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As the world grows beyond the understanding of any one Renaissance man or woman, Donald Norman's missive is well timed. Every product designer is an interaction designer whether they want to be or not.(Robert Blinn Core77)
The world, it seems, is becoming ever more complex. While some view this as a problem, Don Norman sees it as an opportunity. In Living with Complexity, he brilliantly shows how, in a partnership between users and designers, we can tame the ravages of complex technology and complex situations to create experiences that work.(Tim Brown, CEO and president, IDEO)
... you will like Norman's calm voice, keen observations and sage counsel about what could be done. Read his book.(Geoffrey K. Pullum Times Higher Education)
This book seems a little too quickly written, and would have benefited with more time and attention.
Living with Complexity is the latest book from Don Norman, one of the most forward thinking and influential designers in the world.
Norman's other books may be better for those who have more experience or a professional interest in design.
Excellent book for case of study as design based research , and as a complement for architect night stand bookshelfPublished 9 months ago by benjamin larrondo
The book is written in very fashion which masks the sheer brilliance of most of the observation in the book.Published 16 months ago by George S. Bethel
Donald A. Norman's Living with Complexity was an ok read for me. I read the book for a class and typically when I am forced to read a book it doesn't end with me loving the book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kendall Barton
This is a fascinating look at how good design can make everything work better, and how bad design needlessly complicates things. Simple isn't easy or even appropriate. Read morePublished 23 months ago by K. B. Fenner
It goes beyond saying that Donald Norman knows his stuff and this book once again proves it. He continues to amaze me with his insightful look how we humans handle complexity or... Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by David Coates
When I rode the New York subway as a kid, you could always tell the locals from the tourists. The locals knew exactly where to wait - right where the subway car doors were going to... Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by ringo
Well written, understandable and yet with high-class content. Read it! And apply Norman's suggestions! A must have for all designers.Published on January 8, 2013 by Wiebo Lamain
Buy if: you want an orienting resource for thinking about design. Don't buy if: you want a technical manual or academic analysis.Published on December 27, 2012 by Pulp