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The Design of Everyday Things

Author : Don Norman
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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.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author : Donald A. Norman
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Identifies the principles of good design, explains how many everyday appliances and machines fall short, and discusses design trends of the future

The Psychology of Everyday Things

Author : Donald A. Norman
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Emotional Design

Author : Donald A. Norman
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Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Donald Norman amply demonstrates in this fascinating book, which has garnered acclaim everywhere from "Scientific American" to "The New Yorker.""Emotional Design" articulates the profound influence of the feelings that objects evoke, from our willingness to spend thousands of dollars on Gucci bags and Rolex watches, to the impact of emotion on the everyday objects of tomorrow.Norman draws on a wealth of examples and the latest scientific insights to present a bold exploration of the objects in our everyday world. "Emotional Design" will appeal not only to designers and manufacturers but also to managers, psychologists, and general readers who love to think about their stuff.

Emotional Design

Author : Don Norman
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Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered design Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.

The Design of Future Things

Author : Don Norman
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In The Design of Future Things, best-selling author Donald A. Norman presents a revealing examination of smart technology, from smooth-talking GPS units to cantankerous refrigerators. Exploring the links between design and human psychology, he offers a consumer-oriented theory of natural human-machine interaction that can be put into practice by the engineers and industrial designers of tomorrow's thinking machines. A fascinating look at the perils and promise of the intelligent objects of the future, The Design of Future Things is a must-read for anyone interested in the dawn of a new era in technology.

The Psychology of Everyday Things

Author : Donald Arthur Norman
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Summary

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The design of Everyday Things - How smart design is the new competitive frontier by Don Norman Who has never been annoyed by a product notice or lost patience in front of an everyday object that just wouldn't cooperate? It can take a toll on our pride. However, it is not our abilities that are at stake. The primary purpose of design is to make objects intelligible and to make everyday life easier. This not only requires logic, but also a fair understanding of human psychology. Why read this summary: Save time Understand the key concepts Notice: This is a THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS Book Summary. NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK.

How Artifacts Afford

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"The term "affordances," at least in the design literature, was popularized in Don Norman's The Design of Everyday Things. He brought affordances to design studies to address human-machine interactions. In recent years, the concept has picked up considerable steam as the study of computer mediated communication (CMC) and information communication technologies (ICTs) have become firmly entrenched in the academic canon. How ArtIfacts Afford is about the social dynamics of technology. It is about the ways that ethics, values, and interests are built into technological objects and how these objects take shape through interaction with human subjects. More specifically, this book is about technological affordances. Formally, affordances are defined as "the 'multifaceted relational structure' between an object/technology and the use that enables or constrains potential behavioral outcomes in a particular context". That is, affordances mediate between the features of a technology and the outcomes of engagement with that technology. Technologies don't make people do things, but instead, push, pull, enable, and constrain. Affordances are how objects shape behavior for socially situated subjects"--

Summary of Don Norman s The Design of Everyday Things by Milkyway Media

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The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman (2013) is a guide to understanding the relationships between people and the tools they use. Many people think design is dictated purely by aesthetics, but it must also consider practicality and users’ psychology... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Design of Future Things

Author : Don Norman
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Donald A. Norman, a popular design consultant to car manufacturers, computer companies, and other industrial and design outfits, has seen the future and is worried. In this long-awaited follow-up to The Design of Everyday Things, he points out what's going wrong with the wave of products just coming on the market and some that are on drawing boards everywhere-from “smart” cars and homes that seek to anticipate a user's every need, to the latest automatic navigational systems. Norman builds on this critique to offer a consumer-oriented theory of natural human-machine interaction that can be put into practice by the engineers and industrial designers of tomorrow's thinking machines. This is a consumer-oriented look at the perils and promise of the smart objects of the future, and a cautionary tale for designers of these objects-many of which are already in use or development.

Doing Things with Things

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It has been claimed that the natural sciences have abstracted for themselves a 'material world' set apart from human concerns, and social sciences, in their turn, constructed 'a world of actors devoid of things'. While a subject such as archaeology, by its very nature, takes objects into account, other disciplines, such as psychology, emphasize internal mental structures and other non-material issues. This book brings together a team of contributors from across the social sciences who have been taking 'things' more seriously to examine how people relate to objects. The contributors focus on every day objects and how these objects enter into our activities over the course of time. Using a combination of different theoretical approaches, including actor network theory, ecological psychology, cognitive linguistics and science and technology studies, the book argues against the standard notion of objects and their properties as inert and meaningless and argues for the need to understand the relations between people and objects in terms of process and change.

The Design of Everyday Things Summary

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SUMMARY: The Design of Everyday Things: Revised Edition | Chapter-by-Chapter Review and Summation - NOT ORIGINAL BOOK The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them. Part operating manual for designers and part manifesto on the power of design, The Design of Everyday Things is even more relevant and influential today than it was when first published 20 years ago. In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Donald A. Norman argues that designers and engineers should use visible clues and cognitive psychology to meet the needs of users, regain a competitive edge and influence consumer behavior. Form should follow function, and considering the brilliant, but deceivingly simple designs of tea pots, toasters, scissors, doors and other "Everyday Things", Norman hails the intelligent use of constraints to effortlessly guide the user, and the excellence of design as the cornerstone of tomorrow's innovations. Inside this SLIM READS Summary/Review: Summary of Each Chapter Highlights (Key Points) BONUS: Free Report about The Tidiest and Messiest Places on Earth - http://sixfigureteen.com/messy

The Social Psychology of Everyday Life

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A comprehensive account of the psychology of everyday life, in which Michael Argyle takes social psychology out of the laboratory into real-life settings and helps us to understand the world in which we live.

The Design of Everyday Things Indian ed

Author : Don Norman
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Design Issues

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Applying Psychology to Everyday Life

Author : Kenneth T. Strongman
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This text gives a general introduction to the subject but in a way that demonstrates its applicability to their work and to everyday life, whilst remaining academically grounded. It demonstrates how psychology can make a practical difference in the ‘real world’. Topics covered include emotions, motivation, social life and the lifespan. Basic, up-to-date introduction to psychological concepts Practical exercises and techniques Scene setting examples from real life

50 Products

Author : Mel Byars
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Product design at the millennium - General household goods - Office accouterments - Kitchen and dining wares - Persoal effects - Vases - Waste bins - Designers.

This Might be a Game

Author : Jane Evelyn McGonigal
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Things That Make Us Smart

Author : Don Norman
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In Things That Make Us Smart, Donald A. Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must conform to the machine.Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers, from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers. But advanced technology does more than merely assist with thought and memory—the machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. Norman, in exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines, gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines that surround our lives.