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The Design of Everyday Things


"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 between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on ...

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The Design of Everyday Things
2013, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465050659

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The Design of Everyday Things
2002, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780465067107

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