Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Don Norman | 9780465051366 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

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by Don Norman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465051367

ISBN-13: 9780465051366

Pub. Date: 05/09/2005

Publisher: Basic Books


Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Donald Norman amply demonstrates in this fascinating book, which has garnered acclaim everywhere from Scientific

Overview


Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Donald Norman amply demonstrates in this fascinating book, which has garnered acclaim everywhere from Scientific American to The New Yorker.Emotional Design articulates the profound influence of the feelings that objects evoke, from our willingness to spend thousands of dollars on Gucci bags and Rolex watches, to the impact of emotion on the everyday objects of tomorrow.Norman draws on a wealth of examples and the latest scientific insights to present a bold exploration of the objects in our everyday world. Emotional Design will appeal not only to designers and manufacturers but also to managers, psychologists, and general readers who love to think about their stuff.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465051366
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
462,828
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Three Teapots3
Part IThe Meaning of Things
1Attractive Things Work Better17
2The Multiple Faces of Emotion and Design35
Part IIDesign in Practice
3Three Levels of Design: Visceral, Behavioral, and Reflective63
4Fun and Games99
5People, Places, and Things135
6Emotional Machines161
7The Future of Robots195
Epilogue: We Are All Designers213
Personal Reflections and Acknowledgments229
Notes235
References243
Index249

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