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Though the title's similar, this is no Design of Everyday Things.
Yes, machines now only signal us, not communicate with us, when the wash's cycle has ended or the microwave's 2 minutes are up, but then, what else do we need?
At the end of Future Things I felt he had spent much of the time repeating himself, that the book could have been half the length.
Slightly different from his other books, this seems more a collection of musings about automation and human-machine interaction. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joseph
I have always been a big fan of good design, but have never really had an opportunity to read much about it from those who make design their living. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dr. Bojan Tunguz
I bought this book as a required reading for one of my college courses. I am not an avid reader, but found this book to be incredibly interesting! Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Reviewer1348
Mixed with some really good ideas is mostly just pontification and droll explanation of things that already are. Read morePublished on April 4, 2012 by mike franzel
This book explores design issues concerning intelligent machines. Norman is a professor and author of several books on machine design. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by Erika Mitchell
This book is at best a sequel to "Design of everyday things". He delivers with a few interesting anecdotes but never really dazzles. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by C. Thomas
As Donald Norman points out, design today is taught and practiced as an art form or craft, not a science with validated principles through experimentation. Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Ilya Grigorik
I did not find this book as thought provoking as I would have liked. I agree with the author on his various design principals - especially the idea of machines augmenting rather... Read morePublished on February 19, 2008 by Nancy