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The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution

The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution By Donald A. Norman The Invisible Computer Why Good Products Can Fail the Personal Computer Is So Complex and Information Appliances Are the Solution From Science Finds Industry Applies Man Conforms motto of the Chicago USA World s Fair to People Propose Science Studies Technology Conforms Donald Norman s person centered motto for the twen

  • Title: The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution
  • Author: Donald A. Norman
  • ISBN: 9780262640411
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution By Donald A. Norman From Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms motto of the 1933 Chicago USA World s Fair to People Propose, Science Studies, Technology Conforms Donald Norman s person centered motto for the twenty first centuray.Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald Norman, and companies and their products must change as they pass from youth to maturity Alas, the coFrom Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms motto of the 1933 Chicago USA World s Fair to People Propose, Science Studies, Technology Conforms Donald Norman s person centered motto for the twenty first centuray.Technologies have a life cycle, says Donald Norman, and companies and their products must change as they pass from youth to maturity Alas, the computer industry thinks it is still in its rebellious teenage years, exulting in technical complexity Customers want change They are ready for products that offer convenience, ease of use, and pleasure The technology should be invisible, hidden from sight.In this book, Norman shows why the computer is so difficult to use and why this complexity is fundamental to its nature The only answer, says Norman, is to start over again, to develop information appliances that fit people s needs and lives To do this companies must change the way they develop products They need to start with an understanding of people user needs first, technology last the opposite of how things are done now.
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    One thought on “The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products Can Fail, the Personal Computer Is So Complex, and Information Appliances Are the Solution

    1. Luboš on said:

      quote And guess what the most effective protest method is Incisting on following procedures.If you have to add a sign that says push or pull, then this indicates that the door is not as simple as is possible its design is faulty.

    2. Alex Railean on said:

      If you ve read other works by Donald Norman, some parts of this book will already be familiar to you the new stuff starts in chapter 9 Either way, this was an interesting read, especially his predictions of the future made 20 years ago.

    3. Nico Macdonald on said:

      See my review, originally published in Design magazine, 1999

    4. Mark Dunn on said:

      This book, written by the same author as The Design of Everyday Things , is a really interesting look at computers, software and human centered design in the late 1990 s The book is sub titled Why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information applicances are the solution This is a nice summary of the entire book.Norman begins by looking at previous inventions, including the phonograph, and the initial versions failed despite the fact that this versions were technol [...]

    5. kristen on said:

      Even though this book is somewhat dated, i thought some of the predictions made were almost spot on, while others were kind of weird and far fetched, but i think that s all part of the creative process excellent book on why how computers are complicated, and how they need not be so it also discusses ways that computer complications can be alleviated through creating information appliances unfortunately, at a publish date of 1998, this book is a little out dated, but i think a lot of the ideas a [...]

    6. Chris on said:

      I wonder what Norman would ve thought of the iPhoneInvisible Computer is interesting for Donald Norman s clear headed analysis than his far reaching predictions and conclusions about the future The book doesn t tie its numerous threads together well, but there are smart insights sprinkled throughout.

    7. Garrett on said:

      This is a great addition to The Design of Everyday Things as this one obviously talks about computers much Interestingly, the iPhone, iPad, Androids, Kindle, Nook, and other specific technologies seem to be proving him right at least in a general way.

    8. Alan on said:

      I always enjoy Norman s books Have to say it s been awhile since I ve read one or seen a new one Just found TIC when unpacking.

    9. BrendanMcAuliffe on said:

      out of date, not much useful info other than affordments

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