of luck. The text is foundational information that helps create a thought-leading designer. In a classroom setting, using this book would be fantastic. It lends some great inspirational food-for-thought for the aspiring designer. There are many broad concepts, each with endless possibilities for lesson plans and teaching material.

  • I am currently an engineering student so perhaps I am biased, but I think this is an excellent book. I would argue that the thought processes involved are extensible beyond engineering or what most people consider to be design. I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of studying engineering, anyone involved in design processes in industry, and as a gift for your cousin who is always complaining about how poorly the things around him are designed.

    P.S. If you enjoy this book, I would recommend a podcast called 99% Invisible that is produced by Roman Mars.

  • This book will alter the way you see the world. What makes a device easy or hard to use? We take for granted that many things such as stovetop controls tend to be confusing and error prone. But do they have to be confusing? Don Normon provides useful heuristics and models of human behavior that can guide us to usable designs. He also explores the complex economic and social issues at the root of much of the poor design surrounding us.
    Highly recommended.

  • So far, the content is informative and interesting. However, I would think a book about design would be well designed. The section headings on the left sided pages are so far to the right I have to crack the spine all the way open to read many of them. This is so annoying to me I don't know if I can finish reading it. The small, grainy graphics are also dismaying. It's difficult to have confidence in the author's expertise when so little thought is put into the presentation.