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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Don Norman

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, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range...
Publish Date
2013
November 5
First Published in 1988
Goodreads rating
4.14
ISBN
8601400351710
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
May 10, 2015
Don Norman's book was a huge Nudge inspiration. Greatest cover image ever. Teapot with handle & spout on same side.      source
Oct 11, 2019
Q: @tobi #asktobi what are your favorite books/resources on product? - @claudiahumbert A:      source
Dec 05, 2020
@TosinOyinloye_ Better to read wide bro. ”The Design of Everyday Things” is one book I still love as it takes one deeper into the field and breaks many assumptions.      source
Nov 25, 2019
If you design bad paths for your users no matter how obscure, they will find them. Keep the happy path simple and avoid complexity. This and many other great #design wisdoms in The Design of Everyday Things. Great book from @jnd1er.      source
Mar 03, 2021
@evankstone Yes!! His book changed my entire perception of the world around me when I started my career in UX!      source