The Design of Future Things (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, May 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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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 tomorrowOCOs 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."
  

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User Review  - Darya Conmigo - Goodreads

Easy to read and rather educational for people with general interest in design and technology. No big revelations but a lot of things a user of technology doesn't necessarily think about when ... Read full review

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User Review  - Devin Partlow - Goodreads

Pretty good follow-up to The Design of Everyday Things. Reading this books makes me wish I was doing research in the field of human-machine interaction. He also gives 6 solid rules for the design of ... Read full review

Contents

Cautious Cars and Cantankerous Kitchens How Machines Take Control
1
The Psychology of People Machines
35
Natural Interaction
57
Servants of Our Machines
91
The Role of Automation
117
Communicating with Our Machines
135
The Future of Everyday Things
155
The Point of View Machines
177
Summary of the Design Rules
193
Recommended Readings
195
Acknowledgments
205
Notes
211
References
217
Index
225
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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.

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