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

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Basic Books, 2005 - Psychology - 257 pages
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Donald A. Norman is a cognitive scientist and cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an executive consulting firm that helps companies produce human-centered products and services. He is professor of computer science at Northwestern and has served as vice president of Apple Computer's Advanced Technology Group. His many books include The Design of Everyday Things, Things That Make Us Smart and The Invisible Computer. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois. 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. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman showed why the products we use should not be confusing, irritating, and frustrating. Emotional Design explains why they must also be attractive, pleasurable, and fun. By the author of "The Design of Everyday Things," this is the first book to make the connection between emotions and how people relate to ordinary objects--from juicers to Jaguars.
  

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This is the only book written by Norman I would not recommend. It is based on a theory of emotion and cognition that have never been confirmed and supported outside the ux community. Our mind don't works like that, we don't have 3 brains, and everything is much more complicated. Read full review

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Contents

Three Teapots
3
The Meaning of Things
15
Attractive Things Work Better
17
The Multiple Faces of Emotion and Design
35
Design in Practice
61
Three Levels of Design Visceral Behavioral and Reflective
63
Fun and Games
99
People Places and Things
135
Emotional Machines
161
The Future of Robots
195
We Are All Designers
213
Personal Reflections and Acknowledgments
229
Notes
235
References
243
Index
249
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Emotional Design - Marketing & Strategy Innovation Blog
by: Roger Dooley At a conference presentation last week (see Neuromarketing in Montreal), I made the point that the most important frontier for ...
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Personas, Goals, and Emotional Design :: uxmatters
Norman, Donald A. Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books, 2004. Dillon, Andrew. “Beyond Usability: Process, Outcome ...
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About the author (2005)

Donald A. Norman is Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University, a former “Apple Fellow,” 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 best-selling The Design of Everyday Things. He lives in Northbrook, Illinois and Palo Alto, California.

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