The Design of Everyday Things

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Basic Books, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 257 pages
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First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came service. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new competitive 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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A very good intro to UX - Goodreads
Great premise--OK execution - Goodreads
Great book for simple but obvious insights. - Goodreads
Fantastic introduction to interface design. - Goodreads
The basic premise though has not changed. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Philippe Heckly - Goodreads

One of the least inviting book cover. A title that doesn't have much curb appeal. But a book that turns your understanding and relationship with everyday objects. The only other author who may have go so deep in describing objects is perhaps George Perec. Read full review

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User Review  - Amit Patil - Goodreads

This is a bible for anyone who wants to start a career in user Centered Design. Don Norman changes your thought process when you read this book end to end. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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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