In Things That Make Us Smart, Donald A. Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must.
In Things That Make Us Smart, Donald A. Norman explores the complex interaction between human thought and the technology it creates, arguing for the development of machines that fit our minds, rather than minds that must conform to the machine. 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 cyc. Living with Complexity.
Norman is the director of The Design Lab at University of California, San Diego. He is best known for his books on design, especially The Design of Everyday Things. Similar to his The Design.
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There is a lot of repetition and extraneous information including Norman's thoughts on forecasting technology trends. For those seeking an introduction to Norman, forgo this book in favor of "The Design of Everyday Things. For those familiar with Norman's ideas, skim at your leisure. If you have read "The Design of Everyday Things," there will be familiar ideas. Likewise, I found that the last two chapters("Soft and Hard Technology" and "Technology is Not Neutral") to be very similar to Norman's ideas in "The Design of Future Things".
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Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine. Donald Norman; Tamara Dunaeff. Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine.
Defending Human Attributes is a passionate, entertaining, and brilliantly reasoned call for the humanization of modern design. This CD-ROM and 10-page Users Guide for Macintosh contains Donald A. Normans three most popular books on the theory and practice of human-centered design, and features Norman himself, popping up on the page to illustrate and illuminate the themes of his work. The CD-ROM also contains three new lectures by Norman and the Gallery of Unfindable Things, illustrated by Jacques Carelman and narrated by Norman. The Gallery illustrates important design principles by examining.
The book persuasively argues that technology should be designed to fit human beings not force human beings to conform to a mis-design. A book with many examples and a good sense of humor. Covey, Stephen (1992). Principle Centered Leadership. One of the best books on how to create organizations that encourage human beings to activate all of their potential in a culture built on trust, trustworthiness and contribution to mission.
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