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The Design of Everyday Things

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The essential guide to human-centered design


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 from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.


The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.
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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Publisher: Basic Books Edition: Revised and Expanded

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781541698321
  • Release date: November 5, 2013

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781541698321
  • Release date: November 5, 2013

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541698321
  • File size: 11664 KB
  • Release date: November 5, 2013

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

The essential guide to human-centered design


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 from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.


The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.
The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Basic Books
    Edition:
    Revised and Expanded

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541698321
    Release date: November 5, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541698321
    Release date: November 5, 2013

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781541698321
    File size: 11664 KB
    Release date: November 5, 2013

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English