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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Don Norman

This thought-provoking book argues that product design that ignores the needs of users and principles of cognitive psychology can make even the smartest people feel inept. The author, a cognitive scientist, explains how good design can guide users effortlessly to the right action at the right time by making things visible, exploiting natural relationships, and using intelligent constraints. With an updated introduction, The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how excellent design can be the key to influencing consumer behavior.
Publish Date
first published in 1988
Goodreads Rating
Don Norman's book was a huge Nudge inspiration. Greatest cover image ever. Teapot with handle & spout on same side.      source
Q: @tobi #asktobi what are your favorite books/resources on product? - @claudiahumbert A:      source
@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
I normally don't share what I read on Shabbat, preferring to share my favorite books at the end of the year. However, I will say that the chapter in The Design of Everyday Things on human error is perfect reading for Shabbat Shuva and repentance.      source
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
@evankstone Yes!! His book changed my entire perception of the world around me when I started my career in UX!      source