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Anyone who designs anything to be used by humans--from physical objects to computer programs to conceptual tools--must read this book, and it is an equally tremendous read for anyone who has to use anything created by another human. It could forever change how you experience and interact with your physical surroundings, open your eyes to the perversity of bad design and the desirability of good design, and raise your expectations about how things should be designed.
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The book is an interesting concept, however, it's title doesn't directly correspond to its content. The text presents itself as a rant, criticizing every bad design the author has... Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2011 by sonikin
There isn't much to say other than this is a must read for anyone working on product design and development! It's a breeze to read through.Published on June 17 2010 by VeroM
Worth reading for anybody who wants a primer on the subject of usability, or who simply enjoys well-written anecdotes and evidence on the topic of design.Published on Oct. 7 2009 by Allen Pike
Although I only read about half of this book, what I did read was quite good. This book presents some interesting insight into the design of everyday things, and provides amusing... Read morePublished on May 5 2009 by Eric Boyer
"The Design of Everyday Things" by Donald A. Norman is said to be one of those great usability books. I bought mine at a major usability conference, believing the hype. Read morePublished on May 25 2007 by A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com
I enjoyed this book - don't get me wrong. But I find presenting ideas one after the other, without constantly linking them, not very helpful. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2006 by Reviewer
Take a look at the The Psychology of Everyday Things (the hardcover edition of this book). They changed the title for the paperback edition.Published on June 24 2004 by rk
If you design anything you will want to read this book. Even if you don't design what physically appears to a persons eye you want to read this. Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by Paco
I'll make this quick. Even though this book was read for a college class, I actually enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2004 by Jackson Stephens