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A Better User Experience from 'The Design of Everyday Things'

March 30th, 2015

Tags: Usability, UX

I have been making my way through The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman, a book that tries to bridge the gap between the functionality of objects and the way users interact with them. It was originally published in 1988 (which makes for some slightly dated but charming references, such as an in-depth discussion of the hold feature of a new phone system), but the principles are still relevant today in user-centered design theory.

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