The Design of Everyday Things
Published 1986 (re-issued 2002). 2013 revised edition.
NOTE: The Kindle version of the original edition is no longer available. The Kindle edition was a photocopy of the original. Amazon said too many readers complained that it was not up to the standards of an eBook. The new edition of DOET will solve this problem, along with illustrations in color and new, up-to-date examples. Apologies to my readers.
The paperback edition is still available.
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault lies in product design that ignore the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. A bestseller in the United States, this bible on the cognitive aspects of design contains examples of both good and bad design and simple rules that designers can use to improve the usability of objects as diverse as cars, computers, doors, and telephones.
- Spanish (Spain)
- Chinese (Taiwan).
- NOTE: UK edition is published by MIT Press.
Originally published in hard cover as The Psychology of Everyday Things (same book except for the preface, introduction, and title).