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Living with Complexity

Living with Complexity Book
Author : Donald A. Norman
Publisher :
Release : 2016-02-12
ISBN : 0262528940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity. Norman gives a crash course in the virtues of complexity.--[book jacket].

Living with Complexity

Living with Complexity Book
Author : Donald A. Norman
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2010-10-29
ISBN : 026229687X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why we don't really want simplicity, and how we can learn to live with complexity. If only today's technology were simpler! It's the universal lament, but it's wrong. In this provocative and informative book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity. Norman gives us a crash course in the virtues of complexity. Designers have to produce things that tame complexity. But we too have to do our part: we have to take the time to learn the structure and practice the skills. This is how we mastered reading and writing, driving a car, and playing sports, and this is how we can master our complex tools. Complexity is good. Simplicity is misleading. The good life is complex, rich, and rewarding—but only if it is understandable, sensible, and meaningful.

Living with Complexity

Living with Complexity Book
Author : Donald A. Norman
Publisher : Mit Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780262014861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this provocative and informative book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem; it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity. Norman gives us a crash course in the virtues of complexity.

Living with Complexity

Living with Complexity Book
Author : Diana Leslie,Trustee Renewal Project
Publisher :
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780925299369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things Book
Author : Don Norman
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 0465072992
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design doesn't have to complicated, which is why this guide to human-centered design shows that usability is just as important as aesthetics. 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.

Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles

Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles Book
Author : Don Norman
Publisher : Diversion Books
Release : 2014-12-02
ISBN : 1626815364
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. For decades, Don Norman has spoken the language of gadgets, explaining how the things we see every day are made and made better. In this smart, sharp, fun exploration of design, Norman pulls back the curtain on the things we make to make our lives easier. From water faucets and airplane cockpits to the concept of "real time" and the future of memory, this wide-ranging tour through technology provides a new understanding of how the gadgets that surround us affect our lives. Donald A. Norman explores the plight of humans living in a world ruled by a technology that seems to exist for its own sake, oblivious to the needs of the people who create it. TURN SIGNALS is an intelligent, whimsical, curmudgeonly look at our love/hate relationship with machines, as well as a persuasive call for the humanization of modern design.

The Design of Future Things

The Design of Future Things Book
Author : Don Norman
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2009-05-12
ISBN : 0465013031
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Complexity

Complexity Book
Author : Mitchell M. Waldrop
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1993-09-01
ISBN : 0671872346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion

Complexity

Complexity Book
Author : Roger Lewin
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780226476551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the field of complexity science, with sections focusing on how the discipline works within computer simulations, natural ecosystems, and various social systems.

Emotional Design

Emotional Design Book
Author : Don Norman
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2007-03-20
ISBN : 0465004172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered design Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.