Don Norman: Designing For People

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A Potpourri of Books

For far too many months I have neglected reviewing the many books I have read and enjoyed. So here is a partial catch-up, a long list of books, each with a short review, bringing me roughly up to date as of December 1, 2008.

The book recommendations just added are:

Gigerenzer, G. (2007). Gut feelings: the intelligence of the unconscious. New York: Viking.

Groopman, J. E. (2007). How doctors think. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Hallinan, J. T. (2009). Why we make mistakes: How we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure that we are way above average. New York: Broadway Books.

Hamm, S. (2008). The race for perfect: inside the quest to design the ultimate portable computer. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Isbister, K., & Schaffer, N. (2008). Game usability: Advancing the player experience. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann.

Schifferstein, H. N. J., & Hekkert, P. (Eds.). (2007). Product Experience: perspectives on human-product interaction. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Sunstein, C. R. (2006). Infotopia: how many minds produce knowledge. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

Thaler, R. H., & Sunstein, C. R. (2008). Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Vanderbilt, T. (2008). Traffic: why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us). New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Weinstein, L., & Adam, J. A. (2008). Guesstimation: Solving the world's problems on the back of a cocktail napkin. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.