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Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
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This book is more for knowledge than for enjoyment. The writing is rather dry and textbook-like with many abstract/theoretical concepts and ideas. I feel like taking a short course in design, which is still quite helpful. Nevertheless, I was expecting more of "smart" designs, more fun and strange and inspiring stories, but Norman isn't there to entertain but to educate and so there are examples mostly to illustrate concepts and processes. Naturally I was a bit disappointed, but still in general a book is a good read.
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December 31, 2016 – Finished Reading
January 2, 2017 – Shelved
January 2, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fic

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message 1: by Joe (new) - rated it 3 stars

Joe Yeah, it's not great, but it's an important topic that gets so little attention.


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