The Design of Future Things / Edition 1

The Design of Future Things / Edition 1

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by Don Norman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465002277

ISBN-13: 9780465002276

Pub. Date: 10/29/2007

Publisher: Basic Books

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465002276
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Design of Future Things 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had several emails with B&N customer service, but they still didn't see the problem. The picture here and the free sample download are of his first book "The Design of Everyday Things" which can be found on this site, but this comment section prevents me form linking to it. I haven't purchased the actual e-book yet because I have no way of knowing it it will be the correct book. However, other large online book sites have the correct cover.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the same confusing experience as the other "review". Just for the record. The NookBook is "The Design of Everyday Things" when downloaded... lucky for me, that's what I wanted. I am just starting the book, but had to give a rating to post this... so 3 seems fair.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago