The Resource The psychology of everyday things, Donald A. Norman

The psychology of everyday things, Donald A. Norman

Label
The psychology of everyday things
Title
The psychology of everyday things
Statement of responsibility
Donald A. Norman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure our which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this 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 book presents examples aplenty, among them, the VCR, computer, and office telephone, all models of how not to design for people. But 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. But the designer must care. The author is a world-famous psychologist and pioneer in the application of cognitive science. His aim is to raise the consciousness of both consumers and designers to the delights of products that are easy to use and understand
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Donald A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TS171.4
LC item number
.N67 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial design
  • Human engineering
  • aide utilisateur
  • système orienté utilisateur
  • psychologie cognitive
  • design
  • ergonomie
  • psychologie
  • Design
  • Ergonomie
  • Human engineering
  • Industrial design
  • Ergonomie
  • Industriële vormgeving
  • Erreur
  • Sciences cognitives
  • Objets usuels
  • Industriedesign
  • Psychologie
Label
The psychology of everyday things, Donald A. Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 241-247
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The psychopathology of everyday things -- The psychology of everyday actions -- Knowledge in the head and in the world -- Knowing what to do -- To err is human -- The design challenge -- User-centered design
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465067091
Lccn
87047782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17550682
  • (OCoLC)ocm17550682
Label
The psychology of everyday things, Donald A. Norman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 241-247
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The psychopathology of everyday things -- The psychology of everyday actions -- Knowledge in the head and in the world -- Knowing what to do -- To err is human -- The design challenge -- User-centered design
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780465067091
Lccn
87047782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17550682
  • (OCoLC)ocm17550682

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