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The Design of Everyday Things

Audiobook (Includes supplementary content)

The essential 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—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 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.


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Publisher: Hachette Audio Edition: Unabridged, Revised and Expanded

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549122187
  • File size: 306993 KB
  • Release date: November 30, 2018
  • Duration: 10:39:34

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549122187
  • File size: 307035 KB
  • Release date: November 30, 2018
  • Duration: 10:46:32
  • Number of parts: 12

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

The essential 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—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 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.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged, Revised and Expanded

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549122187
    File size: 306993 KB
    Release date: November 30, 2018
    Duration: 10:39:34

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549122187
    File size: 307035 KB
    Release date: November 30, 2018
    Duration: 10:46:32
    Number of parts: 12

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English