- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Basic Pbk ed. edition (Sept. 19 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0465067107
- ISBN-13: 978-0465067107
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 272 g
- Average Customer Review: 94 customer reviews
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The Design of Everyday Things Paperback – Sep 18 2002
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The latter few chapters get a bit dry, but reading this from cover to cover is still a very worthwhile experience for anyone looking to get into design or understand a bit about why things are designed the way they are.
The book is clearly illustrated, and quite interesting to read, I think because so many of the examples are simple things, everyday things, and things that have come and gone throughout many readers' pop-culture life spans. It doesn't seem to me a book merely for designers, but for anyone. It's full of logical advice on the topic of creating things. Design is like rhetoric or syntax...anything we create has to be created in some way. And the way has a quality...knowing about 'big picture' design can help raise that quality.
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