the design of everyday things revised and expanded edition

Download Book The Design Of Everyday Things Revised And Expanded Edition in PDF format. You can Read Online The Design Of Everyday Things Revised And Expanded Edition here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Design Of Everyday Things

Author : Don Norman
ISBN : 9780465072996
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 29. 53 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 966
Read : 195

Get This Book


The ultimate 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.

The Psychology Of Everyday Things

Author : Donald A. Norman
ISBN : 0385267746
Genre : Human engineering
File Size : 86. 90 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 715
Read : 218

Get This Book


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 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.

Living With Complexity

Author : Donald A. Norman
ISBN : 9780262296878
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 29. 35 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 540
Read : 157

Get This Book


If only today's technology were simpler! It's the universal lament, but it's wrong. In this provocative and informative book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity.Norman gives us a crash course in the virtues of complexity. Designers have to produce things that tame complexity. But we too have to do our part: we have to take the time to learn the structure and practice the skills. This is how we mastered reading and writing, driving a car, and playing sports, and this is how we can master our complex tools. Complexity is good. Simplicity is misleading. The good life is complex, rich, and rewarding -- but only if it is understandable, sensible, and meaningful.

The Design Of Future Things

Author : Don Norman
ISBN : 9780465013036
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 30. 46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 305
Read : 769

Get This Book


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.

Things That Make Us Smart

Author : Don Norman
ISBN : 9781626815377
Genre : Design
File Size : 89. 34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 574
Read : 932

Get This Book


By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. Insightful and whimsical, profoundly intelligent and easily accessible, Don Norman has been exploring the design of our world for decades, exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines. In this seminal work, fully revised and updated, Norman gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines we use every day. 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 memory—the machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. In THINGS THAT MAKE US SMART, Donald 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.

Turn Signals Are The Facial Expressions Of Automobiles

Author : Don Norman
ISBN : 9781626815360
Genre : Design
File Size : 23. 59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 845
Read : 789

Get This Book


By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. For decades, Don Norman has spoken the language of gadgets, explaining how the things we see every day are made and made better. In this smart, sharp, fun exploration of design, Norman pulls back the curtain on the things we make to make our lives easier. From water faucets and airplane cockpits to the concept of "real time" and the future of memory, this wide-ranging tour through technology provides a new understanding of how the gadgets that surround us affect our lives. Donald A. Norman explores the plight of humans living in a world ruled by a technology that seems to exist for its own sake, oblivious to the needs of the people who create it. TURN SIGNALS is an intelligent, whimsical, curmudgeonly look at our love/hate relationship with machines, as well as a persuasive call for the humanization of modern design.

100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People

Author : Susan Weinschenk
ISBN : 0132658607
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72. 66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 715
Read : 1303

Get This Book


We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.

Universal Principles Of Design Revised And Updated

Author : William Lidwell
ISBN : 9781592535873
Genre : Design
File Size : 48. 21 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 671
Read : 1015

Get This Book


A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice.

The Contextual Nature Of Design And Everyday Things

Author :
ISBN : 146529662X
Genre :
File Size : 26. 97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 237
Read : 1074

Get This Book



Memory In The Real World

Author : Gillian Cohen
ISBN : 9781135419875
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 58. 81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 646
Read : 437

Get This Book


This fully revised and updated third edition of the highly acclaimed Memory in the Real World includes recent research in all areas of everyday memory. Distinguished researchers have contributed new and updated material in their own areas of expertise. The controversy about the value of naturalistic research, as opposed to traditional laboratory methods, is outlined, and the two approaches are seen to have converged and become complementary rather than antagonistic. The editors bring together studies on many different topics, such as memory for plans and actions, for names and faces, for routes and maps, life experiences and flashbulb memory, and eyewitness memory. Emphasis is also given to the role of memory in consciousness and metacognition. New topics covered in this edition include life span development of memory, collaborative remembering, deja-vu and memory dysfunction in the real world. Memory in the Real World will be of continuing appeal to students and researchers in the area.

Top Download:

Best Books