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Design of Everyday Things Revised and Expanded Edition Revised 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 liberat

  • Title: Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition (Revised)
  • Author: Donald A. Norman
  • ISBN: 9781306432771
  • Page: 178
  • Format: ebook
  • Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition (Revised) By Donald A. Norman, 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 hidEven 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 Donald A 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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    1. After reading this you will never look at any man made object the same You will question everything from doors to tea kettles to the most sophisticated computer program The next time you fumble with an answering machine, web page, or light switch you will think back to the lessons from this book It is almost liberating once you can see beyond the design of everyday things.I highly recommend this book for anyone You absolutely must read it if you will ever be in a position to create something i.e [...]

    2. For a book that a lot of people rave about as being a bible of usability , I have to say it was one of the worst written and designed books I have ever been unfortunate enough to read.

    3. This took me FOREVER to read but it isn t the book s fault It was me just picking it up at odd moments it giving me a lot to think about each time 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 points out the obvious things I took for granted made me think about them in an entirely new light He breaks down the simplest devices into their basic functions fea [...]

    4. Jeff Garzik gave me a copy of this back when he was building the Linux network stack in Home Park I d seen it praised by a few other people by that time as well via the GT newsgroups, most likely I was underwhelmed there were a few good case analyses the oven UI I recall being particularly effective , but very little usable, general principles came out of the read I went back in 2006, thinking I d perhaps missed something, but didn t find much then again, i m probably not the target audience th [...]

    5. Couldn t get in to it Maybe I ll try again at a different time On a side note, I found it odd that a book about user centered design had line broken right justified headings and baffling use of italics.

    6. Have you ever stood in front of a door, or a microwave, absolutely flummoxed, because the damned thing gave you no clue whatsoever how to open it If so even, I venture to think, if not , you will enjoy this book In clear, coruscating prose he exposes the miserable flaws in the design of everyday objects which conspire to make our lives less convenient, miserable, and sometimes dangerous.The book is not just an expos of the appalling laziness and hostility to consumers that is commonplace among [...]

    7. This book is for knowledge than for enjoyment The writing is rather dry and textbook like with many abstract theoretical concepts and ideas I feel like taking a short course in design, which is still quite helpful Nevertheless, I was expecting of smart designs, fun and strange and inspiring stories, but Norman isn t there to entertain but to educate and so there are examples mostly to illustrate concepts and processes Naturally I was a bit disappointed, but still in general a book is a good r [...]

    8. Excellent piece of non fiction This book is a prescribed textbook for a course on computer interface design that I m doing Once I really started reading it, I almost couldn t put it down it was so interesting that it almost read like fiction none of the dry dust usually found in conventional textbooks Very well and humorously presented, and a must for engineers, designers, manufacturers and inventors everywhere

    9. Too general to be valuable Too many sentences like this Each discipline has a different perspective of the relative importance of the many factors that make up a product.

    10. I think there is really only one gif to sum this book up properly This book, although the examples are dated as listed in nearly every review , is quite fabulous The original title was actually The Psychology of Everyday Things which was less friendly to the average person, but quite accurate Like I said in a previous update, I feel like this book should be required reading for any type of designer, but somehow I had missed it until now Great detail about design methodologies, constraints, and p [...]

    11. Sensible thinking, but does come across at times like an 80s observational comedy routine about motion sensitive taps.

    12. 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 And he offers up this central question what makes an object well designed as opposed to poorly designed And on the question of design DOET, itself an everyday object, rates poorly Norman s discussion of individual items proves inconsistent and rarely systemati [...]

    13. I got this as an audiobook, based on the fact that it falls within my usual taste for non fiction and because it s been referred to by many other books In many ways, this is a classic book that inspired many people to think seriously about design At least, that s my impression, garnered from the unreasonably long introduction in which the author talks about how great and important his book is.Confession time I didn t finish the book I got down to about the last hour and ten minutes and finally [...]

    14. A classic for a reason The examples are dated, but if you still remember rotary dial telephones maybe over 30 years of age you ll be fine with them Since Norman or less predicts iPhones and iPads in this book, I d love to read an update chapter from him in the next edition The principles are still accurate and useful, and Norman makes a solid case for why my inability to get through doorways safely is actually the fault of the manufacturers People using products are busy, they have their mind o [...]

    15. DoeT isn t the world s best written book Norman s style is too often kvetchy casual, sounding like a modern day ranty blog post than a classic of academic design writing But that is only one way in which this book is ahead of its time The observations and recommendations regarding usable design here hold to extremely well 25 years later even though Norman s examples concern ancient phone systems and slide projectors, it all translates perfectly well to virtual touchscreen UIs of today And when [...]

    16. A splendid book that I finally got around to reading, The Design of Everyday Things walks us through exactly what the title promises Norman explores phones, doors, car keys, VCRs, water faucets, and signage, looking for principles that show how these work well or poorly.Despite the author being a psychologist, the books is beautifully bereft of jargon It reads like Asimov s nonfiction accessible, brisk, pedagogically attuned, and often witty.One nice assumption that the user you is usually right [...]

    17. Ors , imbranati di tutto il mondo rianimateviUna volta sfrondato dalla reiterazione sfiancante alla facile smettere di fumare se sai come farlo il messaggio profetico emerge in tutta la sua evidenza.Non siamo noi ad essere cerebrolesi, ma il progettista ad essere diversamente scadente Detto questo, mi accingo a progettare una ciotola a sezioni basculanti con timer incorporato e pulsanti a idrogetto per il mio cane, in modo che anch esso si noti il lieve sadismo in crescendo che culmina in un anc [...]

    18. The main question in my mind after listening to this audiobook is easily enough answered How old IS this book, anyhow In the introduction the author talks about how the book isn t dated Well, it was originally published in 1988 One of the pieces of technology most discussed is the videocassette recorder The VCR The computers being discussed are about a step beyond the ones that were capable of adding three numbers together using a bank of systems that would fill a room Some of the book is releva [...]

    19. 5.0 Can t believe I hadn t read this before There s a lot of wisdom in this book I d highly recommend for anyone pursuing a career in design, product, marketing, or tech, or anyone who just wants to build great products Internalize these ideas and put them into practice and you will create better products that will impact people s lives.

    20. The book introduces basic psychological concepts from areas such as cognitive psychology and ties them into usability and design.Even though the book feels a bit outdated they talk about rotary phones and old sewing machines , all the principles covered in the book still apply today.Even though the book was written with things in mind that most of us won t necessarily use any such as the problem of threading a projector , the principles are still useful to know when designing modern day things f [...]

    21. I usually do not let books un finished, but this one is mediocre, especially if you have some basic psychology concepts

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    23. A big part of what makes The Design of Everyday Things so enjoyable are the descriptions of flawed designs that Norman peppers throughout the book These case studies serve to illustrate both how difficult it is to design something well, n how essential good design is to our lives Norman draws on his own often humorous experiences with poorly designed objects, as well as anecdotes from colleagues n friends, n paints an all too familiar picture of design gone awry If you ve ever struggled to progr [...]

    24. This a required read for anyone who wants to design things for humans to use, but it was like a textbook than I hoped when I picked it up Lots of design vocabulary and lots of fairly common sense principles Don Norman is definitely one of the early design thinkers and this is where he talks about it all Big takeaways Signifiers and feedback are key in designing something The user needs to be able to quickly understand what it can do affordances and get immediate and appropriate feedback when th [...]

    25. I m just going to be real This book was incredibly boring I picked it up because I was told it was a classic of the field and would be useful to have in my reading repertoire And truthfully, the only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because of the impact this book has clearly had on the design field I m sure at the time of its original release, this book was light years ahead of others in the way that it thought about design I can definitely see how its concepts have become a main pa [...]

    26. This book is amazing You ll never look at another door or faucet in the sameway.If you take anything from this book, it is these 7 principles of making a difficult design task an easy one.1 Use both knowledge in the world and knowledge in the head.2 Simplify the structure of tasks.3 Make things visible bridge the gulfs of Execution and Evaluation.4 Get the mappings right.5 Exploit the power of constraints, both natural and artificial.6 Design for error.7 When all else fails, standardize.Altough, [...]

    27. There is not much you can learn from the book unless you are completely new to design And even then you probably learn just by searching for examples of poor vs excellent design on the Internet and reading the commentary.

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