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Norman, Donald A.

Overview
Works: 213 works in 995 publications in 13 languages and 23,559 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TS171.4, 153.1
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Most widely held works by Donald A Norman
The psychology of everyday things by Donald A Norman( Book )

141 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 4,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure our which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this 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 book presents examples aplenty, among them, the VCR, computer, and office telephone, all models of how not to design for people. But 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. But the designer must care. The author is a world-famous psychologist and pioneer in the application of cognitive science. His aim is to raise the consciousness of both consumers and designers to the delights of products that are easy to use and understand
Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday things by Donald A Norman( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Or why washing and polishing your car seems to make it drive better? New research has shown that attractive things really do work better." "In the last decade, the design community has made products easier to use, largely due to Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things. But as he demonstrates in this book, we don't just use a product, we become emotionally involved with it. Emotional Design demonstrates for the first time the profound influence of this deceptively simple idea." "Don Norman draws on a wealth of examples and the very latest scientific insights in this exploration of the emotional impacts of objects in our everyday world. His The Design of Everyday Things showed why the products we use should not be confusing, irritating, and frustrating. Emotional Design explains why they must also be attractive, pleasurable, and fun."--Jacket
Memory and attention : an introduction to human information processing by Donald A Norman( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human information processing; an introduction to psychology by Peter H Lindsay( Book )

63 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human Information Processing: An Introduction to Psychology aims to convey the excitement of modern experimental psychology to the beginning student. The book discusses the organization of auditory perceptions; neural information processing; and the theories of pattern recognition. The text also describes the visual system; the dimensions of vision; the auditory system; and the dimensions of sound. The neural basis of memory; transient memories; the structure of memory; and memory processes are also considered. The book further tackles language acquisition; the process of learning and cognitiv
The invisible computer : why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information appliances are the solution by Donald A Norman( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Companies need a human-centered development process, even if it means reorganizing the entire company. This book shows why and how
Things that make us smart : defending human attributes in the age of the machine by Donald A Norman( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Humans have always worked with objects to extend our cognitive powers, from counting on our fingers to designing massive supercomputers. But advanced technology does more than merely assist with thought and memorythe machines we create begin to shape how we think and, at times, even what we value. Norman, in exploring this complex relationship between humans and machines, gives us the first steps towards demanding a person-centered redesign of the machines that surround our lives
Learning and memory by Donald A Norman( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The design of future things by Donald A Norman( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Norman points out what is going wrong with the wave of products just coming on the market and some that are on drawing boards everywhere - from 'smart' cars and homes that seek to anticipate a user's every need to the latest automatic navigational systems
Explorations in cognition by Donald A Norman( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory; Linguistic analysis; The computer model; Studies of language; Studies of visual perceptioon and problem solving; Extensions
Models of human memory by Donald A Norman( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on cognitive science by Donald A Norman( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

User centered system design : new perspectives on human-computer interaction( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turn signals are the facial expressions of automobiles by Donald A Norman( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the author of THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. For decades, Don Norman has spoken the language of gadgets, explaining how the things we see every day are made and made better. In this smart, sharp, fun exploration of design, Norman pulls back the curtain on the things we make to make our lives easier. From water faucets and airplane cockpits to the concept of "real time" and the future of memory, this wide-ranging tour through technology provides a new understanding of how the gadgets that surround us affect our lives. Donald A. Norman explores the plight of humans living in a world ruled by a technology that seems to exist for its own sake, oblivious to the needs of the people who create it. TURN SIGNALS is an intelligent, whimsical, curmudgeonly look at our love/hate relationship with machines, as well as a persuasive call for the humanization of modern design
Living with complexity by Donald A Norman( Book )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity. Norman gives a crash course in the virtues of complexity.--[book jacket]
Traitement de l'information et comportement humain : une introduction à la psychologie by Peter H Lindsay( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous forme de manuel, cet ouvrage constitue une introduction, assez détaillée, à la psychologie avec une insistance sur le processus psychologique d'information: les auteurs expliquent comment l'information perçue par les sens se rend au cerveau et selon quels mécanismes fonctionne la pensée
Einführung in die Psychologie : Informationsaufnahme und -verarbeitung beim Menschen by Peter H Lindsay( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She ji xin li xue : yi shi yong zhe wei zhong xin . an quan yi yong de ri chang sheng huo yong pin she ji yuan li by Donald A Norman( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologische studie over de omgang van mensen met apparaten en gebruiksvoorwerpen door de Amerikaanse ingenieur en cognitief psycholoog
La caffettiera del masochista : psicopatologia degli oggetti quotidiani by Donald A Norman( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinge des Alltags : gutes Design und Psychologie für Gebrauchsgegenstände by Donald A Norman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of automation : inappropriate feedback and interaction, not overautomation by Donald A Norman( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The psychology of everyday things
Alternative Names
Donald A. Norman

Donald Norman Amerikaans auteur

Donald Norman amerikansk datavetare och ingenjör

Donald Norman amerikansk informatikar og ingeniør

Donald Norman amerikansk informatiker og ingeniør

Donald Norman psicologo e ingegnere statunitense

Donald Norman US-amerikanischer Kognitionswissenschaftler und Usability-Spezialist

Norman, D.

Norman, D. A.

Norman, D. A. 1935-

Norman, Don.

Norman, Don 1935-

Norman, Don (Donald A.), 1935-

Norman, Donald.

Norman, Donald 1935-

Norman, Donald A.

Norman, Donald A. 1935-

Norman , Donald Arthur

Norman, Donald Arthur 1935-

Норман, Д.

Норман, Дональд американский психолог

دان نورمن مهندس و دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر آمریکایی

노만, 도날드 A

노먼, 도널드 A

도널드 노먼

ドナルド・ノーマン

ノーマン, D. A.

ノーマン, ドナルド・A

唐·諾曼

Languages
English (459)

Spanish (31)

Chinese (23)

Italian (19)

German (17)

Japanese (9)

French (8)

Russian (3)

Danish (1)

Esperanto (1)

Czech (1)

Dutch (1)

Finnish (1)

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Emotional design : why we love (or hate) everyday thingsThe invisible computer : why good products can fail, the personal computer is so complex, and information appliances are the solutionThings that make us smart : defending human attributes in the age of the machineThe design of future thingsUser centered system design : new perspectives on human-computer interactionTurn signals are the facial expressions of automobilesLiving with complexity