The design of everyday things (eBook, 2013) [Everett Community College]
skip to content
The design of everyday things Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

The design of everyday things

Author: Donald A Norman
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
"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-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  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...


Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Norman, Donald A.
Design of everyday things.
(DLC) 2013024417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Norman
ISBN: 9780465072996 0465072992 9780465003945 046500394X 9781541698321 1541698320 9781306432771 1306432774 9780465067091 0465067093
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 860902830
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 347 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The psychopathology of everyday things --
The psychology of everyday actions --
Knowledge in the head and in the world --
Knowing what to do : constraints, discoverability and feedback --
Human error? no, bad design --
Design thinking --
Design in the world of business
Other Titles: Psychology of everyday things
Responsibility: Don Norman


"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  Read more...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Choice "Even classics can be updated and improved... Highly recommended." "This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are Read more...

User-contributed reviews


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.