- Paperback: 347 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Rev Exp edition (19 March 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465055710
- ISBN-13: 978-0465055715
- Package Dimensions: 21.8 x 13.8 x 2.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 70 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Design of Everyday Things Paperback – 19 Mar 2014
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About the Author
About the Author: Don Norman is the co-founder and consultant of the Nielsen Norman Group. He has primarily been an academician all his life in the areas of design, cognitive science and usability engineering. A number of research papers and academic books have been written by him. Some of them are Emotional Design, Living With Complexity, The Invisible Computer and Things That Make Us Smart.
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Top customer reviews
The older edition of this book (over 25 years ago) was called "The psychology of everyday things", and this is a revised edition - the examples are more suited to today's world as the internet and technology have greatly changed the way we live. I found it really interesting. I am always the person who tells people to read manuals if they can't understand how a device works. After reading this book, I stopped doing that- it is not people's fault if they have to struggle to figure out things. It is the designer's responsibility.
This book also delves deeply into the workings of the human brain and how it has evolved and how memory and assumptions work and don't work.
[I bought a paperback version of this book - the images and diagrams are all in black and white and font is okay, but the page quality is quite good, so is the binding.]