ISBN 9780465055715,The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Author:

Don Norman

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ISBN 9780465055715
Publisher

PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP

Publication Year 2014
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780465055715

ISBN-10 0465055710
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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 seven liberating book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignoresthe needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitraryrelationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands onmemorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: makethings visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. Thegoal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time

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