Books: Donald A. Norman

The Design of Everyday ThingsEmotional Design
The Design of Everyday Things
Emotional Design,
by Donald A. Norman.

Donald A. Norman is a cognitive scientist who has made a name for himself as an expert on usability and design. His first book, The Design of Everyday Things, is well known as a manifesto for making products that make sense. In it he picks up on all the little design flaws we encounter everyday: doors that pull when you want to push, light switches which show no correspondence to the lights they control, buttons and dials that only make sense to the engineer who designed them and no-one else, and especially objects that look pretty have no discernable means of operation.

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