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The Design of Future Things
     

The Design of Future Things

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by Don Norman
 
In The Design of Future Things, best-selling author Donald A. Norman presents a revealing examination of smart technology, from smooth-talking GPS units to cantankerous refrigerators. Exploring the links between design and human psychology, he offers a consumer-oriented theory of natural human-machine interaction that can be put into practice by the engineers

Overview

In The Design of Future Things, best-selling author Donald A. Norman presents a revealing examination of smart technology, from smooth-talking GPS units to cantankerous refrigerators. Exploring the links between design and human psychology, he offers 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. A fascinating look at the perils and promise of the intelligent objects of the future, The Design of Future Things is a must-read for anyone interested in the dawn of a new era in technology.

Editorial Reviews

This is the sequel to The Design of Everyday Things that Donald Norman's fans have been eagerly anticipating. The Design of Future Things serves a double purpose. It heralds mind-boggling advances in "smart" technology, but it also sounds a cautionary critique of gizmos that can run amuck like sorcerer's apprentices. Fun futurism for techies and techies in training.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465013036
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,024,498
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Donald A. Norman is the Breed Professor of Design at Northwestern University, a former Vice President at Apple Computer, and a partner in the Nielsen Norman Group Consulting Firm, which consults with corporations on design. He is the author of a number of books on design, including Emotional Design and The Design of Everyday Things. He lives in Palo Alto, California, and Evanston, Illinois.

www.jnd.org

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