19 February 2007

Donald Norman’s new book: “The Design of Future Things”

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The Design of Future Things
Donald A. Norman has just published the tentative table of contents and two chapters of his new book “The Design of Future Things”.

The book’s expected publication date is October 2007. The publisher is Basic Books (New York).

Tentative table of contents:

  1. Cautious cars and cantankerous kitchens: how machines take control
  2. Servants of our machines
  3. The psychology of people & machines
  4. The role of automation
  5. Natural interaction
  6. Six rules for the design of smart things
  7. The future of everyday things
  8. Afterward: the machine’s point of view

A Word document of the first chapter (24 pages) can be downloaded here.

The Afterward (3 pages and here entitled “How to take to people”) is available as a pdf download.

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