- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Basic Books; Revised, Expanded ed. edition (Nov. 5 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780465050659
- ISBN-13: 978-0465050659
- ASIN: 0465050654
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 94 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition Paperback – Nov 5 2013
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"Design may be our top competitive edge. This book is a joy--fun and of the utmost importance."―Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence
About the Author
Don Norman is a co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, and holds graduate degrees in both engineering and psychology. His many books include Emotional Design, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. He lives in Silicon Valley, California.
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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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