2008-11-14 21:10 in /books/completed
I’m a huge fan of Norman’s previous book The Design of Everyday Things and I highly recommend it to anyone who builds things, physical or virtual. This book takes on some of the aspects of design beyond the functional or behavior, and discusses the other aspects of why people are attracted to certain objects. It’s quite interesting for the first 2/3s of the book or so, but then takes a strange hard left into a discussion of robots and why robots will need to have emotions too. Very strange. But, I would still recommend reading the earlier parts of the book.