The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products can Fail, the Personal Computer is so Complex, and Information Appliances are the Solution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donald A. Norman

The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products can Fail, the Personal Computer is so Complex, and Information Appliances are the Solution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donald A. Norman year 1999
  • Book name: The Invisible Computer: Why Good Products can Fail, the Personal Computer is so Complex, and Information Appliances are the Solution
  • Author: Donald A. Norman
  • Release date: 1999/8/4
  • Publisher: MIT PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780262640411
  • Rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Votes: 369
  • Review by: Janiyah Meehan
  • Review rating: 9.05 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/5
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Advertising, Computer Science, Personal Computers, Business Mathematics & Systems
  • Available formats: WORD, TCR, EPUB, PDB, CSV, DOC, TXT, PDF. Compressed in CBR, GZ, AZW3, RAR, ZIP, TZ, JAR
  • Download servers: MegaCloud, Dropbox, FreakShare, Localhostr, FileServe, Uploaded
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 38.19 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x15mm
  • Weight: 431g
  • Printed by: MIT Press
  • Published in: Cambridge, Mass., United States
Vote:

More books of the genre or collection Computing

More books in English

More books of 1999