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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition
Auteur(s): Don Norman
Narrateur(s): Neil Hellegers
Durée: 10 h et 39 min
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The ultimate guide to human-centered design.

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 - audiobook, 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Don Norman (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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"Even classics can be updated and improved.... Highly recommended." (Choice)

"This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading." (Patrick Whitney, dean, Institute of Design, and Steelcase/Robert C. Pew professor of design, Illinois Institute of Technology)

"Twenty-five years ago The Design of Everyday Things was instrumental in orienting my approach to design. With this latest revised and expanded edition, Don Norman has given me a host of new ideas to explore as well as reminding me of the fundamental principles of great and meaningful design. Part operating manual for designers and part manifesto on the power of designing for people, The Design of Everyday Things is even more relevant today than it was when first published." (Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO, and author of Change by Design)

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This isn't just basics, it's foundation!

This book does such a succinct job at highlighting the primary pillars of good design. great read!

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  • CD3748
  • 2019-05-21

The book works well in this format

I've just started it but it's an easy listen, and the book works well in this format. There are references to images/etc, but not too many and the concepts work as narration. Very useful to be able to multi-task and read it this way. A+

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  • Ivelisse Capellan
  • 2019-01-07

Amazing book!

This book is an amazing guideline for every designer. Every concept is explained beautifully and also developed with daily common devices. I recommend this book 300% to not only product designers but product managers and engineers as well.

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  • sammy k
  • 2019-09-01

Designers Start Here (missing visual references)

This book is a must-read for anyone getting into UX/ Product Design or any leader or CEO of a Product company! I would say, start with this book... it'll make everything that comes after easier to understand and really ties concepts together on a base level.
Some chapters were difficult to get through, because of the amount of detail and I would advise to skip those if you don't think they relate to you.
My one qualm was that Audible does not provide any visual resources - so that when the narrator references "fig. 2.3" for instance... you have no idea what visual is being talked about - and for me these were important pieces of missing information. So Audible, if you see this, please think about creating a way to view visual references or at least gain easy access to them!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-02

Excellent

Amazing and thoughtful implications for psychology, design, engineering, customer service and business management. I was very pleased with this book!

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  • Deal hunter
  • 2019-11-13

must read!

I wanted to read this book for so long and an so glad audible had it. the narration was clear and engaging. the book by itself is a classic

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  • Carlos Alvarez
  • 2019-11-05

A must read for every designer

Are you a designer? (of any kind)

If your answer is yes, then you have to read this book.

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  • James Endicott
  • Boulder, CO
  • 2019-10-22

Still a must read

There's a reason that this is the definitive book on design. The book will give you a new perspective on things you design as well as an understanding of why you find things frustrating.

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  • I. Martins
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2019-07-09

Essencial book to understand design around us

One of the Best books that I ever "read", very easy to follow even if a bit technical sometimes. Excellent narration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-24

I got inspired listening to this book!

Listening to this audiobook made me look into new perspectives! Though reading this book would be better because a lot of the illustrations are very helpful and it would be better if you see the illustrations and read the part that needs it would give you better understanding. Overall, this for me is one of the best design books I've listened.

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  • GW Miller II
  • 2019-05-13

Excellent book for those who enjoy understanding

The author was very insightful and the reader is an exceptional orator. I recommend for a deeper understanding of the design behind the over looked.

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