The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

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by Donald A. Norman, Peter Berkrot
     
 

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First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate

Overview

First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. 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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"Provocative." —Time

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452654126
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Patrick Whitney

This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading.

Tim Brown

Part operating manual for designers and part manifesto on the power of designing for people, The Design of Everyday Things is even more relevant today than it was when first published.

From the Publisher
"Part operating manual for designers and part manifesto on the power of designing for people, The Design of Everyday Things is even more relevant today than it was when first published." — Tim Brown,CEO, IDEO, and author of Change by Design

"This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading." — Patrick Whitney, Dean, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology

"The cumulated insights and wisdom of the cross-disciplinary genius Donald Norman are a must for designers and a joy for those who are interested in artifacts and people." — Cees de Bont, Dean, School of Design,Chair Professor of Industrial Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Cees de Bont

The cumulated insights and wisdom of the cross-disciplinary genius Donald
Norman are a must for designers and a joy for those who are interested in artifacts and people.

Meet the Author

Donald A. Norman is the Breed Professor of Design at Northwestern University and the author of Emotional Design and The Design of Future Things.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades, and his voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, and documentaries. He has been nominated for an Audie Award and has received a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards and starred reviews.

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