The Design of Everyday Things
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The Design of Everyday Things

By Donald A. Norman

A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.

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A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault lies in product design that ignore the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.

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Out of Print ISBN: 9780262640374 272 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

For sale in the UK and Ireland only.

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  • Norman... makes a strong case for the needlessness of badly conceived and badly designed everyday objects.... [T]his book may herald the beginning of a change in user habits and expectations, a change that manufacturers would be obliged to respond to. Buttonpushers of the world, unite.

    Los Angeles Times